5 Things You Should Do Every Time You Travel

5 Things You Should Do Every Time You Travel

The term tourist can sometimes have a negative connotation and can be seen as someone who visits only the most popular attractions, buys souvenirs from gimmicky trinket shops, and may or may not have any clue about the local culture. Travelers seek out authentic experiences. They want to learn more about the… Continue reading “5 Things You Should Do Every Time You Travel”

Yellowstone Family Vacation

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 Yellowstone Family Tour scheduled for this July 15 – 19 is decidedly, instead, fit for families of all types. Here are a few examples: Yes, two-parent families will love the tour. The… Continue reading “Family Vacations for All Types of Families”

Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro: Expectations Vs. Reality

Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro: Expectations Vs Reality

Ever thought about trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro but not sure what to expect? Last year, Kris Keys, our loveable, long-time guide and alumni ambassador, along with a great group of explorers, ventured up the bucket-list-worthy mountain. Kris shares her perspective on what she expected before the trip and what the actual reality of… Continue reading “Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro: Expectations Vs Reality”

Peru Machu Picchu

Sweeping You Away to New Locales

Last fall, Zephyr launched our first Peru: Machu Picchu & Easier Inca Trail Adventure and hosted journalist RoseAnna Schick as one of our guests. She recently published an article in the Winnipeg Free Press about her experience on the trip as well as her interview with our owner, Allan Wright. Here’s an… Continue reading “Sweeping You Away to New Locales”

Zephyr United Annual Meeting

Looking to the Future: Planning Another Adventurous Year

Each year the Zephyr Adventures and Taste Vacations team meets up in person to strategize and plan for the coming year with not only each other but our counterparts on the Zephyr Conferences team, making us one, big, happy Zephyr United family. This is a big deal as we are a 100%… Continue reading “Looking to the Future: Planning Another Adventurous Year”

Breaking Down on the Malecon - A true people-to-people experience

Breaking Down On The Malecon: A Real Cuba People-to-People Experience

As a U.S. citizen traveling to Cuba, your trip must fit one of 12 categories laid out by the U.S. government. For Zephyr, our Cuba adventure falls under the educational category of a people-to-people exchange where we specifically schedule in time to meet with local Cubans, learn about their history and culture,… Continue reading “Breaking Down On The Malecon: A Real Cuba People-to-People Experience”

Why buy travel insurance for your next adventure?

Why Buy Travel Insurance For Your Next Adventure?

For even the most prepared, seasoned travelers, there are always things that will be outside of your control – weather, natural disasters, strikes, political unrest, illness, and injury to name a few. When these things happen, you may not be able to recover the money you spent on flights, hotels, or excursions,… Continue reading “Why Buy Travel Insurance For Your Next Adventure?”

Zephyr Adventures 20 years

2017: Celebrating 20 Years of Adventures

2017 was a special year for us here at Zephyr. It marked 20 incredible years of skating, hiking, biking, and adventuring. We explored several new destinations, like Cuba and Portugal, and revisited some old favorites, like the Grand Tetons and Chile & Argentina. We gathered and reminisced with a large number of… Continue reading “2017: Celebrating 20 Years of Adventures”

The Pros and Cons of E-Bikes

The Pros & Cons of E-Bikes

On our recent Sicily Biking Adventure (which we rated as Moderate/Difficult, due to the hills), nearly half the group of 22 bikers elected to use an e-bike. What is an e-bike, you ask? The “e” stands for electric. You might imagine a scooter or electric motorcycle, but e-bikes are like regular bikes… Continue reading “The Pros & Cons of E-Bikes”