In The Words of Alumni: Portugal Hiking & Wine Adventure

This is the third post in a series we are calling “In The Words of Alumni” that shares feedback about a trip directly from the travelers who were just on it. Online ratings are becoming increasingly important for small businesses like ours (see our blog post on this topic).   We are happy to tell Continue Reading →

Exploring South Africa Two Ways

In 2019, we are excited to offer not one but two adventures to the fascinating country of South Africa. But how do you choose?  For Nature and Wine Lovers Are you a nature and wine lover that jumps at the chance to combine hiking and wine tasting – especially since most wine regions are set in Continue Reading →

2017: Celebrating 20 Years of Adventures

2017 was a special year for us here at Zephyr. It marked 20 incredible years of skating, hiking, biking, and adventuring. We explored several new destinations, like Cuba and Portugal, and revisited some old favorites, like the Grand Tetons and Chile & Argentina. We gathered and reminisced with a large number of our awesome alumni Continue Reading →

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 Conference in Asheville Continue Reading →

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 travel with Spanish Continue Reading →

20th Anniversary Sale – Now Through Jan. 31st!

Join us in celebrating Zephyr’s 20th anniversary! Starting out as the world’s first inline skate tour company, we’ve expanded over the years to include hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, snorkeling, and more. We’ve loved every minute of the past twenty years and are looking forward to sharing many more incredible experiences with you – let’s Continue Reading →

Mosel Valley Wines: A Challenge Worth Taking

My favorite book on wine, Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible, says “The Mosel is where Germany’s most ravishingly elegant wines are made.” Ravishingly elegant. Sounds worth trying. But Mosel Valley wines are a challenge, for three reasons. In general, German wines are hard to understand and, because of this, many consumers either avoid them or 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 →

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