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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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Asakusa Kannon Temple
July 31, 2018
Field Report

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Narita, Japan

We gathered from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, UK, and the USA at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Narita for our welcome reception and dinner in the company of our Zegrahm Expedition Leader, Michael (MiMo) Moore, and his enthusiastic team of expedition staff. The reception room was soon buzzing with conversation and anticipation of our...

top things to do in Japan
July 24, 2018
Blog Post

Living in Japan, I learned that the country is an intriguing place that’s full of rich contrasts.

Ancient buildings coexist alongside emerging technologies. There’s delicious traditional cuisine and more modern, adventurous snacks. You can explore rural lands where things are done as they always have been, and cities that are rife with change, urban sophistication, and a passion for kawaii (cute).

With all the contrasts of this complex culture...

Bustling Falmouth Harbor in Cornwall
July 18, 2018
Field Report

Thursday, May 10, 2018 
London, UK

We arrived from all parts of the globe to meet at London's Paddington Station Hilton, a convenient hotel very near the famous Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. As travelers with Zegrahm Expeditions, Stanford Travel/Study, and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, we have come together to explore and experience Wild & Ancient Britain with Ireland. We gathered for welcome cocktails, dinner, and conversation with our fellow...

Antarctic Cruise
July 18, 2018
Blog Post

Antarctica is a dream destination that tops the bucket list of nearly every nature-loving traveler. A truly off-the-beaten-path adventure, an Antarctic cruise offers an extraordinary chance to explore one of the world’s last truly pristine ecosystems.

This opportunity has become even more precious in recent years, as the southernmost continent has become increasingly vulnerable to the catastrophic effects of climate change. There was a time when people who dreamed of cruising to...

Cruise the bay of bengal
July 13, 2018
Video

Our Bay of Bengal voyage blends the natural and cultural treasures of India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. Visit sacred temples, bustling bazaars, rural villages, and four national parks and reserves, including the Sundarbans. Explore this UNESCO World Biosphere-designated river delta by Zodiac. Watch our webinar for exciting details about where you'll go, what you'll see, and all the unique experiences we have crafted for our family of adventurers!

Torre de Belém in Lisbon
July 3, 2018
Field Report

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Lisbon, Portugal

We all converged on the city of Lisbon, at the mouth of the Tagus River, to explore one of the most historically and culturally rich regions on the planet: the coast of western Europe. We all arrived and checked into the Tivoli Lisboa Hotel after our various journeys, and met for a cocktail party in the evening, followed by a welcome...

Explore the natural and cultural wonders of Indochina
July 2, 2018
Blog Post

Indochina– the geographical area of Southeast Asia that’s bordered by India to the west and China to the north– offers a melting pot of indigenous cultures.

Comprised of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, this area was deeply influenced by its neighbors, as well as by French colonizers. However, the name of the region didn’t originate until the early 1800s.

When you travel to Indochina today, there are an array of deep and rich cultural,...

White-bellied sea eagle in Darwin
June 29, 2018
Field Report

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Darwin, Australia

We all arrived safely, some a little later than expected, to a cool Darwin. The capital city of the Northern Territory was in the grip of what locals call a “deep freeze” with temperatures only 75ᵒF; usually it is 90ᵒF! Once settled into our rooms the excitement of what was ahead began to break through the fatigue of long-distance travel. A welcome drink and a shared dinner was our first encounter with fellow...

Egyptian historical sites
June 26, 2018
Blog Post

From Abu Simbel to the Valley of the Kings

If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling to Egypt, there’s never been a better time. The country has suffered a long-lasting tourism drought due in large part to the Arab Spring. But nowadays, though the political situation is stable and the country is once again open for business, western tourists remain few and far between.

Those who do choose to tour Egypt will be rewarded far beyond their expectations....

Culture, history, and things to do in China
June 18, 2018
Blog Post

China is home to some of the oldest cultures in the world, and its rich history is a deep well from which to draw.

Chinese farmers have been growing grains and domesticating animals for over 7,000 years now. Artisans have been making distinctive pottery, baskets, and woven hemp cloth for nearly as long. The wheel was actually invented in China, as were paper, gunpowder, compasses, and alcohol. The umbrella. Silk. Cultivated tea. Porcelain. Bronze. The kite. The list goes on…

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