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

[caption id=”attachment_129041″ align=”alignleft” width=”831″] Photo courtesy Nantahala Outdoor Center[/caption] By Annabell Plush In this series, we’ve covered w[...]

“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: Algonquin Park, Ontario

Day Trip: Algonquin Park, Ontario

The Heart of Canoe Country Algonquin Park, Ontario Draining the southwest side of Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park, the Oxtongue River is a remarkably quiet and pristine antidote to the midsummer[...]

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[...]