Jessica Wynne Lockhart

Island Of Enchantment: Guide To Kayaking In Puerto Rico

Nestled between the Dominican Republic and the British Virgin Islands, the archipelago of Puerto Rico is a premier paddling destination for many reasons—but only one of these reasons is...

The Golden State: Guide To Kayaking In California

When you think of California, what comes to mind first: The giant redwood groves of NorCal? Death Valley’s sand dunes? The famed yuccas of Joshua Tree? The mountains of...

The Last Frontier: Guide To Kayaking In Alaska

Considered one of the world’s greatest paddling destinations, there’s no end to Alaska sea kayak adventures. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can paddle...

The New Rules Of Wildlife Ecotourism

We’ve nearly given up hope and are about to paddle back in, when off in the distance, we spot a fin near where the estuary meets the sea. “They’re headed...

The Long Paddling History Of Australia’s Murray River

Watch Out Except for Lake Alexandrina, the Murray’s waters are generally safe and calm, and can be traveled end-to-end on the main channel without portaging, though you’ll have to master...

How To Canoe On Jell-O

Well before California’s stay-at-home order came into effect on March 19, 2020, Los Angeles photographer Erin Sullivan had a plan in place. She had been following the spread of...

Darcy Gaechter Paddles the Amazon River Source to Sea

It took Darcy Gaechter 148 days to paddle the Amazon River—but it took her six years to write Amazon Woman, the story of how she became the first woman...

Kiliii Yuyan’s Kayak Building Workshop

More than 4,000 years ago, the earliest kayaks were constructed from driftwood and the skins of marine mammals—and if anyone has a claim to building modernized versions, it’s Kiliii...

The First Woman To Paddleboard The Straits Of Florida

Crossing the 100-mile-wide Florida straits with Victoria Burgess