On the cover – Tao Berman relishes life and everything about it.
photo by: Jock Bradley


Winners of the 2006 Canoe & Kayak Reader Photo Contest represent just a few of the emotions experienced by paddlers.

Northern Actuary
A would-be accountant weighs the assets and liabilities of a monthlong canoe trip on the Missinaibi River with his fiancee, and decides to go for broke.
By Matt Jackson

I’m Tao Berman and You’re Not
Tao Berman is the brains behind his own brilliant marketing campaign and – in case you haven’t heard – one of whitewater’s baddest kayakers.
By Mike Kord

New Products
Review: Expedition Sea Kayaks
Review: Kayak Paddles


Urban Day Trips: Providence< Rhode Island
Better than Maine? Rhode Island’s capital city lives up to a bold claim.
by Sarah Tuff

Allagash River, Maine
Discover why this legendary river is at the top of every New Englander’s list.
by Zip Kellogg

Great Bay, New Hampshire
History class (not the boring one from high school) is in session. Craig Romano


Rampant clear cuts spoil a Vancouver Island crek-boating expedition.

Q & A: Nigel Foster
The world-class sea kayaker has profound words of advice.

So Close, So Far
Two kayaers attempt to cross the Adriatic Sea – until a pedantic harbormaster holds them back.

That one team was able to circumnavigate South Georgia Island is remarkable. That two teams did it is amazing. And just a bit curious.


Staying Gone
Overcome barriers to get out in the wild.
by Alan S. Kesselheim

Sea Kayak, Whitewater, and Canoe Techniques
Evolution of a Cockpit by Nigel Foster, Boof Off a Rock for Fun by Mary DeRiemer, and Catching Water by Steve Salins.


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