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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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Puffin, Iceland | Brent Stephenson
May 5, 2020
Blog Post

We recently had the opportunity to do a quick Q & A with Expedition Leader & Ornithologist Brent Stephenson to learn more about his background, interests, favorite expedition moments, travel bucket list, and more. We hope you enjoy discovering more about one of our expert expedition team members!

Where are you from and where have you lived?

I was born and raised in New Zealand. I lived in New Zealand until about three years ago when I started dating...

Infant gorilla with mother
April 30, 2020
Blog Post

As I sit at home in beautiful Marin Country, I cannot keep my mind from floating to my many memories of traveling the world as a Travel Director. This is, no doubt, a tumultuous time for all of us. I try and stay present and learn from all my inspirational experiences from my travels. This virus is a different kind of adventure, and I need to stay calm, be in the moment, and most of all reach for all the positive experiences of my life for inspiration and strength. There will...

Travel at Home
April 22, 2020
Blog Post

There’s no doubt, these are challenging and unprecedented times. While our instincts are driven by our determination to get outside and make new discoveries, in a time when it is of the utmost importance that we stay put and practice social distancing, following those instincts simply isn’t possible.

So, we’re kicking off a new home-based style of Zegrahm exploration to satisfy your craving for adventure. As always, we are looking to our unmatched Zegrahm Expeditions team to learn...

Picture of a cup of coffee and a stack of books
May 26, 2020
Blog Post

We hope you enjoyed the selections from our first round of book recommendations curated by our expert expedition team. Our field leaders gave us so many intriguing recommendations, we’ve compiled another list of books to explore!

We hope you enjoy this suggested reading list as much as the last as you explore small-town America with Brent Stephenson,...

Book Recommendations
April 15, 2020
Blog Post

We know that curious explorers like yourself will not be content to sit idle during this time of isolation and social distancing, so we reached out to our expert expedition team for their best book recommendations. We were rewarded with a plethora of books to help you—and us—learn, grow, and travel through reading.

Whether reading historical accounts of famed explorers, learning about unique fauna around the world, or discovering something new about another culture, we...

Takahe, Orokonui Gorge
April 2, 2020
Field Report

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand

Having made our individual journeys to the lovely, southern city of Dunedin, the second largest city in the South Island, we found ourselves comfortably accommodated at the Distinction Dunedin Hotel, located in the center of the ‘old’ city. Though, older settlements were once located here. There are several 14th-century Moa-hunter sites along the Otago Harbor with a permanent site situated under the...

Ushuaia, Argentina
March 30, 2020
Field Report

Sunday, January 5, 2020
Ushuaia, Argentina
We migrated in from places near and far to gather in Ushuaia at the start of our Antarctic adventure. Perched on the hill above the city in our magnificent hotel, Arakur Ushuaia, we gathered for dinner to meet the expedition team and our fellow travelers. We have all made a thousand individual decisions that have gotten us all to this point. Tomorrow we sail toward adventure united. Onward.

 Monday...

Cliff of Moher
March 12, 2020
Blog Post

Ireland is a European country that is known for its time-honored traditions, sweeping rugged landscapes, and jubilant, easy-going locals. Its culture is distinct and easily detected, encapsulated in almost every aspect of daily life. From cheerful, traditional music, to the fine nuances of the Gaelic language and the prospering pub culture that has become the cornerstone of Irish tourism—it is a country that is truly in a class of its own.

Ireland’s unequivocal charm and beauty is...

Breakfast Food
March 10, 2020
Blog Post

Ask any seasoned traveler about their most memorable experiences, and you’ll likely hear more than a few stories about incredible food that they’ve tasted in different parts of the world.

While traveling may be mainly about seeing new places, food is often at the very center of it. Culinary experiences allow us to connect with the local culture in a deeply immersive way. Much can be learned about customs, history, and traditions through the types of foods and spices that are used....

Elephant herd in a watering hole
March 10, 2020
Blog Post

Africa is a massive continent. Covering an area of more than 30 million square kilometres (nearly 12 million square miles), and 25% larger than the whole of North America, it is the second largest continent on earth. To put it another way, the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) would fit into the area of Africa more than three times.

With size comes amazing diversity:

Diversity of people: The San hunter-gatherers of southern Africa. The Maasai...

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