Social researchers must recognize that their field sites are not isolated entities that can be understood by way of an in-depth, single-site approach, but rather that field sites are nodes in a continuum of social, economic, and environmental relationships that are interdependent. An example of multi-sited research is provided using the river tourism industry in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The multi-sited approach enabled a more thorough analysis of this global industry, including an understanding of how rafting companies ran their operations and the ability to situate environmental and social impacts within issues that occur at multiple levels of analysis, such as global monetary policy, national energy development and tourism de-centralization, and the political economics of local communities.