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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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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 ...

History of The Philippines
October 2, 2019
Blog Post

Dear Traveler,

When you think of the Philippines, what usually comes to mind are tropical beaches and offshore reefs, dense jungle, clear blue seas, and an abundance of unique fauna. If you’re historically minded, you may also think of the recent history of the Philippines, which until the middle of the 20th century, was a territory of the United States. Many aspects of the islands’ story in World War II are well known—the evacuation of General Douglas MacArthur by...

Southeast Asia Itinerary
August 19, 2019
Blog Post

Your Southeast Asia Itinerary

Southeast Asia consists of eleven different countries, each situated south of China. The countries are surrounded by the Indian Ocean to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.

The area has become one of the world’s most frequented travel destinations, thanks in large part to the historical Buddhist temples that can be found throughout the region, the warm tropical climate and the...

BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES
August 9, 2019
Blog Post

As an expert on ecotourism, one of the most common questions I get is, “How do I know which tour operators are truly sustainable?” As with choosing green hotels, the answer is fairly complex and generally involves asking a lot of questions.

But over the past 20 years of immersing myself in the responsible travel sphere, I’ve learned a...

solo travel
July 17, 2019
Blog Post

Solo travel is a rapidly growing trend nowadays, as more and more people are discovering the joys of traveling alone.

Some solo travelers love going it alone simply to have the freedom of making their own choices, all day, every day. Some like the opportunities for engaging with locals when they travel, and meeting new people on the road. Others (and women especially) really appreciate the self-...

small ship cruising
July 9, 2019
Blog Post

For nearly 30 years, Zegrahm Expeditions has been bringing travelers to many of the world’s most remote destinations on all seven continents. As an adventure-focused tour operator, the company offers many benefits for those wanting unique experiences in some of the planet’s most fascinating places.

On a Zegrahm small-ship cruise, you’ll get expert guidance, luxurious comfort, personalized attention, gourmet food, and a chance to make lasting friendships with like-minded people....

what to pack for a cruise
June 26, 2019
Blog Post

The Ultimate Cruise Packing List (Including Cold, Hot/Dry, & Tropical Climates) 

Packing for a cruise vacation isn’t always smooth sailing. There are a number of things to consider when deciding what to bring on a cruise, including how long your cruise is, where you’ll be cruising, the climate of your intended destination, and any activities you’ll be taking part in along the way.

Depending on the type of ship and your chosen destination, you...

Best Snorkeling & Diving Destinations
June 3, 2019
Blog Post

Our Top 10 Picks 

In early 2012, while staying at a glamping resort on a private island off the coast of Panama, my wife and I did a one-day scuba training session.

Within a few hours, we were diving in Coiba National Park, a UNESCO-protected marine reserve that forms part of the Tropical Eastern Pacific Marine Corridor. After years of snorkeling, it was an incredible introduction to scuba diving. We saw massive pods of dolphins and tuna en route...

Snorkeling & Diving the Maldives
May 31, 2019
Blog Post

The Ultimate Underwater Adventure

Stretches of white, powdery beaches surrounding crystalline waters, shallow sandbanks surrounded by the ocean, coral reefs perfect for snorkeling and diving… This is just a small sample of what the islands of the Maldives have to offer, making them a wonderful destination for...

A traditional Japanese dinner
May 23, 2019
Field Report

Sunday, April 14, 2019  
Kyoto, Japan
After a long day of travel and a quick night’s sleep, we began our first full day in Japan with the delicious breakfast of Kyoto’s Hotel Okura, which suitably blended East and West. From hash browns and French toast to smoked mackerel and creamed burdock root, there was something for every taste and degree of immersion into Japan. Thus fortified, we boarded our buses and set out to explore the cultural...

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