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Articles by Farwell Forrest

Kicking the Bucket List: In Defense of Serendipity

The bucket list is now a staple of many blogs and websites. It's as important to the modern traveler as his sm…

Kicking the Bucket List: A Declaration of Independence

As flash mobs assemble on lonely summits and "binge hiking" enters the working newshound's vocabulary, it's ti…

A Passion for Paddling: Putting the Joie Back in Vivre

What does it mean to say you have a passion for paddling? That's the question Farwell set himself to answer la…

A Passion for Paddling: Rediscovering Hope

What does it mean to say you have a passion for paddling? That's the question Farwell sets himself this week, …

Paddlers' Pearls from the Man Who Loved Bicycles

Can a book about bicycling have anything to say to canoeists and kayakers? It can—and more than you migh…

He's Baaack! Or, Farwell Returns

He once wrote regularly for Paddling.net. But then he stopped. Now he's returned to Paddling.com. He's Farwe…

Tags: In The Sameboat, Canoe

Lost Art of Navigating Without Batteries: A Tale of Two Norths

A map or chart without a north arrow is little more than a pretty picture. It's nearly useless for navigation …

Tags: In The Sameboat, Kayak, Canoe, compass, navigation

Spotlight: Part 12

Paddlers explore the unknown every time they launch their boats. Even familiar lakes and rivers often surprise…

Tags: Literature

Spotlight: Part 10

In the grim years following World War II, George Orwell— the man who made nineteen eighty-four a year to…

Tags: Literature

Spotlight: Part 9

What makes a good guidebook good? I suggested several answers to this question two months ago. Then,…

Tags: Literature

Spotlight: Part 8

Guidebooks crowd outfitters' shelves and fill the pages of their catalogs, but not all guidebooks merit a plac…

Tags: Literature

Spotlight: Part 7

What do canoeists and kayakers want? There are a lot of good answers to this question, of course, but many of …

Tags: Literature