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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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Aldabra Atoll from above
November 1, 2019
Blog Post

I can’t wait for February and Zegrahm’s Ultimate Seychelles with Aldabra Atoll! The nature alone will make for an incredible trip, but the history of a region that grew along such an important trade route is fascinating in its own right. With so many empires staking their claim in the region, the history is as diverse as any other destination and a huge amount will...

most haunted places in the world
October 28, 2019
Blog Post

The Most Haunted Places in America & the World

It’s Halloween! In our travel explorations, we love coming across places that are truly frightening. So, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, we want to share with you some of the most haunted places we could find in the United States and, in no particular order, some of the most haunted places on Earth.

We’re not professional...

Borneo Expedition
October 15, 2019
Blog Post

Dear Travelers,

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 ...

Travel Iceland
October 11, 2019
Blog Post

Iceland Holidays Through the Eyes of Zegrahm’s Native Guide, Dagny Ivarsdottir

Iceland is about as far from a secret in the international travel scene as a country can get. 

Over the past 15 years, the number of annual Iceland holidays has skyrocketed. The country’s bounty of beautiful volcanic landscapes...

Elephants, Botswana
October 10, 2019
Blog Post

Have you been yearning for the ultimate African adventure? Join me this February to discover three amazing countries in one trip on Southern Africa’s Diversity. You'll visit Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia during a time of year when the landscape is lush, green, and beautiful with fluffy cumulonimbus clouds in the sky. This is the rainy...

Europe off the beaten path
October 7, 2019
Blog Post

15 Beautiful Cities in Europe & Other European Destinations to Visit.

In recent years, summer in Europe has brought the increasingly negative impacts of mass tourism. Every peak European travel season seems to bring more unfortunate issues, increasing the rift between locals and visitors and prompting calls to curb tourist...

History of The Philippines
October 2, 2019
Blog Post

Dear Traveler,

When you think of the Philippines, what usually comes to mind are tropical beaches and offshore reefs, dense jungle, clear blue seas, and an abundance of unique fauna. If you’re historically minded, you may also think of the recent history of the Philippines, which until the middle of the 20th century, was a territory of the United States. Many aspects of the islands’ story in World War II are well known—the evacuation of General Douglas MacArthur by...

Best travel camera
September 26, 2019
Blog Post

Best Travel Camera Guide

 

Photographs are tangible memories that can be held and reflected on long after a dream vacation has come to an end. For many travelers, the pictures they take along their journey are the most valuable mementos they have. 

Thus, investing in a quality travel...

South Africa travel
September 24, 2019
Blog Post

South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa is a patchwork of cultures, religions and ways of life. The nation has eleven official languages and is home to many indigenous communities and tribes. Its diverse population has earned the country the moniker “Rainbow Nation”— a reference to the nation’s celebration of its multi-cultural heritage.

For travelers who are seeking to immerse themselves in the local lifestyle of...

Barnacle geese in flight
August 28, 2019
Field Report

Friday, July 5, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to Stockholm! Sweden’s capital calls itself “beauty on water” and today also a little under water, but showers could not deter those of us who arrived early from setting off to explore the city’s many offerings. Gathering for a welcome reception and dinner at the Clarion Sign Hotel, we had the opportunity to meet our fellow travelers with Zegrahm Expeditions and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT), our...

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