Julian Alps Trek

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… Continue reading “Q&A: Trekking in the Julian Alps of Slovenia”

North Carolina New Belgium Brewery

Why Visit Asheville – the Ultimate Craft & Adventure Playground?

Travelers have long been drawn to Asheville, North Carolina for its scenic vistas, stunning waterfalls, and fresh mountain air.  Today, Asheville attracts not only outdoor enthusiasts but craft beer, food, and art lovers alike. Because of this, Zephyr Conferences, a sister company of Zephyr Adventures, hosted the first ever Beer Marketing & Tourism… Continue reading “Why Visit Asheville – the Ultimate Craft & Adventure Playground?”

Tucson: Skating in the Winter Sun

Tucson: Skating in the Winter Sun

Years ago I spent six months living in Tucson, Arizona. I very much enjoyed the city, including the people, the university, the sunshine, and the seasonal monsoons. Two of the activities I most enjoyed were skating on the paved paths of the city and hiking on the surrounding trails – especially in… Continue reading “Tucson: Skating in the Winter Sun”

What Makes Allan Wright A Great Boss?

What Makes Allan Wright A Great Boss?

Boss’s Day is the ultimate Hallmark holiday. However, it is important for the simple reason that the boss rarely gets pats on the back, which is something we all appreciate and need from time to time. Our team at Zephyr wanted to share with you why we love working for Allan and… Continue reading “What Makes Allan Wright A Great Boss?”

Adventure + Language = An Exciting New Kind of Vacation

Adventure + Language = An Exciting New Kind of Vacation

For the past 20 years, we’ve been offering adventures all over the world focusing on touring new destinations by hike, skate, bike, kayak, and any other form of adventurous mode of exploration.  This time around we are trying something new – in addition to focusing on adventure, we’ll also be focusing on… Continue reading “Adventure + Language = An Exciting New Kind of Vacation”

Transform Your Life On a Peruvian Adventure

Peru is probably one of the most spiritual places we run tours. The beauty and majesty of Machu Picchu and the other Incan ruins we visit easily make travelers stop and reflect on their lives. Hiking on the Inca Trail itself can be life-altering. But Peru is more than that. The Peruvian… Continue reading “Transform Your Life On a Peruvian Adventure”

Baja - a paradise for water lovers

Baja, a true paradise for water lovers

It has been ten months since I returned from Baja California Sur in Mexico but I have been dreaming of going back every moment since. For someone who grew up playing in the lakes of Minnesota, spending time in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez was like a dream come… Continue reading “Baja, a true paradise for water lovers”

7 New Tours for 2018

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… Continue reading “Announcing the 2018 Zephyr Adventures Schedule!”

Rollerblade

Keeping the Future Inline- An Interview with Rollerblade®

Main image credit: Rollerblade® At Zephyr, we hold a special place in our heart for inline skating – it’s where we got our start 20 years ago! And we continue to remain true to our roots by offering several skate adventures every year. As we have done in the past, we’re excited to… Continue reading “Keeping the Future Inline- An Interview with Rollerblade®”

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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… Continue reading “Take it easy! Lightening the Load of the Inca Trail Trek”

The Best Paved Trails In The World Are In ... Ohio

The Best Paved Trails In The World Are In … Ohio

We recently completed a 39-person, alumni-only, anniversary inline skating tour in Ohio. This was a special tour, twice the size of any typical group tour we run, because we were celebrating 20 years of travel with Zephyr Adventures with some of our most experienced alumni. The tour takes place in the southeast… Continue reading “The Best Paved Trails In The World Are In … Ohio”

Traveling To Portugal

Traveling through Portugal – A Timeless Journey

A sunny, dry, and hot climate embraces Portugal. It almost never rains there, except occasionally in May. Traveling through Portugal during our May Hiking & Wine Adventure, we were fortunate enough to experience all of the best things this beautiful country has to offer – even a big thunderstorm and heavy rains!… Continue reading “Traveling through Portugal – A Timeless Journey”

Post-Tour Depression: The Dangers of Adventure Travel

Post-Tour Depression: The Dark Side of Adventure Travel

You just had the time of your life. You still have endorphins pulsating through your core, charging your body and invigorating your mind. Every last detail carefully planned and executed from hotels to activities to cocktail hours and cultural excursions. You have officially checked out and forgotten how to check back in.… Continue reading “Post-Tour Depression: The Dark Side of Adventure Travel”

Biking in Sicily

5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Sicily

As you may be aware, this year is Zephyr Adventures’ 20th Anniversary and to celebrate we added five new adventures to our schedule, including the Sicily Bike Adventure coming up this fall.  As we gear up for our inaugural tour of this iconic island, we thought it would be fun to share a few fascinating… Continue reading “5 Interesting Facts About the Island of Sicily”