Rafting Down the Grand Canyon – Episode 223

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The Amateur Traveler talks to George Wendt from Oars.com about white water rafting down the Grand Canyon which is one of Chris’s dream vacations. The Grand Canyon can be traversed in motor pontoon boats, oars rafts, paddle boats or dories. Each has different advantages and disadvantages. The water is fast and cold and the rapids get up to class 5. All the while you are drifting through one of the wonders of the world with massive red stone walls on either side. You come around the corner and are surprised by waterfalls and a green oasis. You explore the side canyons where you can see fossils and the ruins of the ancient people who called this canyon home.



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OARS Whitewater Rafting, Adventure Travel, White Water Rafting Vacations – river rafting guides
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Glen Canyon Dam
The Ancient Ones, or Anasazi
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Dinosaur National Monument

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“I remember that you’ve traveled a lot in Europe. I’d be interested in reading about places that are off the beaten tourist path and less well known that still have cultural importance or natural beauty. Are there any small cathedral towns, museums, hiking trails that you especially enjoyed that few people know about? Tips on how to save money in Europe are always welcome too.”

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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