A man in a yellow kayak paddles down the river with the washington monument visible in the distance.

Kayaking the Potomac River

Viewing the city from inside a 40-pound shell of fiberglass could be intimidating, but instead it offers welcome perspective. Learn more about Michaela Riva Gaaserud’s experiences on the Potomac, as well as how you can start paddling yourself.

View of the Futaleufú river winding through the mountains.

Saving Chile’s Rivers

Over the past decade-plus, the only environmental issue to rival forest preservation has been Chile’s wild rivers. The struggle over water rights and development will likely continue well into the future.

Single, double, and triple-decked riverboats wait at port while the soft peach of sunrise glistens on the water.

Cruise the Amazon on a Riverboat Trip

An alternative to staying put in a jungle lodge is to choose a riverboat as your headquarters, which will allow you to cover far more territory. Michael Sommers shares the various options for cruising the Amazon, from luxury ships with plasma TVs and champagne to local boats that are geared more for transport than tourism.