We recently had the opportunity to do a quick Q & A with Ornithologist Pepper Trail to learn more about his background, interests, favorite expedition moments, travel bucket list, what he loves about Zegrahm, and more. We hope you enjoy discovering more...
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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.
Exploring African Ruins
Africa is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth.
Its sweeping landscapes can offer visitors incredible and diverse nature, rich history, and a range of cultures. This is why so many people flock to famous landmarks in Africa every year.
But since Africa is so vast, how can you pick the most worthwhile African ruins...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Located in the far northwest of Australia, our independent journeys to this remote part of the island-continent finally ended in Broome. Staying at the beautiful Cable Beach Resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, we met our fellow travelers, renewed old acquaintances, and made new friends while sipping sunset cocktails. Tom Hiney and Sacha Guggenheimer welcomed us as we sat down for dinner...
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...
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea / Rabaul / Embark Caledonian Sky
Today marked the first day of our voyage through Micronesia! We departed the Airways Hotel—where the Vue Restaurant’s delightful breakfast was only surpassed by the panoramic vista of the Owen Stanley Ranges—for Jacksons International Airport and our charter flight to Rabaul. Taking off just after 10:00 AM, we turned northeast...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Mahe Island, Seychelles
All fellow travelers arrived safely after seemingly convoluted journeys into the tropical Seychelles, the humidity like a gentle kiss after the dry conditions endured on aircraft. We were met at the airport and transferred to our accommodation at the Eden Bleu Hotel, located on reclaimed land offshore of the main island. Some of us joined one of the excursions on offer, while others simply...
Along with the Spartans of ancient Greece, the Samurai warrior caste of Japan, and the Zulus of southern Africa, the Vikings of Scandinavia are widely regarded as one of history’s greatest warrior cultures.
The Viking era has been a staple fodder of popular culture for decades, from films (How to Train Your Dragon, Outlander...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Today, everyone met at the Cairns Shangri-La Hotel for our Great Barrier Reef trip. Once everyone was settled into their rooms we made our way to the Salt House Restaurant and Bar for dinner. A fantastic menu was set out for us and we all enjoyed our meals, wine, and conversation. After dinner it was time to head back to the ...
From Abu Simbel to the Valley of the Kings
If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling to Egypt, there’s never been a better time. The country has suffered a long-lasting tourism drought due in large part to the Arab Spring. But nowadays, though the political situation is stable and the country is once again open for business, western tourists remain few and far between.
Those who do choose to tour Egypt will be rewarded far beyond their expectations....