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GCE Eats – A Small Guide to Meals on the River

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A lot of our guests worry about what they are going to eat on the river. “We’re camping, aren’t we? What are meals like?” To most people camping consists of hot dogs, quick meals and snacks that are easy to make with no effort. Not when you travel with Grand Canyon Expeditions; GCE travels with an extraordinary kitchen setup. We have a …

THE (VERY) SUBURBAN MOM’S GUIDE TO ROUGHIN’ IT

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“Roughin’ it” can be a scary phrase for some of us, especially those who live in suburban or urban areas. As folks get older, I find the phrase brings in even more possible apprehension, ranging from “what if I’m physically uncomfortable?” to “what, no technology?”   I’m a middle-aged woman who has lived near New York City –in very suburban …

Part 2: ANATOMY OF A FAMILY RIVER ADVENTURE

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By Luisa You’ve arrived! After careful preparation for your Grand Canyon Expeditions’ (GCEX) adventure https://www.gcex.com/blog/post/1628 you and your family are finally river rafting down the mighty Colorado River amidst awe-inspiring Grand Canyon scenery. Ahh…the trip preparation WAS totally worth it! But what’s expected of you and your family once you are river runnin’ by day and camping on the shores of …

TEEN TALK ABOUT UNIQUE CAMP LIFE

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By Lindsay We all know how much fun camping is. But how about camping for a week on the banks of the Colorado River surrounded by amazing Grand Canyon scenery with some seriously awesome people? Dude, count me in! Of course, camp life usually follows a bit of a routine. Don’t worry, it’s a fun one. As you get off …

A MOM’S TRANSFORMATION FROM TREPIDATION TO AFFIRMATION

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By Luisa   I Confess… I’m a world traveler, yet very much the suburbanite. I live only 10 miles from New York City in densely populated northern New Jersey. I’m a hiker but NOT a camper.  I’ve gone on tons of day hikes on the East Coast, Mid-West, Rockies, Alps and Alaska. However, I’ve only camped once in my life …

“Action, action, we want action!”

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By Lindsay ANOTHER boring trip to a museum? Ugh, no thanks! You’d think that by now your parents would take the hint that you want to do something fun, exciting, active, and adrenaline-pumping on your family vacation. Well then, you’ll thank them when they book an eight-day rafting trip on the Colorado River IN the Grand Canyon with Grand Canyon …

A CHILD’S TRANSFORMATION FROM “I WANT TO GO HOME” TO “THIS IS THE BEST TRIP EVER!”

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  By Luisa Frey As a family travel writer, my two children – nine-year-old Ethan and 17-year-old Alex – have been traveling far and wide since they were six months old.  Alex has been on about 40 cruises with me while Ethan traveled all the way from the East Coast to Hawaii for a cruise when he was only 20 …