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Sea Kayaking Western Washington’s Nisqually Reach

Although most of the major estuaries in western Washington have been drained, filled, reconstructed and otherwise molested in the name of human progress, the...

NRS Films Presents: Rods, Rolls & Reality on the Soča

Paddling isn’t always about canyons, rapids and campsites. For many, it’s also about fishing. Such is the case with this latest installment from NRS...

Sea Kayaking Cypress Island

(By Ken Campbell) Washington's San Juan Island chain is made up of almost 200 islands and reefs, some of them not much more substantial...

NRS Releases “Something is Changing” Film on Spain’s Rio Ara

Arriba! NRS has released its newest short film, “Something Is Changing,” highlighting Jan Larrue and Mikel Sarasola’s three-day race against the snowmelt to paddle Spain’s...

America Outdoors Releases 2022 River Use Data:

America Outdoors Set to Release 2022 River Use Data  Report details data from 41 top whitewater river segments Knoxville, TN's America Outdoors, the nation's one-stop resource for...

Richard Bangs Releases New Book: “The Art of Living Dangerously” (with Special PL Q&A)

In 1973, Richard Bangs founded Sobek Expeditions, the original and now largest adventure travel company in the world, with over a million clients guided...

Paddling Rigs: Hard Core Paddles Owner’s Chevy Express Van Conversion into an Adventure Rig

The Adventure Rig Mike Nash is known throughout the greater Seattle area and Northwest as a fabricator, paddle machinery designer, creator, kayaker, honey badger, and...

Oklahoma Gets New $30M Whitewater Park

WOKA is transforming the town of Watts, Oklahoma. Following 2016’s opening of the $45 million Oklahoma Whitewater Center/Riversport Rapids in downtown Oklahoma City, the town...

Sea Kayaking Washington’s Dungeness Spit

By Ken Campbell Every year Dungeness Spit gets a little bigger. This striking landform that extends out into the waters of Washington's Strait of Juan...

Tahiti Host 30th Annual Hawaiki Nui Va’a (Outrigger Canoe) Race Nov 1-4

Get your outrigger on. Tahiti’s 30th annual Hawaiki Nui Va’a race will take place in the Islands of Tahiti, from  November 1-4 this year, celebrating...

Mtn Goat Movement Getting Kids Out on the Water (and Outside in General)

Greg Morrissey, founder of Mountain Goat Movement, is on a mission. His organization is dedicated to providing transformative adventures for young people while connecting them...

Canadian River Expeditions Offers Trips on Horton River for First Time in 12 Years

Since 1972, Nahanni River Adventures / Canadian River Expeditions has been guiding world-class vacations on the top rivers in northern Canada and Alaska. Now, the premium-class rafting and paddling expeditions outfitter is running canoe trips on the Horton River for the first time in 12 years.

Holy Surging Glaciers, Batman: Alsek’s Lowell Glacier Surges, Clogging Lake for Paddlers

Lucky enough to be heading to Alaska’s Alsek (only one of the greatest and most dynamic rivers on the planet)? Be prepared to dodge...

Boating and Bears: PBS’s Expedition with Steve Backshall Tackles Kamchatka’s Kronotsky

Modern-Day Explorer Ventures Deeper into the Unknown Season Two of PBS’s popular documentary series, EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL, has returned this summer with six episodes, uncovering even...

Holy Eye Candy! AquaBound Releases Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground Video

Want to see what it’s like to kayak Norway? AquaBound has you covered with its new video release Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground. But a word...

Paddling Scotland’s Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail 

By Corey Buhay “Hiya, where you goin’ thar?” a man shouted from the shore. I looked up from my paddling and spotted him—a perplexed-looking, middle-aged...

Kayaking Ecuador: 7 Class IV Jungle Rivers in 7 Days 

I’ve learned a new word in Spanish: “Nudillos.” It means “knuckles,” and that’s exactly what the sloth is extending us, or at least three...

Special Excerpt/NRS Duct Tape Diaries: 10 Ways to Die on the Blue Nile River

“Welcome to Africa my river people. You must begin to exercise your flexibility in all ways: mentally, physically and spiritually. When we push off...

Small World Match: Outfitter Pledges to Match Donations to Ecuadorian Rivers Institute by 4/15

Outfitter Small World Adventures is putting its money where its river mouth is. The company announced that for all donations to the Ecuadorian Rivers Institute made by...

Blisters, Anyone? AR Panama Race Tests Mettle (Including 145KM of Sea Kayaking)

With Covid concerns slowly easing, Adventure Racing, with its finger-blistering and shoulder-blowing sea kayaking component, is coming back bigger and better than ever. Case in...

Holiday Doubles Down on DEI

Holiday River Expeditions is doubling down in terms of DEI, with a new series of trips designed for the LGBTQ and BIPOC communities. Following two...

6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood on Costa Rica’s Rio Naranjo...

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan. Cataract. Salt. Grand. Those are just a few of the iconic western rivers up for...

The Best All-Around Accessories for Your Summer Adventures

Summer 2021 is shaping up to be a big one. But before the adventures are in full swing, you need to pick up all...

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Alpacka Unveils 3 New Models for ’24: Behold the Rendezvous, Tango and Refuge (Plus an Update to the Valkyri)

Alpacka Raft has been working overtime this past season on its various designs, with proof coming this spring with its...
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A Test of Pelican’s 1120 Protector Case, A Lost Boat and a Swim to Remember

Photo by Mike Hagadorn I was about to be a new father and had been working as a rep for...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Mom: Mother Solo Rows 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic

Let's just say that's a heckuva lot of strokes, blisters and not having to think about packing kids' lunches...

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Sea Kayaking Western Washington’s Nisqually Reach

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NRS Films Presents: Rods, Rolls & Reality on the Soča

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