Horseback Riding in Chile

Nervous About Traveling with a Group as a Solo Traveler?

Many solo, first-time Zephyr folks are uncertain about joining a group tour full of people they don’t know. But we’ve seen it time and time again where people come to the trip as strangers and leave as close friends. It’s the kind of “human magic” that Zephyr thrives on! Get a group… Continue reading “Nervous About Traveling with a Group as a Solo Traveler?”

How to Travel the World with a Carry-on

How to Travel the World with a Carry-on

Woohoo! You got to your flight on time, spent a few hours in the air, and officially made it to your destination … but unfortunately, your luggage didn’t. Nothing puts a damper on a trip faster than damaged, lost, or stolen luggage. Keep reading for tips from one of our awesome alumni,… Continue reading “How to Travel the World with a Carry-on”

Taste Vacations: Expanding our Food, Wine, and Beer Tours

We at Zephyr Adventures are entering our 18th season of running active vacations around the world and these years have been full of change. We started as the world’s first inline skating tour company; expanded to multisport tours that include skating; branched off into other activities as we lived through the decline… Continue reading “Taste Vacations: Expanding our Food, Wine, and Beer Tours”

Wine Tasting 101

If you’ve never been wine tasting, or haven’t done so often, you might be under the impression that wine tasting has to be a complicated process filled with opportunities for faux pas. It doesn’t have to be this way. At Zephyr Adventures we spend a great deal of time selecting which vineyards… Continue reading “Wine Tasting 101”

3 Misconceptions about Group Travel

NOTE: Though this post was originally written several years ago, the most common misconceptions certainly still ring true! Zephyr Adventures has been in the group travel business for 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the… Continue reading “3 Misconceptions about Group Travel”

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… Continue reading “Still Rolling After 15 Years”

How to Make a Travel Blog

Gone are the days of projector slideshow recaps of your summer vacation.  Yet in a digital age, there’s even more to share with your friends and family!  I have been sharing my photos, videos and thoughts from my travels on my Facebook for years, but it doesn’t offer the organization or presentation… Continue reading “How to Make a Travel Blog”

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… Continue reading “16 Best Malbecs from Mendoza”

Chile and Argentina Active Wine Tour

When I write blog entries trying to summarize one of our tours, I usually try to focus on one angle that gives readers a good idea of the overall picture. I find myself struggling to do that with our Chile & Argentina Wine Adventure, which I just completed two days ago. I… Continue reading “Chile and Argentina Active Wine Tour”