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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! 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. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Maoi, Easter Island
August 12, 2020
Blog Post

Annette Kuhlem

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from Germany, but I grew up in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast. I lived in...

Elephants, Botswana
August 4, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After a stint in the military, I moved to the Greater Kruger National Park where I lived for 15 years, working as a safari guide, camp manager, wildlife film-maker, and wildlife manager. I met my wife, Lynn, there and our twin children were born there. In the early nineties, we moved to the town of Nelspruit, not far from...

whisky
July 29, 2020
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Tom Sharpe

If you’re considering a visit to Scotland, (which I highly recommend!) here are a few personal recommendations to get you into a Scottish frame of mind

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Picture of Hokkaido
July 28, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from Worcestershire in the UK, and have lived in Staffordshire, Hertfordshire, and Norfolk in England and in the Stirling area of Scotland. Internationally, I have lived in Dunedin, New Zealand, and since 1998 in Hokkaido, Japan. Since April 2018 Mayumi (my wife) and I have lived in the Akan-Mashu National Park area of east Hokkaido.   

Tell us about yourself—what path led...

Cape Town
July 20, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, immigrated to Sacramento, CA in 1987, and then settled in Seattle, WA in 1995. Before and after Sacramento, I spent six months on the Island of Corfu in Greece as well as London and Surrey, UK. I traveled around Europe in a camper van for a summer and about a year later, I explored with friends in a van from Mexico and up the US Pacific coast into Canada, and finally...

Petra
July 14, 2020
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This sobriquet alone is sufficient to identify Petra, the capital city of the Nabataeans, in southern Jordan. While not the earliest inhabitants, the Nabataeans—a nomadic Arab tribe recognized the area as a critical crossroads for trade and took over the region around the 6th century BCE. The wealth from control of trade through the region saw the city flourish, reaching its peak between 8 BCE and 40 CE. Having sided against Rome in the Parthian wars, its empire was subsequently weakened by...

South Georgia
July 14, 2020
Blog Post

Meet the Expert: Jim Wilson 

Jim Wilson

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from the historic and picturesque harbor town of Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland and have...

Lisa Wurzainer
July 8, 2020
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Where are you from and where have you lived?  

I was born in Seattle, WA and I have lived in Minneapolis, Klamath Falls, OR; Colorado Springs, CO; Munich, Germany; and now Whidbey Island, WA.

Tell us about yourself—what path led you to becoming a Zegrahm Leader?  

I started working for Zegrahm in 1993(!) shortly after I finished getting my M.A. in International Studies. Initially, I worked in...

Torajaland
June 25, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from South Africa and have lived in Seattle since1995 when Zegrahm Expeditions sponsored me to come to the US.

Tell us about yourself—what path led you to becoming a Zegrahm Leader?

I started working on expedition ships in the onboard shops. I worked for Ship to Shore who ran the shops on the Explorer and the World Discoverer. I was fortunate enough to learn...

Picture of book shelves
June 22, 2020
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Welcome to the third installment of book recommendations by the Zegrahm expedition team! We hope you have enjoyed being transported through reading and possibly found a new favorite book or author. 

In this final reading list, climb aboard for another literary flight around the world—travel to Madagascar and discover the Jane Goodall of lemurs with Merel Dalebout, get a fascinating glimpse into the life of an art forger with Art Historian Matthew Whyte, learn about the intricacies of...

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