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Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014?

Posted by in Art and Culture, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Latin America, Middle East on 3rd February, 2014 | No Comments

2009.11.03-234Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014? Learn about upcoming Reality Tours to Chiapas, Venezuela, Palestine and Burma!
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March 30th – Palestinian Land Day

Posted by in Civil Rights, Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Featured, Middle East, Peace and Conflict on 28th March, 2013 | No Comments

main-1As activists commemorate Palestinian Land Day around the globe, Global Exchange is recognizing this 37th Palestinian Land Day with a Reality Tour that is currently on the ground in the West Bank. But, what is Palestinian Land Day?
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Sharing The Harvest: Behind the Fair Trade Story of Reality Tours

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Food and Agriculture, Labor and Economy, Latin America on 28th November, 2011 | 1 Comment

Fair Harvest in the Dominican RepublicReality Tours shares its Fair Trade Tourism story. As consumers in the “global north” we have become accustomed to the ease with which we buy products from around the world, but it is easy to be oblivious to how our choices effect people’s lives in producer communities. Global Exchange’s Fair Harvest Reality Tours exposes how our global economy impacts the lives of farmers around the world and advocates for fair alternatives while supporting community based, socially responsible tourism with Fair Trade and service learning.
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“Please Don’t Just Take it From Me”: Palestine & Israel Past Participant’s Insightful Story

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 20th October, 2011 | No Comments

Graffiti Wall by Ken YaleKen Yale, Reality Tours Palestine & Israel Past Participant, shares his reflections on exactly the kind of transformative experience that keeps us here at Reality Tours ever motivated to continue our work to have you “Meet the People, Learn the Facts, and Make a Difference”!
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Initial Thoughts

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 2nd May, 2004 | No Comments

By Ruth Crystal What follows is my initial summary of some of my experiences on the Global Exchange reality tour to Palestine/Israel that I wanted to share. I hope after some time to digest the experience – I will write an op-ed piece and do some presentation with the maps I brought back showing the […]
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My Palestine Notes

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 30th April, 2004 | No Comments

By David Crame In April 2004, I spent 10 days on the West Bank of Palestine as part of a tour of Israeli and Palestinian peace groups and sites organized by Global Exchange, the same organization we toured with in Cuba and South Africa. We both wrote up our experiences and are available to speak […]
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My trip to Palestine

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 26th September, 2003 | No Comments

By Deirdre Mac Dermott I recently returned from a week-long women’s trip to Palestine and Israel, organized by Global Exchange, and sponsored by Code Pink, a woman’s peace group formed in response to the threatened war in Iraq, and the White Dog Café, a restaurant in Philadelphia. The trip was organized to honour Rachel Corrie, […]
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This is My Story

Posted by in Middle East, Regions We Visit, Trip Participant Stories on 13th January, 2002 | No Comments

By Linda Sweiss My name is Linda Sweiss, and I am a 23-year-old, first generation Palestinian-Canadian. Growing up in Canada I always heard of a distant land that was once the home of my parents, a home they were forced to flee from when they were children. As I grew older I began to learn […]
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