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Whitewater Rafting

The Shocking Destination That's An Adventurer's Paradise

Valerie Joy Wilson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Valerie Joy Wilson

Because I love adventurous travel, there is one destination that I have avoided, thinking it was lacking any activities other than lazy days spent on ...

Nalubale Rafting - Down the River Nile

Stephen Harris | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Stephen Harris

If you are heading to Africa, have I got a plan for you! (Kampala, Uganda.) My telephone rang at 05:51.  It was my Ronald from Nalubale Rafting.  ...

7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2015 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

Nature's: It's All Over Me

Marion Leary | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Marion Leary

This was not a vacation for the faint of heart, this was a vacation of extremes -- extreme temperatures as the Colorado River, starting just below the Glen Canyon dam, was a chilly 46 degrees F.

Take the High Road -- The Scenery Is Always Better

Melissa Marsted | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Marsted

I realize that my boys taught me the very lesson I worked so hard to instill in them. It's time to stop intentionally looking for pennies. No more looking down; always upwards and forward.

Why Newfoundland Should Be on Your Summer Bucket List

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth.

PHOTOS: Keeping Cool in Hells Canyon

Monica Bennett | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Monica Bennett

I could see for miles and miles, and for a moment, I closed my eyes and took in all at once -- this great beauty around me.

How I Reinvigorated Long-Time Friendships With A Guys' Weekend

Mike Bushman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

Celebrating 50th birthdays together with two men who have been my best friends since high school, we came for a weekend to Iron Mountain on Michigan's upper peninsula to celebrate in style. We wanted to try something new. Pasties were only an added reward.

7 Tips for Whitewater Rafting

Mark Chesnut | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

During my most recent visit I couldn't resist the opportunity (or the peer pressure) to join in one of the adventure travel experiences that has helped to make this Central American nation famous.

Come Heck or High Water: It's Whitewater Season in Montana

Mike Harrelson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Harrelson

As the sun heads higher into the sky each passing day and daylight stretches into the evening hours, it's time to heed David Byrne's (Talking Heads) seminal call to action - "Take me to the river... drop me in the water."

The Dangerous First Descent of the Zambezi

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.18.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Some 350 feet below the bridge we were driving over, a mighty river coiled and cursed through a dark basalt gorge. I could see two rapids interrupting the otherwise peaceful stretch. They were pieces of effervescence, feather-white, inviting.

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

WHERE | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel
WHERE

Whitewater rafting can spice up any trip, whether you're looking for a pleasant family float or a white-knuckle reunion of college friends. Here's what you need to know as you plan your next raft trip.

UK Mountaineer Who Climbed Mt. McKinley Dies in Alaska Whitewater Rapids

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

An English mountaineer who stood atop Alaska's Mount McKinley only days ago is dead as the result of an accident during a weekend rafting trip hundred...

Ten Reasons to Love Pennsylvania

Judith Fein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"

Valleys: Episode 2 -- "A Cruel Joke"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Each cancer story begins with a diagnosis, but after that each individual's story ebbs and flows like the twists and turns of a mighty river. The participants are swept along, never knowing what they will encounter around the next bend. In Valleys, this metaphor is made literal.

Valleys: Episode 1 -- "A Two-Edged Sword"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

When my brother-in-law Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in his 40s, his life, along with his wife (my youngest sister) and their three young children, was turned upside down. The cancer wave rippled out from there. It was a wake-up call for friends and family.

WATCH: Wandering Wisconsin's Tribal Lands

Peter Greenberg | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The state of Wisconsin has an impressive number of state and national parks, but what you may not know is that some of the most beautiful natural places are actually located on Native American lands.

PHOTOS: Adventurous Travel Around The U.S.

G Adventures | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
G Adventures

There are vast patches of North America that are still left to be discovered, so gear up and prepare for an adrenaline rush.

PHOTOS: Running A River In Ladakh, Kashmir

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Walking down a vacant road on the way to Padum, capital of the ancient kingdom of Zanskar, about five kilometers off the river, I pass a Tibetan monk with his distinctive red kasaya wrapped obliquely about his shoulders. He stops, and in halting English asks my age. When I tell him, he looks me in the eyes and says, "Ah, you have short life left." It's a daunting thought.

PHOTOS: 12 Spectacular Rafting Rivers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The world is full of breathtaking mountains, pristine valleys, thundering rivers and waterfalls - and what better way to explore these scenic locales ...

Colorado River Bill Moves Through Senate Committee

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Kayakers, anglers and all variety of private and commercial boaters could gain the right to float through private land after a state Senate committee ...

Water

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Lawyers, rafts and money: Those are the debates in store for Colorado's water community this year at the Legislature. A Pueblo Democrat wa...

Colorado Legislative Session: Which Bills To Watch In 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When the 2010 Colorado Legislative Session convenes on Wednesday, the most pressing issue facing the General Assembly will unquestionably be how to cl...

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Bill Seeks To Ease Tensions Between Landowners, Rafting Industry

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The stories have reached almost rural-myth status in Colorado's high country: rocks being thrown at paddlers, wires strung across rivers at head heigh...