Playing at Sandwich’s Town Neck Beach and Boardwalk on Cape Cod

Looking down Mill Creek at Sandwich Boardwalk, Cape Cod. Photo credit: H. Nijkamp

As you round the last bend on Boardwalk Road, the lush green of the salt marsh comes into view, further out the dunes rise up and the boardwalk appears in front of you. At extreme high tides the marshes may be entirely under water, giving the … [Read more...]

On the River at Finca Tatin in Guatemala

A Crowd Gathering on the River

We’d left Guatemala City some eight hours prior on a “first class” bus, which entails the extra feature of receiving a bottle of water midway through the ride and action movies dubbed in Spanish. It had been a long trip, with a late taxi, a missed … [Read more...]

Kayaking in Crete, Greece: The Libyan Sea to Phaestros and Beyond

Crete Shoreline

An eight-day paddle in Crete sounded like the perfect trip: I'd been wanting to return to Greece, and I'd been wanting to improve my paddling skills, which to this point had often resulted in me being tangled in mangrove roots. My adventure began … [Read more...]

Kayaking Northern California’s Russian River

Kayaking on the Russian River is fun in an inflatable water craft. (Melanie Radzicki McManus)

The river is totally quiet today, except for the occasional sound of our paddles dipping into the water to steer us around a branch or rock. The weather probably has something to do with it — it’s cloudy and a bit nippy out. But I don’t mind. We were … [Read more...]

Kayaking, Volunteering, and a History Lesson on a St. Thomas Eco-Adventure

The view from St. Peter Great House and Botanical Gardens

Perched on the wall of a crumbling 18th century ruin, I gaze down to the  the Caribbean Sea. Despite the sweat streaming down my back and my aching arms, I feel exhilarated.  Instead of  lolling on the beach and relaxing in the sun, I have just spent … [Read more...]