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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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Sylt Island, Germany
April 5, 2017
Blog Post

When you think of the Baltic, you likely picture stunning architecture and rich history; but did you know this region is also home to surprising natural beauty? Read on for some of our favorite natural highlights:

  • The beautiful, wind-swept island of Sylt is the northernmost point of Germany. Not only will you...
Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
March 8, 2018
Blog Post

Although it’s typically thought of as one of the planet’s coldest places, global warming in Antarctica is raising temperatures at an alarming rate. In late February 2017, the temperature in one area of Antarctica was the same as in Cairo, Egypt. Around the same time, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced a new record high—63.5º F had been recorded at an Argentine Research Base on the Antarctic Peninsula.

That’s stunning, especially when you consider...

Isla Coiba, Panama
March 23, 2017
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Snorkeling the protected waters around Isla Coiba, one encounters colorful parrotfish, red squirrelfish, and yellow pufferfish, along with grouper, rays, and three species of turtle. Located about 15 miles off the southern coast of Panama, Central America’s largest island is encircled by 335 acres of vibrant coral reef, the second largest in the Eastern Pacific. A new species of coral, Pacifigorgia marviva,...

South Georgia
February 13, 2018
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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, the...

Camiguin Island
March 21, 2017
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The Best Ways to Communicate While Traveling

Communicating when you’re traveling abroad can be quite a hassle. It seems like the further we get from our home country, the more complicated—and expensive!—calling internationally becomes.

There’s an overwhelming array of ways to make calls, get online, and keep in touch with your loved ones back home; here’s a look at some of our favorite simple solutions for calling internationally while traveling...

The Snares, New Zealand
March 15, 2017
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Motion sickness in general, and seasickness more specifically, are the bane of many intrepid explorers; both can strike even the most seasoned travelers! When you’re in the depths of it, seasickness can seem particularly interminable, and possibly ruin your whole trip. And though there are many seasickness remedies on the market, their effectiveness seems to vary from person to person.

Seasickness has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with being on the...

Adelies in Antarctica
April 11, 2019
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The Wildlife of Antarctica’s Islands and Peninsula 

Known as “the great white desert,” Antarctica doesn’t provide the most hospitable environment for life forms to survive. Antarctic animals have to adapt to extreme dryness, high exposure, and bitterly cold temperatures. But that just makes the few extremophile species who do thrive there all the more...

Sahara Desert
March 9, 2017
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Staring out across the vast sand dunes that lie beyond Dakhla, it seems inconceivable that the Sahara Desert was once lush with vegetation. Yet according to reports published in Science magazine and other leading scientific journals, a period of heavy monsoon rains that fell some 10,500 years ago turned the 3.8 million-square-mile Sahara into a semi-arid region that supported flora, fauna, and even human life.

Computer simulations of the Earth’s...

Top 10 Travel Bucket List for 2018
April 10, 2018
Blog Post

Where will your travel dreams take you in 2018? Here are just a few once-in-a-lifetime experiences Zegrahm can help you check off your bucket list next year.

Meet Nomads of the Sahara

Our new Sea to Sahara itinerary offers the rare opportunity to visit with the nomadic Sahraoui...

Polynesia
April 28, 2018
Blog Post

There are over 10,000 Polynesian islands in the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The region is generally defined by a triangle stretching from Hawaii in the north, to Easter Island in the east and New Zealand in the west. The main groups of Polynesian islands include the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and various others.

In addition to their geographical location, these islands are tied together by their similar languages, cultures, and belief...

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