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Comment on National Monuments

BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT Send the Department of Interior your comments about the National Monuments   Hello Fellow Adventurers, For the next month, you can comment on the executive order to remove the status of many of our National Monuments - including the...

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Grand Canyon Solo Trip

The Beginning Geoff’s solo Grand Canyon journey, began in 1995. This is when he was first placed on the waitlist for a private, non-commercial river trip on the Colorado River. People at the bottom of the waitlist were waiting years as demand for these permits...

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20 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day!

We love being out in nature, so it should come as no surprise that Earth Day is one of our favorite holidays. We rallied our team to talk about our favorite ways to be a friend to the environment every day and we came up with this practical, easy to implement list. 1....

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10 Sustainable Travel Tips

We love to travel and we are always looking for ways to be more sustainable and eco-conscious about our impacts and choices. We pooled our team and came up with 10 practices that we have incorporated into our own travels from Antarctica to Zambia. Before you Book....

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Adventure Comes in All Shapes & Sizes

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 conditions, elements, or...

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Think Rafting the Zambezi is Too Hardcore? Think Again.

This week we sat down with Hamish McMaster of Water by Nature who  shared with us what makes the Zambezi River in Zambia, Africa his “favorite river in the world”. Hamish is one of our newest partners, but his company has been offering exceptional expeditions for over...

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International Day of Action for Rivers

On every river in the world that can be run, there is someone running it.  And on every river in the world that is in danger, people are there to protect it. These are the people who make sure that the world’s most amazing rivers stay pristine, wild, full of life, and...

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Salt River Rafting

WHY WE LOVE THIS ADVENTURE EARLY SEASON A Salt River rafting trip is among the earliest rafting opportunities in the US. When the warm spring time sun melts the  mountain snow, this is the time to go rafting in Arizona. Perfect for Spring Break! GREAT FAMILY TRIP...

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10 Reasons We Love Expedition Cruising

Like most people, when I used to hear the word “cruise” I was flooded with images of huge ships overflowing with thousands of people. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the world of expedition cruising that I had a total paradigm shift. I was living on the Big Island of...

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Gather ‘Round for Adventure

Coming together makes this time of year special.  We gather with friends and family, sharing joyful moments, home-cooked meals, stories of the past, and our hopes for the future. The value of slowing down and sharing quality time with the ones we love is the true gift...

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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...

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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...

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Baja, Mexico – Something Special All Year Long.

Baja offers something special year-round, which is why it is the perfect place for travelers who love variety. Highly praised by divers, snorkelers and marine naturalists from all over the globe and dubbed “The Worlds’ Aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez...

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A Call To Action – Save The Grand Canyon!

Friends of Grand Canyon: Rivers & Oceans is reaching out for your help on an urgent matter. The unthinkable has happened: Legislation was submitted late yesterday within the Navajo Nation for the Grand Canyon Escalade proposal (421 acres of development above the...

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Campfire Meal of The Month – Eggplant Parmigiana

The Campfire Meal of The Month is our way of sharing some delicious, R&O house-favorite recipes that we've enjoyed in the great outdoors or in our homes among family and friends.  Whether you're camping at the lake, the beach, on the river, or out in the pines, a...

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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...

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Adventure Couples – Tim & Pam

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 things are...

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Aliens Want to go Whitewater Rafting too

3:55 AM, June 2, 2016 Day 12 River Mile 134 Owl Eyes Camp I was roused out of a deep slumber by some unidentified insect crawling along my arm. Instinctively, I brushed it off. OK, back to sleep. But, now I was awake, eyes wide open, laid out on the beach. Sans...

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Campfire Meal of The Month; Dutch-Oven Cornbread Chili Pie

This a really easy Dutch-oven recipe that my family has enjoyed several times on the river and camping various places across Arizona. It’s a hearty, southwestern comfort food and is delicious for lunch or dinner.  When camping, it can easily be prepared in the Dutch...

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Unplug & Set Sail

A lot of us wait for our vacation in hopes that we can relax and recharge, but sadly we often return feeling like we need a vacation from our vacation. In addition to planning our trip, which can sometimes feel like a second job, we also spend a great deal of energy...

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Why Water?

When I travel and meet new people, I’m often asked what I do for work. Even though it’s a mouthful, I usually say that I work for a water adventure travel company. Often there’s a pause followed by the question: why water adventures? For me, water makes everything...

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A Winter Walk Towards Whitewater

While not living up to the great expectations of this El Niño year, it has still provided a good, stable snow pack that should last well into the spring. Now that it is February, the ever-so-slightly lengthening days create pangs of excitement. The snow underfoot now...

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Change Your Frame

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 less resistant, which makes it easier to overcome obstacles and keep our sense of humor. Our challenges...

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I Believe In Travel Because …

What we believe in says a lot about who we are. The team at R&O has many different beliefs, but one thing we all believe in is the transformative power of travel and its ability to connect us to our place in the world and each other. This week we asked our team to...

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Raft Grand Canyon with Robby

River trips, especially in Grand Canyon are magical experiences. Each trip is unique in the way the sun shines and the river flows, and the Canyon is forever changing yet its essence remains the same. For over three decades I have had the privilege of guiding and...

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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...

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A Day on The Colorado River – A Journal Perspective

By Bianca Aiken, Rivers & Oceans - 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...

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Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafts: Here’s Your Options!

There are many variables to consider when planning your Grand Canyon rafting trip. Once you begin your quest to book your expedition it won’t take long before you’re faced with a choice: do I want to travel down the Colorado River on a motor-powered craft, or a...

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Are You #StuckOnAdventure?

At Rivers & Oceans, we do our best to remind ourselves that adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and that if we’re living life to its fullest, every day can be an adventure. What can we say? We’re crazy about adventure! We sent our team out with a fistful of...

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Baring it All, on The Salt River

One year my dad and I did an early spring trip down the upper Salt River in Arizona. The water was running particularly low that season, which can make it more technical as trees and protruding rocks create more obstacles to maneuver around. This was only my second...

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The worst photographic mistake I ever made…

“When someone offers you a chance to ride The Circus Train, TAKE IT! It only comes through town once.  There's no photo for this column, because...well...that's the point.” If the Barnum & Bailey Circus Clowns offered you a ride across country would you take it?!...

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The Important Places

An incredibly powerful story about a trip down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and how it truly transforms people; forever leaving its mark on the hearts and spirits of those who have experienced its grandeur. Watch The Important Places, a powerful 9 minute film...

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Changing Tides

"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." ~ Lao-Tzu Last summer I had the feeling that I needed to do something different,...

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Healing Waters from Mindful Magazine

A great article from Mindful.org Magazine's February 2015 issue that illustrates how the combination of meditation and whitewater rafting is helping veterans grasp newfound strength and recovery after returning from war and military service. Healing waters is a...

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Experiences last a lifetime

EXPERIENCE the World, invest in long-lasting happiness. This is an intriguing article from FastCoExist.com, which talks about how the key to lasting happiness and continual satisfaction is not found in how many material things you acquire, but rather in experiences...

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