How to NOT be a Bad National Parks Tourist

How to NOT Be a Bad National Parks Tourist

This year is the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. As we celebrate such a momentous occasion, we all need to remember exactly what the National Parks Service was created for – to protect and honor our country’s natural beauty.  It disheartens me that we have seen so many stories in… Continue reading “How to NOT Be a Bad National Parks Tourist”

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”

Yellowstone Bison Jam

The Dangers of Selfies

We’ve all seen them – tourists contorting their bodies and smiling while they stretch their arms out to snap the “perfect” picture to prove they were there. And honestly, I know I’ve been guilty of snapping a few of myself from time to time. Love’em or hate’em #selfies are happening everywhere. Recently… Continue reading “The Dangers of Selfies”

Father-Son Travel Duo:The Mighty Pribyl Boys

One of the best parts of our job at Zephyr Adventures is getting the opportunity to meet such wonderful and interesting people. We love hearing about where people are from, the places they’ve traveled, and the experiences they’ve had. With Father’s Day approaching, we thought we would highlight a great Father/Son pair… Continue reading “Father-Son Travel Duo:The Mighty Pribyl Boys”

Yellowstone in the Winter – Big Animals in Big Sky Country

Zephyr Adventures completed a 4-night, 5-day cross-country ski and snowshoe tour in Montana and Yellowstone National Park in February.  Sub-zero temperatures and tromping through the woods may not be some peoples’ idea of a good time but the rich, inviting beauty of seeing Big Sky country in all its glory and with just a… Continue reading “Yellowstone in the Winter – Big Animals in Big Sky Country”

Yellowstone Winter Adventure Featured in Shape Magazine

Our Yellowstone Winter Adventure that features cross-country skiing and snowshoeing was recently featured in Shape Magazine’s website as one of “7 Travel Destinations That Answer the Call of the Wild”. This is the third press mention we have had in 10 days! The Yellowstone Winter Adventure is truly an awesome and unique… Continue reading “Yellowstone Winter Adventure Featured in Shape Magazine”

Will Travel For Beer

People travel for a number of different reasons: to hike in a different mountain chain they’ve never been to before; to experience, first hand, a different way of life; to eat and drink like a local.  The burgeoning craft beer scene in the United States affords the beer enthusiast who likes to… Continue reading “Will Travel For Beer”

Yellowstone Tour Featured in Beer West Magazine

Did you know beer consumers have their own magazine? How about a magazine for beer consumers just in the western states? Beer West magazine is that periodical and their upcoming issue has a feature story on Zephyr’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton Multisport Beer Adventure. Writer Adrienne So joined us on our tour… Continue reading “Yellowstone Tour Featured in Beer West Magazine”

The Unexpected Friendships of Small Group Travel

I am one of those hyperactive ‘worriers.’ You know the type: those people who run scenarios in their heads anticipating all the crazy things that could happen. So when I set off on my first Zephyr adventure, I worried: 1. I’d be traveling with über athletes and couldn’t keep up; or 2.… Continue reading “The Unexpected Friendships of Small Group Travel”

Yellowstone in Winter: Don’t Ski too Close to a Sleeping Bison!

I had never been to Yellowstone. When I saw it on the list of Zephyr’s trips for 2009, I had to sign up! The weather was great, the guides were knowledgeable, and the trip was simply fantastic.  Here’s a recap of what I learned on my first ever visit to Yellowstone National… Continue reading “Yellowstone in Winter: Don’t Ski too Close to a Sleeping Bison!”

The Great Beer Adventure

Thanks to Zephyr Adventure’s Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Multisport Beer Adventure, I’m now sure about what I have long believed to be true: work and beer drinking do go hand in hand. For Doug the BeerBarian Bailey, owner of Bear Tooth Biking and worker at Red Lodge Ales in Zephyr’s home base,… Continue reading “The Great Beer Adventure”

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”

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Beer Adventure Is Good For You

Numerous studies show that a measured amount of beer in your diet is good for your health. Adults who enjoy a few beers every now and then have a lower risk of dementia – Journal of the American Medical Association. A drink or two a day might be linked to better cognitive… Continue reading “Yellowstone & Grand Teton Beer Adventure Is Good For You”

Win a Free Tour to Celebrate Yellowstone’s Birthday

Yellowstone National Park celebrates its 140th birthday on March 1st, 2012. To celebrate, we have partnered with the Montana Office of Tourism, distributor World Class Beer, All About Beer magazine, and to give away one free tour including airfare to our July 20-25 Yellowstone & Grand Tetons Beer Adventure. See below… Continue reading “Win a Free Tour to Celebrate Yellowstone’s Birthday”

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”