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International Dragon Boat Racing Festival held in Sarasota this weekend

SARASOTA, Fla -- An international dragon boat festival will take place in Sarasota this weekend.<p>Thousands of Breast Cancer survivors from around the …

Breast Cancer

Dragon Boat paddlers flocking to Sarasota

For full coverage, <b>click here.</b><p><b>TIMELINE: A history of dragon boat racing</b><p><b>SARASOTA --</b>Three years ago the lake off North Cattlemen Road looked nothing …

Paddle your own board and gain a full-body workout

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is touted as an activity for anyone. Yet navigating the water with a long paddle while standing atop a nine-foot board sounds anything but easy.<p>With my near-sedentary lifestyle and deep fear of cold water, I doubted I could remain upright on the board. My instructor, …

Adventure 101: Stand-Up Paddleboarding

The fastest-growing water sport in the world, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) was born in the Hawaiian Islands, and with calm jungle rivers and 50 miles of beaches, <b>Kauai</b> is one of the best places for the sport.<p>“SUP is the marriage of the two most important water sports in Hawaiian culture: surfing …

Paddling the Amazon's “River of Doubt” 100 Years After Roosevelt

Husband and Wife Adventurers take on this epic South American Adventure.<p><i>Dave Freeman and his wife Amy are two of our Adventurers of the Year. Read their profile here.</i><p>A hundred years ago, Theodore Roosevelt, America’s “Rough Rider” president, descended an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the …

Paddle boarder films close encounter with blue whale

Watch as this blue whale surfaces in front of a paddle boarder in California<p>Rich German captured this incredible <b>blue whale</b> footage from his paddle board using a GoPro camera.<p>The amazingly close encounter occurred approximately 2 miles off the coast of Laguna Beach, California.<p>Considered the world's …

Canoe Basics: The J-Stroke Paddle | The Art of Manliness

Two of the manliest men in modern literature are Aragorn and Boromir in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy. I mean, who doesn’t want to be those guys …

Paddle to DC: Descending the Mattawa, a River to Remember

Long adventures usually contain a few memories or places that stick with us long after the sore muscles and bumps and blisters are gone. Being approached by humpback whales while kayaking off the coast of Alaska, dogsledding across Great Bear Lake in a blizzard, and sharing stories with a Cinta …

Preparing for the races

Penny and Chris Behling, from Knoxville, push a dragon racing boat to the water at McFarland Park in Florence on Monday as they unload them from a …

Dragon Boats

The big paddle along Kauai's coast

The outfitter calls this the "Everest of sea kayaking," but as I paddle through a sea cave on the Na Pali coast of Kauai I quickly realize the day's peak experience will have nothing to do with a high mountain.<p>It's all about the sea caves.<p>I knew I would see a cave or two on this 17-mile, all-day …