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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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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...

Giraffe
March 2, 2020
Blog Post

Going on your first African safari can be a life-changing experience.

Africa is home to some of the world’s most fascinating animals such as elephants, lions, and giraffes, so it’s not surprising that millions of people dream about one day seeing them live in their natural environment.

In order to make the most of your journey, there are a few safari tips and tricks you should know...

Woman birdwatching in a field of flowers
February 28, 2020
Blog Post

 

Birdwatching (or birding) is an activity enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts around the world. In fact, the industry is estimated to generate $41 billion dollars per year—a figure that often comes as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the vocation. 

Those who spend significant amounts of time birding are motivated by the seemingly endless challenge of spotting as many species as possible. This, of course, is a substantial undertaking, as it is...

 World’s Least Visited Countries
February 24, 2020
Blog Post

When thinking of dream destinations, most people first consider the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

But while those are the obvious choices, at the same time, nobody likes to visit a place only to discover that it has been overrun by tourists. This can often take away a lot of the charm that made it so famous in the first place.

Luckily, there are plenty of underrated destinations, some of which are located in the least visited countries on the planet...

February 17, 2020
Blog Post

It’s hard to imagine our lives without the daily beverages that we enjoy and crave. Some can’t start their day without a cup of coffee, others love nothing more than to have a refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot day, while others still couldn’t imagine having dinner without a glass of fine wine.

Every culture has its own unique drinks, but most people in the world can recognize the quality of a few timeless beverages that have become a part of daily life in all corners of the world...

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