The Waterblog

Embrace Your Inner Explorer: A Manifesto

Here at Rivers & Oceans, we inspire ourselves and others to answer the call of adventure. We encourage others to be bold, to trailblaze, and to embrace what life has to offer. That is why we created a manifesto to empower and encourage you to connect with your inner explorer. Save it, print it, absorb it. Whenever

Bring Back Quality Time

Quality time can often take a backseat to the distractions of our everyday lives. It is easy to get caught up in our daily mishmash of emails, work routines, and long hours spent behind a screen. Adventure has a way of putting things into perspective. Unplugging and being together in nature opens up space for

Coming Home

A sense of belonging is something that everyone craves, even if it is difficult to define. We long to find people who understand, support, and recognize the unique traits and talents that we each individually have to offer. Our vice president, Jennifer Outland, recently compared each person at Rivers & Oceans to a bouquet of
Mount Fairweather is said to be one of the worst-named but most beautiful mountains on Earth. Dramatically rising 15,300 feet out of Glacier Bay, the peak is the perfect example of the beautiful and stark wilderness of Alaska and British Columbia. In native Tlingit culture, it is believed that Mount Fairweather and the neighboring Mount

Falling in love with the Grand Canyon

For nearly four decades, I have had the privilege of guiding and leading river expeditions in different corners of the world. However, my true love is running the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. It never gets old; riding the emerald waters of the river, feeling the boat sway underneath my feet, the smell of water
Hollywood actress, revered folk singer, and unwavering environmentalist. Known for her spunk and a penchant for dropping f-bombs, Katie Lee was a Jill of all trades who became one of the most outspoken opponents against the damming of Glen Canyon. Born on October 23, 1919, Lee had a childhood full of traipsing through the deserts
Clean water is our life’s blood. Without clean oceans and rivers, we would be up the creek without a paddle. Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which turned the tides of the increasingly polluted waterways in the United States at the time. The act, passed in 1972, is a federal law
The experience of rafting through Grand Canyon is completely unique to each traveler. Every trip down the Colorado River is eye-opening, jaw-dropping, and awe-inspiring. Adventure awaits around every bend and through every rapid – the opportunities are endless. Hidden deep in the Canyon are extraordinary places that you can only experience on a rafting trip