# Whitewater rafting
How to Spend a Day in Bend, Oregon
Bend, Oregon is such a fun place! From countless outdoor activities to some of the best breweries in the United States, there's something for everyone! Here's how to spend a day in Bend!
How to Spend a Fun Day at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte
I’m by no means a runner, but I am competitive and love the thrill of pushing myself, so in the past few years, I have run a few trail races and completed one obstacle course race called Rugged Maniac. Recently, I combined those two and ran my first Obstacle Course Trail Race called The Scrambler at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte! My friend Naomi and I are both in love with the Whitewater Center and were already planning to be there to watch their Build Your Own Boat Competition, so we decided to sign up for the race to challenge ourselves and see if we could do it!
RAFTING IN THE SMOKIES | Whitewater Rafting the Upper Pigeon River | Hartford, Tennessee
Ever been whitewater rafting? While on our 11-Day #Vanlife adventure, we had the chance to raft the Upper Pigeon River here in Hartford, Tennessee with an incredible outfitter - “Rafting In The Smokies.” They’re been doing this since 1978 and will absolutely show you and your family or friends a good time outside! They are adventure experts that offer rafting, a zip line canopy tour, a ropes course, and a rock climbing wall! They’re locally owned and operated and believe that the best way to see nature is to get as close as possible. Every detail of their business reflects their philosophy of sustainable tourism. The Pigeon River offers a thrilling ride, but doesn’t require expertise. The Class III and IV rapids are perfect for a beginner and yet still challenging enough for someone who rafts every chance they can get.