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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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European Travel Destinations
September 9, 2020
Blog Post

So, who wants to crawl out of a comfy bed in the pre-dawn hours while on vacation? In Cappadocia, everyone does when it means watching the sunrise kiss the summit of Mount Erciyes from a colorful hot air balloon! As dawn breaks, we are treated to a bird’s eye view of the famous “fairy chimneys;” the fantastical wind-sculpted geological formations for which the area is renown. Photographic opportunities abound as our skilled pilot ensures we have amazing views of villages and countryside...

Cyprus
September 9, 2020
Blog Post

Allan Langdale

Where are you from and where have you lived? 

I’m originally from Vancouver, BC, Canada and have also lived in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz, California, and Cyprus.

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Northern Gannet
August 19, 2020
Blog Post

Peacock butterfly

Next year Zegrahm will be visiting my homeland here on the Emerald Isle during the Wild Ireland...

Mongolia
August 18, 2020
Blog Post

Tese Neighbor

Where are you from and where have you lived? 

Born in small town Indiana (Batesville), lived in Los Angeles, Beijing, and Hong Kong and currently reside in Seattle. 

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St Petersburg navy ship
August 18, 2020
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Olga Stone

Where are you from and where have you lived?

USSR/Ukraine and the Isle of Man, UK.

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

whisky
July 29, 2020
Blog Post

Tom Sharpe

If you’re considering a visit to Scotland, (which I highly recommend!) here are a few personal recommendations to get you into a Scottish frame of mind

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Picture of Hokkaido
July 28, 2020
Blog Post

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from Worcestershire in the UK, and have lived in Staffordshire, Hertfordshire, and Norfolk in England and in the Stirling area of Scotland. Internationally, I have lived in Dunedin, New Zealand, and since 1998 in Hokkaido, Japan. Since April 2018 Mayumi (my wife) and I have lived in the Akan-Mashu National Park area of east Hokkaido.   

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Petra
July 14, 2020
Blog Post

This sobriquet alone is sufficient to identify Petra, the capital city of the Nabataeans, in southern Jordan. While not the earliest inhabitants, the Nabataeans—a nomadic Arab tribe recognized the area as a critical crossroads for trade and took over the region around the 6th century BCE. The wealth from control of trade through the region saw the city flourish, reaching its peak between 8 BCE and 40 CE. Having sided against Rome in the Parthian wars, its empire was subsequently weakened by...

South Georgia
July 14, 2020
Blog Post

Meet the Expert: Jim Wilson 

Jim Wilson

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I am from the historic and picturesque harbor town of Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland and have...

Fingal's Cave on the Isle of Staffa
June 8, 2020
Blog Post

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...

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