Flowers blooming in front of a mountain landscape in Alaska for the Gondwana Ecotour's post, "The Best Time to go to Alaska."

The Best Time to go to Alaska

A vast land of stark beauty, Alaska is one of the top travel destinations for people who are looking to explore “The Last Frontier.” Some travelers venture north in the winter to view the great Northern Lights, but few people realize that there are amazing things to see and do all year round. Visit Alaska only in the winter months …

Photo of Exit Glacier in Alaska on Gondwana Ecotour's Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure.

Top 10 Facts About Alaska’s Exit Glacier

Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park is not the largest nor the oldest glacier in Alaska, but it’s arguably one of the most famous. The landscape is captivating and it has become a symbol of the environmental impact of climate change. It’s also an important and favorite stop on our Glaciers & Grizzlies Adventure tour. Which is why we’d …

Aurora viewing

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 …

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 …

Gondwana Selects: Solo Eyewear

When you travel often, it becomes increasingly important to have well-made gear. The difference between traveling with mediocre products and great gear can have a huge impact on the quality of your experience. That’s one reason among many that Gondwana recommends Solo Eyewear’s sunglasses for travelers looking for good eye-protection and style. Solo’s sunglasses deliver on pretty much every level …

the Maasai and Lems

The Perfect Travel Shoe: Lems

I am the owner of a travel company, Gondwana Ecotours, that offers adventures in Alaska, Rwanda, Tanzania, Peru, Ecuador, and Norway, with more destinations coming soon. Despite the huge variety of terrain and climate on all of our trips, I always pack a pair of Lems shoes. I use the Boulder Boot around home, and even on some of the …

Small group travel-paddling in Costa Rica

Small Group Travel: Why It Works

Small Group Travel: A Sophisticated Experience, a Pleasant Surprise Planning a Trip You’ve been at the office for a while now, looking out your window wanting to go on a vacation. But the thought of staying at an all inclusive resort sounds like a weird way to travel because you hardly see the place you are visiting, and it’s not …

The Wandering Mind: Does Travel Affect the Brain?

Your Brain on a Plane First, I should begin with a disclaimer: I am not a practicing neuroscientist. In the article that follows, I will explore, reference studies and make my own wild claims about the nature of travel with respect to personality and the psyche, but it is possible, however remotely, that these claims are not 100% accurate. I …