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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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Rows of colorful buildings
June 28, 2019
Field Report

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Bergen, Norway / Embark Ocean Adventurer

Unusually for Bergen, it was a dry, warm and sunny weekend when we arrived here to begin our travels in Wild Norway and Svalbard. Bergen experiences only five rain-free days a year and this was exceptional weather which was being enjoyed to the full by the locals, especially as this was also the Norwegian National Day holiday weekend. We set out on foot early this morning, for a tour...

what to pack for a cruise
June 26, 2019
Blog Post

The Ultimate Cruise Packing List (Including Cold, Hot/Dry, & Tropical Climates) 

Packing for a cruise vacation isn’t always smooth sailing. There are a number of things to consider when deciding what to bring on a cruise, including how long your cruise is, where you’ll be cruising, the climate of your intended destination, and any activities you’ll be taking part in along the way.

Depending on the type of ship and your chosen destination, you...

Red beach with ocean view
June 25, 2019
Field Report

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Broome, Australia

Located in the far northwest of Australia, our independent journeys to this remote part of the island-continent finally ended in Broome. Staying at the beautiful Cable Beach Resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, we met our fellow travelers, renewed old acquaintances, and made new friends while sipping sunset cocktails. Tom Hiney and Sacha Guggenheimer welcomed us as we sat down for dinner...

La Digue, Seychelles
June 20, 2019
Blog Post

Boasting some of the world’s most stunning beaches and atolls, the Seychelles is an archipelago nation made up of 115 islands that sit like a string of highly prized pearls in the Indian Ocean. The nation prides itself on its rich natural beauty, having recently struck a deal to protect roughly one-third of its marine areas in exchange for clearing away its sovereign debt. Realizing it was vulnerable to climate change, the Seychelles now stands as a leading nation when it comes to protecting...

Boats on the water in front of a hill of buildings
June 19, 2019
Field Report

Sunday, May 5, 2019
London, England / Portsmouth / Embark Ocean Adventurer

After meeting our fellow travelers last night at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel, we set out on this bright and sunny morning by coach for Portsmouth on the south coast of England. En route we were excited to be able to take in two of southern England’s most famous historic sites, Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral. At...

Agile wallaby in Broome
June 13, 2019
Field Report

Sunday, May 5, 2019
Broome, Australia

After flying over the magnificent expanse of the Australian continent, we were finally able to step down upon the red earth of this very remote town, Broome. It was hot, very hot; the blistering heat greeting us for the start of our expedition into the Kimberley. Settling into the luxurious Cable Beach Club Resort we began to acclimatize, rest and explore the man-made tropical landscapes created here....

Cathedral of Barcelona
June 3, 2019
Field Report

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain / Embark Ocean Adventurer

During the course of yesterday we had gathered at H1898, a comfortable historic hotel in the heart of Barcelona, where, over cocktails and dinner, we met our fellow travelers and were introduced to our expedition team. Today we set out by bus and on foot, to explore this city, the capital of the Spanish province of...

Best Snorkeling & Diving Destinations
June 3, 2019
Blog Post

Our Top 10 Picks 

In early 2012, while staying at a glamping resort on a private island off the coast of Panama, my wife and I did a one-day scuba training session.

Within a few hours, we were diving in Coiba National Park, a UNESCO-protected marine reserve that forms part of the Tropical Eastern Pacific Marine Corridor. After years of snorkeling, it was an incredible introduction to scuba diving. We saw massive pods of dolphins and tuna en route...

Snorkeling & Diving the Maldives
May 31, 2019
Blog Post

The Ultimate Underwater Adventure

Stretches of white, powdery beaches surrounding crystalline waters, shallow sandbanks surrounded by the ocean, coral reefs perfect for snorkeling and diving… This is just a small sample of what the islands of the Maldives have...

A traditional Japanese dinner
May 23, 2019
Field Report

Sunday, April 14, 2019  
Kyoto, Japan
After a long day of travel and a quick night’s sleep, we began our first full day in Japan with the delicious breakfast of Kyoto’s Hotel Okura, which suitably blended East and West. From hash browns and French toast to smoked mackerel and creamed burdock root, there was something for every taste and degree of immersion into Japan. Thus fortified, we boarded our buses and set out to explore the cultural...

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