To keep on top of what
is going on, I find myself getting lots of mailings from outfitters and
paddling schools from around the world. I'm on lots of
mailinglists and to be honest, I usually disappointed with about 98% them. I'm mean come on,
it is your primary mean of advertisement and promotion and you don't even take
the time to send a lousy photo or a funny story to keep me interested? Hey company
owners, want to see a good example? Go to Naturally Superior Adventures
on their mailing list.
Enough ranting. I don't know what got into me. Sorry about that...
Two things caught my
eye in NSA's latest mailing.
They are helping to sponsor
a contest looking for the most "Urban" couple. Here is the description:
panel-selected winning couple will be taken on a guided, all-inclusive five-day
kayaking adventure on Lake Superior. A
cameraman will follow along, filming the adventure, with the footage later
being released on the Internet as a series of reality-TV style
Think you could make the cut? Nominate
. Don't tell your partner just in case you get picked. Now that will
make for some great reality TV...
What else if fun in their newsletter...Oh
yes, they are planning a really cool trip. They are offering a Voyageur Canoe
Musical Tour from Rossport,
Ontario to the Red Rock Folk and
Blues Festival. You get to travel in a 36 foot Voyageur Canoe with everybody in
a fun and relaxing atmosphere. The best part is that this musical journey will
be hosted by Ian Tamblyn.
has been a musician,
songwriter, playwright and producer for many years. He has recorded several
albums and countless soundtracks for theater and film. In recent years, Ian has
had a close association with adventure travel and scientific expeditions. These
travels have taken him from the icebergs of Greenland to the underwater world
I can imagine what the campfire sing-songs
would sound like. Awesome. As somebody who has guided several trips using a
voyageur canoe, there is no better way to travel. Hand-down the most relaxing
trip I have ever worked on. More info here