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Help me get in shape for my travel adventure holiday

Because I wanted to make my fortieth something special, I asked about adventure holidays here before settling on slickrock's adventure island. But now I need to get in shape for this adventure. Since I'll mainly be snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, I was wondering if there is a particular training plan for those activities. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Aug 22, 2014 - 5 answers

Little quiet vacation/retreat on my own?

It’s been a stressful year thus far and I really need to get away for a few days, but alas, none of my friends are available for a trip right now. I’d love to go somewhere in mid/late August. I have a bunch of requirements, of course! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jul 8, 2014 - 12 answers

Solo Sports for the Awkward Chick

I'm interested (so far in a casual "maybe?" manner) possibly taking up: tennis, archery, or kayaking. Help me decide? Long post inside. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 11, 2012 - 24 answers

Where to Kayak and Canoe in between Massachusetts and Delaware?

Where is a good place to go canoeing/kayaking on Memorial Day weekend in between Western Massachusetts and Delaware? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Apr 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Kayak attack

Looking for suggestions for a kayaking trip in eastern Ontario or Quebec. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on May 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Kayaking coastal Georgia

Coastal Georgia - kayaking and camping. Does anyone have any experience? I'm looking for suggested paddle routes, campsites, etc. [more inside]
posted by DizzyLeaf on Feb 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Digital camera to use while kayaking?

Digital camera to use while kayaking? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Jun 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Fun outdoorsy things around Portland, Maine?

Hiking, kayaking around Portland, Maine? I'm visiting this weekend and I've read many of the previous threads but I have a few specific questions: [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on May 27, 2010 - 9 answers

Suggestions for kayaking spots around Chicago

Need suggestions for places to kayak around Chicago. [more inside]
posted by sk381 on Jul 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Tell us everything you know about the San Juans!

The Mister and I are planning to head to the San Juan Islands in Washington for an extended outdoor adventure in September. Tell us what you know about visiting the San Juans! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jul 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Inflatable Canoe/Kayak recommendations

Inflatable kayak/canoe recommendations & tips? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Jun 4, 2009 - 8 answers

What do you know about Tofino?

I'm getting married this summer, and my partner and I are looking at the west coast of Vancouver for our honeymoon. We've found Tofino and specifically La Picola cabin and I'm looking for any information folks might have about the cabin; good, bad, indifferent, any. (I read the other asks about Tofino, but none of them had as much detail as I'm looking for) [more inside]
posted by dolface on Feb 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Legal recourse for neighborhood denied access to coastline?

Hi. For my mom. In New Hampshire, is there any sort of recourse for a neighborhood that has recently been denied by a new homeowner a "traditional path" down to the water, where all kayak and canoe? More inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 - 14 answers

Enjoying the Apostle Islands and Superior Lakeshore

Trying to take a long weekend trip to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. We've only got about 3-4 days up there, so we want to make the most of it. Are we missing out by camping on the mainland? Besides kayaking, any must-do activities in the area? (Especially decent hiking that is easily accessible?) [more inside]
posted by sararah on Jun 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Kayaking in L.A. area?

I took a trip up to the pacific-northwest and tried kayaking for the first time (and second, and third) and became hooked. Can anyone recommend some good kayaking spots (river or ocean), tour companies that do camping trips etc with kayaking involved, or other nifty ideas that I haven't thought of in Southern California? I live in L.A. but a few hours drive seems reasonable.
posted by slopepheasant on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Where is a good place in Colorado to take a kayaking/camping trip?

Where is a good place in Colorado to take a kayaking/camping trip? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Apr 4, 2008 - 3 answers

What's new in Canoeing/kayaking or woodworking?

What's new in Canoeing/kayaking or woodworking? [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Oct 22, 2007 - 15 answers

Ow...

My hands hurt. [more inside]
posted by RandlePatrickMcMurphy on Aug 23, 2007 - 5 answers

What do poor people wear when kayaking?

I'm going kayaking for the first time on Sunday. I am poor, and I do not own any synthetic clothing except for running shorts and a bathing suit. What on earth can I do? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Aug 10, 2007 - 25 answers

Where should I go kayaking near Boston?

Where should I go kayaking near Boston? [more inside]
posted by david1230 on Jul 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Best PFD for a beginner sea kayaker on a week long trip?

What is the best PFD (personal flotation device) for a beginner sea kayaker? Is it an essential to try on before buying and is a used PFD something to avoid? [more inside]
posted by cast4321 on Dec 4, 2006 - 8 answers

Help me get into good paddling shape

Know of any good conditioning exercises I can do at home in preparation for an upcoming sea kayaking trip? [more inside]
posted by Alpenglow on Sep 18, 2006 - 8 answers

How to get a job sea kayaking?

Where can I get a job as a Sea Kayak guide with little/no previous experience? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Apr 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Good Kayak for Both Lake and Ocean Near Hawaii, with Storage?

Kayak recommendations... I have never been in a kayak, but have had a lot of experience in canoes. I want something that would be decent for a lake, but I plan on moving to Hawaii in about 2 years, so I would want it to be good for the sea too. Also storage would be nice to have too, so I can carry some equipment for some over-nighters. What about Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 or 140?
posted by maceo on May 13, 2004 - 4 answers

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