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University of Tampa group takes educational trip to Cuba, despite ongoing US trade embargo listen

02/23/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Despite the ongoing U.S. embargo of Cuba, it’s now easier for educational trips to the island. A group of University of Tampa students and professors traveled to Cuba as part of a cultural studies class. They presented their experiences to a standing-room-only crowd at UT’s Vaughn Center Wednesday.

Seventeen students and three professors made the tr...

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Authentic and sustainable destinations in Florida and around the world listen

11/13/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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When you travel, do you look for destinations that have a predictable and homogeneous appearance and feel, or do you gravitate toward locations with a unique environment and authentic history?

If you fall into the latter category, a newly-updated list of destinations might give you some ideas. The current edition of National Geographic Traveler rates 133 worldwide destinations, including three in Florida, for ...

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tourism religious travel

04/07/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tours to Israel have always enjoyed popularity. But visits to the Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank are discouraged by news of terrorist attacks and government warnings. Palestinian run tour groups offer a different view for travelers to the Holy Land.

Last November, the First World Religious Travel Expo and Educational Conference was held in Orlando. For the first time, Palestine tour trips were represented. Although both Israeli and Palestinian tours include visits to sacred Christi...

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Traveling on the Amazon

08/16/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Jan Setzekorn and Sadia Ahmed talked about their travels on the Amazon and about the rights of indigenous peoples in South America.

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