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“Make Friends with a Polar Bear”—Press from the L.A. Times

Calling all animal lovers! Gondwana Ecotours is offering adventurous travelers the opportunity to see Northern Alaska’s wildlife up close. For most people, visiting a polar bear, a seal, or an Arctic fox would mean taking a trip to the local zoo, where you might be able to catch a glimpse of these creatures lounging in man-made enclosures. While the zoo …

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, …

Olympic Peninsula

L.A. Times Feature on Our Olympic Peninsula Tour

Our Olympic Peninsula Ecotour has been featured in the Los Angeles Times! Travel writer Anne Harnagel wrote a fantastic feature outlining our exciting new 8-day tour of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula—the only tour that includes hiking, kayaking, whale watching, a tour of the historic city of Port Townsend, a visit to the San Juan Islands, a float-plane trip, and a …

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 …

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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 …

Alaska for Nature Lovers

About Travel: Alaska for Nature Lovers

Experiential Travel A shift is happening in travel; More people are choosing to spend their vacation time and resources on experiences rather than gimmicks. “You may have heard the buzzword phrase “experiential travel,” which basically means trips that focus more on connecting with a place or with the locals, or on a personalized and immersive journey aimed at teaching you …