Preparing for an international trip isn’t all about the packing and the paddling. And the prep doesn’t stop when you land. This episode of Kayak Travel Tips reminds travelers to get necessary shots, take precautions against local infectious insects and to start slow when tasting all the local cuisine. Continue reading
The Rio Alseseca in Mexico tears its way from a dormant volcano high above Veracruz in a ceaseless torrent of waterfalls. This wildly majestic river is one of the most unique in the world. The river, beloved as a paddler playground, plummets its way through towns and villages filling its banks and eddies with filth and forgotten things. Discarded as a dump, a small legion of paddlers are hoping a race through this heart-quickening waterscape might be the best way to save it. Continue reading
During a moment of recovery and healing, Andria Davis reflects on what she’s learned from her years on the river and how important it is to keep life and paddling in perspective.
As I’m writing this, I’m in a cast with a broken hand.
If you travel long enough, you’ll inevitably have a run-in with Murphy. It’s all about the adventure. Episode 8 of the Kayak Travel Series suggests preliminary steps to take to ensure all your gear and documentation is in order if disaster strikes or in the event something gets lost or stolen. Continue reading
In the South of Madagascar the remote Favory River is emerging as a classic whitewater run on the island. The expedition bags a descent of this beautiful river en route to Tsaranoro. Wildlife, wingsuiting, and burley rapids, this episode of the Wizard’s Eye Expedition has it all. Continue reading
Episode 7 of the Kayak Travel series offers two crucial components to a successful start to a foreign paddling adventure: securing a local contact and having a solid paddling crew. From offering advice on current water levels to finding the best driver, a local contact will take the guesswork out of preparing for that first put-in. And a solid crew of paddlers will ensure a great adventure holiday. Continue reading
The crew begins a month-long journey through inland Madagascar. It all begins with Tyler Bradt revisiting the Ikopa River, where a decade ago he succeeded in a first descent. Intense paddling, intense scenery, and intense stoke fill the latest episode of the Wizard’s Eye Expedition, as Tyler and the boys get pumped for some much anticipated African whitewater. Continue reading