Travel Journal

5 Reasons You Should Visit Patagonia & Mendoza With Us

Follow picturesque trails and savor renowned Argentinian barbecue and wine. Experience the spectacular Southern region of Patagonia—one of the world’s last wild places and home of Glacier National Park and Mount Fitz Roy. You may learn more about this tour here. Because you deserve it! Let’s be honest, last year was less than ideal, but things are looking bright in …

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

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Going on an Alaskan Coastal Adventure

Before you plan your trip to Alaska, check out these little-known facts about Alaska’s colorful coastal region.  Alaska is Full of Beaches! When you picture a beach, you might imagine a crowded vacation spot in Florida or California that is filled to the brim with sunbathers building sandcastles. It might surprise you to know, however, that Alaska actually has more …

Best time to see the aurora borealis

When to See the Northern Lights In Alaska

Best Time to See Aurora Borealis In Alaska Simply put, the best time to see the aurora borealis is during cold months. This time usually ranges from September to March. Areas near the magnetic north pole see the most brilliant displays, which become more intense as the temperature drops. Although the aurora technically occurs year-round, dark, cold night skies provide …

Picture of the shipping pier in Homer, Alaska.

The “End of the Road,” Your Homer, Alaska, Trip Guide

Homer, Alaska, the small town at the “End of the Road,” is a fascinating place where the east meets the west and the old meets the new. It’s located at the very end of the US Highway system “where the land ends and the sea begins”. It’s mostly known as the starting point for travelers looking to embark on grizzly …

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 …

Image of Monte Fitz Roy, Patagonia for Gondwana Ecotour's post, "7 Reasons Argentina is One of the Best Countries to Visit in South America"

7 Reasons Argentina Is One of the Best Countries to Visit in South America

Argentina doesn’t usually make it onto the top ten lists of popular travel destinations, but it should. Just because it’s not as well known as Hawaii or Paris, doesn’t mean that it’s not as incredible. Between the rugged Andes Mountains and the vast plains of Patagonia, it’s a land of unparalleled beauty. Add in some amazing food, wine, and culture …

Aerial view of empty San Francisco Union Square during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Unexpected Effects of COVID-19 On the Environment

From the loss of loved ones and economic hardships to the mental and emotional stress that can come from isolation, COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow to the world. The full effect of this pandemic might not be fully understood until years after we’ve managed to get it completely under control. And while the news is often grim, there are …

Photo of a field of flowers with wind turbines in the background for the article, "A Quick Guide to Carbon Offsets" from Gondwana Ecotours

A Quick Guide to Carbon Offsetting

As the threat of climate change continues to grow, more and more people are looking for innovative solutions to help reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. One of the more confusing and controversial solutions is carbon offsetting. If done right, carbon offsetting programs can make a huge difference in the fight against climate change. If done wrong, it could actually make …

Photo of a bald eagle in flight to celebrate Endangered Species Day!

10 Ways to Celebrate Endangered Species Day

Today—May 15, 2020—marks the 15th annual Endangered Species Day! Celebrated since 2006, this day was created to bring awareness to the plight of endangered species and their habitats. Currently, there are over 1,300 endangered or threatened species in the United States. You might already know some of the animals on the list, like wolves and whales, but did you know …