1. DertyDers

    Down the Mississippi in rat rod canoe sailboatQuestion 

    So I’ve been drawing up the plan for years now and this summer I’m going to achieve the goal of making it down the Mississippi River in canoes. The plan has evolved and my girlfriend Destinee and I are gonna try something a little crazy. We want to convert back and forth between two canoes and a...
  2. Matt Derrick

    An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River CommunitiesNews & Blogs 

    Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. BY JONATHAN CAREY MARCH 07, 2019 An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities Made from recycled materials, Modes’s shantyboat can weather the storms. WES MODES/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 THE RIVERS OF THE UNITED...
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    Suspension bridge in Mississippi
  4. beginnavagabond

    Decisions: Seasonal work for international travel money or attempt to travel on the cheap end

    I'm debating whether or not I should do seasonal work so I can travel this summer. The only con to that is I won't get much hitchhiking experience (I guess I could hitch there but that's not what I really want.) I really want to attempt to hitchhike because I've put it off for so long and I just...
  5. Matt Derrick

    How shantyboats helped build a cultureNews & Blogs Video 

    A great video about the project by Kirsten Dirksen “I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable” – “Dry Salvages”, T.S. Eliot Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a...
  6. The Heron and the frog

    Curious coyote

    It is more than 2 years since I left for my first big adventure and I still recall certain memories sometimes. The trip has made me strong and unafraid to venture into new adventures. The beauty of it all sometimes comes to me in aid and motivates me to continue because I do remember that it...
  7. CelticWanderer

    Questions-Houseboating down the Mississippi?

    Alright, so I recently broke my foot real bad (funny story, thatone) and managed to land a nice job in jewelry repair so I'm makin a good bit of money. Now, cause of my foot i'm pretty much grounded here, can't travel, but what I can do is save up shit loads of money. So my question is, anyone...