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To Punt or Not to Punt – Superb Ways to Row The River Thames

We agree that rowing in sweep boats and sculling shells is fabulous. However, with our Classic  River Thames trip on our minds, we thought you’d like to hear about other ways to row the River Thames, including guesting, gigging and punting. Give a Gig a Go In late 2015, there...

Introducing Trip of the Month

We are delighted to announce our first Trip of the Month.  We love the destinations where we run our rowing trips.  They are beautiful landscapes and water, but also have rich history and culture beyond rowing. There is so much to learn and enjoy. For the month that one of our...

An Octuple* of Rowing Sites That Will Make You Sweep, Weep or Laugh Out Loud

* an octuple is a scull rowed by 8 rowers with 2 oars, as opposed to a sweep 8. Find more information about this scull here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octuple_scull               In the course of our work at Rowing the World, we have come...

9 Signs You Get What Rowing Travel Is

You know that Vogalonga is not a tribe in Papua New Guinea. When you competed internationally, you wondered what it would be like to row on those lakes or rivers next to those mountains on your own time, without buoyed lanes and a coxswain screaming at you. Whenever you bump into...
Rowing The World - Four Rivers Ireland

Boldly Row Where No Man (or Woman) Has Rowed Before

Happy Star Trek Day, a fan day celebrated April 5th because that’s when first contact between Humans and Vulcans happened in the science fiction sensation that is Star Trek. And if puppies can have a day, why not Star Trek fans? So, in honour of Star Trek Day, or First Contact...
Rowing The World - Rowing in Paradise

How to Row in Paradise – A Recipe

I recently spent time in Paris, so good food is top of mind. Often the case for rowers!  I also like to cook, and quote Julia Child’s maxim, which basically says that if you don’t start with good ingredients, how can you make good food? Reflecting back on our recent rowing...

10 Things only Possible on a Rowing Trip

Recently I read a Huffington Post article titled “Ten Adventures You Can Only Experience in South Africa”. They missed one – rowing to a private game reserve, having lunch – with Nigel the Nyala – and rowing home. So I decided to compile my own list...
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How Rowing Trips Get Created – Part 1 – St. Petersburg Private Trip

As a tour operator, we are keen at Rowing The WorldTM to create trips that rowers want to buy. It is a tremendous amount of work, and sometimes a big investment of money, to develop a trip to the standard of quality that we want. This is why we often run test trips. Typically by...

Guest Rowing

The idea of rowing when you travel is wonderful – a chance to enjoy our sport when you are on the road for business, temporarily based somewhere, or perhaps on vacation with non-rowers.  As one rower said it “adds a meaningful dimension” to experience rowing somewhere other than...

Rowing Travel in Parks and Protected Areas

I was asked to be part of a panel discussion on the role of tourism in parks and protected areas.  As the only business owner on the panel, I presented broad perspectives from the adventure travel industry, which is heavily reliant on beautiful, natural areas and can play a role...