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 →

Active Yet Easy Vacations

We like to provide a range of activities on each of our tours, to accommodate all ability levels. We try to ensure that each hike or bike ride has several route options – easy, medium, and hard, when possible. But when you take a look at our itineraries overall, there are some that are more 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 →

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 →

South Africa Safari

“Oh my gosh. Look at that elephant.” We were on the second day of our three-day South Africa safari and participating in a “bush walk”. My girlfriend Devon and I were joined by one other couple and our khaki-wearing, rifle-toting guide Jonathan. Now, seeing an elephant on a safari is a common event. However, this Continue Reading →

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