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 →

Active Yet Easy Vacations

We like to provide a range of activities on each of our tours, to accommodate all ability levels. We try to ensure that each hike or bike ride has several route options – easy, medium, and hard, when possible. But when you take a look at our itineraries overall, there are some that are more Continue Reading →

Experience the Real Montana: Red Lodge and the Beartooth Mountains

I moved to Red Lodge in October of 2000 after doing a thorough search for the best mountain town in the Rocky Mountains to move myself and my fledgling company, Zephyr Adventures. Red Lodge earned the distinction of becoming Zephyr’s “world headquarters” for many reasons: Its population of 2,300 is much more diverse and interesting than 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 →

Remarkable, Active Travel For Most Ability Levels

It’s no secret that we believe the best way to experience the world is by seeing it while hiking, biking, kayaking or skating. But just because our focus is on active travel, it doesn’t mean you have to have pro-level physical abilities to enjoy our vacations.  We pride ourselves on offering memorable trips to fascinating Continue Reading →

Difference Between a Trek and a Hike: A Slovenian Example

We pride ourselves in offering a variety of hand-picked active tours that fit an array of preferences and abilities, which is why we offer a selection of both treks and hikes each year. But what is the difference between a trek and a hike? To help illustrate the difference, let’s take a look at two Continue Reading →

5 Things You Should Do Every Time You Travel

The term tourist can sometimes have a negative connotation and can be seen as someone who visits only the most popular attractions, buys souvenirs from gimmicky trinket shops, and may or may not have any clue about the local culture. Travelers seek out authentic experiences. They want to learn more about the local culture and Continue Reading →

Trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro: Expectations Vs Reality

Ever thought about trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro but not sure what to expect? Last year, Kris Keys, our loveable, long-time guide and alumni ambassador, along with a great group of explorers, ventured up the bucket-list-worthy mountain. Kris shares her perspective on what she expected before the trip and what the actual reality of trekking up Mt. Continue Reading →

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