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Where to Watch the Northern Lights in Fairbanks: A Taste of Alaska Lodge

Family Owned and Operated The story of A Taste of Alaska Lodge first begins when Walter Eberhardt came up to Fairbanks in 1947 from Idaho and homesteaded 160 acres of beautiful wilderness landscape. He turned it into a vegetable and hay farm and built a family home on the property. His son David continued to build on the property, expanding …

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Northern Lights Viewing in Fairbanks: Alaska Grizzly Lodge

More Than Just a Fairbanks Bed and Breakfast Many people find themselves searching for a Fairbanks lodge to watch the Northern Lights, and they just don’t know where to begin. One thing to consider is choosing a location outside of the city so that the light pollution from downtown can’t impact your viewing. The less light, the better your views …

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Sophie Station Suites: One of the Best Hotels in Fairbanks, Alaska

Choosing Hotels Near the Fairbanks, Alaska Airport When you are planning your trip to Fairbanks, you will probably want somewhere comfortable and convenient to relax after your long flight. You might want a hotel that has all the amenities you need so you can take it easy and not have to go into town while you are recovering from a …

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Meet Our New Northern Lights Guide + Feature in Luxury Travel Mag

Fred Vreeman Joins the Gondwana Team! Meet Fred – an experienced and knowledgeable guide who joined our team earlier this year. He has been living up here since 1978 and has loads of experience that makes him a perfect fit for introducing our guests to life in Alaska. Fred has degrees in Natural Sciences, Sociology and Engineering and worked for …

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Why Aurora Viewing is Awesome in Fairbanks + “Trip of the Week” Feature!

Now is the Best Time for Aurora Viewing Locals often say that if you stay in Fairbanks for three nights or more, you have an 80% chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. We have been running our six night Northern Lights tours for years, and seen incredible displays on nearly every single trip. Most tours actually get multiple nights of …

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Can’t Miss Spots on Our Cuba Tour & Exciting New Press!

Don’t Miss these Awesome Spots in Cuba When we first visited Cuba, we knew it was the perfect place for a Gondwana Ecotour. Meet local artists, musicians and farmers that love to share their culture and live alongside Cuban families. Taste delicious home cooked food, see beautiful beaches and parks and explore colorful Old Havana. The combination of all these …

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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 …

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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Visiting Cuba Under Trump’s New Policies

A Tense Past and Changing Diplomacy You may have read in the news that President Trump recently announced he will be reversing some Obama-era policies on Cuba. Starting in 2009, Obama began easing restrictions on American travel and remittances by Cuban Americans, and in 2014 he announced that he and Raul Castro were working together to normalize relations between the …