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Award-winning Outfitter Unveils 2011 Bucket List of Adventures

O.A.R.S. Asks Travelers, “Isn’t it About Time?”

Angels Camp, California—December 16, 2010—O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists) has released its 2011 adventure guide, which features a “bucket list” of more than 75 must-do-now river trips in western North America and around the world.

The award-winning whitewater rafting and adventure company offers exciting and rewarding experiences that cater to everyone from the eco-conscious traveler to the budget-oriented family. In addition to its Seven Whitewater Wonders of the World and Wine on the River trips, this year O.A.R.S. has introduced new adventures in Costa Rica as well as in Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks in Alaska.

The new travel guide also unveils the company’s 2011 tagline, “Isn’t it about time?” Whether it’s a one-day “quick escape” on the rivers of California or a two-week "trip of a lifetime” in the Grand Canyon, O.A.R.S. reminds people that it’s important to take off during the year to enjoy new experiences with friends and family.

“Time,” says George Wendt, President and Founder of O.A.R.S. “We never quite have enough of it, and in an increasingly fast-paced world, time shared with friends and loved ones may be the most precious thing we have.”

Over the past 42 years O.A.R.S. guides and adventure consultants have taken more than 500,000 clients on once-in-a-lifetime nature-based trips that range from the relaxing to the wild.

“When you travel with us this year, we promise to put you in touch with a world that can give you a new perspective on your life,” says Wendt.

To find out more about O.A.R.S. 2011 adventures, peruse breathtaking photography or read this year’s essays from renowned travel writers (including Don George of National Geographic Traveler and Kevin Fedarko whose credits include Time Magazine and Outside), request a copy of the 2011 catalog or download the eco-friendly version at: http://www.oars.com/catalog

Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has set the standard in first-class rafting, sea kayaking and multi-sport vacations, with destinations and unparalleled experiences on over 35 rivers and coastlines of the world. O.A.R.S. caters to active travelers of all ages and abilities with more than 75 unique itineraries worldwide, including one-day and weekend escapes. For more information on O.A.R.S. eco-friendly adventures visit www.oars.com, email the company at info@oars.com or call 1-800-346-6277.

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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