On a Bartram Adventure Tour

On a guided Bartram Adventure Tour, we hiked, biked, and paddled to follow the travels of William and John Bartram along the St. Johns River on the newly designated Bartram National Recreation Trail, centered in Palatka, Florida.

Paddling Petoskey

Paddling along Lake Michigan at Petoskey was a bit intimidating for a Floridian who is used to sandy, not rocky, shores. But the views and clear water made for a fascinating trip.

Wildlife in the Mangroves

Paddling the mangrove tunnels north of Key West with Key West Eco Tours, I’m surprised to discover the wildlife that lives in these offshore forests in the Florida Keys.

Island Triathlon on Half Moon Cay

While cruising the Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam, our first port of call was the private island of the Holland America Line, Half Moon Cay. It was an ideal day for an island triathlon: bike, paddle, and sail.

Kayaking Branson

A paddling trip down Branson’s Lake Taneycomo moves at a much more rapid pace than we expect as John puts his talents to work snapping photos of our flotilla.

Kayaking the French Broad River

For hours of whitewater fun in the mountains of North Carolina, head for the French Broad River on a trip with the Nantahala Outdoor Center, paddling to Hot Springs.