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Paddling 4,000 Miles To Florida

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A kayaker has arrived in Key West after paddling some 4,000 miles — from the northernmost spots in lower 48 states to the co...

Is This Florida's Most Blissful Beach?

Visit Florida | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Here, life moves at a tangibly slower pace than what most visitors are accustomed to back home. ''Once you come over that last bridge from the mainland, you just breath differently on the island,'' says one local.

Kayaking to Liberty

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Here's what to expect on one of the most iconic paddling trips you could ever take in one of the greatest cities on earth.

25 Adventure Activities Around The World

Viator | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel

Whether you're a first-timer or an experienced fisherman, the thrill of catching your own dinner is irresistible.

WATCH: A Day At Florida's Fab Beaches

Visit Florida | Posted 02.16.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

We dispatched Florida reporters, videographers and photographers to plot their day at the beach. Here's just a sampling of what they found.

Erik Weihenmayer: Redefining Limits

SnagFilms | Posted 02.11.2013 | Sports

Erik Weihenmayer is a man whose ambition, drive, and performance reject any notion of disability. He is one of the world's most adventurous people, as he is a blind skier, runner, biker, skydiver and climber.

Climbing Cancer Mountain

Marjorie Malpass | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marjorie Malpass

Challenged by the river, I learned that the trick to kayaking is the same trick I used to navigate my illness -- you flow. Fighting against the current lands you upside-down, underwater, with your head bouncing against rocks.

Finding Meaning Through Adventure for Young Adults With Cancer

Brad Ludden | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Ludden

For young adults, cancer comes at a time when life is sweet and our awareness of our mortality is the furthest thing from our minds. A host of unique psychosocial challenges make it even more important to seek life, meaning and purpose, to reclaim it from cancer.

The Nation's River

Ed Felker | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Ed Felker

The Clean Water Act was critically important and made a real difference, but has it gone far enough? Perhaps a new documentary about the Potomac River will help shine a light on how the law has worked and, more importantly, how it hasn't.

Fracking Along the Colorado River: A Report From a Kayak

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.06.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Fracking, like any truly controversial topic, has developed the tendency to repel stable facts with magnetic force. Finding reputable information is not easy. There is one thing that's agreed upon, however: Fracking is a 100 percent consumptive use.

Do Healthy Rivers Make a Stronger Economy? River Recreation, Part II

Zachary Podmore | Posted 12.12.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Recreation is one of the few uses of water that doesn't require pumping water out of our rivers. Instead, it encourages making our rivers as accessible, clean, and as naturally beautiful as possible.

Big Gore Canyon: Colorado River Recreation, Part I

Zachary Podmore | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

In the morning, we slide our kayaks into the Colorado River and paddle towards the rapids of Gore Canyon. The surface of river, slowly meandering its way through flat ranch lands near the town of Kremmling, is alive in the early light.

Kayaking the Santa Ana River

Garry Brown | Posted 11.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Garry Brown

This year has been a celebration of all things water with the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Waterkeepers around the country are reminding everyone of their right to swim, drink and fish in healthy waterways that belong to all of us.

Putting A New Twist On Date Night Was Harder Than I Thought

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Finding something new to do every month is not as easy as it sounds. Unless of course you're willing to hang from a wire with a trapeze harness wrapped around and between your legs.

The Hole in the Colorado River

Zachary Podmore | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

It's about one week into our kayak journey down the Colorado River, and we're walking along a highway. Record heat, record drought, and the river we're supposed to be following is nowhere in sight.

Discovering the Meaning of 'Olympic Movement'

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

When I visualize, I gain virtual experience on the course. Imagining the run helps me anticipate mistakes and gives me the opportunity to fix them before my boat even touches the water.

Great Reasons To Visit Maine Now

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

When entering Maine, motorists are greeted with a sign: "The way life should be." Indeed.

Life in the Olympic Village

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.22.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

We board the bus from the Village and ride around 40 minutes to our venue, Lee Valley Whitewater Center. I consider the Olympic whitewater venue to be one of the best, if not the best, in the world at the moment.

Natasha Burton

LOOK: Couple Reunites After 30 Years, Weds In Amazing Setting | Natasha Burton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Weddings

Though Larry Cooker, 54, and Debbie Pray, 50, felt a connection when they dated 30 years ago, they ended up marrying other people. But after rekindlin...

After Arriving in London, I Reflect on My Journey

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

I feel fortunate to have a knack for intrinsic motivation, but it's something everyone can do. The road will have its tight turns and dead ends, but will also have its clear straights. As I continue to grow as a person and an athlete, I'll find different inspirations.

Looking to the Past and the Future of My Sport

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.10.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

We still need more girls, and getting to know and influence the next generation of athletes helps secure the future of the women's kayaking program.

Why You Should Question Your Continental Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

On our kayak expedition, we had trouble identifying the source. In theory, it should be easy. To kayak source to sea, you find the river's start and follow it until it ends. On the upper Colorado, however, matters quickly become more complicated.

PHOTOS: In The Hudson Valley, A Room With A View

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

A weekend getaway at Diamond Mills is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore Saugerties and the surrounding region, which offers abundant activities year-round -- including hiking, bicycling and rock-climbing.

Gearing Up for the Olympics

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

While at home I did not really recognize that I had earned the chance to compete at the Olympics. Little by little though it's hitting me.

Lake Powell to Lake Powell: The Journey Down the Colorado Begins

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

As we take our first steps towards the sea in a landscape almost as wild as it was in J.W. Powell's day, the thrill of the journey ahead, the thin mountain air and the landscape all leave me exhilarated.