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Travel the Amazon on a Historic Explorer’s Route

The Call of the Open Road… In the modern industrialized world, getting a vacation can be a challenge in itself. Wanting an element of adventure or exploration can make a trip even more difficult to plan. However, discovering the unknown is a big reason why people love to travel. In the words of the legendary Hank Williams, “…when that open …

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Press: The Travel Wrap & Alaska Packing List

See the Northern Lights “We’re officially in Northern Lights season, so if this spectacular phenomenon is on your bucket list, you’ve got until March to head north.” Writer Maggie O’Sullivan of The Travel Wrap Company urges customers to Look North This Winter and see the northern lights. We’re thankful to be included in her list of global tours that chase …

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Go Tribal: Vacations & Travel Magazine Feature

Go Tribal in Ecuador 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting year for travel. For Gondwana, this means returning to a favorite destination, deep in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Spending time with the Achuar “…a tribe of 6,000 indigenous people still living traditionally in small Amazon communities along the Ecuadorian and Peruvian border” is a huge draw. Vacations & Travel …

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New York Times Interviews Jared Sternberg

Q&A with Jared Sternberg Three years after founding Gondwana Ecotours, company president Jared Sternberg sat down with Diane Daniel of the New York Times to discuss the company’s growth and mission. We’re thrilled to be featured in such a personal way by the New York Times. Read the full interview on their website, or in print on their December 18th …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …