Coral reefs: The bustling underwater cities of vibrant colored structures. Bearing a resemblance to Cinque Terre with as much, if not more, drama and passion of animals fleeting around the streets. It wasn’t so long ago that we were sliding into the turquoise waters that blanket these colorful cities, bobbing around like neoprene blimps observing their day to day lives.
As Zegrahm Expeditions celebrates 30 years of adventure travel, I look back on the magic of these three decades and reflect on one of the most memorable experiences of my lifetime. It unfolded at Ifalik Atoll, Yap State, Micronesia.
So, who wants to crawl out of a comfy bed in the pre-dawn hours while on vacation? In Cappadocia, everyone does when it means watching the sunrise kiss the summit of Mount Erciyes from a colorful hot air balloon! As dawn breaks, we are treated to a bird’s eye view of the famous “fairy chimneys;” the fantastical wind-sculpted geological formations for which the area is renown.