We had a great trip. It was an eye opening view into the culture of an area most Americans know nothing about. Fascinating culture and thriving economy. It is up to us to understand the culture. Great trip.
Trip: Sands of Time
First Name: Deborah
Last Name: Hull
City: Daufuskie Island
Thanks to everyone who joined our ZegrahmLIVE! event, Breakfast with Mike Moore! From spelling out the differences between Faces of Melanesia and Papua New Guinea, Yap & Palau, to extreme detail about the bungee jumping on Pentecost Island, from fire dancing and volcanoes to some of the friendliest people around, Mike really helped describe what you can expect on these expeditions. In case you missed it, you can listen to the conversation right now, and be sure to send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certainly I enjoyed seeing the lemurs and the beautiful birds....but what captivated me were the amazingly colorful chameleons. Before I visited Madagascar, chameleons, iguanas and lizards were all in the same grouping..."yucky!". But I became enthralled with the Madagascar's endemic chameleons...they are really beautiful. I saw a lot and learned a great deal..as always on a Zegrahm Expedition, Thank You!!
Trip: Madagascar: The Eighth Continent
First Name: Celeste
Last Name: Graham
You may have noticed a new look gracing Zegrahm’s website, Facebook page, and fall Traveler’s Guide, among other applications. Several months in the making, we are excited to finally be sharing our new logo with you. Since logos are often “the face” of a company, we thought we’d share with you how we settled on the new look.
When Zegrahm’s six cofounders started the company, they conceived the logo on a napkin over cocktails. The former Z, the world, and E became very well-known, and well-loved, by our loyal traveler community, but often created confusion with new travelers who thought we were called “ZOE.” Dedicated to retaining strong links to the founding of the company, we set out to give the existing world graphic a modern look and feel, plus ensure that our name—Zegrahm Expeditions—was a key element in the design. The end result is a logo that showcases our commitment to endless, in-depth exploration across the globe, while the new blue and green color palette emphasizes our core product offerings of small-ship cruises and overland adventures.
In addition, Zegrahm’s new tagline, “Beyond the Destination,” was generated during a brainstorming session with staff and vetted with several travelers. It speaks to our belief about delivering beyond travelers’ expectations on every single one of our expeditions. As one traveler told us, “Zegrahm always goes above and beyond to provide more adventure, enthusiasm, and especially more fun, beyond what you would expect.”
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With the largest concentrations of penguins, seals, and albatross to be found anywhere on the planet, South Georgia has been dubbed, “The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.” And, while large birdlife usually takes center stage on South Georgia, the island was once a thriving small-bird community as well, comprised of storm petrels, prions, blue petrels, and pipits. However, with the introduction of rats by whalers and sealers, the small-bird population is being devastated as the rodents burrow into nests, eat the eggs, and kill young chicks.
When asked by the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) to help protect this island oasis, Zegrahm cofounder and the world’s leading seabird ornithologist, Peter Harrison, enthusiastically took up the gauntlet and galvanized Zegrahm travelers during our 2011/2012 Antarctic season to contribute to the organization’s habitat restoration program. After only one year, Zegrahm travelers raised more than $150,000 towards the program. In recognition of this achievement, Peter and his wife, Shirley Metz (also a Zegrahm cofounder and the first woman to ski to the South Pole), were invited to a SGHT lunch at St. James Palace in London hosted by Anne, Princess Royal and Royal Patron for the Trust. On June 26, 2012, speaking in the splendid surroundings of the Queen Anne Room, the Princess thanked Zegrahm Expeditions for our outstanding efforts.