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6 Paddling Trips to Experience Wildlife

Experience wildlife with this handful of paddling trips. Dolphins and monkeys and bears, oh my! If you are a w…

Choosing Where to SUP

One of the greatest things about stand-up paddle boarding is there are so many great places to explore. Whethe…

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Observations from Canoeing the Buffalo River

The national wild and scenic Buffalo River in Arkansas is one of the finest canoeing rivers in America. I've d…

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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 se…

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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 …

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The Benefit of Using Guide Books

I turned 76 in September.  No matter, I continue to think—and largely feel—like I’m 29&hellip…

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Deck Storage

I have found every paddler has their own opinion as to where and how to store gear on the decks of their kayak…

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Take a Tour

Let me begin by saying I am a big fan of "do it yourself." I enjoy exploring, problem solving and working out …

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River Profiling

Let's say you are planning to canoe a river in northern Canada or Alaska. A trip guide, which you got off the …

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