Mia McDonald, river guide for ARTA River Trips

We worry about guides who know exactly what they want to do with their lives. And we worry about guides who have no idea what they want to do with their lives. We’re not worried about Mia. She knows that she wants to do a lot of different things in her life. Exactly. Four or five careers in different fields to be precise. All over the world to be specific. Maybe environmental science (her major in college), then botany (her current hobby), then sustainable design (her true passion), then art (her hidden talent). Maybe in Salt Lake City (her current residence), then Costa Rica (her favorite place so far), then Antarctica (on the bucket list), then New Zealand (obviously). 

The only constant? The river, but even that, she says, is different every time.

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