Fun in Florida! 6 Paddling and Outdoor Adventures for Nature Lovers

It’s that time of year where the winter weather is wearing thin and people are daydreaming of warmer climates. Spring break is right around the corner and Florida is one of the nation’s top spring break destinations.

While you’re planning your sunny getaway, be sure to allot a few days for thrill-seeking in some of Florida’s paddling hotspots. Read on to discover some of Florida’s best paddle trails and other adventures you can enjoy in the great Florida outdoors (don’t forget the fishing rod for one excursion!).

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10 Must-Have Gifts for the Die Hard Paddler in Your Life

It’s that time of year again! Time to make your list and check it twice and figure out who was nice enough to receive a gift from you this holiday season.

Gift-giving is hard but we’re here to make it easy on you this year. If you have a friend or family member who’s a die hard paddleboarder or kayaker, or someone who just loves the great outdoors, we’ve compiled an essential list for some of the most wished-for paddling gear and accessories.

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Inflatable Kayaks: Solid Buy or Full of Hot Air? (plus 4 of the best)

As many people are weighing their options for affordable, lightweight, and/or transportable kayaks, they have no doubt been confronted by an explosion in the popularity of inflatable kayaks. Thinking back on one’s childhood days of riding on the back of an inflatable “Shamu the Whale” pool toy probably doesn’t help when imagining whether inflatable kayaks are a good alternative to traditional kayaks.

So what’s the real story? Are inflatable kayaks any good? Are they stable? Are they safe? Are they durable? Or are they mostly hot air? Keep reading to get all your questions about inflatable kayaks answered!

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The 5 Most Ultimate Paddling Vacations Worldwide

If you’re like me, then the thought of your typical beach vacation sounds a little…humdrum. Laying on a sandy beach, dripping sweat, binge eating and sipping cocktails is nice for a day. But what about the other 6 days? Call me crazy, but all that beach bumming gets boring. Give me some adventure! Challenge me! Show me the great outdoors!

For active people like me, I’ve compiled a handy guide of some of the best vacations geared toward paddlers throughout the world. Some of these trips include multiple sports like rafting or hiking, others are in remote destinations, and there are even some that combine the rustic outdoors with 5-star hospitality. Read on for the 5 best paddling vacations worldwide and start planning!

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The 5 Best Short and Lightweight Kayaks of 2017 (Updated!)

Are you the type of person who’s always wanted to get out on the water for some fun and a little bit of exercise but have always been put off by the thought of transporting a big, heavy kayak all over the place? Time to put away the excuses! We’ve compiled a list of the best short and lightweight kayaks of 2017 to get you on the water with minimal hassle.

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2 Amazing Fishing SUPs to Help Discover New Spots and Slay Those Fish

You’ve got bass and bonefish on the brain and know of a few spots you’d love to be able to fish but you just can’t get to them in your boat. What are you going to do? You’ve heard about SUP fishing before but aren’t quite sure what it’s about. After all, you’ve never fished in anything but a boat and aren’t sure if paddle board fishing will be right for you. What is stand up paddle board fishing, anyway? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Find out everything you need to know about SUP fishing below including our picks for 2 of the best fishing SUPs!

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Destination Bahamas: 5 Best Paddle Places in the Bahamas

You’ve got a serious case of itchy feet and are ready to splash some new water with your SUP or kayak. In my 9 years working on luxury yachts, I still consider the Bahamas one of my favorite destinations. Turquoise blue waters, soft white sand, and far fewer boats and traffic than what you find in many other places in the Caribbean make this a perfect escape if you want to become one with your kayak.

You don’t need to be on a yacht to access all of these places, but you will need a boat to get to most of them, whether that be a sailboat, a power boat, or a catamaran. Load up your board or yak, hop on a friend’s boat or rent your own, and cruise to these fabulous destinations.

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