connecting rowers who love to travel

All Non-Rowers Welcome!

Non-rowers are very welcome on trips with Rowing The World. Sometimes even in the boat, especially if you are as small and as cute as Jackina, our mascot in Italy. Occasionally non-rowing people are in the rowing shells too, perhaps as a cox, or maybe as a passenger.  On our...

Always Nerve-Racking

UPDATE: for 2020, our Classic River Thames will be women only tour. Join us in August! It is often nerve-racking to start something new. Our Magical Lago Maggiore trip is not exactly new, having run successfully last year. But our June 2018 trip was new in two ways. It was our...

Living for the Weekend

SPECIAL OFFER! Our Five for Five special offer applies to all weekend – bring four of your rowing friends to enjoy 5% off! Do a little crew or club bonding with rowing travel. This is a reminder, right now, for those of you who are working too hard, that you need to change...

Taste of PEI Rowing Contest

Rowers love food. Lobsters, potatoes and ice cream define Prince Edward Island. Our new rowing trip this summer offers rowers what they love in Canada’s littlest province. It is our pleasure to offer you a little pre-trip appetizer with our Taste of PEI Rowing contest. The...

More than Poppy Love

We talk about falling in love with rowing, but it’s possible too that you may fall in love while rowing! At least, that’s what happened to Jeff Ellison and Rachel Galbraith, two rowers I inadvertently led to each other even though they lived in different countries. Besides...

Rowers We Know But Not Why You Think

While you may or may not have reached your pinnacle of fame yet, the renowned people noted here have. They were all once avid oarsmen too. You may be surprised. For example, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the US, rowed at Harvard, and Neil Armstrong (pictured above)...
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The Rower and Other Important Place Names in Ireland

It’s become a ritual. The first time we drive through The Rower, everyone speculates on the origin of the name. From a nearby viewpoint you can see River Barrow where we row, but The Rower is too high on Brandon Hill for water to flow through it.  A little research tells us that...

Unplug. Breathe. Row. Repeat: How to Stay Healthy in 2018

Predictions on trends from food to fashion and beyond are revealed as 2018 approaches, keeping us apprised of the next best “thing” to enhance, and ideally, lengthen, our lives. Here, we focus on wellness trends that we think are relevant to rowers. Ingesting collagen protein...