ZOZI helps you find adventure in fun ways with getaways, guru experiences, and gear. It’s a venture-backed startup based in San Francisco created in early 2012 by a world traveler who found it difficult to book local activities and travel adventures. You could call it a ‘one-stop adventure source.’ Find ZOZI easily in GearMarket here.
Discover and book extraordinary experiences around the corner, around the world, and with celebrity expert guides. ZOZI offers everything from midnight kayaking, abalone diving and urban zip lining to oyster farming, white water rafting, training with Olympic gold medalists, plus all the gear needed for these adventures. ZOZI is committed to curating and offering you the best-in-class experiences, and delivering them with phenomenal customer service.” –ZOZI
Ranked one of the “Top 50 Places to Work in America” by Outside Magazine for two years in a row, and as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Most Brilliant Companies”, ZOZI has quickly become a high-end retailer of outdoor apparel & gear and adventure travel, and helps you find adventure in innovative ways.
The ZOZI Guru program is one of the coolest aspects of the innovative company. It offers special experiences by adding a pro athlete or adventure expert to the picture. These experts include Jonny Moseley, Olympic gold medal skier and X-Games silver medalist; Dean Karnazes, famous for completing 50 marathons in 50 states over 50 consecutive days; survival expert Bear Grylls who is also host of NBC’s newest hit show “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls,” snowboarding icon and creator of “Art of Flight,” Travis Rice; mountaineer and photographer Jimmy Chin; climber and BASE Jumper Steph Davis; Ironman Champion Chris Lieto, and others including Jimmy Spithill, skipper and helmsman of ORACLE TEAM USA, winners of the 34th America’s Cup, who just joined ZOZI as the company’s newest ZOZI Guru in November 2013. See all the ZOZI Gurus here. Guru Experience Packages include things like surfing with big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira in San Diego; attending a climbing clinic with Steph Davis in Moab; snowcat skiing with Jonny Moseley in the Sierra Nevada mountains; running an eight-mile trail along the coast of Big Sur with Dean Karnazes and many more standout experiences. The packages are modestly priced starting at $299 and up and offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The ZOZI Guru Experiences are small intimate groups of 5-15 people. Learn more about the program and sign up to receive notifications here.
Sign up to receive local experiences from ZOZI currently in 26 cities in these tantalizing categories: Active, chill, eat & drink, fit, learn, romance and thrill. In the Denver area some of the fresh choices include getting a concealed gun certification; Intro to Ice Climbing; Fort Collins Brews Cruise; Paint & Drink; Glass Blowing Workshop, Three Day Moab Photography Course and many more really fun and interesting activities and classes. You can buy these local experiences as gifts, too. Might be a good birthday or anniversary for someone! Or, if you’re single, wouldn’t this be a great way to meet other adventurers? Learn more here.
Get your passport in order, ask for time off work and schedule a ZOZI Getaway in exotic locations in the US and abroad. How about a Two Day ‘Tour de Colorado’, or ‘The West Coast by Campervan’, or maybe ‘An Ocean Lover’s Atoll Escape’, or the exclusive ‘In Machu Picchu–The Trail Less Traveled’, or a ‘Five Night Surf Adventure in Nicaragua’, or a ‘Week in Provence’, and more fun and exciting adventure trips? ZOZI partners with adventure experts in each of the activity fields and does a lot of research to ensure they are top notch. The small group sizes offer a more intimate experience and most of the trips have a photographer who will send you pictures once the adventure is over. Get the lowdown on these fab adventure trips here.
So, you’ve gone and scheduled the ‘Luxurious Bungalows and Whale Shark Dives in Belize’ Adventure Getaway (Yikes!). Whatever do you wear to swim with whale sharks, anyway? Luckily ZOZI has a Gear section chock full of gear deals from the top brands in the industry. Shop for travel gear and take the road less traveled for less with 8% cash rebates from GearMarket. Shop by Gender, Brand, Category, Price, and probably most importantly, by Activity. Gear Experts handpick the type of gear that would be most applicable for adventure travel categories, so this filter is important. Take a look. Happy Travels!
“ZOZI is built around passion — passion for travel, experiences, adventure, and everything you might need to take with you.” –ZOZI