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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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Miyajima Island, Japan
June 8, 2018
Blog Post

Japan is a timeless travel destination, blending ancient cultural traditions with a love of forward-thinking technology. You would be forgiven for thinking that the nation is one big landmass, but it’s actually a volcanic archipelago made up of 6,852 Japanese islands. Of these, only 420 are inhabited.

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Esfahan, Iran
May 31, 2017
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Travel to Iran is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The country will blow you away with its natural beauty, millenary historical heritage, and especially the friendliness of its locals. The Persian people will lavish you with smiles and warm welcomes from the moment you step off the plane in Tehran.

However, life in Iran is quite different from what we’re used to in the West; it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the local customs before you travel...

Narsaq, Greenland
May 31, 2017
Blog Post

If you’re only casually familiar with the history of the Vikings, you might think of them as the fearsome seafaring warriors who left their Scandinavian homes in search of wealth, raiding countless coastal sites along the way. Since history is usually written by the victors, perhaps it’s no surprise that the Norsemen have been portrayed as savage heathens...

Embera Girls, Darien Province, Panama
May 9, 2017
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Thanks to the country’s role as a bridge between North and South America, people have always come from all over the world to settle in Panama. As a result, the cultures of Panama are striking in terms of their sheer diversity. 

There are seven unique indigenous cultures of Panama, which make up about 13% of the country’s population (currently around 4 million). These cultures are typically divided into four major groups based on language, traditions, and locations...

Visby, Sweden
May 2, 2017
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We’ve been traveling to the Baltic region for nearly a decade; in that time, we’ve honed an incredible itinerary, filled with natural delights, stunning architecture, and rich history. Even our expedition staff is eager to return! Find out why, below:

 

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Kuna Indian, San Blas Archipelago, Panama
April 20, 2018
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Simple Tips for More Sustainable Adventures

 

Ecotourism may seem like a complex approach to being a responsible traveler, but its ethos is remarkably simple. As defined by The International Ecotourism Society in 1990, ecotourism is “Responsible travel to natural...

Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia
April 26, 2017
Blog Post

When contemplating a cruise to Central America, there are a lot of options to choose from. With a seemingly endless variety of ships, itineraries, and activities, how you want to travel and the experiences you’d like to have are the most important factors to consider. At Zegrahm, we believe that travel should be transformative, inspiring, and enriching; read on to discover what sets our upcoming...

Polynesia
April 20, 2017
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As travelers, we always tell ourselves: “It’ll never happen to me.” It’s a comforting thought! But thousands of travelers each year experience some kind of trouble overseas, whether that be dealing with lost luggage, last-minute trip cancellations, or something more serious which requires emergency medical treatment.

Yet still many travelers question if travel insurance is worth it; some people dismiss the importance of travel insurance and think of it as an...

Cape Verde
April 17, 2017
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In ancient times, the world was believed to end at the Strait of Gibraltar. The Atlantic was a wild, threatening expanse of waves, monsters, and mysteries; few seafarers dared sail its waters. But by the late Middle Ages, European ships began crossing regularly, eventually encountering the largely uninhabited islands of Macaronesia.

Macaronesia (derived from the Greek words for “Islands of the fortunate”) consists of...

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
April 12, 2017
Blog Post

When Englanders look to escape their busy everyday lives, many hop a ferry or turboprop for the short trip to the Channel Islands. Located in the English Channel off the French coast of Normandy, the easy-going archipelago welcomes with its windswept coasts and beautiful beaches, colorful fishing villages and cattle-dotted fields, bird-filled wetlands and more sunshine than any other place in the British Isles.

So it is difficult to imagine that these bucolic...

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