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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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Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa
June 8, 2020
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How Archaeologist Colleen Batey Travels from Home

For the last 20 years, I have spent my summers working on expedition ships across the northern hemisphere. The rest of the year, until recently, was spent teaching at the University of Glasgow. I have taught at all levels and excavated widely in my 40 year career as an archaeologist of the Viking era. Being at home in isolation is not a natural state for me, although it is actually one which turns...

Picture of a cup of coffee and a stack of books
May 26, 2020
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We hope you enjoyed the selections from our first round of book recommendations curated by our expert expedition team. Our field leaders gave us so many intriguing recommendations, we’ve compiled another list of books to explore!

We hope you enjoy this suggested reading list as much as the last as you explore small-town America with Brent Stephenson,...

Book Recommendations
April 15, 2020
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We know that curious explorers like yourself will not be content to sit idle during this time of isolation and social distancing, so we reached out to our expert expedition team for their best book recommendations. We were rewarded with a plethora of books to help you—and us—learn, grow, and travel through reading.

Whether reading historical accounts of famed explorers, learning about unique fauna around the world, or discovering something new about another culture, we...

Cliff of Moher
March 12, 2020
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Ireland is a European country that is known for its time-honored traditions, sweeping rugged landscapes, and jubilant, easy-going locals. Its culture is distinct and easily detected, encapsulated in almost every aspect of daily life. From cheerful, traditional music, to the fine nuances of the Gaelic language and the prospering pub culture that has become the cornerstone of Irish tourism—it is a country that is truly in a class of its own.

Ireland’s unequivocal charm and beauty is...

Woman birdwatching in a field of flowers
February 28, 2020
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Birdwatching (or birding) is an activity enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts around the world. In fact, the industry is estimated to generate $41 billion dollars per year—a figure that often comes as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the vocation. 

Those who spend significant amounts of time birding are motivated by the seemingly endless challenge of spotting as many species as possible. This, of course, is a substantial undertaking, as it is...

Best Travel Credit Card
January 7, 2020
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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...

winter vacation ideas
January 3, 2020
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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...

Best Gift For Travelers
December 6, 2019
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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...

worlds best wildlife parks
December 23, 2019
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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...

BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES
December 18, 2019
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Planning a trip to Europe? Check out our tips for the ultimate European Vacation.

Traveling in Europe is a bucket list dream for millions of people around the world. Whether it’s savoring Spanish tapas, cruising the Greek islands, or touring wineries in the Italian countryside, there’s something magical about the continent’s combination of culture, history, gastronomy, architecture, and natural beauty.

But Europe is a vast continent, and the...

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