Julian Alps Trek

Q&A: Trekking in the Julian Alps of Slovenia

We asked Kit and Court Richards, longtime Zephyr alums and very experienced hikers, to give “real” answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions we have been getting about our Slovenia: Julian Alps Trek. Kit and Court live in Red Lodge, where Zephyr is headquartered, and did a Julian Alps trek last… Continue reading “Q&A: Trekking in the Julian Alps of Slovenia”

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!”

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Take it easy! Lightening the Load of the Inca Trail Trek

So often throughout life we hear the phrase, “ it’s not about the destination, but the journey to get there.” It seems the ancient civilization of the Incas were advanced not only in cosmetology, architecture, mathematics, and agriculture but also in preserving the beauty of daily existence, making sure the path to… Continue reading “Take it easy! Lightening the Load of the Inca Trail Trek”

Inca Trail By Alexei Dmitriev

Retracing the Steps of the Royal Road

Last April, Zephyr hosted journalist Alexei Dmitriev on the Peru: Classic Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Trek Adventure. He has since written about his experience in frankly, one of the most eloquent travel stories we have read about the Inca Trail and Peru. Here is an excerpt of his writing: “Moss-fringed tree… Continue reading “Retracing the Steps of the Royal Road”

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!”

Travel Tips

How to Make Your Next Trip Go As Smoothly As Possible

Getting your passport stolen, having your bank freeze your account, or getting injured or sick just before or during your trip can make your vacation quickly go from a relaxing experience to a stressful one.  We collaborated with our sister company, Taste Vacations, to come up with a list of travel tips… Continue reading “How to Make Your Next Trip Go As Smoothly As Possible”

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”

UW Stout Alumni Program Travel Scholarship

Paying It Forward: Traveling to Support Study Abroad

Travel is essential to being a well-rounded and conscious citizen of our world. Even if you just drive a few hours away from your home, there are a limitless number benefits to getting out of your comfort zone and exploring somewhere new. Over the past few years, Zephyr has been working with the… Continue reading “Paying It Forward: Traveling to Support Study Abroad”

What you need to know about trail etiquette

What You Need to Know About Trail Etiquette

Though most major trailheads will have rules and regulations posted on a sign or message board, there are a number of unwritten rules of trail etiquette that every hiker or camper should be aware of. These etiquette rules are there to not only ensure that we stay safe and do the least… Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Trail Etiquette”

Don't wait - travel to Bhutan!

Don’t Wait – Make the Remarkable Journey and Travel to Bhutan

This post was written by Michael Keys, a Zephyr guide and the husband of Zephyr’s Head of Operations, Kris Keys. Michael joined Kris – who was the trip leader – in Bhutan last fall as a tour guest, and will be returning this coming fall as the Zephyr trip leader. When Kris told… Continue reading “Don’t Wait – Make the Remarkable Journey and Travel to Bhutan”

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”

Scott eVest

The Best Travel Gear for Your Next Trip (Continued)

A few months back we wrote a post about The Best Travel Gear for Your Next Trip by asking the Zephyr team what items they couldn’t live without while guiding our tours. Since then we’ve had a few other conversations both with our team and with our awesome network of fellow adventurers… Continue reading “The Best Travel Gear for Your Next Trip (Continued)”

Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s Wall – A Traveler’s Perspective

Hadrian’s Wall is one of the most popular attractions in Northern England. It stretches for a remarkable 73 miles through rolling lush countryside (with many a lounging sheep!), past imposing abandoned forts, by impressive castles and through the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Carlisle. Rick Otis, a long-time Zephyr traveler, took this… Continue reading “Hadrian’s Wall – A Traveler’s Perspective”

Peru Inca Trail Hiking

4 Misconceptions About Hiking the Inca Trail Revisited

If you’re a Zephyr alumni, you know that we thrive on your input! We survey our travelers after every trip in order to continuously improve our tours year after year. We also conduct other surveys to help us understand your wants, needs, and goals. In the past, we conducted a survey asking… Continue reading “4 Misconceptions About Hiking the Inca Trail Revisited”

Prayer Flags

Top 5 Questions for Traveling to Bhutan

Bhutan is one of the most fascinating and welcoming countries in the world, and is one of the few places left that has, for the most part, yet to be influenced by Western culture. It’s a perfect destination for adventure travelers with its remote hiking trails and enchanting culture. Zephyr offers two options on… Continue reading “Top 5 Questions for Traveling to Bhutan”