If you are into wine, you may already know what the WSET acronym stands for. If not, here is the quick answer: Wine & Spirit Education Trust. WSET is a prestigious educator in the world of wine and spirits and provides highly sought-after qualifications for wine and spirit professionals, such as our own Zephyr Adventures Continue Reading →
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 →
The Easier Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Please note: The Royal Inca Trail is currently closed. Trail repairs have not been made after the latest round of landslides and it is unclear if/when they will reopen. However, we now offer an additional easier route for the Inca Trail. Most people think there is just one Inca Trail that takes hikers from the 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 →
Want to Hike the Inca Trail? Better Hurry!
Hiking the Inca Trail and visiting Machu Picchu in Peru is on many an adventure traveler’s bucket list, and for good reason. Trekking the Classic Inca Trail is not easy, but is within reach of even casual athletes who take the time to mentally and physically prepare themselves. And the rewards? Astounding! Can you imagine 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 →