whitewater kayaking trips

Why You Should Take an International Paddling Trip

A really smart woman once told me I didn’t need a drysuit when I could just boat where it’s warm enough not to wear one. Inspired by this approach to winter boating, I booked my first international kayaking trip to Mexico and have been traveling ever since. Although it’s not quite drysuit season yet and […]

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When you want something you've never had…

This past weekend I had three ladies come out to an Intro to Whitewater Clinic. We experienced both sunshine and a thunderstorm together, worked with wet exits, strokes, ferries and eddies. What really struck me was that in the face of something new, these ladies inner strength, light and laughter shone through. Approaching things from a place

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Paddle Ecuador with Girls at Play and Endless River Adventures!

  Ecuador is a country of immense cultural wealth and geographical diversity, unmatched in the Americas. Straddling the Andes, the country features volcanoes, fantastic animals, expanses of Amazon jungle, the Pacific Coast and the Galapagos Islands.  Only half the size of France, the striking geographical and cultural contrasts found in this one small country is

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Nepal Recap – Life on the Sun Kosi

By Em Shanblatt The Sun Kosi (soon-kho-see) in Nepali means Holy River of Gold.  Graced with mesmerizing mountain views, alluring villages, charming local people, and fun whitewater, this 12 day river trip through the heart of Eastern Nepal certainly delivered. Girls At Play photographer Stef McArdle and I, along with 6 other women truly had

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