North Carolina New Belgium Brewery

Why Visit Asheville – the Ultimate Craft & Adventure Playground?

Travelers have long been drawn to Asheville, North Carolina for its scenic vistas, stunning waterfalls, and fresh mountain air.  Today, Asheville attracts not only outdoor enthusiasts but craft beer, food, and art lovers alike. Because of this, Zephyr Conferences, a sister company of Zephyr Adventures, hosted the first ever Beer Marketing & Tourism… Continue reading “Why Visit Asheville – the Ultimate Craft & Adventure Playground?”

7 New Tours for 2018

Announcing the 2018 Zephyr Adventures Schedule!

Each year in September we roll out the new tour schedule for the following years. The 2018 schedule is live now. We are very excited to again be offering quite a few brand-new trips we hope you will find exciting: On February 25, we will test a new concept that combines adventure… Continue reading “Announcing the 2018 Zephyr Adventures Schedule!”

20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!

Join us in celebrating Zephyr’s 20th anniversary! Starting out as the world’s first inline skate tour company, we’ve expanded over the years to include hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, and more. We’ve loved every minute of the past twenty years and are looking forward to sharing many more incredible experiences with… Continue reading “20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!”

Portugal

Portugal: The Living Embodiment of a Dream Come True

I will never forget the year I chased fall to the end of November while traveling through Portugal. As a Montana native, I expect snow in October, every year. Perhaps that is why my memories of my time there are so special to me. Or perhaps it is just Portugal’s beauty, Vinho… Continue reading “Portugal: The Living Embodiment of a Dream Come True”

Explore Colorado on an Epic Beer Adventure

This October we’ll be heading back to beautiful Colorado for another epic beer adventure. Our itinerary is the perfect combination of taking in the stunning natural landscape and tasting our way through Colorado’s impressive craft brew scene. And to top off an already fun-filled vacation, we spend our last afternoon at the… Continue reading “Explore Colorado on an Epic Beer Adventure”

Mosel Valley Wines: A Challenge Worth Taking

My favorite book on wine, Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible, says “The Mosel is where Germany’s most ravishingly elegant wines are made.” Ravishingly elegant. Sounds worth trying. But Mosel Valley wines are a challenge, for three reasons. In general, German wines are hard to understand and, because of this, many consumers either… Continue reading “Mosel Valley Wines: A Challenge Worth Taking”

Epic Adventures with a Real-Life Beerbarian

Epic Adventures with a Real-Life Beerbarian

Main photo credit: Zak Jokela Meet Doug Bailey, resident Beerbarian for Zephyr Adventures and Red Lodge Ales. Doug is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades.  Not only does he know his beer, but he can teach you how to snowboard, wrangle a horse, navigate rapids, and make a mean cocktail, all while wearing a… Continue reading “Epic Adventures with a Real-Life Beerbarian”

For the love of Italy

An Open Invitation to Explore Your Love of Italy

Buongiorno fellow travelers, lovers of wine, diners of homemade pasta, and of course, those thrill seeking, bike riding, old souls that feel at home where I do, in my beloved Italy. There is a reason Italy historically ranks as one of the top 5 travel destinations in the world each year. This country… Continue reading “An Open Invitation to Explore Your Love of Italy”

Visit Flanders Brussels

Calling Brussels: A Clever Campaign To Help Ease Travelers’ Minds

Around the new year, Brussels had been linked to terrorist plots. Consequently, the international media began falsely portraying the city as a dangerous war zone. To help ease travelers’ minds that Brussels is still a safe and thriving city, the Visit Brussels tourism board has recently launched a cute and clever campaign… Continue reading “Calling Brussels: A Clever Campaign To Help Ease Travelers’ Minds”

Zephyr Adventures Annual Meeting of the Minds

Every year the Zephyr Adventures team meets to discuss the coming year’s plans, enjoy delicious food, drink tasty wine and beer, and explore the great outdoors. This year’s meeting was held in Zephyr’s worldwide headquarters, beautiful Red Lodge, Montana. To start the meeting off right, we ventured over to Mas Taco for… Continue reading “Zephyr Adventures Annual Meeting of the Minds”

Wine Tourism Day 2015

Wine Tourism Day – Giving Back to the Community with Wine!

We have a passion for combining our love of wine with our love of travel by exploring the diverse and distinct wine regions of the world. We also love sharing that passion with others. Heck, that’s why we offer multiple wine adventures a year, organize the Wine Tourism Conference, the Wine Bloggers… Continue reading “Wine Tourism Day – Giving Back to the Community with Wine!”

Ventosa Vineyards WBC

What the heck is a Wine Bloggers Conference anyways?

Though you may have read our previous post about the Wine Bloggers Conference, you may still be scratching your head and wondering – what does that actually mean? This past weekend I, along with my esteemed colleagues, were lucky enough to join about 225 wine bloggers, writers, and industry folk in Corning,… Continue reading “What the heck is a Wine Bloggers Conference anyways?”

Finger Lakes Wine Country

Wine Bloggers Conference: Exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Country

Coming off the great success of the sold-out Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference held in Beer City, US (Asheville, NC), Zephyr is rolling right into our next exciting event of the summer, the Wine Bloggers Conference. We’ll be joining over 200 wine bloggers and industry folks for a delightfully educational and fun few days (August 13… Continue reading “Wine Bloggers Conference: Exploring the Finger Lakes Wine Country”

Travel Inspiration: Always Take the Scenic Route

Travel Inspiration – Fueling Your Wanderlust

WANDERLUST |ˈWÄNDƏRˌLƏST| (N.) A STRONG, INNATE DESIRE TO WANDER OR TRAVEL Who doesn’t love to daydream about where you’d like to travel to next? To think about the people you will meet, the places you will see, and the food you will eat.  To get excited about immersing yourself in another culture… Continue reading “Travel Inspiration – Fueling Your Wanderlust”

Asheville, NC

Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 2015 – Asheville Beer Scene

As you may already know Zephyr Adventures not only provides active vacations but also organizes annual conferences for the wine, beer, food, and fitness industries.   This benefits our tours as we stay very well connected and have friends in locations that we visit, giving us insider knowledge and a better understanding of… Continue reading “Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 2015 – Asheville Beer Scene”