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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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Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica
January 8, 2018
Blog Post

Packing for Antarctica is certainly part of the excitement in preparing for this trip of a lifetime. But, it’s also essential that you get it just right to ensure you are able to stay comfortable, warm, and dry—for hours on end—while out exploring in the elements. Below, please find the essential packing list for an Antarctic...

Black-Browed Albatross
May 23, 2016
Blog Post

A native New Zealander and birder since childhood, ornithologist Brent Stephenson helped rediscover the New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, long thought to be extinct. Brent also assisted in designing our upcoming trip to the region's remote...

Cruising the Antarctic Sound
May 3, 2018
Blog Post

<p><span style="line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;">When it comes to dream destinations, the driest, windiest, and coldest place on Earth may not immediately come to mind. Yet for many modern-day explorers, Antarctica ranks high on their trip-of-a-lifetime lists. To be sure, expeditions to the Great White Continent are hotter than ever, with Zegrahm's expert field leaders naming it among their top five spots for adventure in 2016 (see blog post,...

Guests on Zodiac
March 24, 2016
Blog Post

Zegrahm guests often ask how they can travel light without leaving something important behind. We reached out to our field staff to see what must-have items they can't live without on an expedition. Here are their pro tips.

Tese Wintz-Neighbor, Expedition Leader
I can’t live without my special journal. I actually learned this from a client—before I leave on a trip, I buy a nice sturdy...

Snorkeling in Fiji
March 18, 2016
Blog Post

Tiny islands, deserted atolls, dreamy lagoons, and year-round tropical temps: an expedition to Polynesia, Melanesia, or Indonesia fulfills every diver's fantasies. Here is a short primer to paradise.

Indonesia

What It Is
This southeast Asian nation, comprising an astounding 17,000 islands, is scattered over more than 740,000 square miles between the Indian and Pacific...

March 7, 2016
Blog Post

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, flattening villages, damaging landmarks, and triggering a major avalanche on Mount Everest. Nearly a year later, even the most adventurous spirits are still leery of heading to the “Roof of the World.”

Since many Zegrahm travelers have expressed their concerns about visiting the Southeast Asian country, we reached out to our local tour operator, Nima Tashi of Last Frontiers Trekking, for insight. His advice: Not...

Cuba
February 29, 2016
Blog Post

Many an American has been practicing the salsa and merengue lately. That's because, for the first time in 50 years, US citizens are once again able to travel to Cuba. And, while they still are not able to visit the island nation on their own, educational, “people-to-people” expeditions—such as those offered by Zegrahm—provide travelers the chance to engage with locals while experiencing the country's distinctive character before it changes.

For those who wish to...

Kayaking in Antarctica
February 22, 2016
Blog Post

Zegrahm travelers are some of the most adventurous on the planet. Those looking for a spine-tingling, life-changing experience this year will discover it in our new guide, Top 5 Destinations for Adventure in 2016.

We consulted with Zegrahm's team of expert field leaders to find out what's on their radar. Leading the list were perennial favorites...

Are iPhones the best camera for travel?
October 14, 2015
Blog Post

One of our favorite parts of traveling is looking through all of the photos once we’ve returned home. Sharing images of our adventures with family and friends, realizing we caught a whale fluke at exactly the right time, or seeing a frigatebird spread his wings on film, offers a great thrill.

Since photography is such an important part of our adventures, we often receive questions from guests: Is it really okay to use an iPhone? What’s the best camera for travel? How do I take...

Kapitan Khlebnikov
August 5, 2015
Blog Post

For over 25 years, Zegrahm has taken inquisitive guests to the ends of the Earth. One of the most revered vessels in our fleet during this quarter-century of exploration was Kapitan Khlebnikov, the 110-guest, polar-class icebreaker.

This powerful ship (think: 24,000 horsepower engine and advanced ice-breaking technology) was originally designed to escort scientists and miners in Northern Siberia, but was converted to a passenger ship in 1990. She not only takes explorers to...

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