Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

You need to do three basic things in your boat: go forward in a straight line, stop or go backwards, and turn. There's a stroke for all three.

Top 5 Reasons to Live in a Van Down by The River

Top 5 Reasons to Live in a Van Down by The River

Full-time vehicle dweller-paddler Bryon Dorr breaks down the pros to life on wheels

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 3: Gear Essentials

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 3: Gear Essentials

Kayak instructors Kate and Paul Kuthe share a simple equipment checklist that experienced paddlers run through every time they go paddling.

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.

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

To stay safe and comfortable, it's important to dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Kayak instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe discuss how to dress for a paddling trip in Episode[...]

5 Tips for Winter Kayaking

5 Tips for Winter Kayaking

Stay safe and warm on your next adventure to make the most of the melt

Safer Paddling Series: Life Jackets

Safer Paddling Series: Life Jackets

In Episode 1, ACA-certified instructors Kate Ross Kuthe and Paul Kuthe show you how to choose and fit your most important piece of paddling gear – your life jacket.

Paddling Safely

Paddling Safely

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills [...]

An Epic Family Canoe Adventure

An Epic Family Canoe Adventure

Inside a mom, dad and baby’s two-month journey across the Canadian north.

Lessons Learned: Harvest from a 400-mile sea kayak voyage

Lessons Learned: Harvest from a 400-mile sea kayak voyage

By Paul McHugh 400 miles in 40 days! I did stick an exclamation point there, yet in truth, for a veteran sea kayaker, a voyage like that shouldn’t necessarily be considered a huge deal. One dose of [...]

Intro to Rock Gardening: Low Abrasion Rock Launch

Intro to Rock Gardening: Low Abrasion Rock Launch

By Bill Vonnegut Rocks in coastal environments are often very sharp and covered with barnacles, which is problematic when you have to launch a kayak from them. There are many ways to launch a kayak fr[...]

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Paddlers

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Paddlers

It’s that time of winter where people begin making lists of how they’re going to become a more well-rounded person in the New Year. New Year’s Resolutions typically involve self-improvement [...]