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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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Polar bear
September 16, 2020
Blog Post

Kelsey Simmons

Where are you from and where have you lived? 

I am originally from Whidbey Island in Washington State. I lived in Seattle when I attended the University of Washington. After that, I spent some...

Mongolia
August 18, 2020
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Tese Neighbor

Where are you from and where have you lived? 

Born in small town Indiana (Batesville), lived in Los Angeles, Beijing, and Hong Kong and currently reside in Seattle. 

Tell us...

Picture of Hokkaido
July 28, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from Worcestershire in the UK, and have lived in Staffordshire, Hertfordshire, and Norfolk in England and in the Stirling area of Scotland. Internationally, I have lived in Dunedin, New Zealand, and since 1998 in Hokkaido, Japan. Since April 2018 Mayumi (my wife) and I have lived in the Akan-Mashu National Park area of east Hokkaido.   

Tell us about yourself—what path led...

Petra
July 14, 2020
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This sobriquet alone is sufficient to identify Petra, the capital city of the Nabataeans, in southern Jordan. While not the earliest inhabitants, the Nabataeans—a nomadic Arab tribe recognized the area as a critical crossroads for trade and took over the region around the 6th century BCE. The wealth from control of trade through the region saw the city flourish, reaching its peak between 8 BCE and 40 CE. Having sided against Rome in the Parthian wars, its empire was subsequently weakened by...

Lisa Wurzainer
July 8, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?  

I was born in Seattle, WA and I have lived in Minneapolis, Klamath Falls, OR; Colorado Springs, CO; Munich, Germany; and now Whidbey Island, WA.

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

I started working for Zegrahm in 1993(!) shortly after I finished getting my M.A. in International Studies. Initially, I worked in...

Torajaland
June 25, 2020
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Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from South Africa and have lived in Seattle since1995 when Zegrahm Expeditions sponsored me to come to the US.

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

I started working on expedition ships in the onboard shops. I worked for Ship to Shore who ran the shops on the Explorer and the World Discoverer. I was fortunate enough to learn...

Picture of Antarctic Landscape ©Axel Fassio
May 20, 2020
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Have you ever found yourself fascinated by an unusual rock? If so, you most definitely have something in commom with Geologist Tom Sharpe. Even if you've never found a rock very fascinating,Tom's in-depth knowledge and unique way of sharing his love of geology captures the attention of rock enthusiasts and rock novices alike. 

We recently had...

Picture of Rich Pagen's porcelain koi chopstick stands from Japan
May 26, 2020
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We hope you enjoyed reading part one of our Travel at Home series and learning how Zegrahm’s intrepid expedition team is “traveling” during these unprecedented times. As fellow explorers, like-minded adventurers, and lifelong learners, we know that many of you bring travel into your own homes in similar ways. 

Please enjoy another candid tour of our leaders’ mementoes and...

Australia Kimberley Cruise
May 11, 2020
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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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Picture of a cup of coffee and a stack of books
May 26, 2020
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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,...

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