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Coeur d’Alene-based company continues to take travelers to Cuba despite Trump’s newest ‘crackdown’

Spokesman Review April, 2019

"PLAYA LARGA, CUBA – The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast.

They navigate the tight pathways made by these saline-loving trees, admiring long-legged flamingos and pelicans, alongside the nearly 300 other bird species found in this area.

The Americans are here with ROW Adventures, a Coeur d’ Alene-based outdoor adventure company, on a seven-day kayaking trip. It’s a trip that weaves culture, music, art, history, politics and, yes, kayaking into one itinerary." - Spokesman Review

Family Rafting Tour

Experience Family Magic Rafting on the Salmon River

Visit Idaho February, 2019

"The Lower Salmon Canyon stretch of the Salmon River is the ideal setting for a family trip.  There are plenty of calm stretches to jump in and at 64 degrees Fahrenheit, the water is cool enough for a leisurely swim, but not enough to take your breath away.  The giant white sand beaches we camped at were just as beautiful and exotic as a white sand beach in Mexico. And, no bugs!  The guides set up tents for us, but we didn’t use them once; the girls and I slept outside under the stars every night.  Lying there with my daughters staring up at a giant sky of stars, pointing out satellites and shooting stars was a high point of my trip.  It still brings warmth to my heart looking back to those sweet quiet moments we had gazing at the sky and falling asleep together." - Chad Case

5 Greatest Sea Kayaking Camping Trips in North America

Men's Journal September, 2018

"ROW Sea Kayak Adventures Opens a New Window.  was founded in Baja more than 25 years ago with the explicit intention to share the wild beauty of the Sea of Cortez with like-minded adventure travelers. Naturalist kayaking guides navigate the water, lead hikes and snorkeling swims, and mix the margaritas back at camp." - Men's Journal

Wilderness Dream on Idaho's Middle Fork Salmon

Wine Dine & Travel August, 2018

"The Middle Fork of the Salmon, of of the nation's top whitewater streams, tumbles through the River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho, dropping more than 3,000 feet over 105 miles. That ominous and poetic name for the wilderness notwithstanding, I keep coming back to this stunning waterway in the Sawtooth Range every five years or so to kayak it's 100-plus mellow-to-challenging rapids, soak in its stream-side thermal pools, hike trails that ascend into the hills above the river and enjoy the beauty of its canyon." - Brian Clark

7 Truly Epic Trips for Deeply Adventurous Travelers

AFAR Magazine June, 2018

"Fifty years ago, when the Rogue River became one of eight rivers in the United States protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the surrounding rugged, complex canyon landscape in southwestern Oregon was protected, too. ROW Adventures makes the region accessible to voyagers of all levels with three- or four-day rafting excursions that don’t even require you to sleep in a tent. Splash through white water during the day and unwind at riverside inns every night." - AFAR

Want to See the Wild Side of Cuba? Try a Kayak

The New York Times June, 2018

NYT travel writer Eric Hiss joined Cuba Unbound on our 8-day Signature Tour and discovered Western Cuba through its coasts and rivers. Cuba is a wild world beyond social media ready #wanderlust panoramas—a world where Crocodiles snap, salsa beats bounce across moonlit oceans, and flocks of 200 flamingos take flight in a kite of color. Away from the classic car show of flashing chrome, cigar shops and cabaret shows lies a pristine world of salt flats and mangrove-lined marshes, blue coastlines and misty lagoons.

Becoming a Rafting Guide Is Harder Than You Think

Outside Magazine June, 2017

Peter Grubb, founder of ROW Adventures, talks about embracing the lifestyle, getting the certifications, and making it pay...

30 Awesome Family Road Trips Across the USA

Family Circle June, 2017

"Idaho’s pristine scenery and the Salmon River are the setting for ROW Adventures’ Family Magic rafting trip with hikes, swimming, campfire cookouts and a River Jester."

Five myths about whitewater rafting

USA Today March, 2017

"Whitewater rafting on wild river rapids is an exhilarating outdoor pursuit. But is it really only for thrill-seekers who also happen to be uber-fit athletes? We spoke with two of the country’s leading rafting companies to dispel five myths about the sport..."

Idaho White Water Rafting Where Smartphones Cannot Reach You

Frommer's February, 2017

"Not many places in the U.S.A., much less the world, offer an epic outdoor adventure that doubles as a digital detox quite like the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Even in the Himalayas of Nepal you can still get Wi-Fi. For me, this adrenaline-charged adventure, which came with no possibility of digital distraction, kept me tethered to the moment as I explored one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular rivers."