One of this summer’s hottest travel trends, river cruises are great ways to take in some of the most captivating landscapes in the world—think Cambodia’s Mekong and Peru’s Amazon. Perhaps the only better way to enjoy these exotic environments is by paddle, becoming one with the surrounding falls and white-water rapids. We recommend taking the American-made, 9-and-a-half-foot Glide Lochsa Whitewater board ($1,299) out for a thrilling journey on your favorite waterway. Glide tapped its 40 years of kayak-building experience when designing the 35-pound SUP, ensuring the board can make easy eddy line transitions and giving it a bullet nose for smooth exits out of white-capped rapids. The board is treated with a durable coating to withstand the river’s abrasive elements. Glide also makes an adjustable paddle ($199) that pairs well with the SUP and ensures a powerful stroke thanks to its fiberglass shaft and reinforced blade.