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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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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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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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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 — …

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Vacations & Travel Magazine Feature

Destination: Rwanda, Africa Vacations & Travel Magazine has featured our Rwanda ecotour in their Destination: Africa section. Their trip highlight: “Observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural jungle habitat with Gondwana Ecotours’ new eight-day adventure tour of Rwanda.” Since Africa is home to some of the world’s most unique biodiversity, animal lovers and adventure junkies are drawn to explore her …

Best Time to See the Northern Lights

When to See the Aurora Borealis

Best Time to See the Northern Lights Like all natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis is hard to predict, but unsurpassed in beauty. In Alaska, the pristine wilderness is a perfect backdrop for this celestial display. Though the aurora technically occurs year round, it isn’t always visible to the human eye. However, there are some factors that help guide visitors to …