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DamNation! Getting Over, Moving On

Over many millennia, the tireless efforts of thousands of generations of Castor canadensis — aka th…

Batteries Not Included: The Virtues of Simplicity

It's high summer. The snows of winter are only a distant memory. But winter will return. And winter has lesson…

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: 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

The 'Big Thicket' Canoeing MisAdventure

Every spring I do an annual canoe trip with friends. One year we chose “Big Thicket National Preserve” on the …

Tags: Cliff Jacobson, canoeing, destination

Will Winter Be Long Enough?

Winter puts paddling on ice, at least in Canoe Country. But there are plenty of ways for canoeists and kayaker…

Tags: In The Sameboat