Paddling Trip Tips: 12 Things to Know When Planning Your Adventure

I’ve been planning and executing remote, multi-week paddling trips in northern Canada and Alaska for 16 years. This year, I’m heading to the Yukon for a solo paddling trip on the Bonnet Plume River. The Bonnet Plume is a remote “true wilderness” river surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery that few have had the privilege of seeing—its … Read more

Best Water Safety Training for Kayaking, Standup Paddleboarding, and Canoeing

Going kayaking or standup paddleboarding this summer? You won’t be alone. A record 37.9 million participants engaged in paddlesports such as kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and canoeing during the pandemic, according to the latest data (2020) from the Outdoor Foundation. This pandemic surge brought an estimated 2.5 million new paddlers to American waterways, which means … Read more