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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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European Travel Destinations
September 9, 2020
Blog Post

So, who wants to crawl out of a comfy bed in the pre-dawn hours while on vacation? In Cappadocia, everyone does when it means watching the sunrise kiss the summit of Mount Erciyes from a colorful hot air balloon! As dawn breaks, we are treated to a bird’s eye view of the famous “fairy chimneys;” the fantastical wind-sculpted geological formations for which the area is renown. Photographic opportunities abound as our skilled pilot ensures we have amazing views of villages and countryside...

September 9, 2020
Blog Post

Allan Langdale

Where are you from and where have you lived? 

I’m originally from Vancouver, BC, Canada and have also lived in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, California, and Cyprus.

Northern Gannet
August 19, 2020
Blog Post

Peacock butterfly

Next year Zegrahm will be visiting my homeland here on the Emerald Isle during the Wild Ireland...

St Petersburg navy ship
August 18, 2020
Blog Post

Olga Stone

Where are you from and where have you lived?

USSR/Ukraine and the Isle of Man, UK.

Tell us about yourself—what path led you to becoming a Zegrahm Leader?...

July 29, 2020
Blog Post

Tom Sharpe

If you’re considering a visit to Scotland, (which I highly recommend!) here are a few personal recommendations to get you into a Scottish frame of mind


South Georgia
July 14, 2020
Blog Post

Meet the Expert: Jim Wilson 

Jim Wilson

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from the historic and picturesque harbor town of Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland and have...

Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa
June 8, 2020
Blog Post

How Archaeologist Colleen Batey Travels from Home

For the last 20 years, I have spent my summers working on expedition ships across the northern hemisphere. The rest of the year, until recently, was spent teaching at the University of Glasgow. I have taught at all levels and excavated widely in my 40 year career as an archaeologist of the Viking era. Being at home in isolation is not a natural state for me, although it is actually one which turns...

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...

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...


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