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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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Lake Toya, Japan
June 7, 2017
Blog Post

Each evening between May and October, colorful pyrotechnics illuminate the skies over Lake Toya, as hundreds of fireworks are set off from boats on the still waters. The spectacular event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to the scenic lake, which lends its name to the surrounding Shikotsu-Toya National Park on Japan’s northernmost main island, Hokkaido.

Yet at numerous points in history, a different kind of fireworks have reflected off Lake Toya...

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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Hokkaido: Japan's Wild Island
October 16, 2018
Blog Post

In the land of major metropolises and futuristic technology, there is still an oasis of calm and nature. Away from overcrowded subways, robot waiters, and neon intersections, Japan’s island of Hokkaido offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

The island offers mountain ranges and active volcanoes in its center, as well as dense forests, rushing rivers, coastal plains, and dramatic shores. Not only does Hokkaido have the largest reserves of untouched...

Esfahan, Iran
May 31, 2017
Blog Post

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...

Visby, Sweden
May 2, 2017
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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
Blog Post

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...

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...

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