The Best Less-Visited European Bike Tour Locations

Taking a bicycle tour in Europe is perhaps the most famous and beloved type of “adventure” or active travel. For good reason – biking through Europe often offers wonderful scenery, interesting culture, outstanding food and wine, and healthy exercise. We believe Europe offers the best bicycle tour locations in the world and have run many Continue Reading →

Experience the Real Montana: Red Lodge and the Beartooth Mountains

I moved to Red Lodge in October of 2000 after doing a thorough search for the best mountain town in the Rocky Mountains to move myself and my fledgling company, Zephyr Adventures. Red Lodge earned the distinction of becoming Zephyr’s “world headquarters” for many reasons: Its population of 2,300 is much more diverse and interesting than Continue Reading →

Advantages of Taking a Family Tour

We ran our first Family Adventure back in 2005. Although I am Zephyr’s owner and a longtime tour guide, I took part as a tour participant since I was chaperoning my niece and nephew. Fast forward 13 years and we are still running Family Adventures (including a Colorado Family Adventure in 2019.) This past July, we again Continue Reading →

The Original Inline Skating Tour: The Netherlands

Zephyr Adventures was formed in 1997 as Zephyr Inline Skate Tours, the world’s first inline skating tour company. In April of that year, I quit my job and traveled to Europe, looking for the best skate tour location I could find. I had two destinations on my list: the Netherlands and the Danube bike path Continue Reading →

Family Vacations for All Types of Families

The reality is, many of us still presume “family” equates to the standard nuclear definition: mom, dad, and two kids. Our Colorado Family Tour scheduled for this June 25 – 29 is decidedly, instead, fit for families of all types. Here are a few examples: Yes, two-parent families will love the tour. The structure of our Continue Reading →

Tucson: Skating in the Winter Sun

Years ago I spent six months living in Tucson, Arizona. I very much enjoyed the city, including the people, the university, the sunshine, and the seasonal monsoons. Two of the activities I most enjoyed were skating on the paved paths of the city and hiking on the surrounding trails – especially in the winter sun. Continue Reading →

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