View of Exit Glacier in Alaska for the post Hiking Exit Glacier

Hiking Exit Glacier

Glaciers have left their marks all across the world by carving valleys, lakes, and fjords out of the ground. They can form over centuries through the accumulation of densely-packed frozen snow and they can shrink and grow with the heating and cooling of the Earth. While glaciers are currently retreating at a rapid rate due to the effects of climate …

Glaciers melting in Alaska

What Is Last-Chance Tourism?

Have you heard about “last-chance tourism”? It’s the latest trend in the travel industry. People are flocking to places that may be in danger of disappearing forever, due to climate change or other destructive human activities. This has created some controversy since an increase in unregulated tourism can actually cause more damage to places that are already struggling. That’s why …

Woman taking photos of wildlife for Polar Bear Adventure Tour blog post

Photograph Polar Bears! New Press From the Boston Globe!

Our Polar Bear Adventure Tour is getting noticed by travel magazines from all over the world! Recently, we were mentioned in a post from Travel Weekly titled, “New tour turns the lens on life in the Arctic” and in the Boston Globe’s “Here, there, and everywhere” list article. These posts point out many of the benefits of traveling with us, …

Mother polar bear cleans her cub

New Press! Our Polar Bear Adventure Tour Was Mentioned in Escape Magazine!

We are excited to announce that our Polar Bear Adventure Tour was mentioned in Australia’s Escape magazine! The article, “Tiny US town that’s suddenly on the radar,” features the remote town of Utqiaġvik, formally known as Barrow, Alaska. This city, located within the Arctic Circle, is one of the most unique vacation destinations in the world. It also happens to …

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 …

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

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 …

Slave Cabin at Whitney Plantation

The LA Times Loves Our Cajun Tours! Swamps, Plantations and More!

We are so thrilled that the LA Times featured our Cajun Tours in their Travel Section. Author Ann Harnagel covers some of the amazing activities we offer on our 4 day “Ultimate Cajun Country Adventure”. Take a look at the article here! Unique Activities We spent years scouting out activities that feature the best of Cajun Country. We take great …

Ecotourism and Lake Kivu

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 …

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? …