In 1979, at the young age of 21, I was an enthusiastic whitewater rafting guide, who decided to follow a dream and start ROW Adventures. Two years later, Betsy Bowen joined me in this grand endeavor. Those humble beginnings, along with hard work and perseverance, built the foundation for what has become one of the most respected active and adventure travel companies in the world. Few adventure travel companies have been around for 40 years, and of those, even fewer continue operating under the same ownership.
Throughout all these years both of us have remained active guides. We've always felt it was critical to stay in touch with our guides, the people and places we visit, and our guests. On trips we lead, we bring a unique perspective, founts of knowledge, laughter, shared friendship and of course, plenty of stories. In celebration of ROW's 40th Anniversary, we are offering a limited number of Founders’ Trips, led by both of us, or Peter alone. These were specifically chosen because they represent our pioneering spirit and history and, are places we love.
We feel blessed to have found a vocation that inspires us, gives a sense of purpose and brings joy to others. For us, ROW has been all this and more. We are so grateful for the many people who have enriched our lives, as we hope that their travels with ROW have enriched theirs. From Idaho to Turkey, Oregon to the Galapagos, Montana to Croatia, it has been a grand adventure! We hope you will join us as we embark upon another chapter in ROW history!
- Peter Grubb & Betsy Bowen