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Why White Water Rafting is the Best Way to Enjoy Eastern Oregon & Idaho in the Summer

Monday, August 7th, 2023

As a river guide who has spent countless summers navigating the waters of Eastern Oregon and Idaho, I can confidently say that white water rafting is the ultimate way to experience the thrilling beauty of this region. From the rushing rivers to the breathtaking canyons, this area offers unparalleled opportunities for families seeking adventure and […]

Fun Family Trips in the Pacific Northwest

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Whether you’re looking to experience the Pacific Northwest for the first time or live here and are looking for some new vacation ideas, there are endless fun possibilities in this corner of the country for fun family trips. Keep reading to see some of our favorites that span the region and will provide your family […]

What It Takes to be a River Guide

Monday, May 8th, 2023

  “What do you do for work?” is the age-old question that every guide struggles to fully answer. Saying “River Guide” usually elicits a response like “Oh, that must be fun!” And it is fun. What is better than floating some of the world’s greatest whitewater among a crew of your best friends? But being […]

Kids on the River

Monday, April 18th, 2022

We got the scoop on why kids love rafting! Being a kid and being on the river go together like peanut butter and jelly. Kids are made for the river, or quite possibly, rivers are made for kids. The wide open beaches, splashy rapids, and big swimming pools provide a natural playground that no kid […]

Rafting Trips – the Perfect Mom Vacation

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Why our river trips get the Mom Seal of Approval “Rafting with Winding Waters really redefined family vacation for me. . . We don’t need to travel to an exotic location to have a vacation. We need a place where we can be off screens and having fun together”  – Beth E. (long time guest […]

Beyond the Packing List

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

How to pack like a pro for your next river trip So, you have booked seats on an adventure of a lifetime: a river trip. The months and weeks of anticipation are turning into reality. You sent your last work email, set your auto reply, filled out your beer order, and bought out the sunscreen […]