June 12, 2022

If you’re traveling to rural, coastal Virginia from a distance, finding the right overnight accommodations is essential. In these rural areas, it can sometimes be difficult to just drop in …


March 15, 2022

If you’ve been thinking about planning a getaway to paddle some of Virginia’s Water Trails, but you haven’t yet chosen when to go, consider planning your trip to coincide with …


December 31, 2021

A New Year’s resolution usually does one of two things: motivates you, or makes you feel like a failure. And unfortunately, we all know too well that the latter is …

"love" sign with the V made out of kayaks with water in background and sand in the foreground

December 22, 2021

The Lower Chickahominy region is centered around the tidal portion of the Chickahominy River located on the southernmost peninsula on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The region includes …


November 18, 2021

If you Google “gift ideas for kayakers” you’ll likely pull up multiple lists of stuff.  Many of the lists overlap with the typical suggestions like dry bags, paddle leashes, and …

wooden kayak ornament hanging from a Christmas tree branch

October 9, 2021

Everyone loves a good loop to paddle.  It almost always beats an “out-and-back” style trip because you don’t have to double-back and see the same scenery twice.  It also allows …


September 27, 2021

It’s a 10-mile journey to paddle all the way around Jamestown Island, located on the James River near Williamsburg.  Known to some as the birthplace of America, this historic island …

bow of a kayak in the foreground with large, 17th century replica ships in the background

September 22, 2021

Tucked away just off scenic Route 5 along the Virginia Capital Trail in Charles City County, Virginia is the VCU Rice Rivers Center. Only about a 30-minute drive from downtown …


September 21, 2021

One of the most unique attributes in the Richmond Region is the Virginia Capital Trail. The 52-mile trail extends from downtown Richmond running southeast along scenic Route 5 to Williamsburg. …


September 17, 2021

Since 2016 Lori Erwin has shared her passion for standup paddleboarding, also known as SUP, with both residents and visitors of Williamsburg, Virginia. Lori is the owner and operator of …