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 trips to fascinating Continue Reading →

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 look at two Continue Reading →

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 happy to tell Continue Reading →

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 local culture and Continue Reading →

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 trekking up Mt. Continue Reading →

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 excerpt: “Rather than Continue Reading →

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 our awesome alumni Continue Reading →

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 September in some Continue Reading →

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 travel with Spanish Continue Reading →

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 your destination is Continue Reading →

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