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Expert advice from a family travel pro on how to make whitewater #rafting trips with kids flawless and fun: http://bit.ly/1Imr2pV by +Amy Whitley 
Expert advice from a family travel pro on how to make whitewater rafting trips with kids flawless and fun...
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Your river trip is just a few days away and you’ve finally had the chance to look at the packing list. Naturally, your first thought is “do I really need all of this?” The short answer: Yes. But your essentials will be a little different for summer rafting in the Grand Canyon than for Idaho rafting in spring. So with that, here are a few suggested essentials for maximizing your comfort both on and off the water in every type of trip setting… http://bit.ly/1h3VNG5 
Here are a few suggested essentials for maximizing your comfort both on and off the water in every type of river trip setting...
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Has the Milky Way gone missing? It has for the two-thirds of the U.S. population that can’t see it anymore. Light pollution has become so prevalent that it’s muddying our skies and depriving many people of the chance to experience one of the greatest wonders of the world—a brilliant star-filled sky. 

Fortunately, organizations like the +NationalParkService and +IDA - International Dark-Sky Association are working hard to protect the last remaining “natural lightscapes” on the planet.

Here are some of the best places in the West for stargazing: http://bit.ly/1sy1MFs 
If you’re missing the Milky Way, or just love looking at stars, here's where to find some of the best stargazing in the West. The proof is in the pictures…
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The future belongs to the nature-smart. At least, that’s what best-selling author, Richard Louv—who coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder” and the ensuing New Nature Movement—believes: “The more high-tech we become, the more #nature we need.”

If that’s true, our children are going to need generous doses of daily outdoor #adventure. Keep reading... http://bit.ly/1z2qy2Y #newnaturemovement  +Children & Nature Network 
Getting our kids outdoors and into the wild matters more than we think. After all, we’re raising the nature-smart, environment-loving folks of tomorrow.
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The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon has been named America's Most Endangered River of 2015 by +AmericanRivers. Check out this stunning video by award-winning filmmaker Pete McBride to see what's at stake and sign the petition to help protect and preserve it: http://actionsprout.io/ABD150. 
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A river guide chimes in on what to do and where to eat while you’re in Lewiston, Idaho—the hub for Idaho whitewater rafting adventures.  http://bit.ly/19Yy7RC +Visit Idaho 
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A Wyoming guide shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what's happening at the O.A.R.S. boathouse the day before a trip. Read the post from +Sierra Magazine:  http://bit.ly/1DzO2lK +O.A.R.S. Yellowstone Tours 
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Matkatamiba Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park​ | Photo: James Kaiser #goparks   #nationalparks  
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The Grand Canyon of the Amazon Under Attack - Veteran River Guide Stefanie Wessel Talks About Paddling with a Purpose on Peru’s Rio Marañon... http://bit.ly/1CHEH5Y
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Did you know #Idaho has 3,100 miles of rivers? More than any other state. But that's not the only thing that makes it one of the most underrated states for #adventure... http://bit.ly/1yVC6VG 
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Where to find the best whitewater this year. The 2015 rafting forecast:  http://bit.ly/1F9phcu
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Riding the bull on the Rogue! http://bit.ly/M0jG3E
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Since 1969, O.A.R.S. has been providing whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, multi-sport, hiking and family adventures for people of all ages and abilities. We offer more than 75 unique itineraries on the world’s waterways.