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Currents of Change

Currents of change have found their way from the river canyons to our cozy Holiday River office;  Tammy Holladay Jones our 27 year Trip Director and life long Holiday river runner will be leaving at year’s end for an exciting new adventure working for Utah Paperbox right here in Salt Lake City. Trained by her Read More

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Motor-less Memories

  By Lauren Wood Martin Litton, a beloved environmentalist and harbinger for wilderness died November 30th, but his legacy lives on in the policies and parks he fought for and the friends he influenced along the way. Dee Holladay and Martin Litton met at a Western River Guides Association meeting in 1972’.  As Sue Holladay Read More

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Behind the Oars: Reflections from a Rafting Guide

By Lauren Wood Traveling all over the country and meeting dozens of community members who live near or are affected by rivers, I am constantly reminded of the growing Climate Justice movement’s catch phrase, “Water is Life”.  This statement seems obvious enough but to me and for many of these activists and river-lovers, this pithy Read More

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You enable others to enjoy, appreciate and respect the river environment.

    Dear Dee, It had been 18 years since my first Cataract Canyon rafting trip and 8 years since my last trip; both with Holiday River Expeditions. My return to Cataract Canyon on a 6 day trip on August 3rd; this time with my sons, Bryan and Sean, and son-in-law, Jake, was not a Read More

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Trip of the Week: The Green River through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument

by Julie Trevelyan The Green River through the Gates of Lodore The Gates of Lodore are an impressive example of nature’s architecture. Towering 800 feet above the Green River, the canyon snakes its way through the Uinta Mountains of Colorado and Utah. This is a wonderful river rafting vacation to take for many reasons: diversity Read More

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Buzz Holmstrom, “The Doing of the Thing”

By Tim Sattelmeier Haldane “Buzz” Holmstrom was a humble gas station attendant from Idaho and instantly a legend when he ran alone from Green River, Wyoming down the Green River to the Colorado River and on through Grand Canyon, rowing across the Lake Mead impoundment, bumping the boat he made with his own hands against Read More

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No Slouches Allowed! Holiday’s Guides Required to Master Rigorous Medical Training

    by Peta Owens-Liston   Despite the fun-loving and spirited nature of Holiday’s guides, they are a serious-minded, vigilant bunch when it comes to the safety of their guests. They have to be, otherwise, they wouldn’t work for Holiday; a company that requires them to jump through some rigorous hoops in dealing with emergency Read More

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Colorful River Characters: Salmon River’s Buckskin Bill

  by Julie K. Trevelyan   The rivers of the west attract lots of interesting people, today as well as long ago. Some of the more colorful river characters made names for themselves via crazy exploits, daring exploration, or simply living by their own rules rather than those of society’s. Buckskin Bill, also known as Read More

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River Currents Blog: Profiles Company Founder, Dee Holladay

  By Susan Munroe If someday a historian were to sum up the collected wisdom of Dee Holladay and bind it into a tome, the title embossed on the front would be: “Well, if ya was ta…” Holiday River Expeditions founder, constant tinkerer, environmental trailblazer, consummate river rat, friend, father, teacher, Dee Holladay has been Read More

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Our Commitment to Real Change

  Recently ResponsibleTravel.com, a leading world wide travel agent, made the decision to abandon their Carbon offset program sighting the importance of making real changes rather than purchasing offsets. Years ago Holiday River Expeditions opted not to follow the popular “offset” trend, but rather to champion the individual and the company’s creativity and willingness to Read More