Raft Guides  

Raft Guides are an essential part of any rafting experience.  Although experienced paddlers can go rafting on their own, if you are going with a rafting company you will probably have a river guide in the boat with you. The guide will sit in the back of the raft and help to steer the boat. They will… Read more »

The Trip from Northern Virginia to the New River Gorge Part 2  

Part 2: Staunton to West Virginia This is Part 2 of our adventurous drive from Northern Virginia to River Expeditions and the New River Gorge in West Virginia. You can read Part 1 of our trip here. Then there’s the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, in historic Staunton Virginia. This has lots of things to do for visitors… Read more »

The Trip from Northern Virginia to the New River Gorge Part 1  

Northern Virginia to Harrisonburg If you’ve never made this trip, you’ve missed out on a beautiful drive through Virginia and West Virginia. We made the trip on the last weekend in April from our home in Northern Virginia to River Expeditions Whitewater Rafting Adventure Resort in Oak Hill West Virginia. River Expeditions is conveniently located close to… Read more »

Types of White Water Rafting Rivers and Who Should Attempt Them (Or Not!)  

Rafting or white water rafting is a challenging recreational outdoor activity using an inflatable raft to navigate down a river. White water is the term used to describe rough water, caused by large volumes of water rushing over and around obstacles in a river. Rafting on this type of water can be likened to riding… Read more »

What Should You Pack For a White Water Rafting Trip?  

This is exactly what I asked my husband as we started to pack for my first ever white water rafting trip in West Virginia. He has been white water rafting several times, so he was the first thing on my list of things to bring! If you have a wet suit, as he does, that… Read more »