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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions Blog! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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Ewer Village, Agats, Papua
March 25, 2013
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Our flotilla of Zodiacs sped upriver in the direction of the small Asmat village of Ewer, on the edge of a huge flooded mangrove forest with little change in elevation for miles and miles. The village seemed quiet, but when we looked with binoculars, it became clear that there were hundreds of people lining the shore watching our approach. 

Then, without warning, wooden longboats shot out from the shore, paddled by men dressed in straw skirts made from sago palm. Their bodies and...
Pentecost Island
April 15, 2013
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A lively band with a single-string bass was playing as we walked up the soft black sand beach from the landing on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu. As we continued on a footpath up the hill, a ramshackle tower of sticks and vines came into view, looking like some strange South Pacific modern art sculpture. We found ourselves a place to sit in the shade a short distance from the base of the mysterious tower, and the show began.

Within minutes, scantily-clad men began climbing around the...
Russian Far East
September 19, 2013
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At Zegrahm, we pride ourselves on taking our explorers to the ends of the earth, be it the continent of Antarctica, or an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean with seven syllables—we're looking at you, Thiruvananthapuram. Here is a list of our favorite, if hard to pronounce, off-the-beaten-path destinations you simply can’t miss in 2014:

Sea of Okhotsk - Wild Siberia: Kamchatka, Sea of Okhotsk & Sakhalin

The expansive region bordering the Sea of...

Brown Bear, Geographic Harbor, Alaska
October 7, 2013
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We recently completed two wildly successful voyages to Alaska and the far eastern corners of Russia. Not only was the wildlife plentiful, our designated photographer onboard the Caledonian Sky, Mike Moore, was able to capture some beautiful images. Here are the top photos from our Wild Alaska and the Bering Sea, and Best of the Russian Far East expeditions.

Rainforests & Reefs
January 2, 2014
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Happy New Year! Whether we traveled with you on our recent West Coast of South America or Tasmania to New Zealand journeys, are about to see you in Antarctica, or perhaps haven’t had the pleasure to travel with you lately, we always reflect fondly on our fellow Zegrahm travelers at this time of year. As you ring in 2014, here’s an update on what voyages we’re excited about leading in the coming year:

Rain Forests & Reefs
February 7 – 21, 2014...

South Pacific
April 15, 2013
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Looking for a unique way to spend their honeymoon (no all-inclusive resort in Mexico for this couple!) that would combine their love for adventure and desire to unwind from their busy work lives, Ali and Linda contacted our Private Travel team to plan the ultimate South Pacific adventure to celebrate their marriage. The team went straight to work arranging flights, car rentals, private guides, and luxury...

January 9, 2014
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We are thrilled to announce our 2015 expedition line-up! Our founders, field directors, and program managers have crafted 39 unique adventures for the 2015 season, with itineraries spanning all seven continents. Not only are we offering 19 overland adventures and 20 small-ship cruises, we'll also be using eight vessels—Caledonian Sky, Isabela II, Island Sky, La Estrella Amazonica, Oceanic Discoverer, Sea Adventurer, Sea Spirit, and Variety Voyager.

By small ship, we are...

Dogsledding in Lapland
June 20, 2013
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Looking for an interesting way to spend spring break (no run-of-the-mill Caribbean cruise or all-inclusive resort for this family!) that would inspire and educate their two middle school-aged children, Tobias and Kristin W. contacted our Private Travel team to plan a locally-hosted trip to Northern Norway’s Lapland region. The team went straight to work planning the perfect expedition for this adventurous...

Champagne Beach, Vanuatu
May 6, 2013
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During a series of voyages led by Zegrahm directors Peter Harrison and Jonathan Rossouw, Zegrahm travelers have once again been enjoying some exciting birding in the southwest Pacific. The Zegrahm team, traveling aboard the Clipper Odyssey, recently visited Papua New Guinea as well as the Solomon and Vanuatu islands.
 
Past Zegrahm travelers will be well aware of the region’s commoner seabirds: brown and red-footed boobies, plus the hoards of...
Scarlet Macaws, Costa Rica
August 30, 2013
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Our Rainforests & Reefs expedition explores Belize, Honduras, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama. Costa Rica alone has over 750 bird species, and all countries have an incredible array of wildlife. Here are some of the bird species to keep an eye out for:

  • You may come across the beautiful, colorful...

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