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  • The Best Cultural Dive Sites in the World

    The Best Cultural Dive Sites in the World

    November 18, 2015 | Blog Post

    Long-time Zegrahm leader, Susan Langley, is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historic Trust. She is a dive safety officer for the state of Maryland and is a master scuba diver trainer through PADI. Susan teaches classes and seminars on marine archaeology, and recently had a project recognized by President Obama!

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    White Tern, Ducie Island

    On Location: Ducie Island

    November 16, 2015 | Blog Post

    As the sky began to brighten with an orange glow, a Zodiac was lowered and the scout party hopped aboard. In the scarce light, it was clear that wind and swell were pounding the reef around Ducie Island, a remote atoll and the fourth and final island in the Pitcairn group that we hoped to visit on this trip.

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    South Georgia pipit

    South Georgia Restoration Project: Update

    November 11, 2015 | Blog Post

    Update | November, 2015: Our recent Circumnavigation of South Georgia expedition has returned with great news—the island may be rodent free for the first time in centuries!

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  • Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada

    Northwest Passage 2015 Field Report

    November 3, 2015 | Field Report

    Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Edmonton, Canada / Kugluktuk, Nunavut / Embark Sea Adventurer: Full of excited chatter, we boarded our charter flight this morning as we left Edmonton for Kugluktuk.

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    Little Auks, Northwest Spitsbergen

    Little Auks in the Arctic

    October 28, 2015 | Video

    Our recent expedition to the Arctic yielded spectacular wildlife results, including a visit to a little auk nesting site! Watch ornithologist, Mark Brazil, describe the incredible scene of thousands of birds.

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    Who was Ferdinand Magellan?

    Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

    October 27, 2015 | Blog Post

    The date is September 20, 1519 and Ferdinand Magellan is a man on a mission—he’s determined to be the first to find a western sea route from Europe to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Despite facing famine, violence, and treacherous conditions, Magellan’s quest was successful, as you are most likely aware.

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  • Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    October 22, 2015 | Blog Post

    Before any adventure in the African bush, you have to let go of some baggage. Weight limits on light-aircraft charters vary, but 33 pounds is probably the max. Packing light for safari is the key.

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    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    The Fabled Adriatic 2015 Field Report

    October 19, 2015 | Field Report

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Dubrovnik, Croatia: Welcome to Croatia! After checking into the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, we checked in with Cruise Director Kelsey Simmons before setting off to enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s coastal location or to explore the Old City of Dubrovnik.

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    Zegrahm Cofounder, Jack Grove, on Change in the Galapagos

    October 19, 2015 | Video

    Zegrahm cofounder, Jack Grove, recently gave a TEDx Talk about "A Shifting Paradigm in the Galapagos," and we are thrilled to share it with you! This is a great example of the in-depth knowledge you will be exposed to when traveling with Jack in the Galapagos. 

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  • One of Romania's Top UNESCO Sites: Moldavian Monastery

    One of Romania's Top UNESCO Sites: The Painted Monasteries

    October 15, 2015 | Blog Post

    The lovely region of Bucovina, once the medieval principality of the province of Moldavia, nestles into the fir-clad Carpathian foothills in the northeastern corner of Romania. Repeatedly invaded by the Turks during the 14th and 15th centuries, the territory was successfully defended by Stefan the Great who ruled from 1457 until 1504.

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    Are iPhones the best camera for travel?

    Is an iPhone Really the Best Camera for Travel?

    October 14, 2015 | Blog Post

    One of our favorite parts of traveling is looking through all of the photos once we’ve returned home. Sharing images of our adventures with family and friends, realizing we caught a whale fluke at exactly the right time, or seeing a frigatebird spread his wings on film, offers a great thrill.

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    Complimentary Kayaking

    Kayaking with Orcas

    September 30, 2015 | Video

    Our recent expedition to the Arctic yielded spectacular wildlife results - some lucky guests even got to kayak among a pod of orcas! Watch kayak guide and naturalist, Kevin Clement, explain the good luck we came across. 

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