Japan has an efficient public transportation network, especially within metropolitan areas and between the large cities. Japanese public transportation is characterized by its punctuality, superb service, and the large numbers of people using it.
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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.
With all the contrasts of this complex culture, what should you see and do on your trip to Japan?
Here are a few places we recommend for first-time travelers.
Meiji Shrine (Tokyo) - Located in the Shibuya neighborhood, the Meiji Shrine honors the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji (Japan’s 122nd emperor, who opened Japan to the west...
Living in Japan, I learned that the country is an intriguing place that’s full of rich contrasts.
Ancient buildings coexist alongside emerging technologies. There’s delicious traditional cuisine and more modern, adventurous snacks. You can explore rural lands where things are done as they always have been, and cities that are rife with change, urban sophistication, and a passion for kawaii (cute).
With all the contrasts of this complex culture...
Indochina– the geographical area of Southeast Asia that’s bordered by India to the west and China to the north– offers a melting pot of indigenous cultures.
Comprised of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, this area was deeply influenced by its neighbors, as well as by French colonizers. However, the name of the region didn’t originate until the early 1800s.
When you travel to Indochina today, there are an array of deep and rich cultural,...
Before it was known as Sri Lanka, the country was called Ceylon. Before Ceylon, Arab traders called it Serendip. It’s a lovely name for a beautiful country that is also referred to as, “The pearl of the Indian Ocean.”
Located just south of India, on the path of maritime trading routes that traversed the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has long been exposed to diverse cultural and religious influences. Today,...
In 2017, our sister company, Travcoa, moved their headquarters from Los Angeles to the Zegrahm office in Seattle. We are thrilled to collaborate with them on an outstanding lineup of expeditions that offer luxurious accommodations and immersive cultural experiences in some of the world’s most exotic locations.
Many years ago, Travcoa created the most generous and flexible travel dining plan imaginable: dine wherever you wish, and we’ll pick up the bill! Zegrahm keeps this tradition...
Are you a cultural traveler? Always interested in history, art, architecture, music, and, of course, food?
There’s no better way to delve into a place than through its culture and cuisine. Here are our top 10 foodie travel destinations for cultural connoisseurs:
Alaska is known for its deep history and majestic landscapes. The state’s cultural history includes indigenous Alaskans (229 tribes, including the...
New and Unique Trips Around The World
Unlike other tour operators, Zegrahm’s calendar of expeditions changes from year to year. 2019 is no different, with 15 brand-new itineraries that have been carefully curated to immerse you in the culture and natural history of each exotic destination.
We recently caught up with Director of Planning, Jon Nicholson, to find out more about the trip planning process and the exciting new expedition lineup....
Botswana is one of our favorite safari destinations; in fact, we’ve been offering expeditions in this premier safari destination since 1992! Discover the country’s incredible diversity on Signature Botswana, an expedition that...
Last year the big news in travel was the negative impacts mass tourism had on beloved destinations such as Barcelona, Venice, and Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
So perhaps it’s no surprise that more and more people are looking for intimate, immersive travel experiences that get them away from the crowds and into pristine...