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Should Your Next European Hiking Vacation be in Chamonix or Sifnos?

We at Zephyr Adventures run hiking and trekking adventures around the world, including multiple European hiking vacations. Two of our newest locations are Chamonix in the French Alps and Sifnos, a Greek Island. They are both very appealing but also very different! Hiking adventures in the French Alps and the Greek Islands have much to 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 →

How To Choose The Right Tour Operator for your Inca Trail Trek

There are many different levels of Inca Trail trips you can take and in general, “you get what you pay for.”  But what’s right for you? You can go from bare bones trips where corners can be cut (with substandard equipment, poor food, low wages for staff, no training, etc.) to luxury trips where many Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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