You don’t have to hang off a mountain to do adventure travel.
I was talking to Debbie at O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure Specialists), It brought back good memories of river rafting in Canada and my first time kayaking in Utah – see Archives July 2006 for full kayak story.
I didn’t get into active travel until after a year long course to get my ATC Certification (Active Travel Consultant). Part of the course included a ranch stay, river rafting and being taken to the top of a mountain in Alberta, Canada, by helicopter, for a little snow shoeing. During the course I met with many of the top outfitters to learn more about this special kind of travel. George Wendt, president and founder of O.A.R.S. and Russell Walters, president Northern Outdoors both shared their knowledge and especially their passion for the outdoors and protecting the enviroment.
Active & Adventure travel comes in all levels – you don’t have to be 20 yrs old and you don’t have to go out and buy all kinds of equipment. A lot of trips include all the equipment, or you can rent what you need from the outfitter.
So you would like to try river rafting, but you enjoy going out for great meals when you travel and eating by the campfire doesn’t sound like your kind of trip…think again!
Wilderness Gourmet: Culinary Adventure (O.A.R.S)
You can combine great food and wine with an adventure experience. Chef Bob Anderson, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will include instruction, in an entertaining way, as he prepares pan-seared filet mignon with a Jack Daniel’s reduction sauce or black pepper rosemary broiled prawns and served with an eclectic selection of wines…all prepared and served by the Rogue River.
Northern Outdoors – the First Rafting Outfitter in Maine
For Maine rafting this is the place to go. I’ve rafted here and my group did two rivers and had a great time – great things to say about the river guides and staff. They offer different kinds of lodging, I stayed in a cabin set in the woods – a great way to get a way from it all. They also offer snowmobiling and ATV tours. If you see Russell, the one with the British accent, tell him I said hello!
Think Adventure and Imagine the Possibilities…