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Serial Reality Tours Tripper Hoping to Travel to Uganda Next

Posted by in Africa, Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Civil Rights, Europe, Guest Posts, Middle East, Peace and Conflict, Trip Participant Stories on 30th May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jane Stillwater, Reality Tours AlumniJane Stillwater is preparing for her 6th Reality Tour to Uganda. Learn how this Citizen Diplomat does it and how her other journeys to Afghanistan, Belfast, North Korea, Iran, and Cuba gave her lots to share.
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Wanjiku Mwangi, Uganda Program Officer Shares Her Story

Posted by in Africa, Guest Posts, Human trafficking, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 23rd May, 2012 | 1 Comment

Wanjiku_Mwangi_headshotWanjiku Mwangi helps Reality Tours organize and facilitate Uganda delegations focused on the issue of human trafficking. She explains more about this and the lasting impacts of these trips in this latest guest post.
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The Legacy Continues- Reality Tours Thanks Arun Gandhi for 15 Years of Partnership

Posted by in Asia, Civil Rights, Labor and Economy, Peace and Conflict, Women, Youth on 1st May, 2012 | 3 Comments

Arun and Gandhian Legacy Tour Delegates Bringing in the New YearReality Tours thanks Arun Gandhi and the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute for 15 years of partnership and congratulates them as they continue to steward the Gandhian Legacy Tour independently.
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ECPAT’s Code of Conduct Helps Confront Negative Impacts of Tourism

Posted by in Civil Rights, Human trafficking, Women, Youth on 5th April, 2012 | 1 Comment

kampotwalk-cambo-300x198Reality Tours has promoted meaningful travel since 1989. We know socially responsible tourism benefits the host economy and that the more local people benefit from tourism, the more likely it is that women receive these benefits. However, there are many negative impacts associated with mass tourism. Sex tourism is an egregious and growing trend that […]
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Chivichanas in Cuba: Tour Facilitator Karen McCartney Shares her Story

Posted by in Art and Culture, Education, Guest Posts, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 29th March, 2012 | No Comments

Living Inside the Revolution, An Irish Woman in Cuba. Book by Karen McCartneyWhat are Cuban chivichanas ? If you’ve never heard of them find out from Reality Tours Facilitator Karen McCartney, as she shares one of her fond memories while leading “Following Che’s Footsteps” in the Sierra Maestra.
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Diversity Succeeds in Kerala, India: Past Participants Karl Meyer & Shareen Brysac Share Their Story

Posted by in Asia, Environment & Sustainability, Trip Participant Stories on 21st March, 2012 | No Comments

Kerala, IndiaKarl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, past participants from a journey to Kerala, India share their experiences in chapter of their new book Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds.
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Ethically Traveling with Travel Writer, Jeff Greenwald in Cuba!

Posted by in Caribbean, Citizen Diplomacy, Latin America, Partner and Trip Leader Stories, Trip Participant Stories on 5th March, 2012 | 2 Comments

Jeff Greenwald in Cuba!Ethical Traveler’s Executive Director and well known travel writer Jeff Greenwald is returning to Cuba with Global Exchange. If you want to know why and when, read on!
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Congratulations for a Decade in Afghanistan- Our Partner Afghans4Tomorrow Shares Their Thoughts!

Posted by in Citizen Diplomacy, Middle East, Partner and Trip Leader Stories on 27th February, 2012 | No Comments

A4T Science Fair in Kabul  Afghanistan. These students (4.5 to 7 yrs. old) sang the Afghan National Anthem to the audience  before the Fair's presentations.Today’s special blog  is the last commemorating a decade of Reality Tours in Afghanistan and features the insights of Marsha MacColl, on behalf of our partner Afghans4Tomorrow (A4T). On behalf of Global Exchange we thank all the tremendous energy and efforts of A4T and look forward to a dynamic future of continued collaboration. Congratulations to Global Exchange […]
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Guardian Angels and Afghan Cobblers: A Customized Tour Past Participant Shares Her Story

Posted by in Asia, Citizen Diplomacy, Trip Participant Stories on 7th February, 2012 | No Comments

Engaging with Shop Keeper in Kabul, 2009As part of a series honoring 10 years of relationship building, friendship and learning in Afghanistan, today we share the story of Patricia J. Idler and Randy Idler who created a customized tour to Afghanistan in 2009.
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Indigeneity and the Environment in Ecuador- A Past Participant Shares His Story

Posted by in Environment & Sustainability, Fair Trade, Indigenous Rights, Latin America, Trip Participant Stories on 3rd February, 2012 | No Comments

Paul Prew in the Sarayacu, Ecuador 2007Reality Tours is celebrating ten years of a rich educational programs in Ecuador that critically examine pressing social and ecological issues affecting communities from the Andes to the Amazon. Past participant, Paul Prew shares his insights today.
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