Author Archives: Mars

Whitewater rafting guide pilots a family of five excited adults and kids clutching paddles through churning rapids in a bright blue raft

Whitewater Rafting

Best River Rafting in Years The snowiest winter in recent history has created a phenomenal whitewater rafting thrill ride. Winter’s enormous rainfall and snowmelt are cascading down the Kaweah River flowing past Rio Sierra’s Riverhouse. With the southern gate to … Read More

Rio Your Way

As we say goodbye to 2022, we’re delighted to share some highlights of another busy year at our river resort. We were so glad to see Rio Sierra’s international guests beginning to travel here again after Covid kept them away … Read More

Kevin Costner, wearing a cowboy hat and range jacket sits astride a reddish-brown horse.

Costner Rules

I just caught Kevin Costner’s powerful documentary about Yellowstone National Park that’s streaming now. Costner’s TV western hit Yellowstone is surging in ratings and spinoffs. But his doc is no victory lap. It’s more a personal meditation on exploration and … Read More

Seeing the Bear

I’m a writer, so this latest project of collaborating with my friend Didier Ciambra on the new hotel website has triggered a universe of memories as I toured through 15 years of photos to harvest ones we needed. I keep … Read More