The Best Less-Visited European Bike Tour Locations

Taking a bicycle tour in Europe is perhaps the most famous and beloved type of “adventure” or active travel. For good reason – biking through Europe often offers wonderful scenery, interesting culture, outstanding food and wine, and healthy exercise. We believe Europe offers the best bicycle tour locations in the world and have run many Continue Reading →

Taste Vacations: Expanding our Food, Wine, and Beer Tours

We at Zephyr Adventures are entering our 18th season of running active vacations around the world and these years have been full of change. We started as the world’s first inline skating tour company; expanded to multisport tours that include skating; branched off into other activities as we lived through the decline of Rollerblading; and Continue Reading →

Say "Hola" to Zephyr's Newest Guide!

We met Jenny Siddall last fall at our Wine Tourism Conference in Santa Rosa, California.  We were struck first by her outgoing and pleasant personality, and then by the depth of her knowledge of wine.  When we learned that she also had ten years’ experience guiding active tours and tours focused on food and wine, Continue Reading →

Self-Guided Travel in Europe: England, Spain, and Italy

For some reason, the secret of self-guided travel has not yet gotten out. We at Zephyr Adventures have been running self-guided tours in Italy for about five years. We have found them so appealing, this past summer we spent the time to add two new destinations to our list of self-guided tours: Hiking tours on Continue Reading →

3 Misconceptions about Group Travel

NOTE: Though this post was originally written several years ago, the most common misconceptions certainly still ring true! Zephyr Adventures has been in the group travel business for 15 years, so we understand that like most people who join us for the first time, you might feel a bit uneasy about the “group tour” experience. Continue Reading →

Still Rolling After 15 Years

Today is April 4, 2012.  Fifteen years ago today, Allan Wright quit his corporate job with food company Cargill, and Zephyr Adventures (formerly called Zephyr Inline Skate Tours) was born.  “Rolling” is a great metaphor to describe Zephyr’s journey, as we have certainly done our share of rolling with the punches in the past 15 Continue Reading →

How to Make a Travel Blog

Gone are the days of projector slideshow recaps of your summer vacation.  Yet in a digital age, there’s even more to share with your friends and family!  I have been sharing my photos, videos and thoughts from my travels on my Facebook for years, but it doesn’t offer the organization or presentation I’m really looking Continue Reading →

Wine Tourism & Zephyr Adventures

Zephyr Adventures has offered guided Active Wine Tours for many years both here in the United States and abroad. During this time we have gained a global understanding and comparison from the experiences we have shared with the wineries and wine regions we visit. We have also learned  a lot from our guests, the wine Continue Reading →

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