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 →

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 →

Nelson Mandela: The World's Hero

Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday. Mr. Mandela was really a hero of the entire world and he will be missed. I actually wrote about Nelson Mandela and South Africa back in January, 2011 and have reposted that here. Come join us October 5-12 for our South Africa Wine, Hiking, and Safari Adventure.————————————————————————–From a January 28, Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting 101

If you’ve never been wine tasting, or haven’t done so often, you might be under the impression that wine tasting has to be a complicated process filled with opportunities for faux pas. It doesn’t have to be this way. At Zephyr Adventures we spend a great deal of time selecting which vineyards to visit, making Continue Reading →

How Important is Tour Group Size?

We at Zephyr Adventures are very into feedback. We have been sending an evaluation form to everyone who has traveled with us since 1997, using the same five-point scale to evaluate everything from restaurants to hotels, from guides to the overall trip. It’s a rough business because a) it is hard to please everyone and Continue Reading →

The Grand Finale – Safari: South Africa Part 3

Editor’s Note:  This is the third and final blog post in a three-part series about our South Africa Hiking, Safari & Wine Adventure and is written by our Zephyr guide and participants. (Read Part 1 & Part 2) Day 6 / Friday (written by participant Treshel Washington) Today we flew northeast to Nelspruit near Kruger Continue Reading →

More Wine and Table Mountain: South Africa Part 2

Editor’s Note:  This is the second blog post in a three-part series about our South Africa Hiking, Safari & Wine Adventure and is written by our Zephyr guide and participants. (Read Part 1) Day 4 / Wednesday (written by participant Tamara Iwerks ) We boarded our small bus on a sunny morning bound for Dirtopia, Continue Reading →

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