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About ExpeditionTrips

We are passionate about expedition travel!

Expedition trips take you to the most remote corners of the Earth and bring you closer to our planet’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Swim with sea lions in the magical Galapagos Islands, kayak alongside humpback whales in Alaska’s Inside Passage, witness the quiet power of polar bears striding along the pristine glaciers of Arctic Svalbard, or walk amongst thousands of friendly penguins on the shores of Antarctica... Read more


Around the World in 170 Days

To commemorate the 170th anniversary of Town & Country Magazine, editors called on 16 elite travel specialists to seamlessly weave together a ‘Grand Tour’ of unforgettable moments around the globe. They relied on the expertise of Ashton Palmer, Founder and President of ExpeditionTrips, to craft the grand finale for this ambitious journey… Antarctica! A Trusted Travel Expert on Wendy Perrin’s WOW List, Palmer’s encyclopedic knowledge about polar travel and small-ship expedition cruising—along with his unbiased advice—are a perfect match for clients seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Read more


Trusted Travel Expert: The WOW List

ExpeditionTrips' President Ashton Palmer is recognized on Wendy Perrin's WOW List as a 2019 Trusted Travel Expert for Expedition Cruises. Handpicked by travel veteran Wendy Perrin—TripAdvisor's first ever Travel Advocate and former Condé Nast Traveler reporter—the WOW List represents a collection of the savviest destination specialists accumulated over 25 years of travel reporting. Ashton Palmer and the crew at ExpeditionTrips are experts on expedition travel, small ship cruises, and ensuring travelers experience their Trip of a Lifetime. Read more

Top Ten Reasons to Book with ExpeditionTrips

Since 1999, our team of dedicated expedition specialists has helped thousands of travelers select and arrange their trips of a lifetime to some of the planet’s most remote and awe-inspiring destinations (spanning all seven continents) including Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, the Arctic, Africa, Peru, the Amazon, Alaska, Central America, the islands of the South Pacific, Baja, Australia, and beyond. Read more


A Galapagos Film Debut!

ExpeditionTrips' President, Ashton Palmer, ventured to the Galapagos again, this time to experience family travel at its very best. Exploring with him were his wife and four small children as they swam with sea lions, came face to face with a 150-year-old giant tortoise, and walked in Darwin's footsteps amongst frigate birds, iguanas, and blue-footed boobies. Read more