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.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Chennai, India / Embark the Silver Discoverer
We gathered at the Taj Coromandel Hotel in Chennai on India’s southeast coast, arriving throughout the day and night on flights from all over the world. On Tuesday afternoon, after a filling lunch that felt like a late-night snack to those who were still in a different time zone, we began our expedition by exploring...
Sunday, November 25, 2018
We arrived from different corners of the world to explore the lesser-traveled islands of the Caribbean, our flights touching down at Fort-de-France, the sleepy capital city of Martinique. On the drive to Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort, we admired the lush green vegetation covering impressive volcanic peaks.
In the evening, we gathered for a cocktail party and dinner with our fellow travelers, where...
Wednesday & Thursday, March 29 & 30, 2017 - Depart Home / Miami / Havana, Cuba
Hot sun moderated by soft breeze greeted us in Miami, a preview for conditions on the two-week voyage awaiting us. Many of us were already acquainted from previous Zegrahm trips, and Expedition Leader Nadia Eckhardt soon began introductions and a briefing.
The next morning, our flight path followed the fragile low-lying...
Sunday & Monday, March 12 & 13, 2017 - Manila, Philippines / Embark Caledonian Sky
Arriving into Manila, we gathered from a diverse array of states and nations to celebrate the beginning of our exciting subtropical adventure with welcome drinks and dinner at the Marriott Airport Hotel. With a day to explore the capital city of the Philippines, we opted to go beyond the destination and learn about some of the...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Hanoi, Vietnam
After some long hours (or days) of travel, we arrived in Vietnam at last! The Hotel de l’Opera’s lovely breakfast served as the meeting place for our group, as we gathered together for the first time before quickly scattering on our first day’s adventures. One group set off for the morning Hanoi City tour, beginning at the Ethnography Museum, where we learned about Vietnam’s 54 ethnic...
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - USA / Martinique
We touched down at Fort-de-France, a sleepy capital city set against a backdrop of saw-tooth volcanic peaks. We checked in to the Cap Est Lagoon Hotel & Spa Resort where we gathered with our fellow travelers and met Expedition Leader Jeff Gneiser and Cruise Director Cynthia Gneiser.
As an astounding background chorus of resident frogs cranked into high...
Sunday & Monday, May 1 & 2, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan / Niigata / Embark Caledonian Sky
We gathered as one group for a sumptuous Japanese meal at our hotel. Our Expedition Leader, Mark Brazil, introduced our expedition team, including our local guides, before we all headed for bed, ready for a full day and a fresh start tomorrow!
Wednesday & Thursday, April 13 & 14, 2016 - San José, Costa Rica / Puerto Caldera / Embark Sea Adventurer / Golfo Dulce
We converged in San José for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of both the Pacific and Caribbean sides of Central America. We stopped first at a coffee plantation, where we roamed through the grounds, learned...
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - Puerto Montt, Chile / Embark Sea Adventurer
“I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.” ~ Alexander von Humboldt
Migrating from the four corners of the planet, we came together in this...