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!”

Travel Tips

How to Make Your Next Trip Go As Smoothly As Possible

Getting your passport stolen, having your bank freeze your account, or getting injured or sick just before or during your trip can make your vacation quickly go from a relaxing experience to a stressful one.  We collaborated with our sister company, Taste Vacations, to come up with a list of travel tips… Continue reading “How to Make Your Next Trip Go As Smoothly As Possible”

Ohio Inline Skating Alumni Tour

Ohio Inline Skating Tour: New Alumni Tour to Celebrate Zephyr’s 20th Anniversary

What is high in the middle and round on the ends? OHIO! New skate tour locations are nearly impossible to find but they are super important to us because our skaters like to visit new places – and we do, too! The criteria for new locations is daunting. There has to be… Continue reading “Ohio Inline Skating Tour: New Alumni Tour to Celebrate Zephyr’s 20th Anniversary”

Mosel Valley is a World Class Skate Tour Destination

We recently completed a Mosel Valley Skating Adventure, which took place July 17-23, 2016. This is the third time I have run this tour but the first for us in six years. I must admit I was shocked to not have accurately remembered how great the Mosel Valley is for a skate… Continue reading “Mosel Valley is a World Class Skate Tour Destination”

Skating and Biking Along the Mosel Valley

I cannot say the Mosel Valley Skating Adventure is my favorite skate tour of all time. We simply have too many tours in great locations we have run over the years. But it is pretty dang spectacular. Here are some of the features that make our Mosel Skating Adventure (which is open… Continue reading “Skating and Biking Along the Mosel Valley”

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Inline Skating Revival

Is inline skating making a comeback? Zephyr Adventures launched during the sport’s heyday in 1997 as the world’s first inline skating tour company.  According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), twenty-two million people glided along on their inline skates at least once in 2000, which is five million more than played… Continue reading “Inline Skating Revival”

Getting out of your comfort zone - Tahoe

Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Everyone has their boundaries or personal limits of just how far we’ll push ourselves both mentally and physically. From time to time, breaking out of your comfort zone is necessary to ensure that you continue to grow and learn as a person, and so life doesn’t get stagnant and stale. This is… Continue reading “Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone”

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Ready to Start (or Re-Start) Inline Skating (Rollerblading)?

A month or so ago we published a post called “Still Skating? How and Where to Buy Inline Skates“. However, we know there are a lot more of you out there who are not skating than are, so we thought we would post about how to get into (or back into) inline… Continue reading “Ready to Start (or Re-Start) Inline Skating (Rollerblading)?”

Zephyr Adventures Inline Skating

Still Skating? How and Where to Buy Inline Skates

We started offering inline skating tours in 1997 when skating (Rollerblading) was at its peak of popularity and your local sports store probably sold two dozen models of skates. Times have changed. But there are still millions of inline skaters in the United States and millions more around the world and these… Continue reading “Still Skating? How and Where to Buy Inline Skates”

Slomo: Raison d’être for One Inline Skater

We often hear our inline skaters saying they find skating to be more “rhythmic”, “fulfilling”, or even “spiritual” than other forms of exercise. There is certainly something about the side-to-side movement of the continual gliding of inline skating that is aesthetically pleasing. Dr. John Kitchin faced his own reality that he didn’t… Continue reading “Slomo: Raison d’être for One Inline Skater”

5 Things I Love About Guiding Our Florida Skating Adventure

1.)  It affirms my very wise decision to never live too far away from the equator when everyone gets off the plane holding winter jackets and compliments my tan. Note: you won’t need your winter coat down here, but you WILL need sunscreen! 2.)  As we sail down the straightest, flattest trail… Continue reading “5 Things I Love About Guiding Our Florida Skating Adventure”

Want To Win A Free Idaho Skating Adventure?

If you are an inline skater, you know that a good skating surface is a huge factor in getting the most out of your experience.  Trust me when I say that our Idaho Skating Adventure, which takes place this year September 8 – 12, offers some of the best skating trails in… Continue reading “Want To Win A Free Idaho Skating Adventure?”

NorthShore Inline Marathon: Insights from a Zephyr Guide

Imagine lacing up your skates while the sun rises in peachy perfection over Lake Superior. Your heartbeat quickens, and your breath appears in spurts around your fingertips. You are about to participate in the largest skate race in North America; the NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM.) Assemblies of 4,000 amazingly diverse skaters are… Continue reading “NorthShore Inline Marathon: Insights from a Zephyr Guide”

3 Misconceptions about Group Travel

NOTE: Though this post was originally written several years ago, the most common misconceptions certainly still ring true! Zephyr Adventures has been in the group travel business for 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the… Continue reading “3 Misconceptions about Group Travel”