Centuries of history and architecture come to life as you discover the countries surrounding the Black Sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria—and its busy bazaars, archeological treasures, and stunning landscapes.
Dr. Terence Christian is an archaeologist and historian specializing in conflict archaeology and military history. Enthralled by historical travel from an early age, his first adventure abroad took him across Scandinavia and through the historic Russian capitals. Since that time, Terence has traveled extensively, visiting most of the world’s continents and oceans both as an expedition leader, expedition staff, a zodiac driver, and a bear guard. Living in Scotland for nearly a decade, Terence has hiked some of the most remote places in the British Isles, while also recording previously unmapped archaeological sites. Most at home knee-deep in mud examining the remnants of the past, his research focuses on the history and archaeology of the late 19th to early 21st century. Though he has particular interest in global conflict, World War II, aviation archaeology, historic ballistics, and experimental archaeology, Terence’s research and teaching frequently intersect with associated fields including prehistory, early modern history, anthropology, and historic preservation. Terence completed his Ph.D. in conflict archaeology at the University of Glasgow. He subsequently taught archaeology and history at the University of Glasgow before serving as the Military Historian for the US National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program in Washington, D.C. and as the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Historian-in-Residence for Temple University in Philadelphia.
Terence's Upcoming Expeditions
Circumnavigation of the Black SeaJune 26 — July 10, 2020
Melanesia, Solomon Islands & VanuatuSeptember 10 — September 27, 2020
Stretching from New Guinea to Fiji, Melanesia encompasses thousands of islands and a rich variety of cultures. On this voyage you’ll discover remote island communities where ancient traditions are preserved and visits from outsiders are few and far between. You’ll also explore Melanesia’s marine world—a pristine haven for three-quarters of the world’s coral species and an astounding 3,000 species of fish.
Wild Ireland & Scotland COMBO VoyageMay 29 — June 12, 2021
Discover ancient wonders, sublime landscapes, unique geology, prolific birdlife, and charming villages as you journey to Ireland and Scotland. Witness some of Europe's largest seabird colonies—puffins, gannets, guillemots, kittiwakes, and more, with visits to Giant’s Causeway, Neolithic monuments, and a variety of architectural wonders.
Wild IrelandMay 29 — June 7, 2021
Discover Ireland’s ancient wonders, sublime landscapes, unique geology, prolific birdlife, and charming villages as you journey along the island’s scenic west coast. This voyage may be combined with Wild Scotland for a comprehensive view of the region.
Wild ScotlandJune 4 — June 12, 2021
History comes to life as you view important Neolithic monuments—the Standing Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar, and Skara Brae—and other architectural wonders, from Mousa’s Iron Age broch and 12th-century Iona Abbey to the magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. This voyage may be combined with Wild Ireland for a comprehensive view of the region.