Baja Kayaking Tour Review Paddling

In the Words of Alumni: Baja Kayaking Tour Review

This is the second post in a series we are calling “In The Words of Alumni” that shares feedback about a trip directly from the travelers who were just on it. Online ratings are becoming increasingly important for small businesses like ours (see our blog post on this topic). We are happy… Continue reading “In the Words of Alumni: Baja Kayaking Tour Review”

Active Travel For Most Ability Levels

Remarkable, Active Travel For Most Ability Levels

It’s no secret that we believe the best way to experience the world is by seeing it while hiking, biking, kayaking or skating. But just because our focus is on active travel, it doesn’t mean you have to have pro-level physical abilities to enjoy our vacations.  We pride ourselves on offering memorable… Continue reading “Remarkable, Active Travel For Most Ability Levels”

How to minimize your environmental impact as a traveler

How To Minimize Your Environmental Impact As A Traveler

There are countless things we love about travel – trying new foods, seeing incredible sights, meeting interesting people – the list goes on. But there is one drawback to travel – the impact it has on our environment. And depending on the way you travel, it, unfortunately, can have rather large ramifications.… Continue reading “How To Minimize Your Environmental Impact As A Traveler”

Difference Between a Trek and a Hike

Difference Between a Trek and a Hike: A Slovenian Example

We pride ourselves in offering a variety of hand-picked active tours that fit an array of preferences and abilities, which is why we offer a selection of both treks and hikes each year. But what is the difference between a trek and a hike? To help illustrate the difference, let’s take a… Continue reading “Difference Between a Trek and a Hike: A Slovenian Example”

Yellowstone Winter Tour Review

In The Words of Alumni: Yellowstone Winter Tour Review

This is the first post in a series we are calling “In The Words of Alumni” that will share feedback about a trip directly from the travelers who were just on it. Online reviews are becoming increasingly important for small businesses like ours (see our blog post on this topic). We are… Continue reading “In The Words of Alumni: Yellowstone Winter Tour Review”

Why Online Reviews Are Important to Small Businesses

Why Reviews (Online and Otherwise) Are So Important To A Small Business Like Zephyr

Last year, 70% of our travelers were repeat travelers – this is an incredible statistic, and we are extremely grateful for our alumni’s continued loyalty to Zephyr. Much of our business in the past 20 years has been generated by word of mouth from our alumni, and their stamp of approval is… Continue reading “Why Reviews (Online and Otherwise) Are So Important To A Small Business Like Zephyr”

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”