GPS on Bike Tours

The Terrific Addition of GPS on Bike Tours

Some people find written directions easy to follow while navigating on a bike. Others find them confusing. With the technology available today, most people are used to having step-by-step GPS directions readily available on their phone. While traveling abroad though, your phone may not be able to pull up the smaller country… Continue reading “The Terrific Addition of GPS on Bike Tours”

On the road – Ciao, Puglia!

This first person post comes to you from the Puglia region in southern Italy.  Known for its large production of olive oil that actually surpasses that of northern Italy, an increasingly visible wine industry, and a distinctive landscape that combines white washed, Mediterranean style homes and equally white washed beaches. I am… Continue reading “On the road – Ciao, Puglia!”

Sarah Wolcott: Zephyr’s Newest Active Wine Tour Guide

We are super happy to welcome Sarah Wolcott to the ranks of Zephyr’s guiding team. We met Sarah at this year’s Wine Bloggers Conference, where she was representing Wines of Uruguay. After a thorough vetting of a large number of guide candidates, Sarah rose to the top. Sarah comes to us with… Continue reading “Sarah Wolcott: Zephyr’s Newest Active Wine Tour Guide”

Cooking Class in Puglia, Italy

One of the main goals of our tours is to throw in cultural experiences in addition to the physical activity. In Italy, this almost always means having a private cooking class for our group. Puglia is not as “advanced” in tourism as its provincial neighbors to the north, Tuscany and Umbria. And… Continue reading “Cooking Class in Puglia, Italy”

The Amazing Food in Puglia

Puglia is a magical place. The sun-drenched days, rock-lined roads perfect for biking, blue skies and bluer seas, and vast olive groves make for an amazing holiday location. What is often overlooked, however, is the cuisine. We all know Italy has amazing food but after having traveled through much of the country,… Continue reading “The Amazing Food in Puglia”

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”

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”

Choosing an Active European Vacation

There are hundreds of active European adventures you could choose to do on your vacation. At Zephyr Adventures, we have run active tours in a total of 11 different locations in Europe, although we don’t run every trip every year. If you are an active traveler, how do you decide which Zephyr… Continue reading “Choosing an Active European Vacation”

Biking in Puglia: The Best Way to See Southern Italy

We are extremely excited to be offering a new six-day bicycle adventure in Puglia, May 2-7 next year. Puglia (pronounced without the “g”) is the heel of the boot of Italy. Although it is considered southern Italy, you can tell from the map on the left it is actually southeast Italy, bordered… Continue reading “Biking in Puglia: The Best Way to See Southern Italy”