Northern Lights Travel

5 Northern Lights Travel Tips

We love trading travel tips with fellow adventurers. In “olden times,” (a.k.a. 15 years ago) these tips were usually exclusive to word of mouth or travel guides, but now a wealth of information is online. SmarterTravel.com compiles travel information for that very reason. Everything from packing tips to travel advisories can be found here, and they recently featured the Northern …

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Business & Ecotourism Advice from Jared Sternberg

Before Gondwana Ecotours existed,  …there was a guy that really liked to travel. Jared Sternberg had been all over the world by the time he entered Tulane University’s environmental and human rights Law School. However, volunteering with underrepresented communities during his summer breaks was his true passion. In 2013, he founded Gondwana Ecotours, and four years later, the company continues …

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Adventure Travel is the New Normal

Changing the Game Big changes are happening within the travel community. From the popularity of AirBnB to volunteer programs like Workaway, travelers are shifting away from high-end hotels and cookie cutter cruises. Adventure travel is becoming the new normal, and even large companies like MSN.com and The Active Times are taking notice. MSN.com writes, “A new study by the Adventure …

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Tulane Alumnus Founds Sustainable Travel Company

Jared Sternberg: Beyond Tulane  It’s a classic story: Student acquires degree in specific field, then ends up with a different career. Such is the case with Gondwana Ecotours. “Founded by Tulane University Law School alumnus Jared Sternberg, the New Orleans based company provides sustainable travel through its curated itineraries.” Gondwana has caught a lot of attention from travelers and the …

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The Achuar Tribe: Family & Conservation

Traveling with Family & Friends Usually the best recommendations come from personal experiences. We’re lucky that Patch writer Phyllis has recommended Gondwana’s Ecuador Amazon Adventure based on her life changing encounter. Her essay, Lessons from the Achuar Tribe is a beautiful tribute to the tribe’s environment and way of life. Additionally, travelling with 3 generations of her family created a …

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Ecotourism Works: Travel Rwanda

Travel Rwanda, Sustainably! Gondwana has been practicing sustainable travel since our beginning, and now the rest of the world is catching on! 5 publications have featured Gondwana’s Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda trip as an opportunity to practice eco-travel while seeing some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. The Lady suggests to round up your friends and family, “and charm …

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Protecting Coral Reefs – Our New Partnership with Reef Safe Sunscreen

Coral reefs are unique and colorful ecosystems that give life to countless sea creatures and provide wonderful opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving and underwater photography. With this article we hope to help raise awareness of current threats to these incredible reef systems and recommend products that are non-harmful alternatives to what is on the mainstream market. Why Are Reefs Important? …

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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 …