We recently had the opportunity to do a quick Q & A with Ornithologist Pepper Trail to learn more about his background, interests, favorite expedition moments, travel bucket list, what he loves about Zegrahm, and more. We hope you enjoy discovering more...
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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.
A Tribute To Edward Bransfield and the Discovery of the Antarctic Continent
Explorers today pride themselves on making their own trails, discovering hidden gems, and venturing off the beaten path. We are inspired by the explorers of old, those who sought to chart and map the mysteries of the world. Explorers like Irish ship’s master Edward Bransfield, whose legendary expedition discovered and first charted the mainland of Antarctica in 1820.
The Best Travel Credit Card Options
Travel credit cards are becoming increasingly popular, and that’s not surprising. When you consider how many added perks you get for simply using them, it’s more surprising that many people still aren’t using them.
They can help you book trips easier and usually offer exclusive perks for...
The Best Winter Vacation Ideas
As the weather gets gloomier, most people start craving sunlight and warmth, even if just for a few weeks.
Luckily, there are plenty of easily-accessible winter vacation destinations that can fit anyone’s taste. It’s just a matter of coming up with winter vacation ideas that are the right fit.
So, in this article, we’ll explore some of the...
The Best Things to Do in Iceland
Iceland is a country of contrasts.
On one hand, it is located far up north, which means that the climate is cold and harsh. But at the same time, it’s one of the most volcanic regions in the world, with quite a few active volcanoes that have a geothermal effect on the environment.
People that visit the country want to learn the culture but also have...
The Best Gifts for Travelers
Finding the right gifts for people who travel isn’t an easy task.
People who enjoy traveling usually value experiences over possessions, so whatever you get them must be practical or help them achieve their travel dreams.
Luckily, there are plenty of gifts for travelers that...
Exploring African Ruins
Africa is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places on earth.
Its sweeping landscapes can offer visitors incredible and diverse nature, rich history, and a range of cultures. This is why so many people flock to famous landmarks in Africa every year.
But since Africa is so vast, how can you pick the most worthwhile African ruins...
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Reykjavik, Iceland / Golden Circle / Embark Le Champlain
This morning we began bright and early ferrying our luggage down from our rooms at the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel. We have the day to explore the countryside with local guides while our ship, Le Champlain, readies in port for our arrival and the voyage ahead.
The Best Wildlife Parks & Wildlife Tours in the World for Animal Lovers
Global interest in nature-based tourism, which includes wildlife tourism, has grown rapidly over the last decade. At the same time, wildlife has become increasingly under threat from issues such as habitat loss, poaching, and a lack of funding for conservation.
Richard Damania, lead economist for the...
In August of 2018, biologist Michael Moore and I co-led a two-week Zegrahm wildlife adventure in Borneo, spotting wild orangutans in Danum Valley's dense forest, pygmy elephants among the tall reeds along the Kinabatangan River, and the parasitic Rafflesia 'corpse flower' high on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu.
In August of 2020, we will set off again to explore the natural wonders of terrestrial ...