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 …

Visit the Galapagos: Taking Care

Thunder in Paradise Ever since Charlie Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands (and apparently tried to ride a tortoise), the global community has watched as it grew to embody the idea of “wildlife” and scientific inquiry. Since 1959, the Galapagos Islands have had National Park status in Ecuador, and have consequently been (reasonably) well-protected and gained increasing amounts of tourism. Though …

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 …