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.

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.

Canoe York City: NYC to Mexico by Canoe

Canoe York City: NYC to Mexico by Canoe

By Pat Daley “Do something new and more ambitious.” A mentor of mine said that to me when I mentioned I was considering hitchhiking from New York to Mexico for my next film project. Last summer, after quitting my office job and selling 95 perc[...]

Mike Ranta celebrates birthday on final leg of historic canoe crossing of Canada

Mike Ranta celebrates birthday on final leg of historic canoe crossing of Canada

Track Ranta’s progress HERE, from the interactive map pictured above. On a misty morning on New Brunswick’s St. John River, Mike Ranta answers my phone call on speaker. It’s Day 178 of his 4,750-mile solo canoe journey across Canada, and Ra[...]

Expedition Update: Greenland Kite Kayak Supertrip 5000

Expedition Update: Greenland Kite Kayak Supertrip 5000

After 38 days and over 620 miles, the expedition crew of Ben Stookesberry, Erik Boomer, and Sarah McNair-Landry successfully crossed the Greenland ice sheet, reaching a place they have proclaimed the “Twin Galaxies Fjord.” The discovery o[...]

Exclusive Q&A with Greenland-to-Scotland Kayakers

Exclusive Q&A with Greenland-to-Scotland Kayakers

By Patrick Winterton Olly Hicks and George Bullard made history this week when they paddled their 24-foot Inuk Duo double sea kayak into Balnakeil Bay in the extreme northwest of the British Isles, completing the first known kayak journey from Greenl[...]