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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions Blog! 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. You may filter this content by geographic region, by typeincluding blog post, field report (a daily recap of a past expedition with images), photo gallery, or video—or by topic. Explore your world, from our perspective.

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Southern Elephant Seals
February 24, 2016
Infographics

The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand are home to some of the most rare and intriguing plant and animal species on the planet. Wildlife viewing along the coasts and islands of this region is, simply, exceptional! From the endemic species—Campbell Island teal and Auckland Islang shag, among them—to the 11 species of albatross, these islands are a haven for wildlife. View our infographic for facts on penguins, fur seals, and more, and visit our trip page for more...

Hagia Sophia, Trabzon, Turkey
February 23, 2016
Video

On our recent Circumnavigation of the Black Sea expedition, marine archaeologist Susan Langley was delighted to share the history of Trabzon's Hagia Sophia church. The third, and youngest, of the Hagia Sophia's in Turkey, it began life as a church but later became a mosque, a museum, and then a church again. Watch this short video to find out more about the unique etchings on the church walls.

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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 Antarctica...

Ultimate Galapagos
February 16, 2016
Blog Post

Jack Grove, Zegrahm cofounder and renowned marine biologist, recently reached out to us about the 20th anniversary of his book, The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands. Read on to find out more about his passion for the archipelago, and the different jobs he took aboard the Bucanero, while he lived, explored, and discovered in the Islands.

2017 marks the 20th...

Mumbai, India
February 9, 2016
Field Report

Saturday & Sunday, November 28 & 29, 2015 - Mumbai, India / Embark Island Sky

Mumbai, the Bollywood capital of India, is a bustling city of 22 million people. We assembled at the Hyatt Regency, conveniently located near the airport, for our overnight stay. After our long journeys, we were able to refresh before an early dinner and much needed sleep....

Circumnavigation of the Black Sea
January 26, 2016
Video

On our recent Circumnavigation of the Black Sea, guests explored six countries on two continents, learning about the incredible history of the region. From Istanbul's hippodrome and Trabzon's Sumela Monastery to the art of Turkish coffee, our adventurers learned about the staggering historical dimensions and cultures of Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria. 

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Papeete, Tahiti
January 18, 2016
Field Report

Friday, October 30, 2015 - Papeete, Tahiti / Embark Caledonian Sky

We converged on the city of Papeete from distant reaches of the planet for the same reason: to embark on an expedition to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of the South Pacific. After a morning of exploring the Hotel Intercontinental on our own and a group brunch, most of us met local...

Turkish Coffee
January 8, 2016
Video

Allan Langdale is an art historian and lecturer, who earned his doctorate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. His specialties include Italian Renaissance art and architecture, medieval art, and Byzantine art. His recent publications include the definitive guidebook to the art and archaeology of northern Cyprus and the travelogue, Palermo: Travels...

Scotia Sea
December 28, 2015
Field Report

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Santiago, Chile

Crowns in my purse I have and goods at home. And so am come abroad to see the world. ~ William Shakespeare

Passport: check! Parka: check! Sense of adventure: check! Coming from myriad points on the planet, today we arrived in Santiago to meet our South Georgia traveling companions. Once ensconced in the Holiday Inn,...

Taveuni, Fiji
December 16, 2015
Field Report

Saturday & Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2015 - Nadi, Fiji / Lautoka / Embark Caledonian Sky / Taveuni

We converged on the city of Nadi to experience the culture, wildlife, and landscapes of the South Pacific, from Fiji to Tahiti. Some of us had arrived a day early to explore Fiji on our own, while others enjoyed the amenities of the lovely Westin Denarau Island Resort. After...

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