We at Zephyr have long known our Family Adventures are magical. Yes, we think all our trips are great – and they should be when you get a group of travelers to bicycle together in Italy or hike the Inca Trail in Peru. But somehow the kids on our family tours innately produce a level Continue Reading →
Explore Colorado on an Epic Beer Adventure
This October we’ll be heading back to beautiful Colorado for another epic beer adventure. Our itinerary is the perfect combination of taking in the stunning natural landscape and tasting our way through Colorado’s impressive craft brew scene. And to top off an already fun-filled vacation, we spend our last afternoon at the Great American Beer Continue Reading →
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 kilt. We had Continue Reading →
Prioritizing Adventure in Colorado
Last October I spent five exciting days exploring Colorado with amazing Zephyr Adventures tour guides and new friends. Wow; there was never a dull moment. I met tour guide Doug (a large man wearing a kilt), and the rest of the group at the Denver airport. It wasn’t long before we were exploring Fort Collins, Colorado Continue Reading →
Fort Collins Knows Beer
A recent trip to Colorado gave me the chance to try some new beers in a state I have always wanted to visit. It is a great time to be a craft beer drinker in America. The number of craft beer breweries in 2012 surpassed the 2,000 mark and is well on it’s way beyond. Continue Reading →
Beer, Meat, Forest Fires, and…BEER!
Beer. Beer, beer, beer. I love beer. I’m not talking about guzzling gallons of light (or LITE) yellow swill, I’m talking about beer of many colors, flavors, and styles. I’m talking about American made (and owned) high quality craft and micro brewed beer. My job title is Beerbarian after all, I’d better like the stuff Continue Reading →
Oktoberfest – A Global-To-Local Celebration
For any beer loving imbiber, celebrating Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany will rank high on one’s bucket list. Oktoberfest in Munich can be one of those life-affirming events where copious amounts of beer are served, friendships are forged despite language barriers, roller coasters cruise, and John Denver’s “Country Roads” play over and over and over again. Continue Reading →
Colorado Hiking, Biking, and Beer…Oh My!
When I think of craft beer, (and being an enthusiast that is often), one of the places I have on my bucket list is Colorado. So when I saw that Zephyr Adventures partnered up with Draft Magazine, New Belgium Brewing, and Untappd to give away two places in their active beer tour adventure and that Continue Reading →
Top 4 Reasons You Should Join Our Brewlicious Colorado Hike, Bike and Beer Tour!
Let’s talk. Before we reveal the top four reasons you should join our Brewlicious Colorado! Hike, Bike and Beer Tour (October 8, 2012-October 12, 2012) we think you should know a few important facts. Here goes: In 2012, Colorado ranks second in the nation with the most number of breweries by state 1; Colorado ranks Continue Reading →
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 over 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the “group tour” Continue Reading →