Coaster Inflatable Kayak

California-based gear brand Retrospec is dedicated to making the outdoors more appealing to everyone, and their puncture-proof Coaster inflatable kayaks do exactly that. With a compact and portable design, the Coaster makes getting into and out of the water easier. It features paddles, a dual-action pump, removable fins, a carry bag, rear and front bungees to store extra gear and space for pets. The Coaster …

Oru Kayak’s Inlet Makes Kayaking More Accessible

Available on Kickstarter now, a 10 foot kayak that folds down to the size of a suitcase

Many desire time out on the water, but few have the space to store a boat or full-length kayak. Oru Kayak, on the other hand, aims to make kayaking more accessible. Their offerings, which fold down to manageable sizes, are inspired by origami and work the same as any other vessel. While they launched their first product on Kickstarter seven years ago, they return to …

Timber Cove Resort, Sonoma Coast

The newly restored venue encourages living "lightly" within the environment

The picturesque drive north to Timber Cove winds along Highway 1. Each twist and turn reveals jagged cliffs, majestic redwood trees, and a wide-open sky that alternates climates from overcast to sunny and blue. Looking out over the Pacific Ocean waves spray and sputter. While standing at one of the many lookouts on the cliffs a spurt of water just might be a grey whale …