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8 Adventures That'll Change This Season's Plans

From North Carolina to Canada to Croatia, we've got a few ideas that might just shake up your plans for the season.

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What is it?

A paddling paradise - from Down East paddle trails and nature-lined estuaries to the wide waters of Bogue Sound or the enticing Atlantic.

Why should I go?

More than 85 miles of coastline, a wide variety of waterways and conditions for pros and novices alike.

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Spring is an amazing time for paddling at the Crystal Coast, with lodging specials and events like the Crystal Kai SUP Cup to enjoy.

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2. Backcountry Bliss in Canada's Wilderness

by Voyageur Wilderness Programme

What is it?

Truly relax and connect on this backcountry canoeing and ecolodge adventure in the world-renowned wilderness of Quetico Provincial Park.

Why should I go?

An incredible, authentic adventure full of pure Canadian WOW. The culture, history and wilderness will engage you to embrace each moment.

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Enjoy 2 nights at Voyageur Island Ecolodge, 5 nights canoe tripping, route planning, quality equipment, delicious meals, sauna and more.

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3. The Klondiker: Paddling the Big Salmon River

by Ruby Range Adventure Ltd.

What is it?

Over 200 miles of northern lakes and rivers in an open Canadian canoe. An accessible Class II river with loads of fishing and hiking.

Why should I go?

The wildest, most pristine river you'll ever paddle without hiring a floatplane. It's real wilderness; you'll meet more moose than people.

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Trip lasts 15 days. Fully catered, with expert guides to get you through the tricky bits--even if you've never paddled a Canadian before.

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4. Island Kayaking in Croatia

by Malik Adventures

What is it?

A week long adventure through one of the densest archipelagos in the Mediterranean. See everything from picturesque fisherman villages to submarine caves.

Why should I go?

Get introduced to Croatia off the beaten path and live like a local. Experience Family Cooperatives, Cold War military tunnels, and more.

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You can opt for 7-day or 4-day kayaking trip, running from May until October. Alternatively, rent gear for your own adventure.

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5. Challenge Yourself - Go From Zero to Hero

by Madawaska Kanu Centre

What is it?

This 5-day whitewater canoe or kayak course combines learning with fun at a wilderness resort on the Madawaska River in Ontario, Canada.

Why should I go?

Embrace the world of whitewater. Both new and seasoned paddlers learn to master skills with help of friendly, professional instructors.

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This active vacation includes daily instruction, delicious local gourmet meals, comfortable accommodation, log sauna and campfire fun.

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6. Yasawas Desert Island Dreaming

by Southern Sea Ventures

What is it?

A sea kayaking and camping adventure in Fiji's northern Yasawa islands.

Why should I go?

Enjoy superb tropical paddling, meet the friendly locals, snorkel exquisite coral reefs and relax on palm-fringed white sandy beaches.

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2017 Desert Island Dreaming 8-day trips operate between June and September. Cost from AU$2370.00 per person.

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7. Kayak the Beautiful Douro River in Portugal

by Douro Kayak Expeditions

What is it?

Kayak across Portugal from Spain to Porto, where the Douro River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. A lifetime experience you don't want to miss.

Why should I go?

Perhaps the most beautiful flat water river in the world in the most undeveloped area in Europe. The time to go is now before it's too late!

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This trip is an authentic Portugese experience - sleeping in small local B&Bs and eating in Portugese family restaurants. Everything is included.

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8. Paddle The Painted Landscape of Algonquin

by Algonquin Outfitters

What is it?

Classic canoe journeys in the wilderness of Canada’s oldest provincial park. See iconic wildlife like moose, beaver and loons.

Why should I go?

To experience the Canadian Canoe Culture in the park that inspired Canada’s finest artists including Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.

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Get great planning to packing service including Kevlar canoes, high quality equipment and meal packages for guided or non-guided trips.

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