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5 Reasons Experiences Make Better Gifts

Looking to up your holiday game? Look to science. A new study done at Cornell University called Waiting for Merlot: Anticipatory Consumption of Experiential and Material Purchases gives us a few insights into how to make the most of our hard earned money when we give to friends and family. “Experiential purchases (money spent on doing), ie. Kayak Tours tend to provide more enduring happiness than material purchases (money spent on having).” “Consumers derive value from anticipation, and that value tends to be greater for experiential than for material purchases.” So…that cave kayak tour gift  you give to someone during the holiday season will have them in anticipation until summer.  Sounds like a winner. Science says your bond will benefit, too.  Want to make sure your relationship still feels new and exciting? Keep doing new and exciting things with your…

Austin Kayak Tours

After a fun summer, we made some moves to start Austin kayak tours called Lone Star Kayak Tours.  These kayak tours will be in-between Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.  The two tours will be a kayak tour of the Congress city Bat Bridge during May through October and a kayak trip of San Marcos River, just in-between the…

Ten Celebrities Tweet Their Love For Door County Kayak Tours

1. Bill Gates: Bill left a good tip. *hint, hint ;)* 2. Shakira: Always trust your hips, Shakira. 3. Aaron Rodgers: Kayaking offers a great full body workout! 4. Ellen DeGeneres: Thanks Ellen, we try. 5. Beyonce: Even Queen Bey came on a tour. 6. NASA: So since last week? We’ll take what we get….

3 Cool Door County Secret Sites

Ancient Door County By Kayak As the resident anthropologist on the team at DCKT, I wanted to mention a few of the exciting elements of ancient Door County you can see and experience by kayak. Door County is home to a number of interesting cultural sites, some dating back to prehistoric times! Many people are…

Door County Stone Totems

When I go, the beach rocks welcome me.  In there puzzling look, they beckon to be played with.  Stacked, balanced, leaned, totemed. Those kid games never grow old, skipping stones, stacking rocks, throwing moss.  It took us into our 30’s to create the game avalanche, but that is a game to only be shared by…

Why Door County is the best location for learning to Paddle Board

Door County is a great spot to learn to paddle board Wave riding on Paddle boards is the goal of many riders. There is a logical progression for you to work on in order to safely enjoy the challenging conditions. Your posture and technique are the keys to comfort and reduced energy expenditure. Having all…

Clark Lake & Logan Creek

Hey everyone, It’s Whitney again, reporting that today was my first day on the water in Door County! Below is a picture of us on our way to our launch new location, Clark Lake. We had the opportunity to take an extraordinary group of students from UW-Platteville and UW-Madison beginning near Clark Lake Road and ending at Logan Creek Nature…

Why Door County Paddleboard Yoga will challenge you!

Paddleboard Yoga is your next amazing challenge to yourself New this year at Door County Kayak Tours…YOGA! Yoga is being introduced as an excellent complement to your paddle this year at Door County Kayak Tours. If you’ve ever been kayaking with us or at all, you know the muscles needed to paddle. Yoga is being…

Boy Scout & Girl Scout Kayaking Merit Badge Requirements

Check off your Kayak Merit Badge in Door County Hey Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts! I remember the first time I went kayaking…My uncle, a kayak guide at the time invited me out on a kayak tour with his group. I was quite nervous, being only 13, it was tough to keep up with the…

Top 5 Kayaking Spots in Door County!

See some photos on our Door County Kayak Tours Flickr photo page There are so many places to kayak around the peninsula, make sure to check out our Door County Map to explore more areas! #5…Plum Island

Kitesurfing Lessons

Kitesurfing Lessons in Door County When I learned to fly a practice kite I found myself constantly resisting the pull from the kite. Leaning backwards so I would not go flying forward. My first experiences body dragging have taught me to think of the kite in a completely different way. For those who do not…

Door County Birding Opportunities with our Eco-Tour

Aviary Invasion If you are a fan of the aviary variety, then Door County is a good place to do your gawking.  Whether you’re looking for Cardinals, Vultures, Pelicans, Hawks, Eagles and/or the ever available Seagulls, there is something to be seen if you have an eye on the sky.  My bird book has taken…

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