As with anything in life, whether you want to go out on a beautiful, sunny day in a canoe or kayak is a matter of personal choice. There are many benefits to both and depending on personality, where you would like to go and what you want to do. Either could be conducive to your activities. Probably the biggest difference is where you want to go.
Personalizing and fitting your boat with your unique touches will allow you to get it to function in unfathomable ways. Your kayak is never complete without the right accessories! There are essential kayak accessories such as life vests and bilge pumps that will keep you safe while taking up little space. This is more important on long weekend trips when you need everything you can to stay safe out there.