Scattered across the largest ocean basin on earth, the islands of the South Pacific have wooed adventurers and explorers for centuries. And it’s no wonder why—these remote paradises offer unparalleled beauty; a bounty of exotic flora, birds, and wildlife; some of the world’s most pristine marine environments; and communities where time-honored traditions remain unchanged. Join us as we discover the South Pacific.
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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Blog
Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions Blog! 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. You may filter this content by geographic region, by type—including blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.
This November, we'll be traveling to India by Rail with the Hornbill Festival, with social anthropologist, Shirley Campbell. An annual rite of passage, watch as Shirley describes the festivities with Expedition Advisor Ellen McIlvaine.
Our conversation with Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen comes to a close; watch as they share what they're most looking forward to when returning to Cuba in the next few months. Hint: Rich is ready to relax with a mojito! Thanks for tuning in this week, and be sure to click the links below to catch the entire series!
Our conversation with Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen continues! Watch as they describe the friendly locals you'll encounter, the vibrant music scene, and the currency needed during your adventure. And, be sure to stay tuned for Part 5: Nadia & Rich Share Why They're Excited to Return to Cuba.
Our conversation with Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen continues! Watch as they describe the incredible wildlife you'll see, including the Cuban bee hummingbird and the endemic Cuban trogon, as well as some of the accommodations you'll be staying in. And, be sure to stay tuned for Part 4: Cuba's Friendly Locals, Culture & Currency.
Our conversation with Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen continues! Watch as they describe some of the activities you'll be able to participate in during our expeditions to Cuba, including snorkeling and diving, and visits to local museums. And, be sure to stay tuned for Part 3: Cuba's Natural History & Inviting Accommodations.
Expedition Leaders Nadia Eckhardt and Rich Pagen joined us in the Zegrahm office recently to discuss all things Cuba. Watch as they describe our upcoming expeditions to the island country, the local cuisine, and why NOW is the time to discover Cuba. And, be sure to stay tuned for Part 2: Cuba's Art Scene, Underwater World, and More.
Our friends at The Nature Conservancy were kind enough to share this footage from the Solomon Islands with us. Scurry along the sand with baby hawksbill sea turtles, and learn how The Nature Conservancy and local heroes are protecting these endangered creatures throughout their life cycle. And be sure to note the arrows in the top left corner; you can manipulate the video to follow along in whichever way the turtles scatter!
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Zegrahm Cofounder and Expedition Leader, Mike Messick, is thrilled to be joining our upcoming Asia's Subtropical Isles: Philippines, Taiwan & Japan expedition. Along with him for the ride are, marine biologist Brad Climpson, ornithologist Brent Stephenson, naturalist Rich Pagen, and...
We're happy to tell you what a Zegrahm expedition is really like, but why not hear it from our guests? In this video, you'll hear explorers from the Arctic to the Antarctic - and in between! - sharing just some of the incredible highlights of a Zegrahm expedition.