Dave Shively

Managing Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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326 Articles by: Dave Shively
Viva Colombia

Viva Colombia

An international paddling tribe gathers in the Antioquia region of Colombia to celebrate the beauty and power of the free-flowing Samana River.

Future of the Nile: ‘Juma of Itanda’

Future of the Nile: ‘Juma of Itanda’

NRS's new film Juma of Itanda, from Tommy Penick presents a compelling "story of humanity, hope and the fate of a mighty river," tracking Juma Via Kalikwani's humble journey to the Victoria Nile, from[...]

Angola Expedition: PART II

Angola Expedition: PART II

The second river Mike Dawson and I chose for our Angola Expedition took us deep into the heart of the vast southern African nation. Hidden in the mountains of the Kwanza Sul, the Rio Keve weaves throu[...]

Journey Down the Rio Kwanza

Journey Down the Rio Kwanza

The first installment of a two-part photo essay-film debut on the first-ever kayak expedition in Angola, led by Olympian Mike Dawson of New Zealand and American Aaron Mann, documents the first descent[...]

“Why We Teach You” — Lessons from the River

“Why We Teach You” — Lessons from the River

Last year, we ran a moving Father's Day letter from Christian Knight (C&K Contributing Editor and proud paddling father of three) to his daughter, Eleanor, explaining why he is teaching her to kayak .[...]

Russell Davies: Combating PTSD with Paddling

Russell Davies: Combating PTSD with Paddling

Catching up with decorated Army veteran/kayaker Russell Davies, who outlines his plans for a nonprofit to help vets cope with PTSD through high-adventure outdoor activities.

Sights and Sounds of the Nahanni

Sights and Sounds of the Nahanni

There is another North American classic though, and it deserves a closer look by anyone seeking a multi-day adventure through beautiful canyons with Class II-III whitewater to spice things up. Conside[...]

Wizard’s Eye: Madagascar (Part IV)

Wizard’s Eye: Madagascar (Part IV)

Follow the crew of the Wizard's Eye first descent exploration of the grueling Sandratsio River in northern Madagascar in this final of four episodes exploring the African island nation's rivers.

Wizard’s Eye: Madagascar (Part III)

Wizard’s Eye: Madagascar (Part III)

This first look into Part III the Madagascar leg of Tyler Bradt's five-year 'Wizard's Eye' circumnavigation follows the team of four kayakers on a two-day jungle descent of the Favory River.

Whitewater on the Wind

Whitewater on the Wind

Photographer Benjamin Hjort captures the whitewater expedition kayaking that highlights the Madagascar leg of Tyler Bradt's Wizard's Eye circumnavigation. Originally featured in the Dec. 2015 issue of[...]