1. The Oriente, Ecuador
|Dawn along the Rio Shiripuno,|
in Ecuador's Oriente.
2. Belize Barrier Reef
My first foray into sea-kayaking, took place at this UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1991. Great trip, we spent five days cay-hopping out to the reef - the second largest in the world - and back, camping on desert islands, snorkeling and learning the secrets of a good rum punch. Lots of outfitters run trips here.
|Camping in the Everglades:|
no swamps to be seen, anywhere.
7. The Mangroves of
I've never really trusted those "sit-on-top" kayaks after spending an afternoon trying to stay atop one in the surf at