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Photo Essay: Paddling the Galápagos | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Children play soccer on Santa Cruz Island where most visitors fly into the Galápagos. The most populated island in the archipelago, Santa Cruz has …

Santa Cruz

Sea Kayaking in Arisaig, Scotland

<b>By Kay Henry<br>Photos by Rob Center</b><p>"Wow, that seal is fat!" commented a young paddler, as our pod of colorful sea kayaks approached a large group of …

Scotland

Vine adventures: debunking the myths of Transylvania

Nellie Huang, Lonely Planet Pathfinder and the adventurer behind WildJunket, recently took a trip with Skyscanner to our number one region in Europe to travel to in 2016, Transylvania. Here she gives us a glimpse of the real Romania through her latest Vines.<p>‘Entrenched in the centre of Romania, …

European Travel

Walking Hiking in Scotland - Holidays Trails

Walking<p>Glen Coe<p>Home<br>• Things To See & Do<br>• Outdoor Activities<br>• Walking<p>Take a hike - go on, we know you want to! Walking in Scotland means mighty mountains to …

David Bowie changed the very meaning of being a rock star

NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie made clear, in a way that was exhilarating and sometimes frightening, what every rock star since Elvis Presley and Little Richard had been telling us all along — that anything was possible.<p>With his unpredictable range of styles, his melding of European jadedness with …

David Bowie

Sarah Outen Finishes Alaskan Kayak Epic

<b>By Mike Misselwitz</b><p>Sarah Outen was in a rowboat halfway across the Pacific Ocean when she made the call. The 29-year-old British adventurer already …

British Columbia

2014 Fat Biking Essentials

It seems people can't get enough of fat bikes these days. If you're going to try one out, make sure you've got the right gear.<p>Specialized Fatboy Fat Bike<p>Specialized's Fatboy bike ($2,000) marks the end of the fad phase for fat bikes. At 4.8 inches wide, the house-built Ground Control tires are as …

Wintertime Fat-Biking Documentary Nears Release

"Cold Rolled" Debuts December 7th<p>Fat biking ain’t for everyone. Okay, that’s an understatement. Fat biking is that segment of the two-wheeled world …

Lake Superior

Should You Buy a Fat Bike?

If you're thinking about taking on some extreme terrain on two wheels, then consider an over-the-top fat bike.<p><b>If you're not familiar with fat bikes like the</b> Salsa Mukluk or Surly Moonlander, think of a two-wheeled monster truck with you as the motor.<p>"Fat bikes allow people to ride bicycles in …

Top iPad apps gone free

Subscribe to our newsletter:<p>Prices were last updated 23 minutes ago<p>We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only …

The 40 Most Adorable Baby Animal Photographs Of 2013

A shot of pure love, straight to your heart.

This Incredibly Tiny Husky Puppy Learning To Howl Is The Most Inspirational Thing You'll See Today

I just can't. I cannot deal with this.<p>According to YouTube, Belka lives in Churchill, Manitoba. Her name means "squirrel" in Russian and she's only 20 days old. From the video page:<p>Her human is trying to teach her how to howl. She's not <i>quite</i> there yet, but it seems like she's getting close!

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

2013 Whitewater Kayaks: Wavesport Recon

<i>To put Wave Sport's new creek design to the test, we pulled two C&K staffers from both ends of the size spectrum: 6'5" creek-lover Nick Hinds, and</i> …

Canoe and Kayak Mag on Twitter: "This little owl was smiling when he was rescued by a friendly sea kayaker. http://t.co/irwJdqS59F #SmilingItForward http://t.co/JHmpUA5SDt"

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Paddling Scotland’s West Coast

<b>Photos and Words by Tim Gent</b><p>From Kintyre in the south to the Cape Wrath at the very top windswept corner of the country, the west coast of Scotland …

Scotland

Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand - via http://bit.ly/1cHuj5h

How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less

What to look for when you're shopping for a great bargain<p>Though cycling elitists consider $1,000 to be bargain-basement territory for road and mountain bikes, many ­models at that price will provide you with years of happy riding. If you’re in the market for a city bike, you can land even more …

Mountain Biking

How to do Iceland when you’re broke as hell: http://bit.ly/1cpayPC

Dusky Track, New Zealand

Weather dominates one of the New Zealand's longest treks, but sometimes the landscape makes you forget the wet.<p><b>ONLY A FEW HUNDRED METRES</b> from the …

How River Runners Helped Open the Grand

After a 12-day hiatus, river trips began launching on the Grand Canyon on Saturday, Oct. 11, for a period of at least seven days - thanks, in part, …

National Parks

8 Things Not to Miss in Prague

The heart and soul of the Czech Republic, as well as traditional Bohemia, are inseparably wrapped up in the amazing cultural confluence that is Prague. There has been a settlement on the site of the city for over 1,200 years.<p><b>Be Enchanted by Old Town Square</b><p>It's like stepping inside a fairy-tale …

European Travel

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Selling

Behind the Class B RV sales boom

When we first started out 18 months ago, I have to admit, I had my doubts about a life of RVing in a Class B motorhome, sometimes referred to as Type …

RVs

Top Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects Who Could Make NHL Roster in Training Camp

There is an unusual amount of optimism in Toronto as the new NHL season approaches.<p>After years of mediocrity and failed attempts to reach the postseason, the Leafs are finally a playoff-caliber team with a deep prospect pool.<p>The patience shown by former general manager Brian Burke and his successor …

NHL

Popularity of fat bikes grows among cyclists

Once seen only on the snowy trails of the gruelling Iditabike-style bike races in Alaska, fat bikes are now poised to become the must-have vehicle for many riders.<p>As conventional mountain bikes have become more complicated, some cyclists have started looking at ways to simplify their riding …

Mountain Biking

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War