August 15, 2006 Tuesday 3PM CT
Travel and see the world in a new way with a Reality Tour. This hour on Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, Jean and her guests discuss what is a reality tour and why you might want to take one.
- Holly Morris, co-founder of Adventure Divas, writer/director/host of Adventure Divas, the award-winning PBS documentary series, author of Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine
- Ladan Sobhani, coordinator of the Middle East Reality Tours for Global Exchange in San Francisco
- Valerie Lasciak, traveler with Global Exchange to Argentina, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua
- Sarah 8/15/06: "I think your guests had a very narrow view of responsible travel. Many poor countries depend on money from tourism, so maybe sitting on the beach and buying a margarita benefits that country more than one's personal enlightenment. I want to like the idea of reality tours, but it seems like such a self-serving concept, and does reality really NEED to be so expensive?!"