Rafting British Columbia: A Summer Bucket List Requirement

British Columbia offers amazing, affordable, accessible adventures for river rats, and famed B.C. waterways like the Thompson, Fraser and Chilliwack Rivers are no secret to outdoor enthusiasts. Rafting is one of the few water sports where you’ll actually enjoy paddling … Continue reading

Kayaking Maine’s Orr’s and Bailey Islands

For thousands of years man has gone out on the sea alone in a kayak and experienced what might be the ultimate soul journey on the water. The Orr’s and Bailey Islands are part Harpswell Island chain located off the … Continue reading

Repose Along the Oswegatchie River

Imagine days of paddling on a narrow, lazy river that snakes through marshes and pine forests, passing by large boulders and tiny beaches. Picture a land of herons and beavers, where the prints of a muskrat or raccoon sometimes reveal … Continue reading

How to Plan an Overnight River Trip with Kids

We’ve done several overnight paddling trips as a family over the last few years and are slowly learning how to make them both safe and fun! Ensuring group safety was the first priority but we know that a trip has … Continue reading

Wildlife Encounters on the Water

The words “canoeing” and “the wild life” seem to be in contradiction, since canoeing connotes a relaxing and peaceful paddle on a remote lake or flowing river; while the wild life indicates someone who is wild, impulsive, excitable, and a … Continue reading

SUP Touring the Canadian Rockies

I will never forget my first experience on a stand up paddleboard (SUP). I’d been hearing about the new paddle sport for a couple of years and had been longing to try it. I finally got the opportunity to rent … Continue reading

SUP and Yoga in the UK

The two may seem like an unlikely pairing, but river sports and yoga have gained a great deal of ground over the years, particularly among SUP (Stand-Up Paddle board) enthusiasts. These days, it’s not hard to find SUP yoga classes … Continue reading

Choosing a SUP: the Right Way

The season of stand up paddleboarding is upon us and there is no better time to purchase a board than right now. But what if you are new to the sport? What do you look for in a board, how … Continue reading

Prep your Kids for Canoeing; You will thank me later

A beautiful paddle in Algonquin Park

One of the best ways to get your kids outside this summer is to get them into a canoe. This family activity may seem daunting at first with little ones but over the years … Continue reading

Richard Carney, Treasure Diver

“It is the hunt that makes me do it,” says Richard (Rick) Carney Jr. of Brunswick, Maine.“Anywhere there were people, there is stuff.” Carney is referring to the thousands of old bottles, crockery items, coins, rings and clay pipes he … Continue reading