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Thoughts on Retirement from our driver, Herm Hoops: “I will repeat the fantasy nearly every day for the next week”

By Herm Hoops Some of you have been talking about retiring and it got me thinking – maybe I should retire. Today I began work at 7 a.m. driving eight customers, two river guides, boats and gear to Lodore Canyon for a 4-day river trip.  After the first few miles of bantering and answering questions the people 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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A New Specialty Trip with Friends of the National Parks Traveler

by Karen Johnson On our July 17-20, 2014 Green River through Lodore Canyon trip you will have the rare opportunity to raft with and hear from three different voices on the on our National Parks, current issues, historic perspectives and tips on capturing the beauty while out on your own park adventures. The Present: When Read More

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Utah Desert Springtime Wildflowers Arriving Soon!

By Julie Trevelyan   People often think of deserts as barren wastelands. Nothing could be farther from the truth in Utah. Whether you take a river rafting vacation down an awesome canyon like Cataract or do some mountain biking on the White Rim Trail, the spring months tend toward an explosion of unexpected yet very Read More

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River Currents Blog ~ 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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A Few of Our Favorite Things…About River Rafting Trips: Wildlife

    by Julie K. Trevelyan   River rafting has a whole host of super coolness that attracts people. From the whitewater rapids to the tall canyon walls to the deep intimacy with our beautiful natural world, a rafting adventure offers bucket loads of fun. We decided to round up a few of our favorite Read More

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River Currents Blog: The Wrath and Beauty of Desert Storms; Monsoon Season on the White Rim

  By Peta Owens Liston   Rain in the desert is about as plentiful as gifts from Scrooge. Yet just like this old miser, a transformation of sort takes place when the monsoon season visits the desert. I felt this powerful and outspoken generosity while riding the White Rim Trail in early September. To be 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

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River Currents Blog: BLUE HERON STONE

    BLUE HERON STONE Because I could not bring back the blue heron who watched us, out of the river’s shadows, and then flew heavily away— because I could not keep her yellow metal eye to remind me of fierceness— I kept this stone. Blue-grey, like the heron, layered by millions of years in Read More

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River Currents Blog: Blue Heron Days

  by Peta Owens-Liston Blue Heron Days Not a day went by on the Colorado River without spotting at least one of these majestic creatures. Watching a Great Blue Heron take flight felt like a prayer rising; as if something sacred was in action. With a wingspan of up to 6-ft., these birds glide a Read More