5 Great Adventures for Spring & SummerThe Adventure Post February, 2016
"It’s the dead of winter—that time when we gaze over our computers, look out the window (if we’re lucky enough to have a window), and dream of escaping on our next adventure. To help stoke your dreams, here are five excellent trips in the United States and abroad…"
Opt Outside: Cool Adventure Trips You Need to Book NowYahoo Travel January, 2016
"By now, you might be hung over from reading lists of what destinations to visit in 2016. But what about the best times to go, or the best ways to actually see them? A Cuba trip where you only hang out on the Malecon and a Cuba trip where you explore the nation via kayak are two different trips indeed. Here are some exciting trips to keep on your radar in 2016..."
6 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Challenge Your Fitness in DecemberMen's Fitness December, 2015
"Endangered whales migrate here in winter looking for savory crustaceans. The best way to see the massive creatures? Bobbing alongside them in a sea kayak. Row Adventures' eight-day kayak camping trips offer unparalleled access to Loreto Bay National Marine Park, where dolphins play among bright tropical fish."
EARTH MagazineTravels in Geology: Rafting the Pacific Northwest's Heavenly Hells Canyon November, 2015
"Why would you ever visit a place called Hells Canyon? Especially given how hard it is to get there: Few roads and only steep, difficult trails run down into the 2,400-meter-deep gorge — the deepest canyon in North America — which forms part of the border between Oregon and Idaho. Despite its remote and rugged challenges, however, Hells Canyon has attracted visitors for thousands of years, from the Clovis people and Native Americans to turn-of-the-century gold miners, sheep ranchers and homesteaders.
Today, the canyon is popular among whitewater rafters and fishing enthusiasts. A trip through Hells Canyon, with its diverse geologic pedigree involving 300 million years of island arcs, volcanism and catastrophic floods, will also delight geology-minded travelers. You don’t even need to be an extreme adventurer to enjoy the canyon: Shove off with a reputable rafting company and you’ll barely even need to paddle."
An RVing Road Trip Along Hwy 12: The Northwest Passage Scenic BywayVisit Idaho October, 2015
"Our trip begins near the small town of Syringa at the River Dance Lodge. It is here where we have a float trip planned on the Clearwater River. As we pull onto the perfectly manicured property, we have no problem parking our rig as there is plenty of space. In addition to the quaint cabins and glamping tents, limited RV parking is also offered for the dry camping enthusiast (read: no hookups, this is dry camping at its finest)."
Men's FitnessCuban Travel: 5 Ways to Explore Cuba September, 2015
"When it comes to the Caribbean islands, it's hard to imagine anything other than its turquoise waters. On this eight-day paddling trip with Row Adventures, you'll get your fill of stunning sandy stretches and untouched coral reefs, but not at the cost of ignoring the country's beautiful forests and cities, too. This new people-to-people adventure, which debuts in November, combines sea, lake and river kayaking with hiking so that you can spend plenty of time in both its metropolitan and wildlife settings, including Havana, Bay of Pigs, and Zapata National Park (from $2995 per person includes guide, meals and accommodations, and activities; November through April; rowadventures.com)."
Kayaking with Killer Whales in British ColumbiaThe Financial Times September, 2015
"The 30-tonne creature broke the surface a mere stone’s throw from my kayak, the sun glistening on its huge black back as its 40ft body arced gracefully up and over as if in slow motion. For the next half-hour I watched, mesmerised, as it repeatedly resurfaced, its arrival heralded each time by the sudden blast of a 10ft plume of water from its blow hole. At times I was close enough to feel the moisture from those spouts drift over me; close enough to see the white barnacles encrusting its great tail as it dived."
ROW Adventures Kayak Trip Ranked Among Best in the WorldSpokesman Review July, 2015
"If you're considering a great exotic guided sea-kayaking and hiking adventure, take a tip from National Geographic Traveler, which gave high ratings to an Inland Northwest company that thinks globally. Compelling Corsica, a unique sea kayaking and mountain hiking adventure vacation from ROW Sea Kayak Adventures based in Coeur d'Alene, was named one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's 2015 Tours of the Lifetime."
America's Most Spectacular Glamping DestinationsActive Times July, 2015
"River Dance Lodge — Kooskia, Idaho: Located a few hours north of Boise, some may consider River Dance Lodge remote, but for the glamper in search of a camping vacation that balances perfectly between rugged retreat and luxurious getaway, this specialty lodging resort situated about 30 miles outside of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area can’t be beat. Visitors can choose between log cabin or glamping tent accommodations nestled amidst a truly breathtaking mountain setting. Tents are glamorously equipped with pillow-top king beds, wood-burning stoves and private back porches complete with heated clawfoot bathtubs."
Cuba Tour Isn't the Same Old Same OldChicago Tribune July, 2015
"Travel to Cuba is the latest craze, and loosening of restrictions on travel there by U.S. citizens means many tour companies are jumping into the fray. A somewhat different approach is offered by ROW Adventures, a company that specializes in adventure travel around the world. Cuba Unbound: Adventure Tour is an eight-day itinerary that naturally looks at much of the island nation's culture but also adds in kayaking and hiking. Kayaking is in sheltered bays and in calm conditions, so it is appropriate for novice to intermediate paddlers. The trip starts and ends in Havana but then spends time kayaking in places such as the wetlands of Zapata National Park and the waters of Cayo Blanco, a key of white-sand beaches and coral reefs. For cultural exposure, there are stops such as the relatively new Museo de Ernesto Hemingway. The tour is priced from $2,995 per person double occupancy, which includes seven nights' lodging, meals, a bilingual Cuban guide and ROW Adventures representative and a variety of activities. Round-trip air from Miami is extra and should be about $500. Info: 800-451-6034, https://www.tinyurl.com/prwgmmh."