Circumnavigating Palawan, “the world’s best island”

Circumnavigating Palawan, “the world’s best island”

Two friends from the UK set out for the Philippines adventure of a lifetime, and find plenty of it along the way

Interview: Around New Zealand in 432 Days

Interview: Around New Zealand in 432 Days

On New Years eve, Kiwi sea kayaker Lynn “Red” Paterson paddled into Auckland, NZ, completing an epic personal challenge that took her over a year to achieve: The 54-year-old had paddled around New Zealand’s North and South islands, a distance o[...]

Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions

Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions

Tips for traveling to paddle. The second dispatch from the team attempting to complete the first kayak circumnavigation of Jamaica.

Catching up with cross-Canada voyageur Mike Ranta

Catching up with cross-Canada voyageur Mike Ranta

A Tim Hortons catchup covers the motivations and highlights of Mike Ranta's second solo cross-continent canoe voyage.

Jamaica by Kayak: Island Bound

Jamaica by Kayak: Island Bound

Things you should know: 1) In the morning I fly to Jamaica as part of a team attempting to become the first to circumnavigate the island by sea kayak. 2) I just noticed on Facebook that the Jamaican Coast Guard posted a few months ago about a huge dr[...]

Across the Caribbean: 94 Days at Sea

Across the Caribbean: 94 Days at Sea

British university students William McCreadie and George Parry discuss the recent completion of their 2,000-mile 'Golden Arc' Caribbean sea kayak crossing of the Antilles.

Video: Missouri Nurse to Attempt New Distance Paddling Record

Video: Missouri Nurse to Attempt New Distance Paddling Record

Traci Lynn Martin, a 49-year-old registered nurse in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted a new paddling goal—an ambitious one. And what could be more ambitious than setting a world record? So Martin went to the world record people, Guinness, and looked u[...]

Mother’s cancer diagnosis sparks Missouri River source to sea

Mother’s cancer diagnosis sparks Missouri River source to sea

Avoiding Barges: Inside Kris Laurie's Missouri-Mississippi River source-to-sea odyssey

A Q&A with Lisa Pugh of the Source of Confidence Expedition

A Q&A with Lisa Pugh of the Source of Confidence Expedition

“If you have lost faith in humanity, paddle a river.” – Alyce Kuenzli I caught up with Lisa Pugh four days after she and Alyce Kuenzli reached the Gulf of Mexico, becoming the first all-female team to canoe the fourth longest river system in th[...]

In the Wake of the Voyageurs

In the Wake of the Voyageurs

French Canadian adventurers Jennifer Gosselin and Pierre Pépin made news last fall when they completed a 15-month, 6,840-mile canoe journey around eastern North America. The couple sold all their possessions to make the journey and promised it was o[...]

Marcin Gienieczko and the Great Guinness Hoax

Marcin Gienieczko and the Great Guinness Hoax

Many paddlers have completed longer solo trips than Gienieczko, but his sponsors never heard of any of them. Even if they had, the Guinness name would bring publicity, and publicity would bring money.

Destination: Lofoten Islands

Destination: Lofoten Islands

Inside British sea kayaker and filmmaker Erin Bastian's latest project above the Arctic Circle in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, where she explores a dreamscape of fjords, mountains, exposed coastline and quaint fishing villages.

Mike Ranta: Mission Accomplished

Mike Ranta: Mission Accomplished

Mike Ranta finishes 4,750-mile solo canoe journey across Canada, as 150 supporters greet the affable voyageur on Day 200 as he reaches Dominion Beach on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the easternmost point of mainland Canada.

Cross-Canada canoeist Mike Ranta’s final weekend

Cross-Canada canoeist Mike Ranta’s final weekend

“Right now I’m feeling like a million bucks,” says Ranta, closing in on the end to his historic pan-continent solo canoe voyage, at the end of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.