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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 →

In The Words of Alumni: Yellowstone Winter Tour Review

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

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 →

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