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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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Serendip Sanctuary, Australia
December 5, 2016
Blog Post

As with so many things these days, we’re often faced with an array of choices, with no clear-cut answer on which is the right decision for our needs. For travelers, one of these issues is how to speed through the airport with ease, simplicity, and speed, so we can get through security and on to our destination (and vacation!) in the quickest possible manner.

We’ve researched the various methods and offer you a primer on what’s available and how it may pertain to...

Tripe Soup, Romania
November 29, 2016
Blog Post

Situated on the crossroads of East and West, Romania has been conquered and occupied by a variety of different civilizations over the centuries—Greek, Roman, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian—while trade with other European countries, such as France, Italy, Poland, and Russia, have also had a profound effect on the language and culture of Romania. Today, this mélange of cultural influences are evident in traditional Romanian food.

On our upcoming expedition,...

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
November 16, 2016
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The block of former Soviet republics—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan—is the new frontier for audacious adventurers. Here’s what you need to know about visiting Central Asia.

 

It’s About Time

Travel to Central Asia is most pleasant during spring and autumn months, avoiding the blistering desert heat during summer and the sharp chills of winter. While we have timed our...

Photography in Antarctica
November 1, 2016
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As an avid traveler and photographer, I have a personal photo library of over 50,000 images. From randomly scanned prints to cell phone uploads, I’ve learned over the years that taking time to organize your photos is just as important as setting up that perfect shot. Having a plan of action and spending a few minutes to organize your images right away will save you hours of searching later! Here’s my formula for keeping your digital photos organized and just a click away: 

 

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Vietnamese Pho
October 20, 2016
Blog Post

Michael Moore has been working with us for nearly a decade; he earned both his BS in biology and an MS degree in ecology, ethology, and evolution at the University of Illinois. As an expedition leader, Mike has led travelers everywhere from the equatorial forests of New Guinea to the Great White Continent of Antarctica, and many places in between. We recently caught...

Australia's Kimberley, Brent Stephenson
October 20, 2016
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Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand. He co-re-discovered the "extinct" New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, and has traveled virtually everywhere, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, Australia, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, French Polynesia, China,...

Heart of Cuba
September 28, 2016
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Culture of Cuba

A rich mix of Taino, Spanish, African, French, and English influences, Cuba’s soulful culture is all its own. This small country has contributed mightily to Latin-Caribbean literature, art, music, and dance. Poet, writer, and national hero José Marti helped usher in the Modernismo literary movement; works by painter Wifredo Lam hang in MoMA and Paris’s Centre Pompidou, and the National Ballet of Cuba, based in Havana, is world renowned. Look for art...

King George River, Kimberley
September 20, 2016
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In anticipation of our upcoming Australia’s Kimberley: A Voyage to the Outback expedition, our staff members compiled a list of their favorite movies revolving around this remote, otherworldly region of Northwestern Australia. So grab some popcorn, put your feet up, and binge-watch these Outback-themed flicks:

 

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Floreana Island
September 16, 2016
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Thursday & Friday, July 14 & 15, 2016 - Depart USA / Guayaquíl, Ecuador / Baltra, Galápagos Islands / Santa Cruz / Embark Isabela II

Upon arrival in Ecuador, we gathered at the Hilton Colón Guayaquíl for the night. After breakfast the following morning, we transferred to the airport for our flight to Baltra Island, then transferred by ferry to nearby Santa Cruz Island for a short bus ride to a quaint restaurant at an elevation of...

Shopping in Vietnam
August 16, 2016
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I’ve had the incredible fortune to work at Zegrahm Expeditions for the last 13 years. During that time, I’ve embarked on a number of life-changing adventures from Antarctica to Zanzibar, and many places between. One of my favorite expeditions was a Vietnam cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi; it was so memorable that I decided to recreate the Zegrahm trip in 2016, so my husband could share this phenomenal experience with me, albeit on our own and not with a group.  

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