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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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Maoi, Easter Island
August 12, 2020
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Annette Kuhlem

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from Germany, but I grew up in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast. I lived in...

Elephants, Botswana
August 4, 2020
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Where are you from and where have you lived?

I was born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After a stint in the military, I moved to the Greater Kruger National Park where I lived for 15 years, working as a safari guide, camp manager, wildlife film-maker, and wildlife manager. I met my wife, Lynn, there and our twin children were born there. In the early nineties, we moved to the town of Nelspruit, not far from...

Cape Town
July 20, 2020
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Where are you from and where have you lived?

I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, immigrated to Sacramento, CA in 1987, and then settled in Seattle, WA in 1995. Before and after Sacramento, I spent six months on the Island of Corfu in Greece as well as London and Surrey, UK. I traveled around Europe in a camper van for a summer and about a year later, I explored with friends in a van from Mexico and up the US Pacific coast into Canada, and finally...

Lisa Wurzainer
July 8, 2020
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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 book shelves
June 22, 2020
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Welcome to the third installment of book recommendations by the Zegrahm expedition team! We hope you have enjoyed being transported through reading and possibly found a new favorite book or author. 

In this final reading list, climb aboard for another literary flight around the world—travel to Madagascar and discover the Jane Goodall of lemurs with Merel Dalebout, get a fascinating glimpse into the life of an art forger with Art Historian Matthew Whyte, learn about the intricacies of...

Diver inspecting coral underwater
June 22, 2020
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Where are you from and where have you lived?

I’m originally from the UK, and have lived in Canada, the United States, Australia, Seychelles, and Sweden.

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

I had a 60-foot charter vessel Neptune Spirit in Vancouver from 1979 to 1984. My main client was a Japanese company and their owner was Mr....

Picture of travel journal
August 11, 2020
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Welcome to the final blog in Zegrahm’s Travel at Home series. By now, you’ve surely identified a “travel collector twin” among our leaders and have learned new ways to bring travel into your homes in the future.

We can’t wait until the day when the Zegrahm family can set-off together yet again to explore remote shores, wander down ancient streets, marvel at natural wonders, experience new cultures, swim among vibrant, tropical fish, taste exotic new flavors, hear the roar of a lion...

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...

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