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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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Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
January 20, 2010
Blog Post

If the success of an expedition cruise depends on the ship that takes you there, then surely traveling aboard the Clipper Odyssey is the way to go. Thousands of our travelers have sailed in the indulgent comfort of this much-loved, 110-passenger vessel, visiting some of the most exotic and unspoiled places in the Pacific, from Easter Island to Borneo, and from Kodiak Island to Kamchatka.

This year the Clipper Odyssey continues its exploration of Indonesia, Melanesia...

Enderby Island
November 13, 2009
Blog Post

This recently published book by Rodney Russ & Aleks Terauds is a comprehensive study of the seven oceanic island groups to the south and east of New Zealand. Each chapter features a different island with descriptions of the flora, fauna, geography, geology, human history, and glorious color photographs. More than just a coffee-table book, the authors leave no stone unturned when it comes to describing the wonders of these unique islands.

The Sub-Antarctic islands are notable for...

Guests on Zodiac
December 30, 2011
Blog Post

At Zegrahm Expeditions, we endeavor to travel outside the box—not always adhering to what the daily itinerary dictates, but capitalizing on any and all opportunities to discover whatever unnamed atoll, unvisited village, or unchartered waters we might happen upon. Indeed, many of our adventures are in areas so remote, they are rarely, if ever, visited so there is much to be discovered. And therein lies the appeal of Zegrahm Expeditions: You travel as an inquisitive, fully-engaged explorer,...

Zegrahm Field Leaders
April 2, 2010
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Zegrahms Tips On What Makes For The Best Pair Of Binoculars 

In the Zegrahm Expeditions office, we are frequently asked about the best and most useful gear to bring on our expeditions—from the choice of boots to wear in Antarctica and South Georgia or on the Northern Ring of Fire expeditions to the best snorkeling gear for Faces of Melanesia.

These items are, of course, essential to the enjoyment of each expedition, but when departing for a...

Le Ponant - Exterior
April 20, 2001
Blog Post

Over the last few years, many passengers have asked us when will we return to Arabia and the Indian Ocean. Our response has always been, "when we find the right ship." I am excited to announce that we have done just that—the wonderful sailing vessel Le Ponant.

Standing on an overlook on the island of Corsica this last year, I caught my first glimpse of Le Ponant as she emerged from the fog into the narrow harbor of Bonifacio. She appeared as if by magic—a bright gem...

Dubai, United Araba Emirates
May 26, 2012
Blog Post

When Emirates Airlines started flying direct out of Seattle to Dubai, I decided it was time to try the airline I had heard so much about. It was a personal trip back home to Cape Town to visit family and, although it’s not the fastest way from Point A to Point B, I wanted to try a new route and a new airline. This patricular routing left me with 8 hours and 50 minutes between my two flights at Dubai Airport. Oh sure, I love people-watching at airports – who doesn’t? Time spent at an airport...

Esfahan
February 3, 2010
Blog Post

This enigmatic land is often regarded as the seat of civilization and has contributed remarkable treasures to the world of art, poetry, architecture and, most notably, history. While a fascinating place to travel, Iran is a place where one can not travel without a guide and most people are apprehensive to even consider going in the first place—a perception fueled by Western political figureheads and negative media coverage.

Recently, travel guru and Seattle native, Rick Steves...

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