Peace Works Travel Blog

Thursday, June 07th, 2012

War Photography for Peace

Nick Ut photographed by Tim MantoaniIn May a small group of Santa Barbara high school students gathered in Hope Ranch over nems and Vietnamese curry to reflect on their March tour through Vietnam. Their trip had been extraordinary. Armed with cameras and critical minds, these students revisited the site of the Vietnam War’s famous photograph of Kim Phuc (the “Girl… [Read Full Article]
Global Education,Kim Phúc Vietnam War Survivor,Peace Works Travel,Political Thoughts
Tuesday, June 05th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: Ethical Travel Photography

Student traveler in VietnamI'd been living abroad in Vietnam for three months and was having one of those days were the cacophony of a foreign culture was starting to grate on me. I had reached that point of romanticized nostalgia for the states that my very gut throbbed for home. I was whining to my friend over Skype about my… [Read Full Article]
Student Travel Tips,Teacher Travel Tips
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: Bargaining 101

Souvenir shopping goes hand-in-hand with travel, but when your adventuring through South America, Asia or Africa this process becomes a little more complicated than swiping your credit card. Haggling, even over small items, is not only expected, but also plays a big part in the cultures and everyday life of most of the world’s countries. Unless you plan on systematically… [Read Full Article]
Student Travel Tips,Teacher Travel Tips
Wednesday, May 09th, 2012

ABC follows "The Girl in the Picture" and Peace Works Travel to Vietnam

In January, Kim Phuc, the Vietnam War’s famous “Girl in the Picture,” teamed up with Peace Works Travel in Santa Barbara, where she shared her story of the accidental bombing, the photograph and her journey to forgiveness. A generation of people will never forget Nick Ut’s 1972 Life Magazine cover: President Nixon once doubted its authenticity, and historians credit the… [Read Full Article]
Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Looking at "Laos Scarred by Secret War"

Just a few weeks ago a group of our students returned from Laos, where they experienced first hand the ravages of the "Secret War," played out by the CIA during the 1960s and 70s. While the press covered the horors of what was occurring in Vietnam, the millions of tonnes of cluster bombs concurrently dropped on Laos went largely unrecorded. When American… [Read Full Article]
Global Community,Global Education,Laos Student Trips,Political Thoughts