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Kayak Fishing Paddles 101

Kayak Fishing Paddles 101

Kayak fishing is different from fishing in a boat in almost every way possible. There is also more to consider than when simply paddling for recreation. To ensure comfort, reduce strain and make your fishing day a success, it’s important to find the best kayak paddle for fishing.

Here at The Adventure Junkies, we love helping people learn new outdoor sports and activities. We offer a wide variety of guides and gear reviews, from fishing and kayaking to climbing and skiing. Follow this guide to find the best paddles for beginner and advanced fishermen at a range of price points.

Backcountry Navigation – FAQ

Backcountry Navigation – FAQ

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-timer with an interest in exploring the great outdoors, there’s always that concern in the back of your mind that you might find yourself lost in the wilderness. How good are your backcountry navigation skills? Have you got what it takes to get yourself back onto the trail with a minimum of fuss?

Of course, every trail is unique and there are many different ways in which you can build your ability to safely navigate the backcountry. Here at The Adventure Junkies, we know you’ve got questions and through our responses, we know we’ll put your mind at ease and get you out on the trails in no time!

Top 10 Best Liveaboard Destinations for Diving with Whale Sharks

Top 10 Best Liveaboard Destinations for Diving with Whale Sharks

Are you planning a liveaboard dive trip, and you want to include an encounter with the largest shark on the planet? Whale sharks are a favorite for scuba divers, and it’s easy to see why a swim with these gentle giants tops so many bucket lists. In this article, we’ll walk you through the best liveaboard destinations for diving with whale sharks and help you plan your perfect trip.

Taking the plunge with these slow moving filter feeders is easy, but you have to know where to go. Whether you prefer an exotic holiday in the Maldives or a cold water adventure in the Sea of Cortez, we’ll help you find your dream itinerary. If you are new to diving or planning your first onboard safari, check out our guide on how to get started with liveaboard diving.

49 of the Best Climbing Books of All Time

49 of the Best Climbing Books of All Time

Are you looking for some great climbing-specific entertainment to help you relax on your next rest day? Maybe you’re in the market for a great read to help you unwind in the evenings while you count down to your next weekend trip in the mountains? To help you satisfy your literary cravings, we at The Adventure Junkies are excited to share 49 of the best climbing books.

For rock climbing adventure stories, tales of mountaineering and alpinism, and even the latest on physical and mental training, look no further. Pick up any of the following great reads for yourself or the climbing-lover in your life and prepare to be inspired.

The 4 Best Places To Buy Scuba Gear Online

The 4 Best Places To Buy Scuba Gear Online

Let’s face it. Buying scuba diving gear can be expensive. It’s not a cheap hobby to get started in but once you’ve got your own gear, the only things left to pay for are your transport and tanks. Finding the best place to buy scuba gear online can make the whole setup much more affordable.

But with so many places online that sell diving gear, how can you tell which one is reputable? How do you know which company offers the best value for money and cost-effective shipping?

Here at The Adventure Junkies, we want to make life easy for you so you can spend less time fretting over your new BCD and more time using it underwater. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find the best place to buy scuba gear online as well as what to look for when making online purchases.

26 of the Best Mountain Climbing Movies of All Time

26 of the Best Mountain Climbing Movies of All Time

For those times when you’re not in the mood for unwinding with a book but are still looking for a dose of adventurous inspiration with a side of popcorn, a mountaineering film is the solution! Travel to the summit of Mount Everest, scale the North Face of the Eiger, and stand atop the peak of K2 with our selection of the best mountain climbing movies.

From documentaries to cheesy action flicks, we at The Adventure Junkies have got you covered. Boost your knowledge of alpine climbing expeditions and prepare to laugh, cry and be terrified with this award-winning list. Even if you’re not into the life-and-death plight of climbers in the mountains, the breathtaking scenery in these films will have you coming back for more.

The 10 Best Places to Buy Hiking Gear Online

The 10 Best Places to Buy Hiking Gear Online

Do you want to buy new hiking gear but find yourself too busy to get it done? Would you rather spend your Saturday hiking instead of going to town and trying on hiking boots at three different stores? Following a few simple rules, you can save time and probably money by shopping at the best places to buy hiking gear online — all in the privacy and comfort of your cabin or cubicle.

Here at The Adventure Junkies, we understand that every minute you spend shopping for gear is a minute away from the trail. That’s why we’ve whittled down the ever-growing list of online outdoor retailers to the 10 best sites out there. Whether you’re looking for the newest state-of-the-art hiking gadgets or a steal on a closeout sleeping bag, we’ll help you find what you need online.

What To Wear Hiking – The Ultimate Hiking Clothing Guide

What To Wear Hiking – The Ultimate Hiking Clothing Guide

Have always wanted to get into hiking but don’t know where to start? One of the first tasks you need to do before you hit the trail is to decide what to wear hiking. Can I wear my sneakers? Will this rain jacket be ok? If you aren’t sure what to wear, you aren’t alone, that’s one of the most common questions new hikers ask.

There are a lot of clothing options. Here at The Adventure Junkies, we understand how frustrating it may feel to review all these one by one. To help you out, we put together this ultimate hiking clothing guide. Whether it’s winter or summer, alpine peaks or tropical jungle, we’ve got you covered.

How To Get Started With Liveaboard Diving – FAQ

How To Get Started With Liveaboard Diving – FAQ

Are you shopping for your first liveaboard dive trip and don’t know where to begin? Here at The Adventure Junkies, we’ll answer your burning questions and deliver our top tips on how to get started with liveaboard diving today.

Onboard safaris are a great option for vacation divers hoping to maximize their time underwater. But, with hundreds of tempting itineraries available worldwide, it can be hard to know what to choose. Even the most experienced scuba divers face new challenges when booking a liveaboard.

If you are wondering where to go, how much to spend or whether you have what it takes to spend a week at sea, then you’ve come to the right place. Our helpful guide will answer these frequently asked questions and get you started planning your first trip.

7 Awesome Hiking Games For Kids

7 Awesome Hiking Games For Kids

You’ve convinced the kids that you’re going to have a great day hiking, but then the reality of a long, hot day starts to sink in. Having a selection of hiking games at your disposal is the perfect way of keeping the young ones both entertained and motivated, but where to start? Do you know which are the best hiking games for kids?

Here at The Adventure Junkies, we know how much it matters to instill a love of hiking in your children. We’ve dug deep into our own experiences and that of other hikers around the world to put together this list of seven hiking games for kids. Some of them are goofy, others are educational and together they will take your hiking experience to the next level!