From Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director of Ethical Traveler:

Friends and fellow travelers! As you may already know, the non-profit I co-created in 2003 — Ethical Traveler — has been offering some great trips to Cuba. This year, we’re expanding to include fascinating, enlightening journeys to Costa Rica and Panama as well. Cuba will be in the Spring of 2015, and I’ll send a longer message about that one later in the year (but it’s not too early to sign up!). I’ll be leading the Panama trip, too. So climb on board! Our trips are small, inexpensive, eye-opening and really, really fun. They’re organized in partnership with AltruVistas, and support ET’s work for human rights and environmental protection. Please join us!

[Editor’s note: I’m sure these trips will be popular, and I think at least one is already at capacity.]

Panama: Oct 28th – Nov 5th, 2014

ET-PanamaOur  journey coincides with the Centennial celebration of the Panama Canal. We’ll  meet with historians, activists and social leaders who will put that incredible engineering feat into context. A cruise on the Canal itself will take us from the Atlantic to the Pacific in one day! The trip also includes Soberania, a lovely National Park hosting about 1,000 species of birds. Click here for more info.

Costa Rica: Nov 10th – 19th, 2014

ET-CostaRicaOur 2014 trip to Costa Rica is an opportunity to explore a beautiful, dynamic country and discover first-hand why it’s one of the world’s most honored eco-tourism destinations. We’ll experience Costa Rica’s diverse cultural heritage, as well as its natural beauty — including the nesting sites of endangered green sea turtles, and a community-owned eco-lodge with fantastic views of the Talamanca mountains. Click here for more info.

Cuba: April 10th – 19th, 2015

ET-CubaEthical Traveler’s 2015 Artists’ Delegation to Cuba (led by me) will be as lively and revealing as ever. This country is in the throes of rapid change, and never ceases to amaze. We’ll visit World Heritage Sites, meet luminaries in the arts, and enjoy close encounters with some of the country’s most celebrated dancers, musicians and mixed drinks!  Click here for more info.


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