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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


Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for 2020

ExpeditionTrips is pleased to announce that Founder and President Ashton Palmer has again been selected by Condé Nast Traveler as a Top Travel Specialist for 2020. The prestigious list, unveiled online and featured in the April issue, recognizes the expertise of top experience makers and thought leaders within the travel community. “It is a great honor to be selected once again as a Condé Nast Traveler Travel Specialist. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to engage in work that I love and I look forward to helping many more travelers explore our amazing planet,” Ashton writes. Read more


Trusted Travel Expert: The WOW List

ExpeditionTrips' President Ashton Palmer is recognized on Wendy Perrin's WOW List as a 2020 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 travel advisors has helped tens of 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, 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