Paddling to Inner Peace, Paradise…and Better Health

Paddling to Inner Peace, Paradise…and Better Health

April 15, 2021

I was stunned to come across a couple of numbers the other day: Nearly 50% of all adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. Of those, almost half are not being treated for it – and that’s if they even know there’s a problem!

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Pro Tip – How to Maximize Your Kayaking Experience Every Time

Pro Tip – How to Maximize Your Kayaking Experience Every Time

April 05, 2021

Psst! Want to quickly change your life for the better with one simple habit and max out of each adventure you have on the water? Here’s a creative tip: Keep a Kayaking Trip Journal.

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5 Ways To Build Family Togetherness Through Kayaking

5 Ways To Build Family Togetherness Through Kayaking

March 22, 2021

What’s a simple answer to bringing everyone in your family together to create memories, get some fantastic exercise and learn new skills you’ll all enjoy for decades to come? Yep. Recreational kayaking – the “trifecta” of family fun!

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Take a Walk on the Wild(life) Side...Birding in Your Kayak

Take a Walk on the Wild(life) Side...Birding in Your Kayak

March 15, 2021 1 Comment

It’s a late afternoon in summer. The air is warm and still. You’re sitting in your kayak, quietly drifting along a slow, lazy river, breathing deeply, enjoying the moment. Your young daughter and son are happily paddling on either side of your boat. Life is filled with blessings and you’re grateful. Suddenly, without warning, a burst of feathers explodes out of the reeds just a few dozen yards away! What the….??!!

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Gearing Up: The Top 5 Springtime Kayaking Essentials

Gearing Up: The Top 5 Springtime Kayaking Essentials

March 08, 2021

By February or March, recreational kayakers across the colder regions of the world are staring at their daily calendars, counting the hours until it’s warm enough to safely to put in and shove off on another adventure. Dreams grow more vivid of paddling in the sunshine, making memories with friends and family, and exploring nature.

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Winter Blues? Time to Plan a Kayak Adventure!

Winter Blues? Time to Plan a Kayak Adventure!

February 22, 2021

It’s happening. Again. There you are, sitting in traffic, waiting for the light to turn so you can get home and back into the dreaded daily grind. You’re tired. The sky is gray. It’s been a long, cold winter. And yes, you’ve got those good-old fashioned blues. Suddenly you notice another car roll by, two bright yellow kayaks strapped to the roof. Your mood instantly lifts.

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In Turbulent Times, Kayaking Heals

In Turbulent Times, Kayaking Heals

February 02, 2021 2 Comments

By taking a few minutes to do some easy, deep breathing exercises before beginning to paddle, you will calm your mind and send increased volumes of oxygen to all areas of your body. Instantly, your mind will become noticeably more sharp. Thoughts about worrisome things begin to fade as you gaze out to the water, your paddle in hand and plans in place for your journey. 

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Ready to Escape? Start Kayaking Today!

Ready to Escape? Start Kayaking Today!

January 27, 2021 3 Comments

If one truly great thing happened in 2020, it would probably be that tons of people around the world discovered kayaking for the first time – and now they’re hopelessly in love with this amazing sport!

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Kayaking: The Very Best Medicine

Kayaking: The Very Best Medicine

January 18, 2021 2 Comments

No matter what your skill level as a kayaker – beginner, intermediate, or experienced – the feeling you get from recreational paddling is amazing. For many of us, being on the water in a kayak brings a deep sense of calm and relaxation. It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for peace of mind, clear mental focus and a temporary escape from life’s challenges.

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A (Very) Brief History of Kayaks

A (Very) Brief History of Kayaks

December 29, 2020 2 Comments

Designed and built by native people about 5,000 years ago, the first kayaks were used exclusively for hunting prey on frozen seas and inlets. Across Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia, paddlers would sneak up on animals in the water and, with luck and skill, take them onboard for use in feeding and clothing the community. 

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Health and Fitness Benefits of Recreational Kayaking

Health and Fitness Benefits of Recreational Kayaking

December 29, 2020

By now, most people know that kayaking has become a thing. Certainly, the need to maintain safe social distances in the shadow of COVID-19 has prompted thousands of people of all ages and skill levels to get outside and head for water in a ‘yak. A result? Many of these paddlers are quickly discovering the range of positive physical, mental and spiritual effects that kayaking can produce.

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The 7 BEST Kayaking Safety Rules

The 7 BEST Kayaking Safety Rules

December 20, 2020 1 Comment

Stories about recreational kayakers caught in serious danger are not uncommon in the news. And while high seas and bad weather are always a threat, paddling mishaps can happen even in mild weather conditions. Happily, with some solid advance planning, most can be avoided. So, here are the Seven BEST Kayaking Safety Rules to keep in mind before you grab your paddle and hit the water for a seasonal, recreational day trip:

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