We ran our very first Québec skating trip in 2007 – ten years ago! Over the years, we have refined the itinerary of this adventure and now spend two nights at a posh resort in the ski town of the Mont-Tremblant, surrounded by vast forests and the Laurentian Mountains, followed by two nights in the Continue Reading →
How To Enjoy Winter In Yellowstone
A visit to Yellowstone, our country’s first (and in my opinion, best) national park, is a phenomenal experience like no other. But in the winter, a visit there is transformed to nearly a holy pilgrimage to Mother Nature herself. There are no crowds to distract you from the steaming horizons, blinding sunlight and blue skies Continue Reading →
Baja, a true paradise for water lovers
It has been ten months since I returned from Baja California Sur in Mexico but I have been dreaming of going back every moment since. For someone who grew up playing in the lakes of Minnesota, spending time in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez was like a dream come true for me. Continue Reading →
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 is what a Continue Reading →
So Many Reasons to Travel to Baja, Mexico This December!
I traveled to Mexico a lot while I was in my 20s and early 30s and haven’t been back since, despite it being one of my favorite countries. I’m thrilled to be returning this December to a new spot (for me) in Mexico: allow me to acquaint you with Baja California Sur! Watch this four-minute Continue Reading →
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 a perfect storm Continue Reading →
Epic Fails in Adventure Travel
I am known for being calm, cool and collected. That is a reputation I relish and do my best to uphold, particularly when guiding trips. However, there have been more than a handful of moments during my 17 years with Zephyr when things have gone south and I have momentarily entered panic mode. Like the Continue Reading →
Top 5 Questions for Traveling to Bhutan
Bhutan is one of the most fascinating and welcoming countries in the world, and is one of the few places left that has, for the most part, yet to be influenced by Western culture. It’s a perfect destination for adventure travelers with its remote hiking trails and enchanting culture. Zephyr offers two options on our ten-day Bhutan Continue Reading →
The Power of Nature
“What was the highlight of your trip?” After each Zephyr tour we run, we ask participants to complete an online evaluation and rate every aspect of their adventure from food and lodging to guides, routes, and activities. But the highlight question is the very first one we ask and, I’ll admit, my absolute favorite to Continue Reading →
Travel On Your Terms: Go Private!
In addition to our scheduled group trips, Zephyr also offers a myriad of private trips, where you can choose your own destination and activity, and a trip date that works for you. For example, these are some of the private trips we have helped people plan in the past year: A food and wine trip Continue Reading →