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A Firming and Reaffirming Trip for the Body and Soul: White Rim Trail Mountain Biking Trip

  By Peta Owens-Liston   White Rim Trail Boot Camp   It’s not Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Atkins Diet, nor is it fasting or going gluten-free, or whatever the latest trend is for weight-loss. It’s about sweat, perseverance, and pacing yourself. Riding the White Rim Trail was a three-day fitness boot camp that allowed you Read More

A group of commercial rafters (Holiday River Expeditions http://www.bikeraft.com) during a four day trip down the San Juan River, Southern Utah, USA

Growing with the Flow: 5 Things the River Has Taught Me

By Haley Strand   For as long as I can remember I have been riding the rapids with Holiday River Expeditions. My family always looked forward to the trips we got to go on. Whitewater rafting has been a part of my family since the day I was born. Having my mom in the industry Read More

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Timid about Whitewater Rafting? Splash Your Fears in the Face

By Haley Strand One of the top reasons we human beings don’t experience things in life is because of fear. That small four letter word has a giant impact on our lives and the choices we make. Whitewater rafting can be scary to some. Frightening, daunting, or terrifying even. I know because I’ve been there. Read More

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Top Five Reasons to Take a National Park Vacation

by Julie Trevelyan   America’s national parks are treasures enjoyed by millions of visitors every year. Our national parks are a great place to spend a vacation! We’ve got five stellar reasons for you to paddle, hike, and overall enjoy the scenery in a park near you.   1) Not only beautiful, national parks are Read More

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5 Easy Steps to Book Your Next Whitewater Rafting Trip

By Haley Strand   Are you thinking about going on a rafting trip?  Is this something new you’ve never done before? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Booking a trip for a new adventure can sometimes be stressful. You might not know what the best trip would be for your family or you might Read More

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Flow Your Own Way: Private Charter & Custom River Trips

  by Julie Trevelyan   What’s better than a river rafting trip? One that’s all about you and your specifically chosen group of fellow floaters. Got a family reunion coming up? Planning a little corporate adventure to bond your team? How about that bachelor or bachelorette party? Special class program or graduation trip you need Read More

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Spend Your Birthday on the River: Five Reasons You Must!

  By Haley Strand I’ve spent many birthdays on the river. It has become a tradition over the last few years. A tradition I look forward to every year. There seem to be a lot of different attitudes around a birthday, so whether you are excited to turn one year older, or you simply want Read More

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5 Things You Might Learn from Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

  by Julie Trevelyan   The White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park is a pretty sweet mountain bike ride by most people’s definition. Outstanding scenery, technical sections to test your mettle, long flat sections in which to enjoy the views, canyon rims to peer over, stellar overlooks, side hiking trails to take, and a mountain bike-friendly Read More

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GoPro tips for your Whitewater Rafting Trip

By Joe Ballent Fellow outdoor enthusiasts, you may have noticed over the last couple years that you’re seeing more and more GoPros out there.  Cool!  The video quality has only gotten better with each generation, and these bad boys can shoot upwards of 200 fps (frames per second), which means you as the adventurer can Read More

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Oar Rafts, Paddle Boats, Inflatable Kayaks and Sups: PYOB

By Joe Ballent Oar Rafts These 16-18-foot workhorses are the mainstay of the Holiday River Expeditions’ fleet.  They feature a wooden frame (a design perfected by river rafting pioneer Dee Holladay himself) located centrally; this forms the cockpit where your guide sits.  Fore and aft are compartments for passengers and bags.  Depending on how accommodating Read More