Leisure Group Travel magazine recently published an interview with me about how I started Zephyr Adventures 22 years ago and what its like to run a small tour company. I have thought for years the press covers fantastic travel destinations but leaves out one of the most interesting subjects: the behind-the-scenes aspects of the tour Continue Reading →
We lost one of our beloved alumni earlier this year. Barry Haicken passed away on February 24 at his home in Florida after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 72 years old. One of my most vivid memories of Barry and his wife Vivian was on the first day of one of the Continue Reading →
Originally from beautiful Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jose Bordas is now a U.S. Citizen and has lived in Miami for the past 8 years. Jose was a former inline skate racer for Team USA and is now attending college with a focus on business. He loves to travel and has explored China, Columbia, and Europe. Over the Continue Reading →
Like most kids, my 7-year old daughter asks a ton of questions. And like most parents, I do my best to answer them, occasionally dodging some and abbreviating answers to others. When she asked “Mom, what do you do at work? No, I mean what do you DO at work?”, my initial reaction was to spout the canned response I Continue Reading →
What is our number one tip before you book a tour with a tour company? Call the company! We receive probably 95% of our bookings via the Internet without ever having spoken to the traveler. In many cases, we have never even emailed with the individual. And to be honest, that works for us! But Continue Reading →
Each year, we love to take a step back to relish the unforgettable memories we made with all of our incredible alumni. In 2018, we enjoyed an abundance of new experiences, visited new countries, formed new friendships, tasted new flavors, and achieved new goals. We invite you to relive a few special moments from the Continue Reading →
If you have already traveled with us, you probably realize we take your feedback seriously. One of our guests (who has been on many, many trips with us) recently suggested we offer travelers an alternative to getting a t-shirt on a trip. She has a great collection from the past 20 years and said she Continue Reading →
We are firm believers in that old saying, hope for the best, but plan for the worst. No one plans on getting sick or injured before a trip or having your luggage or passport stolen or having a natural disaster strike, but the fact is, these things do happen and we have little to no control Continue Reading →
Back in 1997, I founded Zephyr Adventures as the world’s first inline skating tour company. Over the years, we evolved our offerings to include more and more activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking.
This year, we decided it was time to not only evolve our tour offerings (check out our new Specialty Adventure Category) but to evolve the Zephyr brand and logo as well.
There are countless things we love about travel – trying new foods, seeing incredible sights, meeting interesting people – the list goes on. But there is one drawback to travel – the impact it has on our environment. And depending on the way you travel, it, unfortunately, can have rather large ramifications. But don’t fret Continue Reading →