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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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Picture of Rich Pagen's porcelain koi chopstick stands from Japan
May 26, 2020
Blog Post

We hope you enjoyed reading part one of our Travel at Home series and learning how Zegrahm’s intrepid expedition team is “traveling” during these unprecedented times. As fellow explorers, like-minded adventurers, and lifelong learners, we know that many of you bring travel into your own homes in similar ways. 

Please enjoy another candid tour of our leaders’ mementoes and...

Zanzibar
May 14, 2020
Field Report

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Today was the day of arrival for most of us—and for everyone our day to gather as a group. We settled into our two hotels, the Serena and the Park Hyatt, next to each other on the lovely beachfront of Zanzibar’s Stonetown.  In the evening we had our welcome dinner and orientation to the next day’s activities by Expedition Leader Brad Climpson and Cruise Director...

Tuamotu Sandpiper by Pepper Trail
May 14, 2020
Blog Post

We recently had the opportunity to do a quick Q & A with Ornithologist Pepper Trail to learn more about his background, interests, favorite expedition moments, travel bucket list, what he loves about Zegrahm, and more. We hope you enjoy discovering more...

Australia Kimberley Cruise
May 11, 2020
Blog Post

We recently had the opportunity to do a quick Q & A with Expedition Leader & Social Anthropologist Shirley Campbell to learn more about her background, what led her from California to Australia, her interests, favorite expedition moments, travel bucket list, and more. We hope you enjoy discovering more about one of our expert expedition team members!

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Puffin, Iceland | Brent Stephenson
May 5, 2020
Blog Post

We recently had the opportunity to do a quick Q & A with Expedition Leader & Ornithologist Brent Stephenson to learn more about his background, interests, favorite expedition moments, travel bucket list, and more. We hope you enjoy discovering more about one of our expert expedition team members!

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I was born and raised in New Zealand. I lived in New Zealand until about three years ago when I started dating...

Infant gorilla with mother
April 30, 2020
Blog Post

As I sit at home in beautiful Marin Country, I cannot keep my mind from floating to my many memories of traveling the world as a Travel Director. This is, no doubt, a tumultuous time for all of us. I try and stay present and learn from all my inspirational experiences from my travels. This virus is a different kind of adventure, and I need to stay calm, be in the moment, and most of all reach for all the positive experiences of my life for inspiration and strength. There will...

Travel at Home
April 22, 2020
Blog Post

There’s no doubt, these are challenging and unprecedented times. While our instincts are driven by our determination to get outside and make new discoveries, in a time when it is of the utmost importance that we stay put and practice social distancing, following those instincts simply isn’t possible.

So, we’re kicking off a new home-based style of Zegrahm exploration to satisfy your craving for adventure. As always, we are looking to our unmatched Zegrahm Expeditions team to learn...

Picture of a cup of coffee and a stack of books
May 26, 2020
Blog Post

We hope you enjoyed the selections from our first round of book recommendations curated by our expert expedition team. Our field leaders gave us so many intriguing recommendations, we’ve compiled another list of books to explore!

We hope you enjoy this suggested reading list as much as the last as you explore small-town America with Brent Stephenson,...

Book Recommendations
April 15, 2020
Blog Post

We know that curious explorers like yourself will not be content to sit idle during this time of isolation and social distancing, so we reached out to our expert expedition team for their best book recommendations. We were rewarded with a plethora of books to help you—and us—learn, grow, and travel through reading.

Whether reading historical accounts of famed explorers, learning about unique fauna around the world, or discovering something new about another culture, we...

Takahe, Orokonui Gorge
April 2, 2020
Field Report

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand

Having made our individual journeys to the lovely, southern city of Dunedin, the second largest city in the South Island, we found ourselves comfortably accommodated at the Distinction Dunedin Hotel, located in the center of the ‘old’ city. Though, older settlements were once located here. There are several 14th-century Moa-hunter sites along the Otago Harbor with a permanent site situated under the...

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