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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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Saffron Tea
June 16, 2016
Blog Post

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 in the...

Havana, Cuba
June 15, 2016
Blog Post

Rich Pagen is a biologist who has worked on surveys for nearly everything; from mammalian carnivores in the mountains of California, to bird migration monitoring in Canada, and even a study of army-ant-following birds in the Peruvian Amazon. Rich loves the sea, and has also conducted shipboard surveys for marine mammals and seabirds, as well as tagging studies of sea turtles and pelagic...

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
June 14, 2016
Blog Post

The Khmer empire, predecessor of modern Cambodia, ruled much of what is now Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand from the 9th to the 14th centuries. This Indianized state strongly influenced the culture, art, and political institutions of Southeast Asia. At about the time that the French were laying the cornerstone of Notre-Dame de Paris, the Khmer kings were finishing the great temple complex of Angkor Wat, an architectural triumph whose central tower is as tall as the spires of Notre-Dame. Angkor...

Agrigento, Sicily
June 8, 2016
Blog Post

Susan Langley is the State Underwater Archaeologist for the Maryland Historical Trust. She received her B.A. in anthropology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. and Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Calgary. Her long-standing interest is updating international and national heritage protection legislation, to which end she often consults and advises UNESCO. Below,...

Indonesia: Raja Ampat & Asmat Villages
June 7, 2016
Video

Zegrahm Expeditions is a company of explorers and adventurers. For over 25 years, we have shared our passion for unique experiences with like-minded travelers by weaving together the world's most inspiring and remote destinations, on all seven continents, into one-of-a-kind itineraries. Find out what our expeditions are really like, in this short video.

Hue, Vietnam
June 2, 2016
Blog Post

A teacher and writer, Kim Jane Saunders is a graduate of international politics and history, and holds a master's degree in education. She has lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia, and has traveled extensively throughout East and Southeast Asia. Currently living in Singapore, Kim acts as lecturer and consultant on issues relating to contemporary Asian culture.  ...

Valdivia, Chile
June 2, 2016
Field Report

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - Puerto Montt, Chile / Embark Sea Adventurer

“I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.” ~ Alexander von Humboldt

Migrating from the four corners of the planet, we came together in this...

Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
June 1, 2016
Blog Post

We mourn the passing of an inspiring friend, loving wife and mother, and naturalist extraordinaire, Carmen Field. Based in Homer, Alaska, where she and her husband Conrad built their home and raised their daughter Eryn, Carmen ventured around the globe, working in the expedition travel industry for over three decades. Those of you who traveled with Carmen know that she was in her element when in the elements, like walking along blustery Arctic or Antarctic beaches. She paid...

Scrimshaw
May 26, 2016
Blog Post

For 19th-century New England sailors, life aboard whaling ships tended to get rather tedious. Voyages could last years, with weeks or months between sightings; living conditions were lamentable, quarters were cramped. To while away their time, many seamen took to scratching whale teeth or bones with crude needles and other tools in what is considered America's only original art form.

Scrimshaw and its seafaring roots are well known, although the word's origin...

Seward, Alaska
June 2, 2015
Field Report

Friday, July 11, 2014 - Home / Anchorage, Alaska

Following our independent arrival, we transferred to the Anchorage Marriott Hotel. There, we gathered with our fellow Zegrahm Expeditions and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours travelers for cocktails and a welcome dinner. Expedition Leader Mike Moore introduced us to the staff that would be accompanying us throughout our journey, and gave us our first briefing about the exciting voyage ahead, along...

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