Archive for the 'Where in the World is AO?' Category


Where in the World is AO? Pura Vida en Costa Rica!

February 13th, 2013 Amy diVittorio

Seems we may have a migratory pattern evolving with our AO staff.  Ever since Pam, former guide and manager of AO’s Merced operation, established a unique beach-side hostel in Playa Uvita, Costa Rica the AO migration has only increased. It’s no coincidence she calls it The Flutterby House. We’ve got AO guides migrating there like […]

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Where in the World is AO? The Gorges du Verdun

July 3rd, 2012 Malina

Quelle jolie scene!  Here we have AO reservationsist Emily’s mom sporting a classic AO Discover shirt during a recent trip to Europe!   Alas, the lovely duo wasn’t able to raft–the water was too low, proving once again that we all have more in common than we think on this small planet–but they did get to […]

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Where in the World is AO? Dublin, Ireland!

April 17th, 2012 Malina

Raise a pint for AO rafting reservationist Emily who, as we see, is taking in the sights in fair Dublin in style!  St. Paddy’s Day in the heartland of everything Shamrock–talk about luck o’ the Irish–and AO was there to see it all.   Apparently this lovely tee was literally the only scrap of Green Miss […]

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Where in the World is AO? Gay Paree, again!

November 22nd, 2011 Malina

Apparently AO likes zee French (who doesn’t, let’s be honest.  Ok maybe the lactose intolerant and those with celiac disease.  Also teetotallers.  And people afraid of mimes.  Anyway.), because for the second time, I present, AO en France!  And not just en France, but by le Tour Eiffel!  Oh la la! Here  river guide  Britt […]

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Where in the World is AO? Hanging with the Prez…..

September 29th, 2011 Malina

Ah yes, Mt Rushmore.  That paragon of Americana, good taste, and Ode to the Executive Branch.  And now, a new addition: Noonies. Perhaps you recognize him from Cherry Creek?  Didn’t know he loves the Midwest though, right? Neither did we. . . but are thrilled at this contribution to the collection. If you’ve taken your AO to the Corn […]

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Where in the World is AO? Marrakesh!

September 9th, 2011 Jeremy

Where in the World is AO? Still on a bumpy ride, just a lot slower and a lot more dry! My last stop on the voyage this summer has taken me to Morocco. After porting in Casablanca, I took a train to Marrakesh and found myself riding a camel through the desert for 30 minutes! […]

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Where in the World is AO? The Open Sea!

June 29th, 2011 Jeremy

…in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean? I’m taking a break from the phones for a couple months and finishing my second college degree aboard this ship, bound for travel around the Mediterranean for just over six weeks! After eight long days at sea on the MV Explorer, Semester at Sea’s floating college campus, we […]

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Where in the World is AO? Rafting on dry land…..

August 17th, 2010 Malina

AO guides Mason and Hilary met on our South Fork of the American operation and decided to make it a season without end.  They are engaged and ready for the river of life…….Here they are, two lovebirds who are so enamoured of their rafting love story they busted out the full regalia of river gear […]

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Where in the World is AO? Vegas, Baby!

May 3rd, 2010 Malina

 A couple years ago we had an Ethiopian invasion here in Lotus!   We enjoyed the company of two brothers and a friend of theirs for a summer.  Alas, river life couldn’t keep them here forever, but our Office Manager Claudette went and visited Josef and Dereje recently and sent me the proof!  If you’re a […]

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Where in the World is AO? Vietnam!

March 11th, 2010 Malina

A dispatch from Southeast Asia!  We here at AO leave no corner of the globe unturned, it seems.  This is AO rafting guide Jared K, on a recent trip to Sapa, Vietnam.  Hangin’ with the local Hmong villagers in his AO t-shirt.  That’s what I call a smart packer.  If you recently spent some time […]

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