Nothing says family vacation like a rafting trip on the river. My husband and I met at the University of Oregon and sealed our relationship when we purchased a tent together. That was thirty years ago. While we still camp under the stars, this trip was a four day, Lodge to Lodge rafting trip on […]
By the end of the first two pages of Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks, by Mark Woods, I was hooked. This is not just a memoir of Woods’s year traveling through national parks, one park per month, so he could write about the experience, it’s a memoir that hits upon the universal need for
Although rafting trips on the Gauley and the New River and the zip line experiences are the biggest draw to Adventures on the Gorge in West Virginia, (see Thrills for All, Part I) there are more ways to tap into one’s adventurous spirit and spend time with family. For a combination of relaxation and fun, particularly when there are a
The first time I headed down the New River in West Virginia on a one-day group rafting trip through Adventures on the Gorge, a one stop place for adventurers of all ages, I had such a blast that I wanted a repeat. The repeat came last July when I took in three days of adventure with my daughter as my companion. This was white
Years ago, the summer after my two years in The Gambia, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, a friend and I traveled across the United States mostly by Greyhound bus. St. Louis, Missouri was one of our stops. Then, we were passing through–a night in a sketchy hotel and a quick look-see at the arch
When one lives in Ohio, miles from a U.S. coast, and spring break family travel puts you in close proximity to the ocean, you have to go. That’s what happened to us when we eyed the distance between Williamsburg, Virginia and Virginia Beach two weeks ago. It’s about a one hour drive depending upon traffic.