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Past Journeys 2017-10-27T15:59:47+00:00

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2017

Panama

World Heritage in Panama
Oct. 28- Nov. 5
“Thank You Portland Community College”

Uruguay

Sustainable Tourism in Uruguay
Oct. 14-22
“Thank You Ethical Traveler”

Morocco

World Heritage and Culture in Morocco
Oct. 1-12
“Thank You”

Balkans

Balkans

World Heritage, History, and Reconciliation in the Balkans
Sept 1-10
“Thank You Portland Community College”

Cuba

Cuba Farm Tour
Aug 19-26, 2017
“Thank You Cypress Gardens”

Rwanda

Women of Compassion on Safari in Rwanda
Aug 12-21, 2017
“Thank You Girlfriend Circles”

Cuba

Cuba Sea Turtle Expedition

Cuba Sea Turtle Volunteer Expedition
Aug. 5-12, 2017
“Thank You SEE Turtles”

Colombia

An ECPAT Advocacy Journey
July 30 – August 3
“Thank You Ecpat-USA”

Cuba

Family Cuba Exploration
July 23-30
“Thank You Gurowitz Family and Friends”

Cuba

CARNIVAL in CUBA – Faces of CUBA
July 21-28
“Thank You Knowing The Way Travel”

Ecuador

Natural History & Galapagos Excursion
July 25 Aug. 7
“Thank You Knowing The Way Travel”

Cuba

Cuba Sea Turtle Adventure
July 15-23
“Thank You SEE Turtles”

Cuba

Cuba Sea Turtle Expedition

Cuba Sea Turtle Volunteer Expedition
July 9-16
“Thank You SEE Turtles

Galapagos

Galapagos Excursion
July 1-7
“Thank You Portland Community College”

Cuba

Stem Educators Trip To Cuba
June 24 – July 1
“Thank You Stem Educators”

Cuba

EcoTeach Teachers Trip
June 24 – July 1
“Thank You SEE Turtles”

Hawaii

World Youth Conference in Hawaii
June 20-25
“Thank You The Green Program!”

Cuba

Organic Revolution and Evolution
June 16-25
“Thank You Food First!”

Cuba

Cuba Today
June 15-21
“Thank You Marymount Highschool!”

Cuba

Cuba emPOWER Trip
June 1-6
“Thank You Viridian Tours!”

Bhutan

Culture and World Heritage through a Photographer’s Lens
June 1-10
“Thank You Joe Guerriero!”

Cuba

Cuba

Sustainability and Culture in Cuba
May 26 – June 4
“Thank You Cubanakoa Foundation”

Cuba

Cuba and It’s People Through Photography Eastern Cuba
May 28 – June 3
“Thank You Sol Economics”

Burma

Culture and World Heritage through a Photographer’s Lens
May 22 – June 1
“Thank You Joe Guerriero Photo”

Ecuador

Natural History & Galapagos Excursion
May 26 – June 7
“Thank You Knowing The Way Travel”

Cuba

Cuba Trip

Celebrate LGBT Rights in Cuba:
Journey Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 13-27
“Thank You Knowmadica”

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Graduating Educational Adventure
May 10-14
“Thank You Grace Cathedral”

Cuba

Trip To Cuba

STEM and Cuba: Challenges and Opportunities
May 9-19
“Thank You Clayton State University”

Cuba

Yoga of 12 Step Recovery In Cuba
May 6-12
“Thank You Satya Retreats”

Cuba

Celebrate May Day In Cuba:
Labor and Community Organizing from the Ground Up!

April 24 – May 3
“Thank You Everyone!”

Cuba

Sadiki Safari in Cuba
April 17-23
“Thank You Knowmadica”

Cuba

Spring of Light Journey to Cuba
April 7-16
“Thank You Knowmadica”

Cuba

History, Economics, and Technology in Cuba

History, Economics, and Technology in Cuba
March 29 – April 6
“Thank You Science Leadership Academy”

Ghana

History and Human Rights in Ghana

History and Human Rights in Ghana
March 21-31
“Thank You Lake Forest Academy”

Cuba

Culture and Wellness Cuba

Culture and Wellness
March 16-25
“Thank You Dr. Emmet”

Costa Rica

Ecotourism: The Caribbean Experience

Ecotourism: The Caribbean Experience
March 16-25
“Thank You San Francisco State University!”

Cuba

History & Social Change in Cuba

History & Social Change in Cuba
March 13-19
“Thank You Purdue University”

Iran

An Artistic Journey To Iran
March 9-19
“Thank You Afshin Shirazian”

Cuba

Cuba’s Culture, Cigars and Rum Through a Photographers Lens
Feb. 23-28
“Thank You Joe Guerriero Photo”

Cuba

Cuba

Choral Exchange in Cuba
Feb. 16-25
“Thank You La Pena Community Choir”

Cuba

Farming Trip To Cuba

Sustainable Development and Cultural Exchange in Cuba
Feb. 10-20, 2017
“Thank You Bay Area Green Tours”

Cuba

Cuba Food and Farm Tour
Feb. 2-11
“Thank You West Marin Food and Farm”

Cuba

Cuba Arts & Culture

A Culture of Arts
Jan. 14-19
“Thank You Artful Living Magazine”

Cuba

Cultural Adventure Cuba

Authentic Cultural Adventures
Jan. 9-20
“Thank You Arts & Culture in Cuba with Carol Steele”

Cuba

Trip To Cuba

Cuba and It’s People Through Photography Eastern Cuba
Jan. 4-11
“Thank You Joe Guerriero Photo Journey”

2016

Cuba

Organic Revolution and Evolution
December 20 – January 1
“Thank You Food First”

Cuba

Cuba Sea Turtle Adventure
July 16-Aug 6
“Thank You Sponsoring Org.”

Venezuela

Bolivarian Revolution From Simaon to Hugo
Journey to Venezuela
Witness for Peace
July 21-31

Peru

GirlFriend in Peru: From Ruin to Vistas
Journey to Peru
Thank you GirlFriendCircles
July 15-24

Rwanda

A culture of Nature
Journey to Rwanda
Thank you Authentic Cultural Adventures
July 9-18

Cuba

Fiesta Del Fuego in Cuba Faces of Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Knowing The Way Travel
June 30-July 8

Peru

Peru Food and Farm Tour
Journey to Peru
Thank you Geographer’s Kitchen
June 11-June 20

Cuba

Cuba Sea Turtle Adventure
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Everyone
June 11-June 19

Spain

Barcelona to Camio De Santiago
Journey to Spain
Thank you Know The Way Travel
June 2-June 15

Cuba

Journey to Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Skyline College
May 28-June 11

Columbia

Behind the CODE
Journey to Columbia
Thank you ECPAT USA
May 27-May 31

Venezuela

Afro-Venezuelan History and Culture
Journey to Venezuela
Thank you Witness for Peace
May 21-May 30

Cuba

Organic Revolution and Evolution
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Food First
May 20-May 29

Culture of Sustainability in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Gilkey International Middle School
May 17-May 26

Costa Rica

Ethics and Economics of Ecotourism
Journey to Costa Rica
Thank you Benedictine University
May 16-May 26

Cuba

Cuba and It’s People Through Photographers Lens
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Joe Guerriero
May 16-May 26

An Educational Journey
Journey to Cuba
Thank you University of New Mexico LGBTQ Resource Center
May 14-May 24

Puerto Rico

Learning Adventure
Journey to Puerto Rico
Thank you Grace Episcopal School
May 11-May 15

Cuba

Labor and Community Organizing
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Witness for Peace
April 24-May 3

Global Shapers
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Shaper Hub
April 22-May 1

People to People
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Schaffer Family and Friends
April 16-24

Culture, Economic and Technology in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Community Technology
April 9-17

An Immersion into Sustainable Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you everyone
March 26-April 2

Israel & Palestine

Into the Heart of the Middle East
Journey to Israel & Palestine
Thank you Rick Fishman
April 1-12

Cuba

Silbert Family
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Silbert Family
March 25-31

Nicaragua

Faith and Social Change
Journey to Nicaragua
Thank you Standford University
March 18-26

Costa Rica

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
Journey to Costa Rica
Thank you Professor Pavlina Latkova, San Fransisco State Univeristy
March 16-24

Cuba

Gender Equity and Social Change
Journey to Cuba
Thank you California State University Chico
March 13-22

Sustainable Agriculture, Food System and Wellness in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Professor Nancy L. Cohen,  University Massachusetts
March 13-22

Washington, DC

Spring Break in the Nation’s Capitol
Journey to Washington, DC
Thank you St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
March 7- 13

Panama

World Heritage and Sustainability in Panama
Journey to Panama
Thank you St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
March 7- 12

Atlanta, GA

History and Civil Rights
Journey to Atlanta, GA.
Thank you St. Stephen’s Episcopal School
March 7- 10

Cuba

Aloha CUBA! Peace and Sustainability Tour
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Cubanakoa Foundation
March 5-24

Cuban Society
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Purdue University Calumet
March 4- 12

India

Photo Journey
Journey to India
Thank you Joe Guerriero
Feb. 29-March 10

Cuba

A Culture of Arts
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Ricky Fishman
Feb. 12-20

Culture and Arts for Social Change
Journey to Cuba
Thank you ArtCorps
Feb. 11-19

Rwanda

Culture and Ecotourism and Mountain Gorilla Eco-Excursion
Journey to Rwanda
Portland Community College
Feb. 6-14

Cuba

Cuba Photo Trip to Santiago, Baracoa and Point East
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Joe Guerriero
Jan. 8-15

Trends in Community Sustainable Development
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Adelphi University
Jan. 8-19

Cuban Cultural & Linguistic Medical Immersion Program
Journey to Cuba
Thank you University of San Francisco
Jan. 6-18

Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you University of San Francisco
Jan. 5-16

Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Food First
Jan. 3- Jan. 12

Cuba at a Crossroads
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Port of Los Angeles HS
Dec. 27- Jan. 5

New Years in Havana
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Eveyone
Dec. 27- Jan. 4

2015

Cuba
International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua
Journey to Nicaragua
Thank you Estelle Schneider
February 14-23, 2015

Cuba
Sustainable Sports in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Sustainable Sports
March 29-April 6th

Cuba
Culture and Sustainability in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Everyone
April 5-11

Cuba
Interactive Art Delegation to Cuba with Jeff Greenwald
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Ethical Traveler
April 10-19

Morocco
Camels, Colors & Cuisine in Morocco
Journey to Morocco
Thank you Everyone
April 10-20

Iran
Cheetah Conservation and World Heritage
Journey to Iran
Thank you Cheetah Watch
April 18-May 2

Cuba
Nubian Sadhana Cuban Dance & Yoga Immersion
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Flo’s Body Shop
May 1-8

Mexico
An ECPAT Advocacy Journey to Mexico
Journey to Mexico
Thank you ECPAT USA
May 27-31

Cuba
40th Anniversary Sustainable Agriculture Delegation
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Food First
June 13-20

Cuba
Cuba Sea Turtle Adventure
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Portland Community College
June 14-21

Cuba
Cuba Sea Turtle Adventure
Journey to Cuba
Thank you SEE TURTLES
June 21-28

Namibia
Cheetah Safari
Journey to Namibia
July 5-16

Japan
Family EcoAdventure
Altruvistas
July 31-Aug 12

Cuba
Culture and Arts in Cuba
Skyline College
August 1-11

Uganda
From Survivor to Thriver: Advocacy Journey to Uganda
Thrivegulu
August 10–20

Hawaii
Cultivating Food Justice in Paradise
Journey to Hawaii
Thank you Food First
Aug 14-22

Nicaragua
GirlFriends Eco-Adventuring
Journey to Nicaragua
Thank you GirlFriendCircles
Aug 15-25

Italy
Renaissance Women in Tuscany
Journey to Italy
Thank you Girlfriend Circles
Sept 4-13

Morocco
Modern Ancient World: Interactive Journey
Journey to Morocco
Thank you Eithical Traveler
Oct. 1-12

Cuba
Writers’ Journey to Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Aysha Griffin and Associates
Oct. 7-14

Thailand
Wellness Retreat
Journey to Thailand
Thank you Soul Journeys
Oct. 24-31

Cuba
Women’s Voices in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you GirlfriendCircle
Nov. 6-15

Cuba
Culture of Education
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Tehani Collazo & Associates
Nov. 7-15

Thailand
ECPAT Advocacy Journey
Journey to Thailand
Thank you ECPACT
Nov. 7-17

Iran
World Heritage & Culture
Journey to Iran
Thank you Altruvistas Friends
Nov. 14-23

Cuba
Yoga Exchange in Cuba
Journey to Cuba
Thank you LYRICA and Mary Pafard
Dec. 3-10

Cuba
Culture of Arts and Jazz Festival
Journey to Cuba
Thank you Portland Community College
Dec. 11-20

India
Sustainable Agriculture, Holistic Care and Community Advocacy
Journey to India
Thank you Growing World Wellness
December 27 – January 9, 2015

Ecuador
Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights
Journey to Ecuador
Thank you Amazon Watch
December 28 – January 8, 2015

2014

Costa Rica
Tourism and Adventure Sustainable
Thank you Dr. Pavlína Látková, an assistant professor at SFSU.
March 24-30

Ecuador
Amazon Journeys
Thank you Amazon Watch
March 23 – April 1

Morocco
The Life & Voice of Women in Morocco
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
April 5 –14

Napa
Girlfriend Adventures in California’s Wine Country
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
May 2 –4

Greece
Women and Goddesses in Greece
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
May 9 –21

New Mexico
Women Embracing Beauty & Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
May 15 –19

Cambodia & Laos
Altruvistas Family World Heritage and EcoTour
Thank you Eco-adventure
July 21 –August 3

Venezuela
Participatory Democracy in Venezuela
Thank you Witness for Peace
July 19-27

Ecuador
Amazon Journeys
Thank you Amazon Watch
July 19 –29

Nicaragua
Girlfriends Eco-Adventuring in Nicaragua
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
August 2 –11

Uganda
From Survivor to Thriver: Advocacy Journey to Uganda
Thank you THRIVEGulu
August 10 – 20

Cuba
Cuba Sea Turtle Adventure
Thank you Mary Paffard
September. 9 – 18

Kenya
Women of Compassion on Safari in Kenya
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
September 27 – October 6

Afghanistan
Women & Current Affairs in Afghanistan
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
October 4 –13

Cuba
Art And Architecture Tour in Cuba—A Professional Delegation
Thank you Everyone
October 11- 20

Panama
World Heritage and Sustainable Development in Panama
Thank you Ethical Traveler
October 28- November 5

Argentina & Chile
Women Dancing and Sipping through Argentina & Chile
Thank you Girl Friend Circles
November 1 –11

Costa Rica
Tourism Ethical Traveler: World Heritage and Sustainable?
Thank you Ethical Traveler
November 10 –19

Ecuador
Amazon Journeys
Thank you Amazon Watch
November 15 –25

Nicaragua
Women’s Empowerment Journey to Nicaragua
Thank you Central American Women’s Fund
November 16 – 26

Cuba
Yoga, Art, Ecology: Holistic Care and Cultural Exchange in Cuba
Thank you Mary Paffard and the LYRICA community
December 5 –13

Uganda
From Survivor to Thriver
Thank you THRIVEGulu
December 13 – 22

2013

Cuba
Community Engagement and Sustainable Development in Cuba
Thank you Everyone
Dec 27-Jan 4

Cuba
Community Engagement and Sustainable Development in Cuba
Thank you Trinity University
Dec 27-Jan 10