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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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Havana, Cuba
September 26, 2016
Video

Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen joined us in the Zegrahm office recently to discuss all things Cuba. Watch as they describe our upcoming expeditions to the island country, the local cuisine, and why NOW is the time to discover Cuba. And, be sure to stay tuned for Part 2: Cuba's Art Scene, Underwater World, and More.

King George River, Kimberley
September 20, 2016
Blog Post

In anticipation of our upcoming Australia’s Kimberley: A Voyage to the Outback expedition, our staff members compiled a list of their favorite movies revolving around this remote, otherworldly region of Northwestern Australia. So grab some popcorn, put your feet up, and binge-watch these Outback-themed flicks:

Shine

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Hawksbill Turtle
September 16, 2016
Video

Our friends at The Nature Conservancy were kind enough to share this footage from the Solomon Islands with us. Scurry along the sand with baby hawksbill sea turtles, and learn how The Nature Conservancy and local heroes are protecting these endangered creatures throughout their life cycle. And be sure to note the arrows in the top left corner; you can manipulate the video to follow along in whichever way the turtles scatter!

For more information on our upcoming expedition,...

Floreana Island
September 16, 2016
Blog Post

Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15, 2016 - Depart USA / Guayaquíl, Ecuador / Baltra, Galápagos Islands / Santa Cruz / Embark Isabela II

Upon arrival in Ecuador, we gathered at the Hilton Colón Guayaquíl for the night. After breakfast the following morning, we transfered to the airport for our flight to Baltra Island, then transfered by ferry to nearby Santa Cruz Island for a short bus ride to a quaint...

Enderby Island
September 15, 2016
Blog Post

The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand are home to some of the most rare and intriguing plant and animal species on the planet. Wildlife viewing along the coasts and islands of this region is, simply, exceptional! Below, a by-the-numbers glance at the Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand.

  • 11 Species of Albatross—half of the...
Halong Bay, Vietnam
September 13, 2016
Blog Post

Travelers looking to experience Vietnam by ship have, until now, been limited to two choices: Visit the country’s interior on an intimate voyage along the Mekong River, or cruise along the country’s coastline onboard a larger, less-personable vessel. 

At Zegrahm, we’ve always seen the world a little differently. In fact, our very first cruise over 25 years ago was along Vietnam’s dramatic coastline; and we’re doing it again! Our upcoming...

Mongolian Wrestling Match
September 8, 2016
Blog Post

Tese Neighbor has a Masters degree in Asia Studies, and has been teaching contemporary Asian history for the past 30 years. She first visited Inner Mongolia in 1982 when she was living in Beijing, China, and has returned to the Gobi Desert numerous times. Last summer, she was particularly thrilled to journey to Mongolia during the Naadam Festival.

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Talbot Bay, Kimberley, Australia
September 1, 2016
Blog Post

Dr. Terry Done is a marine biologist and coral reef researcher formerly at James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), where he progressed through the ranks of Research Scientist until his retirement in 2007. He has been an advisor to governments in Australia, the United States, and Indonesia on coral reef science and management, and he has written over...

Turtle
August 31, 2016
Blog Post

This blog originally appeared on Cool Green Sciencethe science blog of The Nature Conservancy. 

 

The options for entertainment on a remote tropical island might sound slim — but not with this crowd.

In April I joined Nature Conservancy scientist ...

Hawksbill Turtle
August 31, 2016
Blog Post

This blog originally appeared on Cool Green Sciencethe science blog of The Nature Conservancy. 

 

An outboard motor roars in the distance, quickly approaching the island as the sun crests over the distant horizon. News spreads quickly through camp — they’ve caught another turtle.

The boat pulls into the cove and the conservation officers lift...

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