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Walk in the Wild: Reclaiming Human Nature

At Zephyr, we seek out opportunities to connect with nature and leave our day-to-day stressors behind – in fact, as an adventure travel business, it’s one of the main reasons our company was even created. Though we love the activities of hiking, biking, paddling, and skating, what we enjoy most is that we get to Continue Reading →

Celebrating Adventurous Women on International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Women are exploring the world now more than ever before. Nearly two-thirds of travelers today are women, with women making 80% of all travel decisions. We at Zephyr are lucky to be surrounded by Continue Reading →

Are you a Ferdinand or a Heather?

On our active trips – whether it be hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing or skating – we generally like to have one guide toward the front of the pack to help steer the group, and a “sweep” guide toward the back that makes sure nobody gets left behind.   This summer on our Beartooth Hiking Adventure in Continue Reading →

A South African Photo Journal: Hiking, Wine, & Safari

This guest post was written by Zephyr alumna, Marissa Liesenfelt. Marissa is a passionate traveler, talented photographer, Sips & Sojourn blogger, and Chicago-based digital marketing professional. She recently joined us on our South Africa: Hiking, Wine, & Safari Adventure this past spring. We feel lucky to share Marissa’s beautiful photo journal from this trip. In Continue Reading →

Meet Our Newest Zephyr Guide – Jose Bordas!

Originally from beautiful Cienfuegos, Cuba, Jose Bordas is now a U.S. Citizen and has lived in Miami for the past 8 years. Jose was a former inline skate racer for Team USA and is now attending college with a focus on business. He loves to travel and has explored China, Columbia, and Europe. Over the Continue Reading →

Peru – A Personal Transformational Journey

This guest post was written by Suzanne Carenzo, a Zephyr Alumna. She recently joined us on the Peru Transformational Journey, a new kind of trip for Zephyr that focuses on personal transformation and growth. Please enjoy reading about Suzanne’s experience. Well, my journey to Peru has come to an end and I cannot believe all 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 →

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