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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 […]

Going Pee at Night on the River

Monday, April 12th, 2021

WHEN NATURE CALLS…AT NIGHT  Picture this, you just had an incredible day of white water rafting! Not only did you: explore a beautiful wild or scenic river, fill your belly with awesome food to the point of bursting, and laugh with other incredible humans—you also mastered the art of how to “make a call” on […]

How Much Beer?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

So, how much beer should you really bring on your next river trip? Allow us to tell you the story of every guide’s nightmare. A flipped boat? No. Forgetting the toilet paper? No. Forgetting the coffee? No. But that’s close. This is a far more haunting story. A story that goes back generations, and has […]

Peeing on a River Trip

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

LOCAL CALLS – WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW TO MAKE ONE If you’re new to a white water rafting trip, you most likely have a number of questions. Inevitably some of them will be about how to go to the bathroom. In a previous post we define a “groover” and discuss pooping (#2) or making […]