Families Fuel Up on Fun with Summertime Camping and Rafting Vacations

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Professional River Runners of Maine offers affordable summer family vacation options with combination whitewater rafting and wilderness camping trips.

A family really gets the best bang for their buck on our 2-day wilderness overnight trip which combines family rafting and a night camping out on a secluded island – families raves about this rafting trip!

Despite rising gas prices, families are still flocking to the mountains and whitewater rivers of Western Maine, and cooling off with fun-filled whitewater rafting and wilderness camping vacations.

“A family really gets the best bang for their buck on our 2-day wilderness overnight trip which combines family rafting and a night camping out on a secluded island – families raves about this rafting trip!” says Kathy Beauchamp, owner of Professional River Runners, a whitewater rafting outfitter offering guided wilderness camping adventures as well as bed & breakfast lodging at their Maine based headquarters. With mild to wild rafting adventures on the Kennebec River, Dead River and Penobscot River, families can make a complete vacation by combining whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, and camping in some of Maine’s most scenic wilderness areas.

In upstate New York, Professional River Runners also runs whitewater rafting trips on the Hudson and Moose Rivers, where inexpensive camping can be found nearby at state run and private campgrounds.

AAA Travel research reports that, during Summer 2006, a “family of two adults and two children can expect to pay an average $261 per day for food and lodging. Lodging rates will average $141 a night, up nearly 9 percent from last year. Meals will cost $120, up nearly 2 percent from 2005…Rising gas prices coupled with the increase in vacation costs makes it important for travelers to maximize their vacation dollars.”

By comparison, a 2-day/1-night combination rafting and camping trip with Professional River Runners ranges from just $130 - $210 per person, and is all-inclusive: including deluxe tents, sleeping pads, shuttle transportation and four hearty meals including a lobster dinner with hand-cranked ice cream and freshly baked strawberry shortcake. Families can customize their complete vacation by adding activities or additional rafting days.

For more information on whitewater rafting and Maine camping vacations, visit the recently re-launched Professional River Runners website at: http://www.proriverrunners.com

About Professional River Runners: In business since 1990, the company is fully licensed and insured, with an outstanding safety record, and is a member of Raft Maine Association, Maine Professional Guides Association and America Outdoors.

Media Contacts:

Kathy Beauchamp or Judith Holbrook

207-663-2229

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