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Wat om te doen as u 'n sitplek gekry het langs iemand wat u nie kan verdra nie?

Istock/fun with food

Ons inwoners, Mindy Lockard en Coryanne Ettiene, beantwoord elke week etiketvrae van hedendaagse gashere en gee advies uit beide tradisionele en kontemporêre perspektiewe.

Het u 'n vraag wat u wil beantwoord? Stuur vir ons 'n e -pos met u dilemma, en kyk dan elke week weer vir nuwe wenke en advies.

Hierdie week se vraag:

Sitplekke word toegeken tydens die jaarlikse gesinsete. Is dit in orde dat ek in die kamer sluip en my plekkaart verander, sonder dat ek dit weet?

Coryanne: Dit sou een van die kere wees wanneer ek met my vinger heen en weer sou waai, 'n wenkbrou sou lig en miskien selfs 'n "tisk-tisk" kon byvoeg. Die gasheer sal ongetwyfeld ure lank spandeer oor die sitplek en sal die plan binne en buite ken. Enige geringe aanpassings sonder om die gasheer te raadpleeg, sal eers later tot drama lei.

As die sitplek werklik problematies is, vind 'n oomblik voor die ete om die gasheer te vertrou en deel u bekommernisse met hulle. Die kans is goed dat hulle meer as gelukkig is om 'n verandering aan te bring, en hulle sal dankbaar wees dat u hulle vertrou het, eerder as om met 'n eenvoudige beweging ongedaan ure se werk te sluip.

Mindy: Um, nee! Een vaardigheid om werklik in die lewe te slyp, is die vermoë om met enigiemand oor die weg te kom. Dus, as u langs die snaakse ou in die gesin sit, of die tante-Betty-wat-nie-kan-hoor, maak dit u uitdaging om 'n heerlike tyd te hê en aan te gaan. Maniere gaan oor onsself ter wille van ander ... ons gasheer en waar hulle ons sit. Ja, selfs dan.

Oor ons kundiges: Mindy Lockard is The Gracious Girl en bied tradisionele etiketadvies met 'n moderne, grasieuse wending. Coryanne Ettiene meen vermaak tuis behoort 'n alledaagse aangeleentheid te wees; sy deel kontemporêre advies vir moderne lewens by Housewife Bliss.


Whitewater-rafting tydens Covid-19: hoe om te beplan en voor te berei

Die gejaag om in 'n rivier af te dryf. Die afwagting van wat voorlê terwyl jou vlot 'n hoek draai. Hierdie sensasies wat versterk word deur die skoonheid wat u omring, is ongeëwenaard in hul vermoë om ons teenwoordig te laat voel en die lewenskragtigheid van die lewe in ag te neem. Riviervaarte is die uiteindelike ontsnapping op sosiale afstand en 'n perfekte manier om af te koel op 'n warm somersdag. Of u nou saam met u gesin of met u vriende vertrek, daar is geen twyfel dat die tyd wat u aan die rivier deurbring, nie net u moraal na maande tuis sal versterk nie, maar dat dit u ook sal help om blywende herinneringe te maak.

Net soos met RV-reise, het rafting 'n toenemend gewilde aktiwiteit geword in 'n wêreld wat steeds met Covid-19 worstel. Aangesien dit 'n eko-vriendelike aktiwiteit is wat deur mense aangedryf word en wat byna almal kan geniet, is dit geen verrassing dat rafting hierdie somer en vroeë herfs die reisigers se moet-doen-lyste sal oorheers nie.

Hier deel kundiges van raftinguitrusters van regoor die land wenke en veiligheidsmaatreëls om die beste riviervlotvaart hierdie somer te beplan.

Praat met kundiges en lees resensies

Vlotvaart by Shoshone River, Wyoming

'As u nie seker is watter reis die beste vir u is nie, praat met die kundiges. Lees die aanlynbeskrywings en resensies om u te help om die besluit te neem, ”stel Roger Wilson, uitvoerende hoof van Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in Wes -Virginia, voor. As u reeds 'n rafting -uitrusting in gedagte het, praat met sy verkoopsagente en kry hul insigte, beveel Wilson aan.

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Rick Blanchard van Wyoming River Trips stel mense voor om baie vrae te stel. 'Almal met vrae of bekommernisse moet dit bel en bespreek. En kyk na Trip Advisor en ander resensies as u besluit oor 'n ervaring ". Vir beginners bied Wyoming River Trips mak vlotvaart op die Shoshone -rivier, wat deur die stad Cody loop.

Vind die regte vlak

Rafting in die laer New River, Wes -Virginië

Op grond van u ervaring en wie in u groep is, kies die regte rivier en vlak vir u avontuur. As u op soek is na 'n rustige dag op die water, kies 'n stuk wat u toelaat om saggies te dryf, met af en toe pouses om te swem en rond te spat. Raadpleeg die outfitter vir 'n meer hartroerende avontuur gevul met druppels om 'n vooraf klasreis te vind wat by u vaardigheidsvlak pas.

Wilson sê: 'Die New River is 'n uitstekende rivier vir nuwe balke omdat verskillende gedeeltes verskillende ervarings bied. Die Upper New River het sagte stroomversnellings, veral vir kinders. Die Lower New River het groter stroomversnellings, maar dit is steeds maklik om te roei. ”

As u met kinders reis, moet u vrae stel oor die outfitter se ervaring met rafting met jongmense, stel Steve Lentz, eienaar van Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho voor.

'Maak seker dat hulle persoonlike dryf-toestelle en 'n wetsuits in kinders het. Lees meer oor kinderaktiwiteite buite die rivier, soos kampspeletjies en begeleide staptogte, ”sê Lentz. Hy moedig beginners aan om ook navraag te doen oor verskillende soorte bote, spesiale spyskaarte vir kinders en alle take wat gaste tydens hul uitstappie moet verrig.

Gids-tot-gas-verhouding en opleiding

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Voordat u bespreek, moet u meer te wete kom oor die gids-tot-gas-verhouding en die hoeveelheid opleidingsgidse. 'N Goeie verhouding op 'n tipiese vlotvaart is 'n gids vir elke ses gaste.

'Vra oor gidsopleiding en hoe lank gidse by die onderneming is. Vind uit of gidse Wilderness First Responder -sertifikate het. Dit is belangrik om gidse te hê wat goed is met en van kinders hou. Bo alles, as u enige kommer of vrae het, vra dit, ”beklemtoon Lentz.

Trek gepas aan en pak lig

Rafting die Rogue River, Oregon

Noordwes Rafting Company

'Trek aan vir die weer en die watertemperatuur. As die water koud is, wil u 'n spatselbaadjie, 'n wetsuit, neopreenhandskoene en stewels dra. In die warm weer, 'n swembroek en 'n hemp wat vinnig droog word. Geen katoen nie, 'stel voor Wilson. As jy 'n sonbril dra, maak dit vas met 'n band. Maak seker dat u waterdigte skoene of sandale gebruik. U mag onder geen omstandighede slippers dra nie.

Raadpleeg die verpakkingslyste van die uitrusting voordat u dit inpak, en beplan daarvolgens. 'N Paar noodsaaklikhede vir verpakking sluit in sonskerm, 'n hoed met 'n wye rand, 'n waterdigte omhulsel vir jou telefoon en energiestafies/peuselhappies (as dit nie deur die uitrusting voorsien word nie). 'N Waterbottel wat aan 'n tou vasgemaak kan word, sal ook handig wees.

Bring 'n reënbaadjie saam, selfs al dui die voorspelling nie op reën nie. "Reën is altyd moontlik in die berge en dit is belangrik om voorbereid te wees," sê Zach Collier, by Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

'Moenie te veel goed saambring nie. Dit is ongelooflik hoe min jy nodig het as jy op die rivier is. Meer goed beteken meer om met u goed te peuter, ”beveel Collier aan.

Luister na u gids (e)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Dit is belangrik om na gidse te luister en eerlik te wees oor u behoeftes op die rivier. "Alhoewel u veiligheid altyd van die allergrootste belang is, word AOTG -gidse opgelei om te sien hoe hul gaste op die ervaring reageer, en daar is 'n paar dinge wat hulle kan doen - soos om die sitplek in die boot te herrangskik - om gaste gemakliker te maak," sê Wilson.

"As die eerste tyders in die vlot beland, moet hulle presies weet wat hulle moet doen vir maksimum plesier terwyl hulle veilig bly," sê Andy Neinas, eienaar van Colorado's Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Die gidse by Echo Canyon River Expeditions kry intensiewe opleiding om maniere te leer om 'n goeie verhouding te vestig en duidelik met die gaste te kommunikeer.

Wees vooraf oor mediese probleme

'Eerste balke moet ook op hoogte wees van mediese probleme, ongeag wat dit is. Gaste moet ook medisyne soos asma -inasemers saambring, ”sê Neinas.

Voor Covid-19 is gaste toegelaat om hul medisyne in 'n gesamentlike droë sak te stoor, maar om kontak met ander te verminder, word aanbeveel dat u u eie droë sak of 'n ritssakkie (in 'n rits met rits) saambring om medisyne op te slaan .

Covid-19 veiligheidsmaatreëls

Kyk na die reaksie van die uitrusting op die Covid-19 voordat u u reis bespreek. Vind uit of die personeel daagliks gekeur word en dat hulle gesigbedekkings moet dra. Let daarop dat hulle nie 'n gesigbedekking mag dra terwyl hulle die vlot lei nie. Maak seker dat daar deeglike skoonmaakroetines is, sodat alle oppervlaktes waarmee gaste in aanraking kom, insluitend helms en PFDS, behoorlik ontsmet word en dat voedselpersoneel die riglyne van die departement van gesondheid volg. Gebruik die handwasstasie en ontsmettingsmiddel voor vertrek, sowel as onmiddellik na die reis.

Die rivier roep. Waarvoor wag jy? Geniet 'n wonderlike en veilige reis op die golwe en stroomversnellings.


Whitewater-rafting tydens Covid-19: hoe om te beplan en voor te berei

Die gejaag om in 'n rivier af te dryf. Die afwagting van wat voorlê terwyl jou vlot 'n hoek draai. Hierdie sensasies wat versterk word deur die skoonheid wat u omring, is ongeëwenaard in hul vermoë om ons teenwoordig te laat voel en die lewenskragtigheid van die lewe in ag te neem. Riviervaarte is die uiteindelike ontsnapping op sosiale afstand en 'n perfekte manier om af te koel op 'n warm somersdag. Of u nou saam met u gesin of met u vriende vertrek, daar is geen twyfel dat die tyd wat u aan die rivier deurbring, nie net u moraal na maande tuis sal versterk nie, maar dat dit u ook sal help om blywende herinneringe te maak.

Net soos met RV-reise, het rafting 'n toenemend gewilde aktiwiteit geword in 'n wêreld wat steeds met Covid-19 worstel. Aangesien dit 'n eko-vriendelike aktiwiteit is wat deur mense aangedryf word en wat byna almal kan geniet, is dit geen verrassing dat rafting hierdie somer en vroeë herfs die reisigers se moet-doen-lyste sal oorheers nie.

Hier deel kundiges van raftinguitrusters van regoor die land wenke en veiligheidsmaatreëls om die beste riviervlotvaart hierdie somer te beplan.

Praat met kundiges en lees resensies

Vlotvaart by Shoshone River, Wyoming

'As u nie seker is watter reis die beste vir u is nie, praat met die kundiges. Lees die aanlynbeskrywings en resensies om u te help om die besluit te neem, ”stel Roger Wilson, uitvoerende hoof van Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia, voor. As u reeds 'n rafting -uitrusting in gedagte het, praat met sy verkoopsagente en kry hul insigte, beveel Wilson aan.

Europa maak oop: Junie EU-reisbeperkings, Covid-19-toetsvereistes, kwarantyn per land

VSA/VK Reis: Verslae van reisborrels wat binnekort oopmaak

Frankryk maak op 9 Junie oop - die VSA, die Verenigde Koninkryk, het 'n amberberekening in die verkeersligstelsel

Rick Blanchard van Wyoming River Trips stel mense voor om baie vrae te stel. 'Almal met vrae of bekommernisse moet dit bel en bespreek. En kyk na Trip Advisor en ander resensies as u besluit oor 'n ervaring ". Vir beginners bied Wyoming River Trips mak vlotvaart op die Shoshone -rivier, wat deur die stad Cody loop.

Vind die regte vlak

Rafting in die laer New River, Wes -Virginië

Op grond van u ervaring en wie in u groep is, kies die regte rivier en vlak vir u avontuur. As u op soek is na 'n rustige dag op die water, kies 'n stuk wat u toelaat om saggies te dryf, met af en toe pouses om te swem en rond te spat. Raadpleeg die outfitter vir 'n meer hartroerende avontuur gevul met druppels om 'n vooraf klasreis te vind wat by u vaardigheidsvlak pas.

Wilson sê: 'Die New River is 'n uitstekende rivier vir nuwe balke omdat verskillende gedeeltes verskillende ervarings bied. Die Upper New River het sagte stroomversnellings, veral vir kinders. Die Lower New River het groter stroomversnellings, maar dit is steeds maklik om te roei. ”

As u met kinders reis, moet u vrae stel oor die outfitter se ervaring met rafting met jongmense, stel Steve Lentz, eienaar van Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho voor.

'Maak seker dat hulle persoonlike dryf-toestelle en 'n wetsuits in kinders het. Lees meer oor kinderaktiwiteite buite die rivier, soos kampspeletjies en begeleide staptogte, ”sê Lentz. Hy moedig beginners aan om ook navraag te doen oor verskillende soorte bote, spesiale spyskaarte vir kinders en alle take wat gaste tydens hul uitstappie moet verrig.

Gids-tot-gas-verhouding en opleiding

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Voordat u bespreek, moet u meer te wete kom oor die gids-tot-gas-verhouding en die hoeveelheid opleidingsgidse. 'N Goeie verhouding op 'n tipiese vlotvaart is 'n gids vir elke ses gaste.

'Vra oor gidsopleiding en hoe lank gidse by die onderneming is. Vind uit of gidse Wilderness First Responder -sertifikate het. Dit is belangrik om gidse te hê wat goed is met en van kinders hou. Bo alles, as u enige kommer of vrae het, vra dit, ”beklemtoon Lentz.

Trek gepas aan en pak lig

Rafting die Rogue River, Oregon

Noordwes Rafting Company

'Trek aan vir die weer en die watertemperatuur. As die water koud is, wil u 'n spatselbaadjie, 'n wetsuit, neopreenhandskoene en stewels dra. In die warm weer, 'n swembroek en 'n hemp wat vinnig droog word. Geen katoen nie, 'stel voor Wilson. As jy 'n sonbril dra, maak dit vas met 'n band. Maak seker dat u waterdigte skoene of sandale gebruik. U mag onder geen omstandighede slippers dra nie.

Raadpleeg die verpakkingslyste van die uitrusting voordat u dit inpak, en beplan daarvolgens. 'N Paar noodsaaklikhede vir verpakking sluit in sonskerm, 'n hoed met 'n wye rand, 'n waterdigte omhulsel vir jou telefoon en energiestafies/peuselhappies (as dit nie deur die uitrusting voorsien word nie). 'N Waterbottel wat aan 'n tou vasgemaak kan word, sal ook handig wees.

Bring 'n reënbaadjie saam, selfs al dui die voorspelling nie op reën nie. "Reën is altyd moontlik in die berge en dit is belangrik om voorbereid te wees," sê Zach Collier, by Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

'Moenie te veel goed saambring nie. Dit is ongelooflik hoe min jy nodig het as jy op die rivier is. Meer goed beteken meer om met u goed te peuter, ”beveel Collier aan.

Luister na u gids (e)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Dit is belangrik om na gidse te luister en eerlik te wees oor u behoeftes op die rivier. "Alhoewel u veiligheid altyd van die allergrootste belang is, word AOTG -gidse opgelei om te sien hoe hul gaste op die ervaring reageer, en daar is 'n paar dinge wat hulle kan doen, soos om die sitplek in die boot te herrangskik, om gaste gemakliker te maak," sê Wilson.

"As die eerste tyders in die vlot beland, moet hulle presies weet wat hulle moet doen vir maksimum plesier terwyl hulle veilig bly," sê Andy Neinas, eienaar van Colorado's Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Die gidse by Echo Canyon River Expeditions kry intensiewe opleiding om maniere te leer om 'n goeie verhouding te vestig en duidelik met die gaste te kommunikeer.

Wees vooraf oor mediese probleme

'Eerste balke moet ook op hoogte wees van mediese probleme, ongeag wat dit is. Gaste moet ook medisyne soos asma -inasemers saambring, ”sê Neinas.

Voor Covid-19 is gaste toegelaat om hul medisyne in 'n gesamentlike droë sak te stoor, maar om kontak met ander te verminder, word aanbeveel dat u u eie droë sak of 'n ritssakkie (in 'n rits met rits) saambring om medisyne op te slaan .

Covid-19 veiligheidsmaatreëls

Kyk na die reaksie van die uitrusting op die Covid-19 voordat u u reis bespreek. Vind uit of die personeel daagliks gekeur word en dat hulle gesigbedekkings moet dra. Let daarop dat hulle nie 'n gesigbedekking mag dra terwyl hulle die vlot lei nie. Maak seker dat daar deeglike skoonmaakroetines is, sodat alle oppervlaktes waarmee gaste in aanraking kom, insluitend helms en PFDS, behoorlik ontsmet word en dat voedselpersoneel die riglyne van die departement van gesondheid volg. Gebruik die handwasstasie en ontsmettingsmiddel voor vertrek, sowel as onmiddellik na die reis.

Die rivier roep. Waarvoor wag jy? Geniet 'n wonderlike en veilige reis op die golwe en stroomversnellings.


Whitewater-rafting tydens Covid-19: hoe om te beplan en voor te berei

Die gejaag om in 'n rivier af te dryf. Die afwagting van wat voorlê terwyl jou vlot 'n hoek draai. Hierdie sensasies wat versterk word deur die skoonheid wat u omring, is ongeëwenaard in hul vermoë om ons teenwoordig te laat voel en die lewenskragtigheid van die lewe in ag te neem. Riviervaarte is die uiteindelike ontsnapping op sosiale afstand en 'n perfekte manier om af te koel op 'n warm somersdag. Of u nou saam met u gesin of met u vriende vertrek, daar is geen twyfel dat die tyd wat u aan die rivier deurbring, nie net u moraal na maande tuis sal versterk nie, maar dat dit u ook sal help om blywende herinneringe te maak.

Net soos met RV-reise, het rafting 'n toenemend gewilde aktiwiteit geword in 'n wêreld wat steeds met Covid-19 worstel. Aangesien dit 'n eko-vriendelike aktiwiteit is wat deur mense aangedryf word en wat byna almal kan geniet, is dit geen verrassing dat rafting hierdie somer en vroeë herfs die reisigers se moet-doen-lyste sal oorheers nie.

Hier deel kundiges van raftinguitrusters van regoor die land wenke en veiligheidsmaatreëls om die beste riviervlotvaart hierdie somer te beplan.

Praat met kundiges en lees resensies

Vlotvaart by Shoshone River, Wyoming

'As u nie seker is watter reis die beste vir u is nie, praat met die kundiges. Lees die aanlynbeskrywings en resensies om u te help om die besluit te neem, ”stel Roger Wilson, uitvoerende hoof van Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in Wes -Virginia, voor. As u reeds 'n rafting -uitrusting in gedagte het, praat met sy verkoopsagente en kry hul insigte, beveel Wilson aan.

Europa maak oop: Junie EU-reisbeperkings, Covid-19-toetsvereistes, kwarantyn per land

VSA/VK Reis: Verslae van reisborrels wat binnekort oopmaak

Frankryk maak op 9 Junie oop - die VSA, die Verenigde Koninkryk, het 'n amberberekening in die verkeersligstelsel

Rick Blanchard van Wyoming River Trips stel mense voor om baie vrae te stel. 'Almal met vrae of bekommernisse moet dit bel en bespreek. En kyk na Trip Advisor en ander resensies as u besluit oor 'n ervaring ". Vir beginners bied Wyoming River Trips mak vlotvaart op die Shoshone -rivier, wat deur die stad Cody loop.

Vind die regte vlak

Rafting in die laer New River, Wes -Virginië

Op grond van u ervaring en wie in u groep is, kies die regte rivier en vlak vir u avontuur. As u op soek is na 'n rustige dag op die water, kies 'n stuk wat u toelaat om saggies te dryf, met af en toe pouses om te swem en rond te spat. Raadpleeg die outfitter vir 'n meer hartroerende avontuur gevul met druppels om 'n vooraf klasreis te vind wat by u vaardigheidsvlak pas.

Wilson sê: 'Die New River is 'n uitstekende rivier vir nuwe balke omdat verskillende gedeeltes verskillende ervarings bied. Die Upper New River het sagte stroomversnellings, veral vir kinders. Die Lower New River het groter stroomversnellings, maar dit is steeds maklik om te roei. ”

As u met kinders reis, moet u vrae stel oor die outfitter se ervaring met rafting met jongmense, stel Steve Lentz, eienaar van Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho voor.

'Maak seker dat hulle persoonlike dryf-toestelle en 'n wetsuits in kinders het. Lees meer oor kinderaktiwiteite buite die rivier, soos kampspeletjies en begeleide staptogte, ”sê Lentz. Hy moedig beginners aan om ook navraag te doen oor verskillende soorte bote, spesiale spyskaarte vir kinders en alle take wat gaste tydens hul uitstappie moet verrig.

Gids-tot-gas-verhouding en opleiding

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Voordat u bespreek, moet u meer te wete kom oor die gids-tot-gas-verhouding en die hoeveelheid opleidingsgidse. 'N Goeie verhouding op 'n tipiese vlotvaart is 'n gids vir elke ses gaste.

'Vra oor gidsopleiding en hoe lank gidse by die onderneming is. Vind uit of gidse Wilderness First Responder -sertifikate het. Dit is belangrik om gidse te hê wat goed is met en van kinders hou. Bo alles, as u enige kommer of vrae het, vra dit, ”beklemtoon Lentz.

Trek gepas aan en pak lig

Rafting die Rogue River, Oregon

Noordwes Rafting Company

'Trek aan vir die weer en die watertemperatuur. As die water koud is, wil u 'n spatselbaadjie, 'n wetsuit, neopreenhandskoene en stewels dra. In die warm weer, 'n swembroek en 'n hemp wat vinnig droog word. Geen katoen nie, 'stel voor Wilson. As jy 'n sonbril dra, maak dit vas met 'n band. Maak seker dat u waterdigte skoene of sandale gebruik. U mag onder geen omstandighede slippers dra nie.

Raadpleeg die verpakkingslyste van die uitrusting voordat u dit inpak, en beplan daarvolgens. 'N Paar noodsaaklikhede vir verpakking sluit in sonskerm, 'n hoed met 'n wye rand, 'n waterdigte omhulsel vir jou foon en energiestafies/versnaperinge (as dit nie deur die uitrusting voorsien word nie). 'N Waterbottel wat aan 'n tou vasgemaak kan word, sal ook handig wees.

Bring 'n reënbaadjie saam, selfs al dui die voorspelling nie op reën nie. "Reën is altyd moontlik in die berge en dit is belangrik om voorbereid te wees," sê Zach Collier, by Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

'Moenie te veel goed saambring nie. Dit is ongelooflik hoe min jy nodig het as jy op die rivier is. Meer goed beteken meer om met jou goed te peuter, ”beveel Collier aan.

Luister na u gids (e)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Dit is belangrik om na gidse te luister en eerlik te wees oor u behoeftes op die rivier. "Alhoewel u veiligheid altyd van die allergrootste belang is, word AOTG -gidse opgelei om te sien hoe hul gaste op die ervaring reageer, en daar is 'n paar dinge wat hulle kan doen, soos om die sitplek in die boot te herrangskik, om gaste gemakliker te maak," sê Wilson.

'As die eerste tyders in die vlot beland, moet hulle presies weet wat hulle moet doen vir maksimum plesier terwyl hulle veilig bly,' sê Andy Neinas, eienaar van Colorado's Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Die gidse by Echo Canyon River Expeditions kry intensiewe opleiding om maniere te leer om 'n goeie verhouding te vestig en duidelik met die gaste te kommunikeer.

Wees vooraf oor mediese probleme

'Eerste balke moet ook op hoogte wees van mediese probleme, ongeag wat dit is. Gaste moet ook medisyne soos asma -inasemers saambring, ”sê Neinas.

Voor Covid-19 is gaste toegelaat om hul medisyne in 'n gesamentlike droë sak te stoor, maar om kontak met ander te verminder, word aanbeveel dat u u eie droë sak of 'n ritssakkie (in 'n rits met rits) saambring om medisyne op te slaan .

Covid-19 veiligheidsmaatreëls

Kyk na die reaksie van die uitrusting op die Covid-19 voordat u u reis bespreek. Vind uit of die personeel daagliks gekeur word en dat hulle gesigbedekkings moet dra. Let daarop dat hulle nie 'n gesigbedekking mag dra terwyl hulle die vlot lei nie. Maak seker dat daar deeglike skoonmaakroetines is, sodat alle oppervlaktes waarmee gaste in aanraking kom, insluitend helms en PFDS, behoorlik ontsmet word en dat voedselpersoneel die riglyne van die departement van gesondheid volg. Gebruik die handwasstasie en ontsmettingsmiddel voor vertrek, sowel as onmiddellik na die reis.

Die rivier roep. Waarvoor wag jy? Geniet 'n wonderlike en veilige reis op die golwe en stroomversnellings.


Whitewater-rafting tydens Covid-19: hoe om te beplan en voor te berei

Die gejaag om in 'n rivier af te dryf. Die afwagting van wat voorlê terwyl jou vlot 'n hoek draai. Hierdie sensasies wat versterk word deur die skoonheid wat u omring, is ongeëwenaard in hul vermoë om ons teenwoordig te laat voel en die lewenskragtigheid van die lewe in ag te neem. Riviervaarte is die uiteindelike ontsnapping op sosiale afstand en 'n perfekte manier om af te koel op 'n warm somersdag. Of u nou saam met u gesin of met u vriende vertrek, daar is geen twyfel dat die tyd wat u aan die rivier deurbring, nie net u moraal na maande tuis sal versterk nie, maar dat dit u ook sal help om blywende herinneringe te maak.

Net soos met RV-reise, het rafting 'n toenemend gewilde aktiwiteit geword in 'n wêreld wat steeds met Covid-19 worstel. Aangesien dit 'n eko-vriendelike aktiwiteit is wat deur mense aangedryf word en wat byna almal kan geniet, is dit geen verrassing dat rafting hierdie somer en vroeë herfs die reisigers se moet-doen-lyste sal oorheers nie.

Hier deel kundiges van raftinguitrusters van regoor die land wenke en veiligheidsmaatreëls om die beste riviervlotvaart hierdie somer te beplan.

Praat met kundiges en lees resensies

Vlotvaart by Shoshone River, Wyoming

'As u nie seker is watter reis die beste vir u is nie, praat met die kundiges. Lees die aanlynbeskrywings en resensies om u te help om die besluit te neem, ”stel Roger Wilson, uitvoerende hoof van Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia, voor. As u reeds 'n rafting -uitrusting in gedagte het, praat met sy verkoopsagente en kry hul insigte, beveel Wilson aan.

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Rick Blanchard van Wyoming River Trips stel mense voor om baie vrae te stel. 'Almal met vrae of bekommernisse moet dit bel en bespreek. En kyk na Trip Advisor en ander resensies as u besluit oor 'n ervaring ". Vir beginners bied Wyoming River Trips mak vlotvaart op die Shoshone -rivier, wat deur die stad Cody loop.

Vind die regte vlak

Rafting in die laer New River, Wes -Virginië

Op grond van u ervaring en wie in u groep is, kies die regte rivier en vlak vir u avontuur. As u op soek is na 'n rustige dag op die water, kies 'n stuk wat u toelaat om saggies te dryf, met af en toe pouses om te swem en rond te spat. Raadpleeg die outfitter vir 'n meer hartroerende avontuur gevul met druppels om 'n vooraf klasreis te vind wat by u vaardigheidsvlak pas.

Wilson sê: 'Die New River is 'n uitstekende rivier vir nuwe balke omdat verskillende gedeeltes verskillende ervarings bied. Die Upper New River het sagte stroomversnellings, veral vir kinders. Die Lower New River het groter stroomversnellings, maar dit is steeds maklik om te roei. ”

As u met kinders reis, moet u vrae stel oor die outfitter se ervaring met rafting met jongmense, stel Steve Lentz, eienaar van Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho voor.

'Maak seker dat hulle persoonlike dryf-toestelle en 'n wetsuits in kinders het. Lees meer oor kinderaktiwiteite buite die rivier, soos kampspeletjies en begeleide staptogte, ”sê Lentz. Hy moedig beginners aan om ook navraag te doen oor verskillende soorte bote, spesiale spyskaarte vir kinders en alle take wat gaste tydens hul uitstappie moet verrig.

Gids-tot-gas-verhouding en opleiding

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Voordat u bespreek, moet u meer te wete kom oor die gids-tot-gas-verhouding en die hoeveelheid opleidingsgidse. 'N Goeie verhouding op 'n tipiese vlotvaart is 'n gids vir elke ses gaste.

'Vra oor gidsopleiding en hoe lank gidse by die onderneming is. Vind uit of gidse Wilderness First Responder -sertifikate het. Dit is belangrik om gidse te hê wat goed is met en van kinders hou. Bo alles, as u enige kommer of vrae het, vra dit, ”beklemtoon Lentz.

Trek gepas aan en pak lig

Rafting die Rogue River, Oregon

Noordwes Rafting Company

'Trek aan vir die weer en die watertemperatuur. As die water koud is, wil u 'n spatselbaadjie, 'n wetsuit, neopreenhandskoene en stewels dra. In die warm weer, 'n swembroek en 'n hemp wat vinnig droog word. Geen katoen nie, 'stel voor Wilson. As jy 'n sonbril dra, maak dit vas met 'n band. Maak seker dat u waterdigte skoene of sandale gebruik. U mag onder geen omstandighede slippers dra nie.

Raadpleeg die verpakkingslyste van die uitrusting voordat u dit inpak, en beplan daarvolgens. 'N Paar noodsaaklikhede vir verpakking sluit in sonskerm, 'n hoed met 'n wye rand, 'n waterdigte omhulsel vir jou telefoon en energiestafies/peuselhappies (as dit nie deur die uitrusting voorsien word nie). 'N Waterbottel wat aan 'n tou vasgemaak kan word, sal ook handig wees.

Bring 'n reënbaadjie saam, selfs al dui die voorspelling nie op reën nie. "Reën is altyd moontlik in die berge en dit is belangrik om voorbereid te wees," sê Zach Collier, by Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

'Moenie te veel goed saambring nie. Dit is ongelooflik hoe min jy nodig het as jy op die rivier is. Meer goed beteken meer om met u goed te peuter, ”beveel Collier aan.

Luister na u gids (e)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Dit is belangrik om na gidse te luister en eerlik te wees oor u behoeftes op die rivier. "Alhoewel u veiligheid altyd van die allergrootste belang is, word AOTG -gidse opgelei om te sien hoe hul gaste op die ervaring reageer, en daar is 'n paar dinge wat hulle kan doen, soos om die sitplek in die boot te herrangskik, om gaste gemakliker te maak," sê Wilson.

"As die eerste tyders in die vlot beland, moet hulle presies weet wat hulle moet doen vir maksimum plesier terwyl hulle veilig bly," sê Andy Neinas, eienaar van Colorado's Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Die gidse by Echo Canyon River Expeditions kry intensiewe opleiding om maniere te leer om 'n goeie verhouding te vestig en duidelik met die gaste te kommunikeer.

Wees vooraf oor mediese probleme

'Eerste balke moet ook op hoogte wees van mediese probleme, ongeag wat dit is. Gaste moet ook medisyne soos asma -inasemers saambring, ”sê Neinas.

Voor Covid-19 is gaste toegelaat om hul medisyne in 'n gesamentlike droë sak te stoor, maar om kontak met ander te verminder, word aanbeveel dat u u eie droë sak of 'n ritssakkie (in 'n rits met rits) saambring om medisyne op te slaan .

Covid-19 veiligheidsmaatreëls

Kyk na die reaksie van die uitrusting op die Covid-19 voordat u u reis bespreek. Vind uit of die personeel daagliks gekeur word en dat hulle gesigbedekkings moet dra. Let daarop dat hulle nie 'n gesigbedekking mag dra terwyl hulle die vlot lei nie. Maak seker dat daar deeglike skoonmaakroetines is, sodat alle oppervlaktes waarmee gaste in aanraking kom, insluitend helms en PFDS, behoorlik ontsmet word en dat voedselpersoneel die riglyne van die departement van gesondheid volg. Gebruik die handwasstasie en ontsmettingsmiddel voor vertrek, sowel as onmiddellik na die reis.

Die rivier roep. Waarvoor wag jy? Geniet 'n wonderlike en veilige reis op die golwe en stroomversnellings.


Whitewater-rafting tydens Covid-19: hoe om te beplan en voor te berei

Die gejaag om in 'n rivier af te dryf. Die afwagting van wat voorlê terwyl jou vlot 'n hoek draai. Hierdie sensasies wat versterk word deur die skoonheid wat u omring, is ongeëwenaard in hul vermoë om ons teenwoordig te laat voel en die lewenskragtigheid van die lewe in ag te neem. Riviervaarte is die uiteindelike ontsnapping op sosiale afstand en 'n perfekte manier om af te koel op 'n warm somersdag. Of u nou saam met u gesin of met u vriende vertrek, daar is geen twyfel dat die tyd wat u aan die rivier deurbring, nie net u moraal na maande tuis sal versterk nie, maar dat dit u ook sal help om blywende herinneringe te maak.

Net soos met RV-reise, het rafting 'n toenemend gewilde aktiwiteit geword in 'n wêreld wat steeds met Covid-19 worstel. Aangesien dit 'n eko-vriendelike aktiwiteit is wat deur mense aangedryf word en wat byna almal kan geniet, is dit geen verrassing dat rafting hierdie somer en vroeë herfs die reisigers se moet-doen-lyste sal oorheers nie.

Here, experts from whitewater rafting outfitters from around the country share tips and safety precautions to plan the best river rafting trip this summer.

Talk To Experts And Read Reviews

Shoshone River rafting, Wyoming

“If you’re not sure what trip is right for you, talk to the experts. Read the online descriptions and reviews to help you make the decision,” suggests Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia. If you already have a rafting outfitter in mind, talk to its sales agents and get their insights, recommends Wilson.

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Rick Blanchard of Wyoming River Trips suggests people to ask a lot of questions. “Anyone with questions or concerns should call and discuss them. And look at Trip Advisor and other reviews when trying to decide on an experience”. For beginners, Wyoming River Trips offers tame rafting on the Shoshone River, which runs through the town of Cody.

Find The Right Level

Lower New River rafting, West Virginia

Based on your experience and who is in your group, choose the right river and level for your adventure. If you are looking for a calm day out on the water, choose a stretch that’ll allow you to gently float down, with occasional breaks to swim and splash around. For a more heart-pumping adventure filled outing with drops, consult with the outfitter to find an advance class trip that is a good match for your skill level.

Wilson says, “The New River is a great river for new rafters because different sections provide different experiences. The Upper New River has gentle rapids, which is especially great for kids. The Lower New River has bigger rapids but is still easy to paddle.”

If you are traveling with kids, ask questions about the outfitter’s experience rafting with young ones, suggests Steve Lentz, owner of Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Make sure they have child-sized personal floatation devices and wetsuits. Find out about any off-the-river child-focused activities like camp games and guided hikes,” says Lentz. He encourages first-timers to also inquire about different types of boats, special menus for kids, and any tasks that guests are expected to perform while on the outing.

Guide-To-Guest Ratio And Training

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Before booking, find out about the guide-to-guest ratio and the amount of training guides go through. A good ratio on a typical rafting trip is a guide for every six guests.

“Ask about guide training and how long guides have been with the company. Find out if guides have Wilderness First Responder Certificates. It’s important to have guides who are good with and like kids. Above all, if you have any concerns or questions, ask them,” emphasizes Lentz.

Dress Appropriately And Pack Light

Rafting the Rogue River, Oregon

Northwest Rafting Company

“Dress for the weather and the water temperature. When the water is cold, you’ll want to wear a splash jacket, wetsuit and neoprene gloves and booties. In the warm weather, a swimsuit and quick-drying shirt. No cotton,” suggests Wilson. If you are wearing sunglasses, secure them with a strap. And be sure to use water-proof shoes or strapped sandals. Under no circumstances should you wear flip flops.

Before packing, consult the outfitter’s packing lists and plan accordingly. A few packing essentials include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, waterproof case for your phone, and energy bars/snack (if not provided by the outfitter). A water bottle that can be secured to a rope, will also come in handy.

Bring a rain jacket even if the forecast doesn’t indicate rain. “Rain is always possible in the mountains and it’s important to be prepared,” says Zach Collier, with Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

“Don’t bring too much stuff. It’s amazing how little you need when you’re on the river. More stuff means more fiddling with your stuff,” recommends Collier.

Listen To Your Guide(s)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

It’s important to listen to guides and be honest about your needs on the river. “While your safety is always paramount, AOTG guides are trained to sense how their guests are responding to the experience, and there are some things they can do—such as rearrange seating in the boat—to make guests more comfortable,” says Wilson.

“When first-timers get into that raft, they should know exactly what to do for maximum fun while staying safe,” says Andy Neinas, owner of Colorado’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions. The guides at Echo Canyon River Expeditions get intensive training to learn ways to establish a good rapport and communicate clearly with the guests.

Be Upfront About Medical Issues

“First-time rafters should also be up front about any medical issues, no matter what they are. Guests should also bring medications such as asthma inhalers,” says Neinas.

Before Covid-19, guests were allowed to store their medications in a collective dry bag, but to minimize contact with others, it’s recommended that you bring your own small dry bag or zip-loc bag (secured in a zippered pocket) to store medications.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Check the outfitter’s Covid-19 response before booking your trip. Find out if the staff are screened daily and are required to wear face coverings. Note that they may not wear a face covering while guiding the raft. Make sure that robust cleaning routines are in place so that all surfaces guests come in contact with, including helmets and PFDS, are sanitized properly and that food staff are following health department guidelines. Use the hand wash station and hand sanitizer prior to trip departure, as well as immediately after the trip.

The river is calling. What are you waiting for? Have a grand and safe trip on the waves and rapids.


Whitewater Rafting During Covid-19: How To Plan And Prepare

The rush of floating down a river. The anticipation of what lies ahead as your raft turns a corner. These sensations amplified by the beauty that surrounds you are unmatched in their ability to make us feel present and take stock in the vibrancy of life. River rafting is the ultimate social-distancing escape and a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Whether you are venturing out with your family or trusted friends, there’s no doubt that time spent on the river will not only boost your morale after months at home, but it will also help you make lasting memories.

Similar to RV travel, rafting has become an increasingly popular activity in a world still grappling with Covid-19. Given that it’s an eco-friendly, human-powered activity that almost anyone can enjoy, it’s no surprise that rafting will continue to dominate travelers’ must-do lists this summer and early fall.

Here, experts from whitewater rafting outfitters from around the country share tips and safety precautions to plan the best river rafting trip this summer.

Talk To Experts And Read Reviews

Shoshone River rafting, Wyoming

“If you’re not sure what trip is right for you, talk to the experts. Read the online descriptions and reviews to help you make the decision,” suggests Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia. If you already have a rafting outfitter in mind, talk to its sales agents and get their insights, recommends Wilson.

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Rick Blanchard of Wyoming River Trips suggests people to ask a lot of questions. “Anyone with questions or concerns should call and discuss them. And look at Trip Advisor and other reviews when trying to decide on an experience”. For beginners, Wyoming River Trips offers tame rafting on the Shoshone River, which runs through the town of Cody.

Find The Right Level

Lower New River rafting, West Virginia

Based on your experience and who is in your group, choose the right river and level for your adventure. If you are looking for a calm day out on the water, choose a stretch that’ll allow you to gently float down, with occasional breaks to swim and splash around. For a more heart-pumping adventure filled outing with drops, consult with the outfitter to find an advance class trip that is a good match for your skill level.

Wilson says, “The New River is a great river for new rafters because different sections provide different experiences. The Upper New River has gentle rapids, which is especially great for kids. The Lower New River has bigger rapids but is still easy to paddle.”

If you are traveling with kids, ask questions about the outfitter’s experience rafting with young ones, suggests Steve Lentz, owner of Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Make sure they have child-sized personal floatation devices and wetsuits. Find out about any off-the-river child-focused activities like camp games and guided hikes,” says Lentz. He encourages first-timers to also inquire about different types of boats, special menus for kids, and any tasks that guests are expected to perform while on the outing.

Guide-To-Guest Ratio And Training

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Before booking, find out about the guide-to-guest ratio and the amount of training guides go through. A good ratio on a typical rafting trip is a guide for every six guests.

“Ask about guide training and how long guides have been with the company. Find out if guides have Wilderness First Responder Certificates. It’s important to have guides who are good with and like kids. Above all, if you have any concerns or questions, ask them,” emphasizes Lentz.

Dress Appropriately And Pack Light

Rafting the Rogue River, Oregon

Northwest Rafting Company

“Dress for the weather and the water temperature. When the water is cold, you’ll want to wear a splash jacket, wetsuit and neoprene gloves and booties. In the warm weather, a swimsuit and quick-drying shirt. No cotton,” suggests Wilson. If you are wearing sunglasses, secure them with a strap. And be sure to use water-proof shoes or strapped sandals. Under no circumstances should you wear flip flops.

Before packing, consult the outfitter’s packing lists and plan accordingly. A few packing essentials include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, waterproof case for your phone, and energy bars/snack (if not provided by the outfitter). A water bottle that can be secured to a rope, will also come in handy.

Bring a rain jacket even if the forecast doesn’t indicate rain. “Rain is always possible in the mountains and it’s important to be prepared,” says Zach Collier, with Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

“Don’t bring too much stuff. It’s amazing how little you need when you’re on the river. More stuff means more fiddling with your stuff,” recommends Collier.

Listen To Your Guide(s)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

It’s important to listen to guides and be honest about your needs on the river. “While your safety is always paramount, AOTG guides are trained to sense how their guests are responding to the experience, and there are some things they can do—such as rearrange seating in the boat—to make guests more comfortable,” says Wilson.

“When first-timers get into that raft, they should know exactly what to do for maximum fun while staying safe,” says Andy Neinas, owner of Colorado’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions. The guides at Echo Canyon River Expeditions get intensive training to learn ways to establish a good rapport and communicate clearly with the guests.

Be Upfront About Medical Issues

“First-time rafters should also be up front about any medical issues, no matter what they are. Guests should also bring medications such as asthma inhalers,” says Neinas.

Before Covid-19, guests were allowed to store their medications in a collective dry bag, but to minimize contact with others, it’s recommended that you bring your own small dry bag or zip-loc bag (secured in a zippered pocket) to store medications.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Check the outfitter’s Covid-19 response before booking your trip. Find out if the staff are screened daily and are required to wear face coverings. Note that they may not wear a face covering while guiding the raft. Make sure that robust cleaning routines are in place so that all surfaces guests come in contact with, including helmets and PFDS, are sanitized properly and that food staff are following health department guidelines. Use the hand wash station and hand sanitizer prior to trip departure, as well as immediately after the trip.

The river is calling. What are you waiting for? Have a grand and safe trip on the waves and rapids.


Whitewater Rafting During Covid-19: How To Plan And Prepare

The rush of floating down a river. The anticipation of what lies ahead as your raft turns a corner. These sensations amplified by the beauty that surrounds you are unmatched in their ability to make us feel present and take stock in the vibrancy of life. River rafting is the ultimate social-distancing escape and a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Whether you are venturing out with your family or trusted friends, there’s no doubt that time spent on the river will not only boost your morale after months at home, but it will also help you make lasting memories.

Similar to RV travel, rafting has become an increasingly popular activity in a world still grappling with Covid-19. Given that it’s an eco-friendly, human-powered activity that almost anyone can enjoy, it’s no surprise that rafting will continue to dominate travelers’ must-do lists this summer and early fall.

Here, experts from whitewater rafting outfitters from around the country share tips and safety precautions to plan the best river rafting trip this summer.

Talk To Experts And Read Reviews

Shoshone River rafting, Wyoming

“If you’re not sure what trip is right for you, talk to the experts. Read the online descriptions and reviews to help you make the decision,” suggests Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia. If you already have a rafting outfitter in mind, talk to its sales agents and get their insights, recommends Wilson.

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Rick Blanchard of Wyoming River Trips suggests people to ask a lot of questions. “Anyone with questions or concerns should call and discuss them. And look at Trip Advisor and other reviews when trying to decide on an experience”. For beginners, Wyoming River Trips offers tame rafting on the Shoshone River, which runs through the town of Cody.

Find The Right Level

Lower New River rafting, West Virginia

Based on your experience and who is in your group, choose the right river and level for your adventure. If you are looking for a calm day out on the water, choose a stretch that’ll allow you to gently float down, with occasional breaks to swim and splash around. For a more heart-pumping adventure filled outing with drops, consult with the outfitter to find an advance class trip that is a good match for your skill level.

Wilson says, “The New River is a great river for new rafters because different sections provide different experiences. The Upper New River has gentle rapids, which is especially great for kids. The Lower New River has bigger rapids but is still easy to paddle.”

If you are traveling with kids, ask questions about the outfitter’s experience rafting with young ones, suggests Steve Lentz, owner of Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Make sure they have child-sized personal floatation devices and wetsuits. Find out about any off-the-river child-focused activities like camp games and guided hikes,” says Lentz. He encourages first-timers to also inquire about different types of boats, special menus for kids, and any tasks that guests are expected to perform while on the outing.

Guide-To-Guest Ratio And Training

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Before booking, find out about the guide-to-guest ratio and the amount of training guides go through. A good ratio on a typical rafting trip is a guide for every six guests.

“Ask about guide training and how long guides have been with the company. Find out if guides have Wilderness First Responder Certificates. It’s important to have guides who are good with and like kids. Above all, if you have any concerns or questions, ask them,” emphasizes Lentz.

Dress Appropriately And Pack Light

Rafting the Rogue River, Oregon

Northwest Rafting Company

“Dress for the weather and the water temperature. When the water is cold, you’ll want to wear a splash jacket, wetsuit and neoprene gloves and booties. In the warm weather, a swimsuit and quick-drying shirt. No cotton,” suggests Wilson. If you are wearing sunglasses, secure them with a strap. And be sure to use water-proof shoes or strapped sandals. Under no circumstances should you wear flip flops.

Before packing, consult the outfitter’s packing lists and plan accordingly. A few packing essentials include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, waterproof case for your phone, and energy bars/snack (if not provided by the outfitter). A water bottle that can be secured to a rope, will also come in handy.

Bring a rain jacket even if the forecast doesn’t indicate rain. “Rain is always possible in the mountains and it’s important to be prepared,” says Zach Collier, with Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

“Don’t bring too much stuff. It’s amazing how little you need when you’re on the river. More stuff means more fiddling with your stuff,” recommends Collier.

Listen To Your Guide(s)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

It’s important to listen to guides and be honest about your needs on the river. “While your safety is always paramount, AOTG guides are trained to sense how their guests are responding to the experience, and there are some things they can do—such as rearrange seating in the boat—to make guests more comfortable,” says Wilson.

“When first-timers get into that raft, they should know exactly what to do for maximum fun while staying safe,” says Andy Neinas, owner of Colorado’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions. The guides at Echo Canyon River Expeditions get intensive training to learn ways to establish a good rapport and communicate clearly with the guests.

Be Upfront About Medical Issues

“First-time rafters should also be up front about any medical issues, no matter what they are. Guests should also bring medications such as asthma inhalers,” says Neinas.

Before Covid-19, guests were allowed to store their medications in a collective dry bag, but to minimize contact with others, it’s recommended that you bring your own small dry bag or zip-loc bag (secured in a zippered pocket) to store medications.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Check the outfitter’s Covid-19 response before booking your trip. Find out if the staff are screened daily and are required to wear face coverings. Note that they may not wear a face covering while guiding the raft. Make sure that robust cleaning routines are in place so that all surfaces guests come in contact with, including helmets and PFDS, are sanitized properly and that food staff are following health department guidelines. Use the hand wash station and hand sanitizer prior to trip departure, as well as immediately after the trip.

The river is calling. What are you waiting for? Have a grand and safe trip on the waves and rapids.


Whitewater Rafting During Covid-19: How To Plan And Prepare

The rush of floating down a river. The anticipation of what lies ahead as your raft turns a corner. These sensations amplified by the beauty that surrounds you are unmatched in their ability to make us feel present and take stock in the vibrancy of life. River rafting is the ultimate social-distancing escape and a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Whether you are venturing out with your family or trusted friends, there’s no doubt that time spent on the river will not only boost your morale after months at home, but it will also help you make lasting memories.

Similar to RV travel, rafting has become an increasingly popular activity in a world still grappling with Covid-19. Given that it’s an eco-friendly, human-powered activity that almost anyone can enjoy, it’s no surprise that rafting will continue to dominate travelers’ must-do lists this summer and early fall.

Here, experts from whitewater rafting outfitters from around the country share tips and safety precautions to plan the best river rafting trip this summer.

Talk To Experts And Read Reviews

Shoshone River rafting, Wyoming

“If you’re not sure what trip is right for you, talk to the experts. Read the online descriptions and reviews to help you make the decision,” suggests Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia. If you already have a rafting outfitter in mind, talk to its sales agents and get their insights, recommends Wilson.

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Rick Blanchard of Wyoming River Trips suggests people to ask a lot of questions. “Anyone with questions or concerns should call and discuss them. And look at Trip Advisor and other reviews when trying to decide on an experience”. For beginners, Wyoming River Trips offers tame rafting on the Shoshone River, which runs through the town of Cody.

Find The Right Level

Lower New River rafting, West Virginia

Based on your experience and who is in your group, choose the right river and level for your adventure. If you are looking for a calm day out on the water, choose a stretch that’ll allow you to gently float down, with occasional breaks to swim and splash around. For a more heart-pumping adventure filled outing with drops, consult with the outfitter to find an advance class trip that is a good match for your skill level.

Wilson says, “The New River is a great river for new rafters because different sections provide different experiences. The Upper New River has gentle rapids, which is especially great for kids. The Lower New River has bigger rapids but is still easy to paddle.”

If you are traveling with kids, ask questions about the outfitter’s experience rafting with young ones, suggests Steve Lentz, owner of Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Make sure they have child-sized personal floatation devices and wetsuits. Find out about any off-the-river child-focused activities like camp games and guided hikes,” says Lentz. He encourages first-timers to also inquire about different types of boats, special menus for kids, and any tasks that guests are expected to perform while on the outing.

Guide-To-Guest Ratio And Training

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Before booking, find out about the guide-to-guest ratio and the amount of training guides go through. A good ratio on a typical rafting trip is a guide for every six guests.

“Ask about guide training and how long guides have been with the company. Find out if guides have Wilderness First Responder Certificates. It’s important to have guides who are good with and like kids. Above all, if you have any concerns or questions, ask them,” emphasizes Lentz.

Dress Appropriately And Pack Light

Rafting the Rogue River, Oregon

Northwest Rafting Company

“Dress for the weather and the water temperature. When the water is cold, you’ll want to wear a splash jacket, wetsuit and neoprene gloves and booties. In the warm weather, a swimsuit and quick-drying shirt. No cotton,” suggests Wilson. If you are wearing sunglasses, secure them with a strap. And be sure to use water-proof shoes or strapped sandals. Under no circumstances should you wear flip flops.

Before packing, consult the outfitter’s packing lists and plan accordingly. A few packing essentials include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, waterproof case for your phone, and energy bars/snack (if not provided by the outfitter). A water bottle that can be secured to a rope, will also come in handy.

Bring a rain jacket even if the forecast doesn’t indicate rain. “Rain is always possible in the mountains and it’s important to be prepared,” says Zach Collier, with Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

“Don’t bring too much stuff. It’s amazing how little you need when you’re on the river. More stuff means more fiddling with your stuff,” recommends Collier.

Listen To Your Guide(s)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

It’s important to listen to guides and be honest about your needs on the river. “While your safety is always paramount, AOTG guides are trained to sense how their guests are responding to the experience, and there are some things they can do—such as rearrange seating in the boat—to make guests more comfortable,” says Wilson.

“When first-timers get into that raft, they should know exactly what to do for maximum fun while staying safe,” says Andy Neinas, owner of Colorado’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions. The guides at Echo Canyon River Expeditions get intensive training to learn ways to establish a good rapport and communicate clearly with the guests.

Be Upfront About Medical Issues

“First-time rafters should also be up front about any medical issues, no matter what they are. Guests should also bring medications such as asthma inhalers,” says Neinas.

Before Covid-19, guests were allowed to store their medications in a collective dry bag, but to minimize contact with others, it’s recommended that you bring your own small dry bag or zip-loc bag (secured in a zippered pocket) to store medications.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Check the outfitter’s Covid-19 response before booking your trip. Find out if the staff are screened daily and are required to wear face coverings. Note that they may not wear a face covering while guiding the raft. Make sure that robust cleaning routines are in place so that all surfaces guests come in contact with, including helmets and PFDS, are sanitized properly and that food staff are following health department guidelines. Use the hand wash station and hand sanitizer prior to trip departure, as well as immediately after the trip.

The river is calling. What are you waiting for? Have a grand and safe trip on the waves and rapids.


Whitewater Rafting During Covid-19: How To Plan And Prepare

The rush of floating down a river. The anticipation of what lies ahead as your raft turns a corner. These sensations amplified by the beauty that surrounds you are unmatched in their ability to make us feel present and take stock in the vibrancy of life. River rafting is the ultimate social-distancing escape and a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Whether you are venturing out with your family or trusted friends, there’s no doubt that time spent on the river will not only boost your morale after months at home, but it will also help you make lasting memories.

Similar to RV travel, rafting has become an increasingly popular activity in a world still grappling with Covid-19. Given that it’s an eco-friendly, human-powered activity that almost anyone can enjoy, it’s no surprise that rafting will continue to dominate travelers’ must-do lists this summer and early fall.

Here, experts from whitewater rafting outfitters from around the country share tips and safety precautions to plan the best river rafting trip this summer.

Talk To Experts And Read Reviews

Shoshone River rafting, Wyoming

“If you’re not sure what trip is right for you, talk to the experts. Read the online descriptions and reviews to help you make the decision,” suggests Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia. If you already have a rafting outfitter in mind, talk to its sales agents and get their insights, recommends Wilson.

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Rick Blanchard of Wyoming River Trips suggests people to ask a lot of questions. “Anyone with questions or concerns should call and discuss them. And look at Trip Advisor and other reviews when trying to decide on an experience”. For beginners, Wyoming River Trips offers tame rafting on the Shoshone River, which runs through the town of Cody.

Find The Right Level

Lower New River rafting, West Virginia

Based on your experience and who is in your group, choose the right river and level for your adventure. If you are looking for a calm day out on the water, choose a stretch that’ll allow you to gently float down, with occasional breaks to swim and splash around. For a more heart-pumping adventure filled outing with drops, consult with the outfitter to find an advance class trip that is a good match for your skill level.

Wilson says, “The New River is a great river for new rafters because different sections provide different experiences. The Upper New River has gentle rapids, which is especially great for kids. The Lower New River has bigger rapids but is still easy to paddle.”

If you are traveling with kids, ask questions about the outfitter’s experience rafting with young ones, suggests Steve Lentz, owner of Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Make sure they have child-sized personal floatation devices and wetsuits. Find out about any off-the-river child-focused activities like camp games and guided hikes,” says Lentz. He encourages first-timers to also inquire about different types of boats, special menus for kids, and any tasks that guests are expected to perform while on the outing.

Guide-To-Guest Ratio And Training

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Before booking, find out about the guide-to-guest ratio and the amount of training guides go through. A good ratio on a typical rafting trip is a guide for every six guests.

“Ask about guide training and how long guides have been with the company. Find out if guides have Wilderness First Responder Certificates. It’s important to have guides who are good with and like kids. Above all, if you have any concerns or questions, ask them,” emphasizes Lentz.

Dress Appropriately And Pack Light

Rafting the Rogue River, Oregon

Northwest Rafting Company

“Dress for the weather and the water temperature. When the water is cold, you’ll want to wear a splash jacket, wetsuit and neoprene gloves and booties. In the warm weather, a swimsuit and quick-drying shirt. No cotton,” suggests Wilson. If you are wearing sunglasses, secure them with a strap. And be sure to use water-proof shoes or strapped sandals. Under no circumstances should you wear flip flops.

Before packing, consult the outfitter’s packing lists and plan accordingly. A few packing essentials include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, waterproof case for your phone, and energy bars/snack (if not provided by the outfitter). A water bottle that can be secured to a rope, will also come in handy.

Bring a rain jacket even if the forecast doesn’t indicate rain. “Rain is always possible in the mountains and it’s important to be prepared,” says Zach Collier, with Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

“Don’t bring too much stuff. It’s amazing how little you need when you’re on the river. More stuff means more fiddling with your stuff,” recommends Collier.

Listen To Your Guide(s)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

It’s important to listen to guides and be honest about your needs on the river. “While your safety is always paramount, AOTG guides are trained to sense how their guests are responding to the experience, and there are some things they can do—such as rearrange seating in the boat—to make guests more comfortable,” says Wilson.

“When first-timers get into that raft, they should know exactly what to do for maximum fun while staying safe,” says Andy Neinas, owner of Colorado’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions. The guides at Echo Canyon River Expeditions get intensive training to learn ways to establish a good rapport and communicate clearly with the guests.

Be Upfront About Medical Issues

“First-time rafters should also be up front about any medical issues, no matter what they are. Guests should also bring medications such as asthma inhalers,” says Neinas.

Before Covid-19, guests were allowed to store their medications in a collective dry bag, but to minimize contact with others, it’s recommended that you bring your own small dry bag or zip-loc bag (secured in a zippered pocket) to store medications.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Check the outfitter’s Covid-19 response before booking your trip. Find out if the staff are screened daily and are required to wear face coverings. Note that they may not wear a face covering while guiding the raft. Make sure that robust cleaning routines are in place so that all surfaces guests come in contact with, including helmets and PFDS, are sanitized properly and that food staff are following health department guidelines. Use the hand wash station and hand sanitizer prior to trip departure, as well as immediately after the trip.

The river is calling. What are you waiting for? Have a grand and safe trip on the waves and rapids.


Whitewater Rafting During Covid-19: How To Plan And Prepare

The rush of floating down a river. The anticipation of what lies ahead as your raft turns a corner. These sensations amplified by the beauty that surrounds you are unmatched in their ability to make us feel present and take stock in the vibrancy of life. River rafting is the ultimate social-distancing escape and a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Whether you are venturing out with your family or trusted friends, there’s no doubt that time spent on the river will not only boost your morale after months at home, but it will also help you make lasting memories.

Similar to RV travel, rafting has become an increasingly popular activity in a world still grappling with Covid-19. Given that it’s an eco-friendly, human-powered activity that almost anyone can enjoy, it’s no surprise that rafting will continue to dominate travelers’ must-do lists this summer and early fall.

Here, experts from whitewater rafting outfitters from around the country share tips and safety precautions to plan the best river rafting trip this summer.

Talk To Experts And Read Reviews

Shoshone River rafting, Wyoming

“If you’re not sure what trip is right for you, talk to the experts. Read the online descriptions and reviews to help you make the decision,” suggests Roger Wilson, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) in West Virginia. If you already have a rafting outfitter in mind, talk to its sales agents and get their insights, recommends Wilson.

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U.S./U.K. Travel: Reports Of Travel Bubbles Opening Soon

France Opens On 9 June–U.S., U.K. Rated Amber In Traffic Light System

Rick Blanchard of Wyoming River Trips suggests people to ask a lot of questions. “Anyone with questions or concerns should call and discuss them. And look at Trip Advisor and other reviews when trying to decide on an experience”. For beginners, Wyoming River Trips offers tame rafting on the Shoshone River, which runs through the town of Cody.

Find The Right Level

Lower New River rafting, West Virginia

Based on your experience and who is in your group, choose the right river and level for your adventure. If you are looking for a calm day out on the water, choose a stretch that’ll allow you to gently float down, with occasional breaks to swim and splash around. For a more heart-pumping adventure filled outing with drops, consult with the outfitter to find an advance class trip that is a good match for your skill level.

Wilson says, “The New River is a great river for new rafters because different sections provide different experiences. The Upper New River has gentle rapids, which is especially great for kids. The Lower New River has bigger rapids but is still easy to paddle.”

If you are traveling with kids, ask questions about the outfitter’s experience rafting with young ones, suggests Steve Lentz, owner of Far and Away Adventures in Sun Valley, Idaho.

“Make sure they have child-sized personal floatation devices and wetsuits. Find out about any off-the-river child-focused activities like camp games and guided hikes,” says Lentz. He encourages first-timers to also inquire about different types of boats, special menus for kids, and any tasks that guests are expected to perform while on the outing.

Guide-To-Guest Ratio And Training

Rafting with Far and Away Adventures, Idaho

Before booking, find out about the guide-to-guest ratio and the amount of training guides go through. A good ratio on a typical rafting trip is a guide for every six guests.

“Ask about guide training and how long guides have been with the company. Find out if guides have Wilderness First Responder Certificates. It’s important to have guides who are good with and like kids. Above all, if you have any concerns or questions, ask them,” emphasizes Lentz.

Dress Appropriately And Pack Light

Rafting the Rogue River, Oregon

Northwest Rafting Company

“Dress for the weather and the water temperature. When the water is cold, you’ll want to wear a splash jacket, wetsuit and neoprene gloves and booties. In the warm weather, a swimsuit and quick-drying shirt. No cotton,” suggests Wilson. If you are wearing sunglasses, secure them with a strap. And be sure to use water-proof shoes or strapped sandals. Under no circumstances should you wear flip flops.

Before packing, consult the outfitter’s packing lists and plan accordingly. A few packing essentials include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, waterproof case for your phone, and energy bars/snack (if not provided by the outfitter). A water bottle that can be secured to a rope, will also come in handy.

Bring a rain jacket even if the forecast doesn’t indicate rain. “Rain is always possible in the mountains and it’s important to be prepared,” says Zach Collier, with Northwest Rafting in Hood River, Oregon.

“Don’t bring too much stuff. It’s amazing how little you need when you’re on the river. More stuff means more fiddling with your stuff,” recommends Collier.

Listen To Your Guide(s)

Echo Canyon River rafting, Colorado

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

It’s important to listen to guides and be honest about your needs on the river. “While your safety is always paramount, AOTG guides are trained to sense how their guests are responding to the experience, and there are some things they can do—such as rearrange seating in the boat—to make guests more comfortable,” says Wilson.

“When first-timers get into that raft, they should know exactly what to do for maximum fun while staying safe,” says Andy Neinas, owner of Colorado’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions. The guides at Echo Canyon River Expeditions get intensive training to learn ways to establish a good rapport and communicate clearly with the guests.

Be Upfront About Medical Issues

“First-time rafters should also be up front about any medical issues, no matter what they are. Guests should also bring medications such as asthma inhalers,” says Neinas.

Before Covid-19, guests were allowed to store their medications in a collective dry bag, but to minimize contact with others, it’s recommended that you bring your own small dry bag or zip-loc bag (secured in a zippered pocket) to store medications.

Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Check the outfitter’s Covid-19 response before booking your trip. Find out if the staff are screened daily and are required to wear face coverings. Note that they may not wear a face covering while guiding the raft. Make sure that robust cleaning routines are in place so that all surfaces guests come in contact with, including helmets and PFDS, are sanitized properly and that food staff are following health department guidelines. Use the hand wash station and hand sanitizer prior to trip departure, as well as immediately after the trip.

The river is calling. What are you waiting for? Have a grand and safe trip on the waves and rapids.