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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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Best Gift For Travelers
December 6, 2019
Blog Post

The Best Gifts for Travelers

Finding the right gifts for people who travel isn’t an easy task.

People who enjoy traveling usually value experiences over possessions, so whatever you get them must be practical or help them achieve their travel dreams.

Luckily, there are plenty of gifts for travelers that...

Day 1: Valletta, Malta
December 3, 2019
Field Report

Monday, September 23, 2019
Valletta, Malta

Welcome to Malta! And what a welcome; the beautiful hard, blue skies and sun-warmed streets of the honey-colored limestone for which the island was named, encouraged some early arriving guests to bask away our travel kinks over a cappuccino in a sidewalk café, while more energetic souls explored the ramparts, monuments, and shops of Valletta. While some of us could not resist probing a few layers of this...

historical places in africa
November 20, 2019
Blog Post

Exploring African Ruins

Africa is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth.

Its sweeping landscapes can offer visitors incredible and diverse nature, rich history, and a range of cultures. This is why so many people flock to famous landmarks in Africa every year.

But since Africa is so vast, how can you pick the most worthwhile African ruins...

August 29, 2019
November 18, 2019
Field Report

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Reykjavik, Iceland / Golden Circle / Embark Le Champlain

This morning we began bright and early ferrying our luggage down from our rooms at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel. We have the day to explore the countryside with local guides while our ship, Le Champlain, readies in port for our arrival and the voyage ahead.

Our buses...

Aldabra Atoll from above
November 1, 2019
Blog Post

I can’t wait for February and Zegrahm’s Ultimate Seychelles with Aldabra Atoll! The nature alone will make for an incredible trip, but the history of a region that grew along such an important trade route is fascinating in its own right. With so many empires staking their claim in the region, the history is as diverse as any other...

most haunted places in the world
October 28, 2019
Blog Post

The Most Haunted Places in America & the World

It’s Halloween! In our travel explorations, we love coming across places that are truly frightening. So, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, we want to share with you some of the most haunted places we could find in the United States and, in no particular order, some of the most haunted places on Earth.

We’re not professional...

Borneo Expedition
October 15, 2019
Blog Post

Dear Travelers,

In August of 2018, biologist Michael Moore and I co-led a two-week Zegrahm wildlife adventure in Borneo, spotting wild orangutans in Danum Valley's dense forest, pygmy elephants among the tall reeds along the Kinabatangan River, and the parasitic Rafflesia 'corpse flower' high on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu.  

In August of 2020, we will set off again to explore the natural wonders of terrestrial ...

Travel Iceland
October 28, 2019
Blog Post

Iceland Holidays Through the Eyes of Zegrahm’s Native Guide, Dagny Ivarsdottir

Iceland is about as far from a secret in the international travel scene as a country can get. 

Over the past 15 years, the number of annual Iceland holidays has skyrocketed. The country’s bounty of...

Elephants, Botswana
October 21, 2019
Blog Post

Have you been yearning for the ultimate African adventure? Join me this February to discover three amazing countries in one trip on Southern Africa’s Diversity. You'll visit Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia during a time of year when the landscape is lush, green, and beautiful with fluffy cumulonimbus clouds in...

Europe off the beaten path
October 14, 2019
Blog Post

15 Beautiful Cities in Europe & Other European Destinations to Visit.

In recent years, summer in Europe has brought the increasingly negative impacts of mass tourism. Every peak European travel season seems to bring more unfortunate issues, increasing the rift between locals and visitors and prompting...

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