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O.A.R.S. Seeks to Inspire the Next Generation of Adventurers with New Family Catalog

O.A.R.S. showcases 22 “easy-to-epic” adventures designed for families looking to “unplug from technology” and “reconnect as a family,” including their brand-new Machu Picchu Family Adventure.

ANGELS CAMP, CA – February 28, 2012 – Veteran family adventure vacations outfitter, O.A.R.S., is excited to release the 2012 edition of their Family Adventures Catalog. The catalog includes 22 of the best family-friendly adventures that O.A.R.S. has to offer, including their brand-new Machu Picchu Family Adventure and their classic family trips in the Grand Canyon, Idaho, Yellowstone, Yosemite & Costa Rica. O.A.R.S. Director of Marketing, Steve Markle, emphasized that: “No other type of vacation offers what a river trip does: the chance to unplug from our highly-connected lives and reconnect as a family. Our guides take care of the meals, all the activities and camp set-up is a breeze. Our trips are all-inclusive and virtually every night features riverside, beachfront accommodations with a view.”

Award-winning journalist T. Edward Nickens is the featured contributor to the Family Adventures Catalog. His heartfelt narrative of his own experience on a guided river trip on the Rogue River in Oregon with his 10-year-old daughter provides a compelling case for booking a rafting trip to reconnect with your kids. The 1800-word article also offers practical advice for planning a first-time wilderness trip with your family.

The 22 family adventure vacations featured in the 2012 Catalog include classic family river trips as well as a selection of thoughtfully designed multi-sport family adventures. New for 2012, the Machu Picchu Family Adventure is an eight-day multi-sport adventure in Peru that features Class III rafting, an Amazon Jungle zip-line canopy tour and a two-day guided tour of the ruins at Machu Picchu. Families will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a community volunteer program, whereby families will be able to prepare breakfast for a group of Peruvian children and join in a round of games before the children start school for the day.

The 2012 O.A.R.S. Family Adventures Catalog is available free of charge at oars.com/catalog or by calling (800) 346-6277. Or, view the digital version on any desktop browser or mobile device here.

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
O.A.R.S. Companies Inc.,
PO Box 67, Angels Camp, CA 95222