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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...

Rowing Your World – Meet Kathy Berezin

In a new series we are calling Rowing Your World, we will introduce you to some of the clients who join us on our trips. In this post, meet Kathy Berezin, who blends her love of rowing and love of travel regularly. We not only think Kathy is special for that reason—BUT also...

6 Reasons to Visit Germany’s Mosel Valley

First cultivated by the Romans, the Mosel Valley, with its tranquil namesake river, has long been considered one of the most romantic settings in Europe. At more than 500 kilometres and one of the Rhine’s longest tributaries, the Mosel River flows through France, Luxembourg and...

Strange and Unusual Things on the Water

As lovers of rowing, we love all things water, whether floating on water, propelling one’s self over water, and even being underwater. In tribute, we bring you a compendium of strange happenings on water that will brighten your week. Last year, we humoured you with some strange...

Mind Your FAQs

Questioning is the ability to organize our thinking around what we don’t know. FAQs, or frequently asked questions, exist on many websites because they address the questions most frequently asked by clients. Questions indicate interest and thoughtfulness, required traits for...

Travelling in Uneasy Times

I sat on the riverbank in Kisangani shelling groundnuts and drinking cool beer in the equatorial heat while waiting to board a freighter down the Congo River through Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. A gaggle of skinny gap-year “adventurers” spilled from their vehicle...