Post-Tour Depression: The Dangers of Adventure Travel

Post-Tour Depression: The Dark Side of Adventure Travel

You just had the time of your life. You still have endorphins pulsating through your core, charging your body and invigorating your mind. Every last detail carefully planned and executed from hotels to activities to cocktail hours and cultural excursions. You have officially checked out and forgotten how to check back in.… Continue reading “Post-Tour Depression: The Dark Side of Adventure Travel”

Biking in Sicily

5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Sicily

As you may be aware, this year is Zephyr Adventures’ 20th Anniversary and to celebrate we added five new adventures to our schedule, including the Sicily Bike Adventure coming up this fall.  As we gear up for our inaugural tour of this iconic island, we thought it would be fun to share a few fascinating… Continue reading “5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Sicily”

Cuba Hike Through Topes de Collantes

5 Fascinating Surprises from our First Cuba Adventure

I recently returned from Zephyr’s first-ever people-to-people adventure to Cuba with a group of nine remarkable alumni.  I tried to go with as little assumptions or expectations as possible so that I could really experience the Cuban landscape, food, and culture for what it is rather than what I’ve been told it is.… Continue reading “5 Fascinating Surprises from our First Cuba Adventure”

Trekking in Bhutan

Making the Return Journey to Bhutan

In 2015, Michael Keys, Zephyr guide and the husband of Zephyr’s Head of Operations, Kris Keys, journeyed with us on our maiden voyage to Bhutan as a tour guest. Afterward, he wrote a blog post called Don’t Wait – Make the Remarkable Journey and Travel to Bhutan where he provided his perspective and… Continue reading “Making the Return Journey to Bhutan”

Inca Trail By Alexei Dmitriev

Retracing the Steps of the Royal Road

Last April, Zephyr hosted journalist Alexei Dmitriev on the Peru: Classic Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Trek Adventure. He has since written about his experience in frankly, one of the most eloquent travel stories we have read about the Inca Trail and Peru. Here is an excerpt of his writing: “Moss-fringed tree… Continue reading “Retracing the Steps of the Royal Road”

Beach at Sicily

Discovering Sicily, the Pearl for the Mediterranean

“Sicily is the pearl of this century…Since old times, travelers from the most far away country…boast of its merits, praise its territory, rave about its extraordinary beauty, and highlight its strengths…because it brings together the best aspects from every other country.” – Al-Idrisi, Arab geographer, The Book of Roger, 1138 – 54… Continue reading “Discovering Sicily, the Pearl for the Mediterranean”

20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!

Join us in celebrating Zephyr’s 20th anniversary! Starting out as the world’s first inline skate tour company, we’ve expanded over the years to include hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, and more. We’ve loved every minute of the past twenty years and are looking forward to sharing many more incredible experiences with… Continue reading “20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!”

Life after Zephyr

Is There Life After Zephyr?

One of the most common questions I get from our Alumni is, “What is (insert name of former guide) doing these days?” I thought it would be interesting to pose that question to all our former guides themselves. The answer to the question in the title above in one word: Absolutely! Here… Continue reading “Is There Life After Zephyr?”

2016: another year of adventure!

2016 has been another adventurous year for the books!   We explored a wide range of terrains from mountains to valleys to oceans to jungles and more. We traveled to 12 different countries on 21 action-packed trips where we hiked, biked, skated, kayaked, snorkeled, rode horseback, rafted, and ziplined.  We shared incredible meals,… Continue reading “2016: another year of adventure!”