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Choosing Where to SUP

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

Tags: Video, SUP

Our Readers Write - The Solo Shuttle

The canoe and the automobile have become inseparable partners. Almost all paddling trips start and end with …

Tags: In The Sameboat, solo, shuttle, bicycle

Going Against the Flow

Salmon do it. Shad do it. Even eels do it. But few paddlers ever try running a river the wrong way round. An…

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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…

Tags: Canoe, destination, Buffalo River, Cliff Jacobson

Secret of the Solo Shuttle

Solo paddlers and couples who travel in the same boat often discover that the hardest part of a trip is gett…

Tags: In The Sameboat, shuttle, Portage, bicycle

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…

Tags: destination, kayaking, canoeing, SUP

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

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…

Tags: navigation, canoeing

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…

Tags: Kayak, gear, storage