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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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Polar bear
September 16, 2020
Blog Post

Kelsey Simmons

Where are you from and where have you lived? 

I am originally from Whidbey Island in Washington State. I lived in Seattle when I attended the University of Washington. After that, I spent some...

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...

St Petersburg navy ship
August 18, 2020
Blog Post

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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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...

Lisa Wurzainer
July 8, 2020
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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...

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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