Memoirs and writing by Doug Woodward on the history of paddling in the US and traveling with children and raising them to love and explore the outdoors.
The Woodward and Severin family offers a few sparks that we hope will fan your own flames of enthusiasm for leaving the super-highway of modern life. Instead, why not join us as we travel the byways of adventure, following the intriguing paths which so often elude us.
Wherever Waters Flow, A Lifelong Love Affair With Wild Rivers (2006) embraces author Doug Woodward’s passion for moving water, both as a challenge to the paddler and as a gateway to wilder, lesser-known country. Following the siren call of remote rivers and lakes, from Alaska to New Zealand, Woodward takes you into territory of incredible beauty as well as quite a few hair-raising adventures. Learn the true story surrounding James Dickey’s thriller, Deliverance, and paddle with Jimmy Carter as he canoes and kayaks the whitewater of the Chattooga River.
You Took The Kids Where? Adventuring While Your Children Are Young (available early 2017) presents a rare generational time span in which to evaluate the results of raising a family in an alternative environment, one which de-emphasizes the pursuit of wealth and power. Having made possible, almost from birth, wilderness experiences for their children, Trish Severin and Doug Woodward also have taken them into living situations with families in countries and cultures who live much more simply than we do in the US. Is their family philosophy worth emulating? Decide for yourself as you read not only the words of Trish and Doug looking back, but words from their children as young adults looking forward.