Paddling the Rogue: A Unique Taste of the Outdoors, Women, Wine, Beer, and Chocolate

This July, we’re grabbing a paddle and taking a scenic journey by raft down the Federally-protected Rogue River in Oregon on a segment of our Pacific Northwest: Redwoods, River Rafting and Crater Lake adventure. Joining us will be creative experience guru, author and TED talk speaker, Ginger Johnson, whose mission is “to connect the world, one person at a person, on purpose and with purpose”. Ginger will be an entertaining and informative host while we spend our three days on the Rogue as we enjoy 3-course tastings everyday along our route.

Meet Ginger!

A New Definition of “Wild and Scenic”

Why is it that fresh air makes everything taste better? Maybe it’s a blast of fresh air provides for each of us a wake up call for all of our senses. Whether this is imagined or real, a refreshed palate is a receptive one. All the better to enjoy the delicious tastings we’re planning for AdventureWomen’s fun in Oregon and Northern California this July.

After we settle into the lodges each day post-rafting, Ginger, will lead you on a 3-course tasting “journey” – mixing and matching a variety of sips and nibbles to warm up your taste buds for the evening. Bring your open mind, questions and be ready to savor together. Here are the tasting menus she designed recently for the 2018 Oregon Chocolate Festival.

Padding the Rogue is a bucket-list experience. With easy flows and stunning Oregon scenery, lots of wildlife and pristine camping along the riverbanks, rafting just doesn’t get better than this.

Ginger notes, “The Rogue lives in a special place in my heart. For my entire life, I’ve loved the water. Still, flowing, big, small…. every variety of water appeals to and attracts me. I love the smell of it, the feel of it on my hands and floating in it. It’s rather ethereal and remarkable to me. The Wild & Scenic Rogue River’s protected status provides a singular experience: truly wild with many of our planet sharing (critters) friends showing up, great big skies and endless fresh air. Being on the Rogue allows us all to enjoy the experience of water, together. We’re all, literally, in the same boats, reveling in the days of sunshine and starry skies, all leading to forever memorable pieces of our lives. The feeling of safety, comfort and exhilaration provides a refreshing reset for us all.”

Are you joining us? If so, you might enjoy reading Ginger’s book “How to Market Beer to Women” before you come. And here’s her inspirational TED talk. See you in Oregon!