Six Reasons Baby Boomers Love Adventure Travel with AzRA
We know the 50+ crowd loves to travel. In fact, many of our guests are surprised to learn that our average age guest is fifty to sixty-five years old. Some ask why? Well, we think the answer lies within a combination of factors such as time, expendable income and the adventure travel bug. Here are six reasons why Baby Boomers love adventure travel choices like rafting through the Grand Canyon. Maybe you will find the perfect reason to take action today and make a reservation for next year.
#1 Active and Participatory Adventure Awaits
Baby Boomers continue to break the mold when it comes to looking and acting their age. In fact, most Baby Boomers say they feel ten to fifteen years younger than their actual age. If you are a Baby Boomer that exercises regularly and seeks a true adventure consisting of hiking, rafting and backcountry camping, then a Grand Canyon raft expedition may be a perfect choice. Start exploring adventure options.
#2 Adults Only Because of One Simple Fact
Planning and executing an expensive, two-week Grand Canyon raft adventure vacation is no easy task for a family of five. Families that can make it happen usually book during school summer break. Therefore, you have a pretty good chance of traveling with only adults in April, May, September and October. Some Baby Boomers actually prefer adult-only trips because the purpose of vacation may be to get a break from the grandkids!
#3 Lifelong Learning is a Goal
Baby Boomers love adventure travel and desire vacations that offer lifelong learning opportunity. An expedition with AzRA is a natural environment to foster a multitude of educational discussions circling around the Grand Canyon, archaeology and geology. Furthermore, learn about nature such as plant-identification and Grand Canyon wildlife. Our guides are talented storytellers and share canyon lore, human history and even discuss modern day problems like the drought-stricken American West. Ultimately, there is no shortage of intellectual conversation if you choose.
#4 Multigenerational Adventure Travel Opportunity
While some Baby Boomers seek adventure without kids tagging along, many of our senior-aged guests seek travel opportunities that they can share with their kids and grandkids. If your grandkids are ten years of age or over, the Grand Canyon offers a unique setting to put away your smart phones and engage like the old days. Conversing, listening, exercising and appreciating nature are just a few reasons why Baby Boomers and their multigenerational family members enjoy rafting with AzRA.
#5 Some of our Guides are Boomers
It’s true! Our guests appreciate that we have a large pool of guides in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Adventure travel baby boomers relish the knowledge, experience and inspiration provided by their fellow Baby Boomer river guides.
#6 Ultimate Bucket List Trip
Do you have a bucket list? The more adventurous and physically active Baby Boomers have RAFT THE GRAND CANYON on their list. However, you might be surprised to know that many of our “bucket listers” come back for a second trip(and sometimes third). It is a true attest to what a wonderful experience awaits you and how much Baby Boomers love adventure travel.
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Talk about a bucket list item: In 1967 I was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Co. Along with my wife Judy, I took a 2 week leave to drive on U.S. 66 all the way to Los Angeles. On the way back we detoured to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. While driving East along the South Rim there was one spot where we had a good view of the Colorado River below. I remember saying that, someday, I’d like to be on the river. Fast forward 50 years and there is was on a 2 week trip on the river. Thank you Arizona Raft Adventures and your amazing team of guides!
What a surprise to know we fit the demographic! We(Gail and Pat) did the trip last August with our son Sam. Having been into adventure sports my whole life I can honestly say it was the trip of a lifetime. The memories live on!!!!
I was well above the “boomer” age in May 2017 as was one of my travel mates when we went down the canyon on the 8 day trip at ages 74 and 75. Loved, loved it. I am thinking about a second go. Once is not enough.