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Day Trip: Tallahassee, Florida

Day Trip: Tallahassee, Florida

Floating Florida Tallahassee, Fla Dozens of crystal-clear, spring-fed rivers feed into Florida’s often-forgotten northern gulf coast, near Tallahassee. The 10-mile run on the Wacissa River appeals t[...]

Day Trip: Santa Cruz, California

Day Trip: Santa Cruz, California

California Wild Santa Cruz, Calif. Elkhorn Slough is a six-mile-long saltwater marsh located between Santa Cruz and Monterey, California, that’s famous among wildlife watchers for its rich array of [...]

Day Trip: Asheville, North Carolina

Day Trip: Asheville, North Carolina

Easy Eastern Whitewater Asheville, N.C. Between the public picnic areas at Bent and Hominy creeks—a 10-minute drive from downtown Asheville, N.C.—the French Broad River flows steadily through the [...]

Day Trip: Hessel, Michigan

Day Trip: Hessel, Michigan

Sea Kayaking an Inland Sea Hessel, Mich. A 10-mile day trip circumnavigating Government Island touches on the best of Lake Michigan’s Les Cheneaux Islands, a sea kayaking paradise recognized by the [...]

Day Trip: Algonquin Park, Ontario

Day Trip: Algonquin Park, Ontario

The Heart of Canoe Country Algonquin Park, Ontario Draining the southwest side of Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, the Oxtongue River is a remarkably quiet and pristine antidote to the midsummer[...]

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Last year paddle wear manufacturer Kokatat broke new ground with the innovative Idol dry suit, the first dry suit model to feature a fully separating watertight zipper that allows paddlers to wear the[...]

Core Exercises for Paddlers, Part I

Core Exercises for Paddlers, Part I

By Kim Russell The torso is the paddler’s powerhouse. It’s where we get our “oomph” to boof, sweep, and forward paddle our way through the biggest of rapids. It protects our spine and gives us[...]

5 Can’t-Miss Paddling Day Trips

5 Can’t-Miss Paddling Day Trips

Day trips are paddling gateways. They mark the transition from casual after work paddles to the soul altering journeys of discovery that make sea kayaking, canoeing, and whitewater lifelong pursuits. [...]

The Eco Paddler: Oil and Ice

The Eco Paddler: Oil and Ice

It is a word-salad version of three-card monte, designed to blur the narrative and end any discussion. It is a dishonest and momentum-killing position to argue that since people have contributed to a [...]

Video: Thailand Timelapse

Video: Thailand Timelapse

Take a month-long sea kayaking trip down the west coast of Thailand in under four minutes with the latest time-lapse from Canadian photographer Ian Taylor. Palm trees, deserted beaches, sea life, and [...]