Sunday, April 14, 2019
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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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.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Island Sky
Having arrived at the Arakur Hotel & Resort in Ushuaia the day before, and caught up on at least some sleep overnight, we set out this morning to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. Guided by our ornithologist, Jim Wilson, our birders were first out, keen to find their target species, the Magellanic woodpecker. In this they were...
It’s the largest bay in the world, and at its widest stretches some 1,000 miles, from Myanmar in the east to India in the west. Maritime traders and migrants created a colorful tapestry of cultures. Rivers, including the sacred Ganges and legendary Irrawaddy, empty into the bay and create dramatic landscapes and wildlife habitats for migratory birds and even swimming tigers. With ports of call ranging from remote villages and nature reserves to bustling cities and vast Buddhist ruins,...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Oslo, Norway / Longyearbyen / Embark Ocean Adventurer
Having gathered for dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Oslo Airport yesterday and met with our expedition team, this morning we took the short stroll to the airport terminal to join our flight to Svalbard. Four hours later, after a brief stop in Tromsø, we stepped from the plane into the cold damp air of...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Reykjavík, Iceland / Narsarsuaq, Greenland / Embark Hebridean Sky
Having gathered and met our fellow travelers and expedition staff in the Hilton Nordica Hotel in Reykjavík the previous evening, our Greenland to Iceland adventure began today with a tour of the most northerly capital city in the world. We took in views of Reykjavík from atop the hot water tanks of Perlan and visited...
Indochina– the geographical area of Southeast Asia that’s bordered by India to the west and China to the north– offers a melting pot of indigenous cultures.
Comprised of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, this area was deeply influenced by its neighbors, as well as by French colonizers. However, the name of the region didn’t originate until the early 1800s.
When you travel to Indochina today, there are an array of deep and rich cultural,...
Are you a cultural traveler? Always interested in history, art, architecture, music, and, of course, food?
There’s no better way to delve into a place than through its culture and cuisine. Here are our top 10 foodie travel destinations for cultural connoisseurs:
Alaska is known for its deep history and majestic landscapes. The state’s cultural history includes indigenous Alaskans (229 tribes, including the...
New and Unique Trips Around The World
Unlike other tour operators, Zegrahm’s calendar of expeditions changes from year to year. 2019 is no different, with 15 brand-new itineraries that have been carefully curated to immerse you in the culture and natural history of each exotic destination.
We recently caught up with Director of Planning, Jon Nicholson, to find out more about the trip planning process and the exciting new expedition lineup....
Hollywood has produced plenty of doomsday films, usually with a scientist-hero concocting some scheme to prevent an existential disaster from destroying the human race. In reality, our survival is based on something much more elemental: seeds.
The Global Seed Vault on Svalbard is a secure storage facility that holds the largest, most diverse collection of food crop seeds on earth. Located in an abandoned coal mine deep within a mountain beneath the permafrost, the...
The Himalayas is a majestic mountain range in every way. One of the youngest mountain ranges, they are home to many of the world’s tallest mountains, including Mount Everest.
At 29,035 feet (8,850 meters), Everest is the highest mountain on Earth—and also one of the most mystical. It seems to compel thrill-seekers...