10 best bucket-list adventure trips

Rafting through the Grand Canyon, Ariz. Plan at least five or six days away from civilization for this epic Western adventure on the Colorado River. “It provides excitement and at the same time it offers an amazing tranquility that most people can’t find in everyday life,” Wendt says. Rafters start at Lee’s Ferry, Ariz., and camp along the way. It’s fun to spend a night at historic Phantom Ranch, and while some people then hike 10 miles out of the canyon at that point, others chose to double the length…