We wouldn’t do this if it didn’t change lives.


Meditation by Kayak


Cari Morgan

When you really need to escape from it all, a sea kayaking trip might be just the thing you need. Imagine yourself here...... Read More

1984 Tuolumne rafting trip

True tales of an early river runner


George Wendt

Whitewater rafting pioneer George Wendt share tales from his early river running days on the Colorado River, Yampa River, Stanislaus River and...... Read More


Must-read Adventure Book: Before They're...


Cari Morgan

You don’t have to be a parent to appreciate "Before They're Gone," a memoir from longtime Backpacker magazine editor, Michael Lanza....... Read More

Albright family on Lower Salmon Family Vacation

Would your grandparents do this?


Cari Morgan

The O.A.R.S. staff chats with a couple about their multi-generational family vacation on the Lower Salmon River in Idaho.... Read More


Staying Afloat In Single Parenthood


Tricia Slavik

It's hard being a single parent, things aren't always easy, but a rafting trip is something that should be. Here's one mother's account of how...... Read More

Start 'Em Young

Is Our Youngest Paddler Tougher Than You...


Reid Williams

If an 8-year-old and 4-year-old can do it, why can't you? Hear one guest's experience with a beginner-friendly vamily vacation in Wyoming.... Read More