How to Choose a Kayak Paddle

How to Choose a Kayak Paddle

August 20, 2021

When it comes to being on the water, having the right kayak paddle can be the difference between a beautiful afternoon and a grueling chore. But how do you know which one is the best for you?

There’s many variables when selecting your ideal paddle. These include your kayak size, your height and the type of water you’ll be kayaking in. Let's dive in and take a look.

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Top 5 Kayaking Day Trips in the Pacific Northwest

Top 5 Kayaking Day Trips in the Pacific Northwest

August 17, 2021

The sight of orca whales, humpbacks, bald eagles and sea lions are only a few of the many attractions in the Pacific Northwest. Kayaking, in all its forms and variations, is one of the most popular pastimes across the entire region. 

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Top 7 Tips for Kayaking Solo

Top 7 Tips for Kayaking Solo

August 09, 2021 1 Comment

For many people, just the thought of kayaking alone sends chills up their spine. What happens if something, you know, goes wrong out there? Where will help come from? Will it arrive in time? To be honest, these are very wise questions when one is planning to kayak solo. 

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Top 5 Mid-Atlantic Kayaking Spots

Top 5 Mid-Atlantic Kayaking Spots

July 20, 2021

When it comes to being outdoors and enjoying life, the mid-Atlantic region has it all! Centered between the more tropical southeastern states and the cooler, more varied seasons of the north, this area offers dozens of excellent paddling sites for all skill levels.

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The Kayak Float Plan

The Kayak Float Plan

July 12, 2021

Picture this: You’re out with your paddling buddy on a large lake in mid-summer. It’s late afternoon and you’ve had a great day so far. Suddenly, you notice frothy white caps flecking the water ahead. Dark sheets of dimpled waves are racing across the surface and directly at your boats. You hunker down and point into them.

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6 Tips on How to Plan a Camping and Kayaking Trip

6 Tips on How to Plan a Camping and Kayaking Trip

June 29, 2021

OK, so you’ve got your kayak, your sleeping bag, a tent and some bug spray. And you’re looking to go camping along a river for a couple of days. The key? Pack light and take only what you truly need. Remember that every ounce you pack is weight you’ll be moving as you paddle. Plan to conserve energy where and how you can.

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6 Tips for Kayaking With Your Dog

6 Tips for Kayaking With Your Dog

June 21, 2021

Fur babies, in general, make some of the best companions on any adventure. If you own a dog, though, and you both love to kayak? Heaven on earth! Just you and your pooch, riding the waves and absorbing the joy of being in Nature makes everything ok.

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Top 5 Things You’ll Need for Summer Kayaking

Top 5 Things You’ll Need for Summer Kayaking

June 07, 2021

Finally! Blues skies and warmer water everywhere! This is the season we’ve all been waiting for. If you haven’t done so yet, now is the time to plan some trips and get that ‘yak on the water!

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Is Kayaking Dangerous? 12 Risks and How to Avoid Them

Is Kayaking Dangerous? 12 Risks and How to Avoid Them

May 25, 2021

Being out on the water for a relaxing paddle in your kayak is certainly a feeling like no other. The calm that comes over us out there, the feeling of being truly connected with Nature, the escape from the daily grind…. It’s all there!. But let’s be honest. Like most sports, kayaking does carry some real risk.

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Top 5 Tips for Planning a Kayaking Adventure

Top 5 Tips for Planning a Kayaking Adventure

May 11, 2021

Do you remember how old you were when you realized that even a little planning goes a long way toward saving time, hassle, and expense in just about any situation? My father always told me that’s what they call being smart. Organizing a kayaking adventure is no different.

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Top 5 Tips: Getting Started With Kayaking

Top 5 Tips: Getting Started With Kayaking

April 27, 2021

Congratulations! You’ve taken your first step into an amazing, growing community of folks who know how to have fun while connecting with wild places outdoors, socializing safely, and getting great exercise.

The number of people who own a recreational kayak since the pandemic began is now about twice what it was before – and climbing.

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Paddling to Inner Peace, Paradise…and Better Health

Paddling to Inner Peace, Paradise…and Better Health

April 15, 2021 1 Comment

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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