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5 Fave Things to Do on the South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand is iconic. The density of cool destinations and wild diversity within a compact area appeals to travellers from everywhere. With the wealth of lakes, rivers and coasts, it was challenging to narrow down our rowing tour options. We finally did it, selecting Otago and...
Vivien Jackson

Rowing Your World – Meet Viv Jackson, Rowing Guide

Ruth Marr, President of Rowing The World, first met Viv at a British Rowing Tour in Gloucestershire in 2014. Ruth was the only Canadian and gratefully filled a seat in a Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club (WLARC) boat. Over one of the shared dinners, Ruth and Viv discovered...
Poems About Rowing

Poetry to soothe a travelling rower’s soul

Today is the perfect day to pull out some great rowing poetry to soothe a travelling rower’s soul. In this collection, we promise nostalgic rowing references with a father, a poem about how taxing rowing can be, a twist on an old nursery rhyme, and Ruth’s own haiku. Oh no. But...
Holidays for women who row

Rowing Your World: Ladies of York

To continue with our series of getting to know rowers who row with us, we’d like to introduce the Ladies of York! On a Rowing The World trip on the Lot River, a group of women who have been rowing together for years joined us. They all learned to row as adults through York City...

Go With the Flow While Rowing in Ireland

The southeast of Ireland has a little bit of everything that Ireland is famous for, and more. If you like pastoral places, you’ll find the towns and villages here lovely and picturesque. Verdant forests and pastures flank beautiful rivers. If you like history and culture, you’ll...

17 Zinger Instagram Accounts Rowers Need to Follow

Instagram is an especially visual social space, and if you’re anything like us, it can pull you in for hours of guilty pleasure perusing stunning images and videos of rowing at sunset, rowing on glassy waters, rowing in gorgeous places, and, ahem, rowing bodies on boats....
books about the Thames

Tomes on the Thames

If you’re like us, you like to delve into books before heading to a destination or once you’ve arrived. Reading takes you to a place before you arrive, and while there, sets the scene from another time. The storied River Thames, especially, has inspired poetry, historic...

Rowing Challenges To Try or Admire From Afar

“Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing.” “The 2013 winning Team Locura arrived in Antigua with a blue marlin beak pierced through the hull of the boat.”  A couple of rowing facts from the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge How Long Does It...

Wallaby and Other Wonders in Tasmania

  How can one not be intrigued by a place that was populated by more than 70,000 convicts, has a town called Nowhere Else, and is home to a night-marauding carnivore named after the devil? The tagline for Tourism Tasmania is “a curious island at the edge of the world.” From...

Four Fine Food Faves

Besides coolish rows and perhaps head races, autumn, for many, brings harvests, and our thoughts turn to food—fresh food. As at home, after a good, long row on one of our trips, nothing is better than a meal of fresh foods, especially when dishes are often distinctive to an area...
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