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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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Isla del Caño, Costa Rica
October 3, 2017
Blog Post

Virtually every explorer dreams of traveling to the Caribbean at least once in their lifetime. The region’s vibrant cultures, endless beaches, delicious cuisine, and a vast array of wildlife all contribute to its intoxicating allure, which is experienced by as many as 25 million travelers per year.

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Narsaq, Greenland
April 11, 2017
Blog Post

It’s common knowledge that Earth Day is observed annually on April 22 in order to celebrate the planet and educate people about the need for environmental protection. But how much do you know about Earth Day facts and history? Here, we’ll delve into the origins and evolution of this holiday, which date back to the late ‘60s/early ‘70s ecology movement. We’ll also discuss ideas for Earth Day activities for anyone who wants to do their part to preserve the planet’s beauty for future...

Ultimate Galapagos
January 10, 2017
Blog Post

The Importance of Eco-Friendly Adventures

Traveling has never been easier than it is now. With budget airlines, accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets, and tours available to the most remote corners of the world, the number of people traveling outside the US is increasing every year.

But long-haul travel often...

March 7, 2016
Blog Post

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, flattening villages, damaging landmarks, and triggering a major avalanche on Mount Everest. Nearly a year later, even the most adventurous spirits are still leery of heading to the “Roof of the World.”

Since many Zegrahm travelers have expressed their concerns about visiting the Southeast Asian country, we reached out to our local tour operator, Nima Tashi of Last Frontiers Trekking, for insight. His advice: Not...

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
March 2, 2016
Blog Post

We expected the snorkeling and diving in the Philippines to be good. We knew the birding would be quality but extremely specialized, so we brought in a local ornithologist, Rommel Cruz, to make it work. We knew the logistics would be challenging, so in the year prior to our arrival, expedition leader Mike Moore made numerous visits to each town and island, in some cases literally counting seats on local transportation to tie up loose ends. We tried to be as prepared as possible to launch a...

October 19, 2015
Video

Zegrahm cofounder, Jack Grove, recently gave a TEDx Talk about "A Shifting Paradigm in the Galapagos," and we are thrilled to share it with you! This is a great example of the in-depth knowledge you will be exposed to when traveling with Jack in the Galapagos. 

For more information on our Galapagos expeditions, visit our destination page....

Nonong the Orangutan
March 27, 2013
Blog Post

On Zegrahm’s February 2013 Brunei to Bali expedition, guests had the opportunity to tour the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Sandakan, Malaysia. While there, they were able to learn about the organization’s mission and meet the resident orangutans, including a very special resident. Nonong is a 12-year-old female orangutan that suffers from cerebral malaria, which paralyzed her left hand and foot. Because of her condition, she will never be able to go back into the wild and will...

South Georgia pipit
November 11, 2015
Blog Post
Update | November, 2015: 
Our recent Circumnavigation of South Georgia expedition has returned with great news—the island may be rodent free for the first time in centuries! South Georgia pipits were flying in abundance, and several South Georgia pintails made appearances as well, both species thought to be previously near extinction. We've long assisted the South Georgia Heritage Trust, as have our guests, and this time was no different; our travelers raised $7,000 in...
South Georgia pintail
April 25, 2015
Blog Post

October, 2012

With the largest concentrations of penguins, seals, and albatross to be found anywhere on the planet, South Georgia has been dubbed, “The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.” And, while large birdlife usually takes center stage on South Georgia, the island was once a thriving small-bird community as well, comprised of storm petrels, prions, blue petrels, and pipits. However, with the introduction of rats by whalers and sealers, the small-bird population is being devastated...

Megapode
June 4, 2014
Blog Post

The island and people of Tsoi Lik have always held a special place in the hearts of Zegrahm’s cofounders and travelers.

It all began on a visit over 25 years ago. While exploring the island, Zegrahm cofounder, Werner Zehnder, and fellow travelers were fascinated by the population of indigenous megapodes—chicken-like, incubator birds with small heads and large feet. Unfortunately, the megapodes were severely threatened at the time so the team organized a sizable contribution to be...

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