Treasures of Japan with South Korea

Treasures of Japan with South Korea
April 12, 2019
17 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $15,980

Expedition Team

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

Nadia Eckhardt

| Expedition Leader
Nadia Eckhardt

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Nadia now calls Seattle her home. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and is well versed in many adventure destinations, including Central and South America, Indonesia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, the South Pacific, and more. She spent much of her youth exploring southern Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. Nadia has...

View Profile

Lynne Greig

| Cruise Director
Lynne Greig

Lynne was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing her education spent several years teaching there. Her love for travel led her around the globe, and eventually turned into a career in the adventure travel industry as cruise director. Since 1995 she has traveled from Antarctica to the Arctic, through Africa and the Indian Ocean, Russia, the South Pacific, and...

View Profile

Mark Brazil

| Ornithologist
Mark Brazil

Mark developed his fascination with the natural world, especially birds and mammals, during his boyhood in the landlocked English county of Worcestershire. He pursued academic interests in biology during studies in England and Scotland, while exploring the coasts and mountains of Britain in search of birds. Mark earned his Ph.D. from Stirling University, Scotland, for his work...

View Profile

Mayumi Brazil

| Culturalist
Mayumi Brazil

Mayumi was born and educated in Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. She studied Japanese Literature at college and is also interested in film and contemporary culture. Mayumi is a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter; since 2009, she has worked throughout Japan with families, groups of photographers, sight-seekers, naturalists and birdwatchers; and as a cultural...

View Profile

Rich Pagen

| Conservation Biologist
Rich Pagen

Rich first became enthralled by the wonders of the natural world around the tide pools and forests of his native New York. Since then, he has embarked on a career in conservation biology that has ranged from teaching science and environmental awareness to teenagers from Los Angeles, to traveling the coast and river deltas of Alaska’s North Slope by Zodiac to reach remote...

View Profile

Pepper Trail

| Forensic Ornithologist
Pepper Trail

Pepper grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, on a wonderfully dilapidated 100-acre farm. A family trip to Mexico when he was 12 instilled a lifelong love of travel, which has taken him to all seven continents and across the oceans of the world. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University for his field study of the mating behavior of the spectacular Guianan cock...

View Profile

Ron Wixman

| Cultural Geographer
Ron Wixman

Ron is a former professor who taught courses on the culture, ethnicity, folklore, religion and geo-politics of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East at the University of Oregon for 30 years. For the past 50 years he has traveled extensively throughout these regions conducting research on these factors and how they influence human activity, relations, and development. As such, he...

View Profile

Amy Loewen

| Lecturer
Amy Loewen

Amy first fell in love with Japan after two years of teaching English to over 12,000 junior high students across Kanazawa, where she also studied judo and performed in an all-female taiko-drumming troupe. After returning to North America, Amy worked in museums in Hawaii and San Francisco before finding her way back to travel and education. Amy has worked both backstage,...

View Profile