Need to Know Episode 5: Keeping it Safe

Need to Know Episode 5: Keeping it Safe

Episode Five of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers checking weather conditions and your route, as well as checking that you've got the right gear, including con[...]

Need to Know Episode 4: Get Moving

Need to Know Episode 4: Get Moving

Episode Four of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers paddle orientation, seating posture, stroke positioning, control-hand mechanics, torso rotation and the best [...]

Need to Know Episode 3: Launching Your Kayak

Need to Know Episode 3: Launching Your Kayak

Episode Three of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers transporting your kayak from your car to protected waters and the all the considerations for a safe launch.

Need to Know Episode 2: Transporting Your Kayak

Need to Know Episode 2: Transporting Your Kayak

Episode Two of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers all the basics of getting your kayak onto your car and securing it safely.

Need to Know Episode 1: Make Your Pick

Need to Know Episode 1: Make Your Pick

Episode One tackles the main, first question for intrepid beginner touring kayakers, namely, if they should be looking for a sit-on-top or a sit-inside kayak.

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.

How to Paddle Whitewater with Kids

How to Paddle Whitewater with Kids

By Annabell Plush In this series, we’ve covered why kids should be kayaking, and how to get them hooked on flatwater paddling. We know that being outside and spending time in nature will help them [...]

“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 .[...]

5 Ways to Hook Kids on Flatwater Kayaking

5 Ways to Hook Kids on Flatwater Kayaking

By Annabell Plush Getting kids outside is important. Spending time in nature helps kids learn many valuable lessons such as body awareness, risk-reward analysis, and nature appreciation. Anyone who ha[...]

12 Reasons to Start Paddling

12 Reasons to Start Paddling

In my book, nothing on the planet matches self-propelled boats and water for the spectrum of gratifications; from thrills to serenity, and from awe to that delicious touch of terror.

Paddling Clubs Directory

Paddling Clubs Directory - Canoe Clubs, Kayaking Clubs, Paddling, Boating

Find canoe clubs to paddle with where you live! Paddling's more fun with friends - here's a list of canoe and kayak clubs around the country.

Paddling Schools Directory

Paddling Schools Directory - Start Paddling

A comprehensive list of Paddling Schools

Featured Destination: Louisiana’s One-of-Kind Boondoggle

Featured Destination: Louisiana’s One-of-Kind Boondoggle

The Boondoggle is a one-of-a-kind gathering of kayak anglers in Louisiana's Tammany Parish.

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[...]