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.
When thinking of dream destinations, most people first consider the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
But while those are the obvious choices, at the same time, nobody likes to visit a place only to discover that it has been overrun by tourists. This can often take away a lot of the charm that made it so famous in the first place.
Luckily, there are plenty of underrated destinations, some of which are located in the least visited countries on the planet...
The Best Travel Credit Card Options
Travel credit cards are becoming increasingly popular, and that’s not surprising. When you consider how many added perks you get for simply using them, it’s more surprising that many people still aren’t using them.
They can help you book trips easier and usually offer exclusive perks for...
The Best Winter Vacation Ideas
As the weather gets gloomier, most people start craving sunlight and warmth, even if just for a few weeks.
Luckily, there are plenty of easily-accessible winter vacation destinations that can fit anyone’s taste. It’s just a matter of coming up with winter vacation ideas that are the right fit.
So, in this article, we’ll explore some of the...
The Best Gifts for Travelers
Finding the right gifts for people who travel isn’t an easy task.
People who enjoy traveling usually value experiences over possessions, so whatever you get them must be practical or help them achieve their travel dreams.
Luckily, there are plenty of gifts for travelers that...
The Best Wildlife Parks & Wildlife Tours in the World for Animal Lovers
Global interest in nature-based tourism, which includes wildlife tourism, has grown rapidly over the last decade. At the same time, wildlife has become increasingly under threat from issues such as habitat loss, poaching, and a lack of funding for conservation.
Richard Damania, lead economist for the...
As an expert on ecotourism, one of the most common questions I get is, “How do I know which tour operators are truly sustainable?” As with choosing green hotels, the answer is fairly complex and generally involves asking a lot of questions.
But over the past 20 years of immersing myself in the responsible travel...
Solo travel is a rapidly growing trend nowadays, as more and more people are discovering the joys of traveling alone.
Some solo travelers love going it alone simply to have the freedom of making their own choices, all day, every day. Some like the opportunities for engaging with locals when they travel, and meeting new people on the road. Others (and women especially)...
The Ultimate Cruise Packing List (Including Cold, Hot/Dry, & Tropical Climates)
Packing for a cruise vacation isn’t always smooth sailing. There are a number of things to consider when deciding what to bring on a cruise, including how long your cruise is, where you’ll be cruising, the climate of your intended destination, and any activities you’ll be taking part in along the way.
Depending on the type of ship and your chosen destination, you...
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...