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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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December 10, 2020
Blog Post

It had been a long run up the broad, shallow river, the color of milky tea.  We were packed shoulder to shoulder, sitting on the rounded bulwarks of our Zodiacs, the rigid inflatable boats carrying us from our small expedition cruise ship, the Caledonian Sky, to our day’s adventure. At first, the sight of our six Zodiacs speeding in formation upriver—with brightly colored parrots flying overhead and herons flapping away at our approach—had been a thrilling spectacle.  Now, after an...

Picture of travel journal
August 11, 2020
Blog Post

Welcome to the final blog in Zegrahm’s Travel at Home series. By now, you’ve surely identified a “travel collector twin” among our leaders and have learned new ways to bring travel into your homes in the future.

We can’t wait until the day when the Zegrahm family can set-off together yet again to explore remote shores, wander down ancient streets, marvel at natural wonders, experience new cultures, swim among vibrant, tropical fish, taste exotic new flavors, hear the roar of a lion...

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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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...

Sunday, September 22, 2019
January 3, 2020
Field Report

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

After the long flight to Port Moresby we enjoyed a day at leisure at the wonderful Airways Hotel, getting settled into our rooms and relaxing while it was pouring down rain. The birders would not be deterred by the weather and went in search of the fawn-breasted bowerbird and the comb-crested jacana at the campus of the university of Port Moresby. Their...

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)...

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...

Where to see penguins in the wild
May 14, 2019
Blog Post

The 17 different species of penguins can be found on every continent in the Southern Hemisphere—Africa, Antarctica, Australia, and South America.

While most people associate these funny flightless waterfowl with the cold climate of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands, they’re also seen as far north as the coasts of Namibia, Brazil, and the Galapagos Islands. 

Here’s a look at the broad variety of places around the world where penguins live, as well as...

Melanesia travel guide
March 19, 2019
Blog Post

Stretching from New Guinea to the Arafura Sea and eastward to Fiji, the archipelagos that make up Melanesia are almost unimaginably idyllic. Traveling to the Melanesian Islands offers an endless supply of clear blue waters and palm-fringed beaches, not to mention a diverse Melanesian culture.

Spread across a vast span of Oceania,...

New Zealand Animals
January 21, 2019
Blog Post

New Zealand’s remote location has made its wildlife exceptional. The outlying sub-Antarctic islands are amongst the wildest, least disturbed, places on Earth.  In fact, the collection of archipelagos remained unsettled by humans (and other mammals) for so long that its native animals often have characteristics unlike any others on the planet.

Because New Zealand...

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