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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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Boston Globe Feature: Go “There” With Gondwana

Northern Lights Ecotour We’re thankful to have been featured on the “Here, there and everywhere” travel column by the Boston Globe again. This is the second time that we’ve been included as a “There” destination for their readers. Writer Necee Regis describes this adventure in a nutshell: “Photograph the Aurora Borealis at night under the massive Alaskan sky with the …

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L.A. Times Feature: Travel More in 2017

Travel More in 2017 In the new year, many people assign “travel more” as their new year’s resolution. Whether this means a domestic or international trip, visiting Alaska covers many cultural and natural delights that will impress even the most seasoned travelers. The Northern Lights Adventure by Gondwana Ecotours will kick start this new year’s resolution in more ways than …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …