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5 dream trips of a lifetime

CNN Money January, 2014

Make 2014 the year you finally take that epic getaway. These five itineraries let you live your travel fantasies for less.

Galapagos Unbound

Thomas Jefferson Kitts Goes Rogue

Plein Air Magazine January, 2014
"Last September, I joined a five-day float trip through the Rogue River Wilderness Area in Southern Oregon, during which my focus was to paint en plein air. The adventure was organized by James Sampsel of ROW Adventures, an experienced river guide who loves to raft and paint."

A Guide to Rugged Roads

Wall Street Journal August, 2013

Here's a look at several outfits that focus on adventure travel and older vacationers.

5 Ways to Adventure in North America

Recommend Magazine July, 2013

ROW Adventures, rated one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure magazine, features a variety of white-water rafting trips, but its Salmon River rafting trip, Riviera of the West, stands out because of its “diverse characteristics…it’s not the cold, rainy trip some might expect from a trip to the Northwest,” says Mychal Ferger, director of public relations for the company...

Work Out While Seeing the World

Star Tribune May, 2013

“You don’t have to be an athlete, you don’t have to be in top condition, you don’t have to go jogging three miles a day,” said Peter Grubb, president of Idaho-based ROW Adventures (www.rowadventures.com). “We have, I would say, something to cater to just about any sort of physical activity that people want.”

An Alternative Way to Experience the Galapagos Islands

Tourism Review Online Magazine April, 2013

Anyone who has been to Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands or ever dreamed of going there has a pretty clear understanding that the experience is stacked heavily in favor of the rare and endangered wildlife as well as toward the protection of one of the most fragile environments on earth. Human access is carefully controlled, with the vast majority of visitors spending all but a tiny part of their visit there on a small-ship educational cruise with guided Zodiac excursions to specifically designated landings and trails along the shores of islands they are licensed to visit.

Hiking Beyond Borders in the Balkans

The New York Times March, 2013

"Peter Grubb, the owner of an Idaho-based outfitter called ROW Adventures, sat in the corner flipping through maps under the lone working light bulb. We were in Room 305 of Hotel Rosi, a bright yellow block of a building in Gusinje, a predominately Muslim community in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro. South of here, a rocky trail climbed steadily into a vampiric maw of limestone peaks. Tomorrow we would follow that trail and slip virtually unnoticed into Albania..."

Great Family Adventures: ROW Adventures' 'Family Magic Rafting Trip on the Salmon River'

Outside Magazine March, 2013

This four- or five-day rafting trip down Idaho's Salmon River covers up to 74 miles of easy and intermediate (Class II-IV) rapids at a pace that allows stops to play on the big, sandy beaches and swim the not-too-cold water. After a brief safety and how-to training, you’ll be on your way down the legendary waterway. Keep a lookout for the river’s abundant wildlife, from bass, trout, and steelhead to river otters and eagles. The journey stops for Native American rock art and pioneer homesteads, and a stretch traverses Blue Canyon, so named for its dark igneous rock. Off the water, a “river jester” coordinates kids’ activities...

Galapagos Island Tours

Eye Explore Magazine February, 2013

ROW's Galapagos Islands Adventure Tour, "Galapagos Unbound", is a multisport vacation and the first of its kind offered in this tropical archipelago. This trip gets you off the typical cruise ship-based Galapagos tour and allows you to see the diverse wildlife and scenery of these islands from behind a paddle. Snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking through the Galapagos gives you the most intimate journey possible in this incredible island chain. ROW's Galapagos Islands adventure vacation is the most sustainable eco-tour of the Galapagos available...

Galapagos Islands Adventure Cruises & Tours