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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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Picture of a cup of coffee and a stack of books
May 26, 2020
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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...

Europe off the beaten path
October 14, 2019
Blog Post

15 Beautiful Cities in Europe & Other European Destinations to Visit.

In recent years, summer in Europe has brought the increasingly negative impacts of mass tourism. Every peak European travel season seems to bring more unfortunate issues, increasing the rift between locals and visitors and prompting...

solo travel
July 17, 2019
Blog Post

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)...

small ship cruising
July 9, 2019
Blog Post

For nearly 30 years, Zegrahm Expeditions has been taking travelers to the world’s most remote and remarkable destinations on all seven continents and offering unique experiences in some of the planet’s most fascinating places.

On a Zegrahm small ship cruise, you’ll enjoy expert guidance from the expedition team, comfortable accommodations, personalized attention, gourmet food, and a chance to make lasting friendships with like-minded people.

In addition to being able to dock...

Istanbul, Turkey
February 12, 2019
Blog Post

 The Black Sea arguably ranks among the world’s most unique bodies of water. This inland sea, which consists of layers of both fresh and salt water, touches the shores of six different countries (Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine).

There is much to see during a Black Sea cruise, from history to natural wonders,...

Kamchatka Islands, Kuril Islands
January 7, 2019
Blog Post

Located off the eastern coast of Russia, the Kuril Islands are the definition of the word “untamed.” Stretching 700 nautical miles in an arc from the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Sakhalin Oblast province of Russia to Japan’s Hokkaido, this volcanic...

European Crested Tit
August 28, 2017
Blog Post

The birds of Europe include around 700 different species, many of which are similar to those found in northern Asia and North America. In fact, there are only 10 endemic species of European birds that you won’t see anywhere else in the world.

There are six other European birds which could possibly be classified as unique endemic species by taxonomists in the future. These include the Balearic warbler (found in the Balearic Islands), brant goose (from western...

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