The Wild is Calling: 12 Off the Beaten Path Experiences in Alaska

What do you think of when you hear the word “Alaska?” Wildlife? Incredible natural scenery? The Last Frontier? Adventure? Alaska is all that and more—the place to go when the same-old, same-old summer vacation just won’t do. The place you go to make once-in-a-lifetime memories and experience things you’ll never see or do anywhere else. Thinking of a trip to …

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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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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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Best Fairbanks Aurora Viewing Spots + Exciting New Press!

What Makes a Good Aurora Viewing Spot? When choosing a location for Aurora viewing, you want to keep a few things in mind to ensure that you are getting the best of the displays and staying comfortable in this cold winter environment. Below we will list some important qualities and 3 of our favorite spots. No Light Pollution The best …

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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 …