Grand Canyon River Rafting – The Ultimate Braincation PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janice McInnis   
Friday, 13 July 2012 12:42

By Wendy Rubicam

Everyone needs a braincation now and then, and some of us more than others!  Urban Dictionary defines a braincation as “a vacation for your brain to escape stress.”  There is no better escape from the stresses of everyday life than a Grand Canyon rafting trip on the Colorado River.  Imagine a vacation full of incredible natural wonders, relaxation, reconnection, a splash (or two) of exhilaration and adventure, time for both introspection and interaction, and absolutely none of the stresses of your life back home.

There are no cell phones or pagers, no emails, no traffic, no bad TV shows or noisy neighbors.  You don’t have to decide what to cook for dinner or how to entertain the kids for another week this summer.  You don’t have to answer the phone, or worry about the bottom line of your business.

Arizona River Runners has been operating on the Colorado River since 1970, and has seen the restorative effects of those taking a braincation on a rafting trip. One recent Arizona River Runners customer summed up his river rafting braincation, saying, “The moment I stepped onto the raft, the river had a decompressing effect from all the tension built up by work and the modern world.  Not a care in the world except what hike or adventure awaits you around the next river bend.”  He goes on to say, “My fellow passengers, although strangers, became instant friends. The peace and relaxation I got while I was on the river was astounding! I plan on making this a yearly pilgrimage."

Believe it or not, all you need to do for a fabulous river rafting experience is show up and just relax.  The rafting outfitters and guides do the rest for you – from camping gear to incredible meals to river and canyon know-how, you will be in good hands.  You are free to decide whether you’d rather take in a side-hike or simply chill out on the beach.

Asked to define braincation for those considering a Colorado River rafting adventure, the veteran outfitters at Arizona River Runners came up with the following explanation:

B is for the Brilliant blanket of stars that fills the Grand Canyon night sky

R is for the exhilarating Rapids of the mighty Colorado River

A is for Awe-inspiring rafting experiences and Grand Canyon scenery

I is for Incredibly delicious, fresh food enjoyed in the great outdoors

N is for Nature’s many gifts on a Grand Canyon river trip

C is for Camping along the shores of the Colorado River

A is for Amazing vistas and sights

T is for Terrific guides to lead you on your adventure

I is for the Invaluable friendships you’ll make

O is for the Outdoor activities on a Grand Canyon rafting trip – and there are many

N is for Native American history and canyon folklore

This summer, instead of planning a plain old vacation or a “staycation”, where you try to relax but really can’t, do something great for yourself.  Colorado River rafting trips are perfect for singles, couples, families, friends, extended families that want to reconnect, or anyone who wants an unforgettable experience that benefits not only the brain, but the heart and soul as well.

About Arizona River Runners
White water rafting through the Grand Canyon offers a unique view of one of the most popular natural wonders of the world. Experience the vacation adventure of a lifetime on a Grand Canyon rafting trip with Arizona River Runners.  Since 1970 they have provided all-inclusive Grand Canyon whitewater trips with customized rafts, all the camping and rafting gear, and food for your Colorado River trip.
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Arizona River Runners
P.O. Box 47788
Phoenix, AZ 85068
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