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Big News at Small World: Don and Darcy are Back!

Small World Adventures (SWA), the longest standing whitewater outfitter in Ecuador, is now under new management. Previous owners, guidebook authors and Ecuador whitewater veterans Don Beveridge and Darcy Gaechter, have bought back their company three years after leaving. Joining them as co-owner is former SWA guide and friend Liam Kirkham. The team Don first kayaked in […]

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A letter of gratitude to Small World Adventures. Love, Jondachi Fest

One week ago, the community of Tena, Ecuador, hosted the second annual Jondachi Fest, a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven celebration of the free-flowing Jondachi River. Anyone who’s paddled in Ecuador is well aware of the unique abundance of magical whitewater. (And if you haven’t yet made it to Ecuador to kayak, there’s no better time than right […]

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Outdoor Retailer Trip Report.

Last week we headed to Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, UT. We were struck by the incredible amount of people and brands that made up the show. It was a sincere whirlwind of chaos, business transactions, product scoping and partying…business style. We decided to take to the streets (more like walk ways) of OR […]

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Quito, Jewel of the Andes

  Small World Adventures trips begin and end in Quito Ecuador. This Andean jewel is the worlds highest capitol city and at over 9,000 feet your lungs will agree as you explore. Situated in a long narrow valley and built on the east flank of the active volcano Pinchincha, Quito is home to roughly two […]

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Review: Recon 83 in Ecuador

Wavesport Recon 83 Review  Miguel dodging the massive hole at the bottom of Aspen Extreme and putting the Recon to the test in big water While Michael has been paddling with us in Ecuador this past month he’s been cultivating his alter-ego–Miguel–as well as cultivating what I see as a long-lasting relationship with his new […]

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Too Busy Kayaking, No Time for Blogging!

Tarquino enjoying typical scenery on his home river, the Upper Misahualli.  This photo was taken December 31st.  Not a bad way to end 2012 We’ve been so busy kayaking in Ecuador that we haven’t had anytime to blog about kayaking in Ecuador.  I’m averaging 29-30 days paddling per month since November, I think Don has […]

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