When was the last time you did something for the first time?

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

There’s simply nothing as exciting as doing something for the first time. Remember back to when you saw the ocean for the first time or ran your first mile or travelled someplace new – it was probably exhilarating, scary, and absolutely worth it. Fear is often what...
Embrace Your Inner Explorer: A Manifesto

Embrace Your Inner Explorer: A Manifesto

Here at Rivers & Oceans, we inspire ourselves and others to answer the call of adventure. We encourage others to be bold, to trailblaze, and to embrace what life has to offer. That is why we created a manifesto to empower and encourage you to connect with your...
Bring Back Quality Time

Bring Back Quality Time

Quality time can often take a backseat to the distractions of our everyday lives. It is easy to get caught up in our daily mishmash of emails, work routines, and long hours spent behind a screen. Adventure has a way of putting things into perspective. Unplugging and...
Coming Home

Coming Home

A sense of belonging is something that everyone craves, even if it is difficult to define. We long to find people who understand, support, and recognize the unique traits and talents that we each individually have to offer. Our vice president, Jennifer Outland,...
Falling in love with the Grand Canyon

Falling in love with the Grand Canyon

For nearly four decades, I have had the privilege of guiding and leading river expeditions in different corners of the world. However, my true love is running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. It never gets old; riding the emerald waters of the river, feeling...
A Glimpse in Time | The Queen of Glen Canyon: Katie Lee

A Glimpse in Time | The Queen of Glen Canyon: Katie Lee

Hollywood actress, revered folk singer, and unwavering environmentalist. Known for her spunk and a penchant for dropping f-bombs, Katie Lee was a Jill of all trades who became one of the most outspoken opponents against the damming of Glen Canyon. Born on October 23,...
The Scenic Route

The Scenic Route

I am not a very patient person – I like to blame it on my first child syndrome. I don’t like waiting in long lines, I hate traffic, and I want to get to where I’m going as smoothly and quickly as possible. When I first began traveling, I would become anxious at the...
What You Discover When You Travel

What You Discover When You Travel

Traveling brings up a mixture of emotions – some nerves, lots of excitement, and a sense of longing. Longing for new experiences, unknown opportunities, and placing your feet in a place they have never been before. You can bring your expectations with you, but you...
Adventure Spotlight – Admiralty Island, Alaska

Adventure Spotlight – Admiralty Island, Alaska

Home to the densest population of brown bears in the world and lush rain forests, Admiralty Island is the definition of true undisturbed wilderness. Known as Kootznoowoo (“fortress of the bear”) by the people of the Tlingit tribe, the island is home to nearly one...
Unplug: Connecting to What Truly Matters

Unplug: Connecting to What Truly Matters

Our modern lives revolve around connection – text messages, phone calls, Wi-Fi, likes, tweets, pins, comments, shares, emails. Most of us are connected to a device daily and it’s easy to fall the slippery slope of constant scrolling, liking, and emoji-ing. We...
Adventure Comes in All Shapes & Sizes

Adventure Comes in All Shapes & Sizes

One-Size-Does-NOT-Fit-All Often, we correlate the word “adventure” with blood-pumping, adrenaline-spiking experiences. While there definitely are adventures that fit that hardcore mold, we know first hand that adventure does not mean that you must take on extreme...
Sharing the Moment, Man & Nature.

Sharing the Moment, Man & Nature.

Incredible things happen when we set out for adventure; the unexpected creates moments in time that connect us and stay with us forever. Our own Sammy Pappas tells us a story from his days as a guide in Belize, when an afternoon of windsurfing lead to a close...
Belize – Discover Something New.

Belize – Discover Something New.

Ready to set out on an adventure full of color, variety, and surprising discoveries? Point your compass toward Belize and get ready to experience exotic wildlife, ancient Mayan ruins, and a variety of active expeditions from the rainforest to island beaches. For...
Fran & Dan take on the Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure!

Fran & Dan take on the Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure!

Fran & Dan Take on the Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure! This summer we sent our Adventure Booking Specialists, Daniel and Francesca, out on a Grand Canyon 1-Day Rafting Adventure. Neither one had ever been on the Colorado River, so they left R&O with a...
Weekend Warriors ; 1 & 2 Day Southwest Rafting Adventures!

Weekend Warriors ; 1 & 2 Day Southwest Rafting Adventures!

Only have a few days?  We’ve got your ticket to the best 1 & 2-day Whitewater Rafting Adventures in the Southwest. The Southwest is an adventurer’s playground, and for those of us that reside in Arizona (or are passing through) the possibilities for weekend river...
Adventure Couples – Tim & Pam

Adventure Couples – Tim & Pam

Adventure Couples There’s something almost magical that happens when we are fearlessly chasing adventure. Our entire state of mind is open to whatever life has to offer. The thrill of the unknown calls us to go further – and we do, because somehow we know that amazing...
Change Your Frame

Change Your Frame

We all face challenges in our day-to-day lives... We all face challenges in our day-to-day lives…but there’s something about traveling and being on an adventure that makes us more accepting of these challenges. In a new environment we are often more open and...
Seasons of Grand Canyon

Seasons of Grand Canyon

Seasons of Grand Canyon – Rafting through the Grand Canyon is an unparalleled experience. One of the most common questions we receive from first time rafters is, “What is the best time to raft?”  We wish we could give a finite answer; however, the honest answer is...
A Day on The Colorado River – A Journal Perspective

A Day on The Colorado River – A Journal Perspective

– M o r n i n g – The sun starts to warm us up as we drift in and out of cool shadows. Two thousand feet of canyon walls are a dazzling testament to Mother Nature’s unique and artistic flair. Suddenly we all hear it: a roar of water and a lower groan of...