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Go Kayaking Around the World Without Going Crazy

Heading out of the country with your favorite whitewater toys for an international adventure can be daunting, stressful, and downright exhausting. As we embark on our second trip to Chile this winter, I’m using a layover to reflect on some tips and tricks that have made our travels with lots of gear and a bit …

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ABC’s of a Kayaker’s Life in Chile

A-     is for avocados. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Sam was not overstating the pure magic that can be found in the avocados of Chile. They’re plentiful, they’re delicious, and they’re cheap… and, hence, a part of nearly every meal. B-      is for boofing. The rivers here are the perfect training …

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Moving Up and Getting Down: A Case for Different Boats and Different Sizes

It’s no secret: I love my Diesel 60. Seriously, I’ve spent so much time in that boat, I feel like I think what I want it to do and it responds. It was the boat I learned to roll in and remains my go-to craft any time I’m hopping on something new, namely because I …

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Tributaries Tour Dates Added

What a madly wonderful spring! We kicked off our Tributaries Tour with a presentation of Chris’ thoughts on “Taming the Lizard Brain” at Atlanta Whitewater Club‘s monthly meeting. It was a lot of us all to think about, and we had a dynamic discussion throughout. Paddlers of all different skill ranges, disciplines, and personal backgrounds …

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H2o Dreams Joins Boater Chick, Week of Rivers

We are back in the States and back on the road! We’ve been hard at work with one of our most exciting projects for the year, our Tributaries Tour. As you may know, this tour is geared towards connecting all facets of our paddling communities- from rank beginners to well established clubs- in order to …

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Overcoming Plateaus: 7 Considerations in Pushing Past Paddling Hang Ups

There’s been a lot of talk lately about progression and extremes and pushing ourselves. It’s given me, a relatively new boater, a lot to think about. I don’t know what it’s like to truly fear for my life or someone else’s on the water but I do know that as I push my boating, the …

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“I’ll Wait Until Next Year”

This is a statement we have been hearing quite a bit, along side the question, “are you going to run the trip again next year.” Firstly, there won’t ever be a trip like this one again! I have gone the distance to ensure that our first ever-international trip is covering all bases. There will be …

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