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Cycling Adventure in Hawaii, Quirky Museums in New Hampshire and MoreChicago Tribune December, 2016
When you think of desert rivers for white-water rafting, the Colorado River may be the only one that comes to mind. ROW Adventures, however, has a couple of options for little-known rivers in locations you might not expect to find a desert landscape.
Cuba on the Cusp of ChangeHuffington Post October, 2016
"I was in Cuba for ROW Adventure’s seven-day people-to-people kayaking trip, one of the first trips of its kind since President Obama re-established diplomatic relations with Cuba last year....On our first day, we paddled for a couple of hours around the shallow bay in the late afternoon. There was nobody else on the water. Not a boat or kayak other than our own, just the birds and the wind."
Wild Life: Exploring the Other-Worldly Islands of Ecuador's Galapagos Archipelago by KayakCanoe & Kayak September, 2016
"Imagine paddling off the coast of an island in the Pacific Ocean. To your right is a long, sandy beach with a bare volcano rising behind it. To your left lies endless ocean dotted with more small islands. A light breeze blows across the water. A sea turtle pops its head up next to your boat for a breath. A few minutes later, a dolphin jumps in the air just yards from the bow of your kayak. You paddle by a bait ball of sardines and a hammerhead shark rips past you, splitting the school of fish in two. This is the Galápagos archipelago, a place so teeming with wildlife that encounters like these are the norm...."
Cuba Tours Hike, Bike, and Kayak to Actively Connect with CultureSpokesman Review August, 2016
"ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said he’s amazed with the company’s newest frontier. 'Cuba offers a cultural experience that blends well with an active vacation,' Grubb said. Four years ago, his company started exploring the potential for walking trips through the island nation’s national parks and sea kayaking trips on its Caribbean coasts. 'The Cuban people really want us there, and that’s a good start to any trip.'"
What it's Like to Kayak with OrcasVogue August, 2016
"Time stops in British Columbia’s Inside Passage: Stretching from the northwestern edge of Washington State and extending into southeast Alaska, this coastal route weaves through thick wilderness where a day at sea includes roaming free with humpback whales and orcas. Towering trees stand erect against the haze of ambient cloud streams, and you can feel a steady, internal shift accruing, cementing a lineal connection to nature this landscape provides...."
Cuba: A Rare cChance to Kayak and Hike on the Island's Eastern SideLA Times August, 2016
"Cuba Unbound has something new to offer travelers heading to Cuba: kayaking and walking tours on the wild, east end of the island. People-to-people trips start in November for an experience that organizers describe as a “little more raw” than the usual island-nation visit."
What a TripRafting Rogue River Southern Oregon Row Adventures August, 2016
"Nothing says family vacation like a rafting trip on the river. My husband and I met at the University of Oregon and sealed our relationship when we purchased a tent together. That was thirty years ago. While we still camp under the stars, this trip was a four day, Lodge to Lodge rafting trip on the Rogue River with Row Adventures. An adventure travel company since 1979, Row river guides know the wild and scenic Rogue River as well as Huck Finn claimed to know the Mississippi River. Below is a brief overview of our four day rafting trip."
Not Your Typical Detox Retreat: 9 Trips that Make You UnplugMashable July, 2016
"ROW Adventures capitalizes on getaways that present an extreme break from the digital world. Of their trips, the British Columbia and American Northwest tours get you completely unplugged. Travelers to British Columbia immerse in the quiet calm of remote lodges and occupy their hands and bodies with sea-kayaking expeditions. Travelers to the American Northwest raft through rivers and deep valleys in Idaho and Oregon. Founder Peter Grubb finds these trips increasingly important for families: 'Getting to a place where being connected isn't an option allows us to reset our own priority button. It's a time to reconnect with family and disconnect from the false urgency of our everyday world.'"
Here's Another Way to See Cuba by WaterCuba Journal July, 2016
"Unless you have a large yacht on which to explore, the next best way to see Cuba by water is by kayak. Idaho-based tour operator, ROW Adventures, one of the first companies authorized to offer kayak tours in Cuba, operated 18 kayaking trips last season. In fact, ROW has launched Cuba Unbound as a separate brand specializing in active Cuba tours including hiking, bicycling, and more."
Why Traveling to Cuba is Better with a TourCuba Journal July, 2016
"If your goal is to avoid all-inclusive resorts and engage in something more akin to "travel" than to "tourism," then you should consider the offerings by the multitude of US tour companies that operate in Cuba... these companies typically handle flights, compliance with US travel restriction to Cuba, visas, transportation and programs that get you inserted into the culture and environment that would be difficult to do by yourself... Idaho-based tour operator ROW Adventures, one of the first companies authorized to offer kayak tours in Cuba, operated 18 kayaking trips last season..."