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Summer is Coming — Are You Excited for a New Year of Adventure?

We’ve passed the winter solstice now so the days are slowly getting longer and the weather will now start to get better, hopefully! The last few years have been tough. I think it’s important that you have a plan to live life to the fullest this year and make the most of the coming months. For me, it seems life passed me by in a blink of an eye last year. One minute it was the first of January and the next minute it was the 25th of December! I definitely utilized much of my time last year but this year I want to do better, do more, and embrace what the outdoors has to offer. By planning how you’re...

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Think Kayaking is Just for the Summer? You May Be Wrong…

When you think of kayaking you may think of gloriously hot summer days out on the water soaking up the sunshine. Of course, days like that are fantastic but the colder and crisper months can sometimes be far more spectacular. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the best times of year to get out on the paddle. Hopefully, we can convince some of you to refrain from locking away your yak when the summer turns to autumn and the autumn turns to winter... What’s the Best Season for Kayaking? There is no real “best” season to go kayaking. If you love the sport and are passionate about the water nothing will stop you from getting out enjoying...

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How kayaking can benefit your cardiovascular and overall health

Kayaking has become one of the most popular water activities in the world. This is something that all types of people can do no matter their budget or geographical location. Although kayaking has become a staple activity, many people forget that it is a super beneficial aerobic exercise. It is so much fun that you often don’t even realize you are exercising. What is aerobic activity? As defined by Healthline, “[a]eorbic exercise is any type of cardiovascular conditioning. It can include activities like brisk walking, swimming, running, or cycling.” And kayaking. The repetitive motion that works your cardio is an aerobic activity. These activities raise your heart rate and your breathing gets heavier. Aerobic exercises focus a lot on the...

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The evolution of the kayak

A fun and healthy activity for all ages is kayaking. There is no better way to spend an morning, afternoon or evening than getting on the water and fully enjoying nature. Kayaking has been around a long time and has a vast history despite it seemingly being a new technology. The origin of kayaking dates back to the Inuits using driftwood and animal skins to navigate their home waters. The word “kayak” means “man-boat” in the Inuit language. Surprisingly, these looked very similar to our modern kayaks in terms of shape. These were mostly used for hunting animals on the shorelines and in the water. The sleek design allowed them to move quietly and quickly. However, the Inuits had another...

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Inside the Ultimate Irish Adventure Lover’s Bucket list

  If you were to go on a random stroll down Dublin’s Drury, Capel, or O'Connell Streets and asked whoever you meet what their favorite Irish adventure destinations are, you will get many answers. Many will tell you how much they are dying to go kitesurfing on Duncannon Beach, sail the frigid emerald waters of Dun Laoghaire or perhaps hike the mighty Leinster’s highest Peak Lugnaquilla.Ireland is a little jewel – an Emerald Isle with a lot of beautiful tourist attractions. In this greenest, friendliest, and most beautiful island on earth, ten million adventure-hungry tourists who fly in every year, arrive to simply marvel and appreciate its best gems.Among those who arrive or perhaps have this adventure capital of Europe...

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