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Rejuvenate with River RaftingInlander InHealth April, 2015
"Whether on your own or with family, ROW's backcountry rafting offers thrills and reflection... World-wide adventure tour operator ROW has its roots firmly planted in Idaho, and recently developed River Soul Journeys to take the wilderness rafting experience to an even deeper spiritual level. You'll spend the day paddling a stunning Idaho backcountry river — alternating between adrenaline-pumping Class IV rapids and nap-inducing ripples — and the dusk stretching through yoga poses beneath a canopy of pine trees."
Sea Kayakers Connect with Dying WhaleSpokesman Review March, 2015
Coeur d’Alene-based sea kayaking guides connected in a personal if not spiritual way to a baby whale destined to die on a Mexico beach.
“I’ll never forget the look in that eye,” said Michelle Darnell, back in the ROW Adventures office last week.
Action-Packed Getaways: Top Places to Film Fantastic GoPro FootageThe Active Times March, 2015
One of the wildest rivers in all of America the Lochsa is home to more than 60 thrilling rapids, most of which are class III to IV. Nearby River Dance Lodge offers guests the chance to experience the river’s photo-worthy excitement through guided rafting trips with ROW Adventures. Rafters will have the chance to capture extreme action footage while making their way down the river’s rugged waters, as well as the opportunity to snap serene, scenic shots while pausing for a break on a small island that’s home to towering, 200-foot tall white pine trees.
Fusion Safaris: Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015Epicure & Culture January, 2015
Here are 12 fitness-minded foodie-adventures, including our Culinary Whitewater Series, for those who love to travel AND eat! Featuring trips that will keep you active by day, and enjoying local wines and cuisine by night, the list includes both U.S.-based and international destinations. From skiing to river rafting to snorkeling, it's all in here.
Backpacker Magazine's "Hiker's Life List" #92: See the Ocean Catch FireBackpacker Magazine Hiker's Life List December, 2014
"Liquid Lightning" - that's how Backpacker Magazine's Editor in Chief, Dennis Lewon, describes his moonless night of kayaking off of Baja's Isla Carmen in the Sea of Cortez. Fortunate to have been there when bioluminescent plankton were lighting up the warm waters, Lewon lists the many reasons that "sea kayaking belongs on anyone's life list - rugged islands, soft beaches, whales, turquoise water - but going during a peak bioluminescent plankton bloom elevates the experience to the top of the list."
Idaho's Whitewater Family AdventureJewish Independent September, 2014
There’s nothing quite as thrilling as a whitewater rafting adventure, especially when you can do it with your kids. For safety reasons, most rafting companies restrict the participation of kids 12 and under for anything other than a bland float downstream. With one exception, that is: ROW Adventures’ five-day Family Magic rafting excursion on the lower fork of Idaho’s Salmon River. Here, the rapids are safe enough for a 5-year-old and just sufficiently exciting to get parents’ adrenaline pumping, without ever feeling dangerous. Add a “River Jester” to the mix, a staff member whose job it is to keep kids busy, happy and engaged, and you have the recipe for a perfect family vacation.
The World’s 12 Best Homestay Experiences For Culturally-Curious TravelersThe Daily Meal August, 2014
Fortunately, your home is not the only place where you can feel welcomed like a family member, share home-cooked meals and swap cultural anecdotes. This collection of tours with home stays will allow you to integrate yourself in an authentic experience of a new place, where you will feel welcomed and not alone. Our "Peaks of the Balkans" trip was chosen as one of 12 destinations for you "to experience places others love, call home and want to share with you."
Best Places to See Baby AnimalsTravel + Leisure July, 2014
A naturalist’s paradise, the Galápagos Islands teem with new and unusual life. The world’s smallest penguins, kissing albatrosses, humongous tortoises, lizard-grooming crabs, spiky-Mohawk-sporting iguanas, and turquoise-footed boobies are just a few of the wonderfully weird animals you might encounter. April to June is prime baby-animal-spotting season for most species. Camp out on the islands as part of a ROW Adventures kayaking tour, or set sail on a yacht cruise offered by trusted outfitters like Ecoventura or Quasar Expeditions.
A White Water Rafting Trip You Won't Soon ForgetFOX News June, 2014
Think camping without the work. Think awesome rides without long theme park lines.
If you like outdoor adventures to include plenty of thrills, white water raft trips are for you. Someone else sweats the details, like what’s for dinner or getting the camp site ready. That’s not to say you can’t bring kids—some trips are appropriate even for kindergartners... So, are you ready to forgo a theme park for a natural thrill this summer?