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Exploration of Alaska's Wild and Scenic Rivers: Gates of the Arctic National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 11.21.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve as seen from from the air on our way into the Noatak Wilderness Preserve. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish ...

4 Ways Onto The Water In Glacier Bay National Park

Stefanie Payne | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Conveniently located on the second floor of the Glacier Bay Lodge is the National Park Service Visitor Center. Nightly educational programs are offered, and passionate park service employees are on hand to answer questions to help you better plan your adventures.

America's Most Revisited National Park: Isle Royale In Michigan

Stefanie Payne | Posted 10.24.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Isle Royale National Park in Michigan is one of the least visited national parks in the U.S., and the most revisited... it is wild, untamed, and in th...

"It's Djiboutiful!"(And the Hottest New Destination)

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.18.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When our rafts were bitten by crocodiles or hippos, complications presented we hadn't imagined. We were in Ethiopia making a series of first desce...

'Expedition of the Year!' and the Winner Is...

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.07.2016 | Travel
Richard Bangs

When first I was exploring rivers, a time ago, it was a daunting feat to plump over a 20' waterfall and survive. Now, the bar has risen to what was once incomprehensible. The current record for paddling over a waterfall, and surviving, is 189'.

What Kayakers Can Teach Us About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Some plunge down waterfalls while others fish from their vessels, but kayakers have one thing in common: They all know a thing or two about leading a ...

11 Adventure Races That'll Blow You Away

Liftopia | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?

Why We're Over The Moon For This Nocturnal Work Out

Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Stand-up paddleboarding (or SUP, to the initiated) is the must-try workout of the moment. We've seen Rihanna exercise her core, yogis doing headstands...

Go Wild Exploring Florida's Suwannee River

Visit Florida | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Visit Florida


Why Did the Women Cross the Channel? To Get to the Other Side

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.19.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

For me, paddling is the consummate teacher of personal values that can't be learned from a book -- patience, devotion, humility, love, loss, compassion, strength, pride, respect, confidence, and so on. Every journey in the canoe adds depth to character.

The Birthday Present That Nearly Got The Best of Me

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

We bought a kayak for my birthday. I was bestowed with the honor of choosing our new toy. I listened to the salesman describe the many facets of kayak design: tracking, cargo capacity, skegs and rudders, maneuverability, stability. After much deliberation and consideration I chose by the only really important feature of every kayak: Color.

PHOTOS: Where To Make A Splash In 2013

Global Yodel | Posted 02.03.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Whether you're into the adrenaline of big wave surfing, sailing into the sunset, discovering inland watering holes or bathing in tropical shallows, these swimming spots have something for you.

PHOTOS: Paddling And Filming On The Rogue River

Richard Bangs | Posted 10.05.2012 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Alternatively tranquil and tumultuous, the Rogue chisels through the bristled plateau of the Siskiyou Mountains, taking on the character of a coastal river: steep-sided, narrow and heavily forested with moody, molting pools and sudden, spuming chutes and rapids. The French trappers who worked this watershed in the early 19th century found the waters troubling, but the Takelma Indians more so, and so the trappers called the river Les Coquines ("the Rogues") after their local adversaries. Almost two centuries later the Rogue would prove a scallywag of a river for me as well.

PHOTOS: Beginning An Epic Journey Down The Erie Canal

Richard Harpham | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Richard Harpham

The plan is to kayak along the Erie Canal to Albany and then join the Hudson River and paddle down to New York in just 21 days.

LISTEN: Richard Bangs On Becoming An Adventure Traveler

Richard Bangs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Then we were in the rooster tails of the rapids, being flung up and down on a dizzy aquatic seesaw, paddling with all our strength. "Let's go higher," I screamed over the rapids' roar.

WATCH: 7 Ultimate Kayaking Trips

Ben Colclough | Posted 12.01.2011 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Tourist boards seem to wheel out the kayaking photos whenever they want to promote a place as an aspirational destination, often regardless of the reality on the ground.

Corporal Punishment In Our Schools -- Teaching Through Terror?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.04.2011 | Education
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What does humiliation and pain teach in an academic setting? Apparently not academics.

Supporters Petition Archbishop To Keep Corporal Punishment

Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion

By Kari DeQuine Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS -- More than 500 students, parents and other supporters of St. Augustine High School marched Saturd...

Fashion Designer Launches Campaign To End Corporal Punishment In Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Alarmed that corporal punishment is still used to discipline students in many U.S. schools, fashion designer Marc Ecko has launched a campaign to end ...

WATCH: Paddling As Punishment?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

At an intense debate Thursday over bringing corporal punishment back to a Catholic New Orleans school, an archbishop said paddling could cause emotion...

Adventropy: Adventure Philanthropy at Work

Christian Beckwith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christian Beckwith

1991. On a Yugoslavian train, two young Americans faced one another across a table. Karine had a braid that wove around her shoulders and down her spi...

America's Whitewater Playgrounds

Kraig Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kraig Becker

2010-07-20-Picture21.jpgThe U.S. is blessed with spectacular kayaking destinations spread out across the entire country, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Cascades, with plenty to enjoy in between. Here are a few of the best rivers.

Bringing Schools Up to the Standards of Prisons

Shantha Rau Barriga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shantha Rau Barriga

No child should be paddled in school but it is hard to imagine anything more outrageous than paddling or hitting children because of their disability -- and that is what is happening across the US.