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sustainable travel

Sustainable Travel Growing: Double Feature

Ecotourism Grows Reporting on the ecotourism industry, “…the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours” increases. As responsible travel grows, Gondwana Ecotours is excited to be part of this movement and facilitate sustainable travel between the traveler and the places we …

Northern Lights Photo Tour

The Columbus Dispatch: Northern Lights Photo Tour

Trip of the Week: Northern Lights Photo Tour Sometimes, you don’t have to travel far to get a dose of exotic culture. To prove this point, The Columbus Dispatch has named Gondwana’s Northern Lights Ecotour as their trip of the week! Though seeing the northern lights is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, their readers don’t need to go far to achieve it. …

winter travel

Double Feature: Winter Travel

Winter Travel in Alaska Many people associate vacations with summer, but winter is an exhilarating season to travel as well. Getting into Alaska’s natural wilderness is an amazing adventure that few get to experience. It’s also a location where snow lovers are in their element. For these folks, the Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel have suggested the Northern Lights Ecotour …

Northern Lights Ecotour

Chris Cruises Feature: Northern Lights Ecotour

Small Group Travel Though blogger Chris Owen usually reviews cruise vacations, this time he has covered a land-based tour: Gondwana’s Northern Lights Ecotour. The northern lights can be seen from many places in the far northern hemisphere, by land and by sea. However, a crowded cruise is no match for Gondwana’s style of small group travel. As Chris states, “Gondwana …

photographing the aurora

Modern Traveler Feature: Photographing the Aurora

After a vacation is over, photos are the best way to relive your travel experiences. Gondwana founder, Jared Sternberg, has photographed his worldwide travels for years and knows the importance of capturing special moments. In Modern Traveler’s feature of our Northern Lights Ecotour, they focus on the natural and cultural wonders that will provide jaw-dropping pictures. Photographing the Aurora As …

Best time to see the aurora borealis

When to See the Northern Lights

Best Time to See Aurora Borealis Simply put, the best time to see the aurora borealis is during cold months. This time usually ranges from September to March. Areas near the magnetic north pole see the most brilliant displays, which become more intense as the temperature drops. Although the aurora technically occurs year-round, dark, cold night skies provide the best …

Celebration Vacation

Celebration Vacations in Alaska: Luxury Travel Magazine Feature

What is a Celebration Vacation? “A recent study by AARP revealed that an astounding 75 percent of adults 45 and over have taken, or plan to take, a “Celebration Vacation.” This type of holiday is an increasingly popular way to celebrate special milestones in life like anniversaries, birthdays, family reunions and weddings.” Luxury Travel Magazine showcases our Northern Lights Tour …

Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights

In Which Countries Can You See the Northern Lights?

In which countries can you see the northern lights? The northern lights can be seen from many countries in the northern hemisphere, some with more success than others. Depending on weather, darkness, cloud cover, and solar wind activity (among other natural factors) the northern lights can be seen in some surprising places. The Auroral Oval Perhaps the most interesting factor …

Alaskan Ecotour

Escape the Dog Days: NorthJersey.com Feature

Escape the Heat on an Alaskan Ecotour Many folks live a sunbird lifestyle, migrating south to avoid a cold, harsh winter up north. However,  people living in hot climates want to escape the the heat of summer and early fall. As NorthJersey.com writer Jill Schensul puts it, “Thinking, imagining, is one thing. Better yet, finding someplace cool to vacation — …

Where is the best place to see the aurora borealis?

10 Best Places to See the Aurora Borealis

Where is the Best Place to See the Northern Lights? In a nutshell, there are many locations in the northern hemisphere to see the aurora borealis. However, as you travel closer to the magnetic north pole, the more likely it is that the lights will be visible. Beyond forecasting, local weather considerations still apply, since clouds, time of year and …