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Zephyr is Hiring: Four Reasons I Love Being An Adventure Travel Guide

In light of our upcoming search for a new guide for our active wine tours, we asked one of our longtime guides, Kris Thomas, to share her personal favorite aspects of guiding People. Happy People! This is surely the top reason for me.  I love people. While I am guiding, I get to see people Continue Reading →

Say "Hola" to Zephyr's Newest Guide!

We met Jenny Siddall last fall at our Wine Tourism Conference in Santa Rosa, California.  We were struck first by her outgoing and pleasant personality, and then by the depth of her knowledge of wine.  When we learned that she also had ten years’ experience guiding active tours and tours focused on food and wine, Continue Reading →

Still Rolling After 15 Years

Today is April 4, 2012.  Fifteen years ago today, Allan Wright quit his corporate job with food company Cargill, and Zephyr Adventures (formerly called Zephyr Inline Skate Tours) was born.  “Rolling” is a great metaphor to describe Zephyr’s journey, as we have certainly done our share of rolling with the punches in the past 15 Continue Reading →

4 Misconceptions About Hiking the Inca Trail

We conducted a “Two-Minute Survey” and asked potential travelers for their opinions about traveling to Peru.  Our intent was to not only find out how and where people were interested in traveling to in Peru but also to find out if we had the information on our Inca Trail Hiking website that people needed to make Continue Reading →

16 Best Malbecs from Mendoza

(Note: this blog post is written by Kris Thomas, Zephyr Adventures’ Customer Care Czar, Tour Operations Specialist, and Veteran Guide.) I am by no means an expert (yet) on wine, but I know what I like!  And I like South American wines, particularly Carmeneres and Malbecs, more than wines from anywhere else in the world! Continue Reading →

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