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I’m Going to Cuba…to Study Business

Posted by in Caribbean, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

Manuel  Cardenas repairs shoes in a state-run workshop in Havana Photo Credit: Franklin Reyes / APPaul Taylor Hess is participating in Global Exchange’s upcoming Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development trip to Cuba. Paul shares some of his thoughts as he prepares for this adventure.
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Stone-Cold Truths: Reality Tour Participant Reports from Iran

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | No Comments

2006.11.07-009A moving, honest piece written by a Reality Tours participants currently writing from Iran. She shares her thoughts about what it’s like to fall in love with a place in your mind, and how the fear that surfaces once you decide to travel there.
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American College Student Travels to Iran for First Time

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 28th June, 2011 | 2 Comments

2006.11.07-009What happens when an American young woman visits Iran for the first time? You can find out as you follow the adventures of Alexa, a Tufts University student majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic who is en route to Iran.
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Cuba Flights Cleared for Lift Off From Oakland Airport

Posted by in Caribbean on 15th June, 2011 | No Comments

jazzmusician_bannerThere’s been an exciting development about traveling to Cuba. Find out what it is, how it impacts your Cuba travel plans, and ways to save money when you plan your Cuba trip.
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Hawaii Joins Reality Tours List of Destinations

Posted by in Featured on 10th May, 2011 | No Comments

Picturesque HawaiiGlobal Exchange recently announced Hawaii as its newest destination for socially responsible travel. The trip is called Aloha ‘Aina: Militarization, Ecology and Hawaiian Self-Determination.
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The Gandhian Legacy

Posted by in Asia, Peace and Conflict, Spirituality and Religion on 9th March, 2011 | No Comments

TheGandhianLegacyFor 14 years, Global Exchange and Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi (a.k.a. Mahatma Gandhi), have shared the legacy of Gandhi via our Gandhian Legacy Tour. The following is a guest post written by Arun Gandhi about these trips, and how you can join the next one!
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Giving Thanks Part 4: Making Long Lasting Connections with Anne Kelly & Mark Van Wormer

Posted by in Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 18th November, 2010 | No Comments

polaroid-anne-and-markFor today’s Giving Thanks series, Global Exchange’s Zarah Patriana thanks two past Reality Tours participants, Anne Kelly and Mark Van Wormer, fellow travelers she met on a delegation to Nicaragua.
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Journey to Iran – Deserts of Yazd

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 18th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Yazd Women DinnerPart two in the ‘Journey to Iran’ series. A visit to an amazing desert town that is one of the very oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world (about 7,000 years). Because it was so isolated and dry, it was never made into a capital city, and thus was evidently never overrun and destroyed by foreign armies.
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Participant Story Part 1: Journey to Iran

Posted by in Middle East, Trip Participant Stories on 10th August, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archeological-CyrusHumanRightsCharterSmDeborah James advocated for Fair Trade at Global Exchange from 1993 – 2005, and now serves as a member of the Global Exchange Board. She is currently the Director of International Programs at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. She recently participated in the the Citizen Diplomacy Delegation to Iran with Reality Tours and in a series of posts, she shares with us her experience.
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The Journey Has Begun! Introducing the Reality Tours Blog

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East on 8th June, 2010 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Laura Stevens, Reality Tours Photo Contest WinnerGlobal Exchange Reality Tours blog invites you to Meet the People, Learn the Facts, Make a Difference! The idea for a Reality Tours blog came from members of the global community. Over the years people have expressed a desire to: Hear more about the work that we do as a dynamic human rights organization working […]
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