Sun salutations: MSN ran my advice on the best places to linger at twilight.
|Land-Cruiser ad-hoc bar, near Joy's Camp, Samburu, Kenya. Image copyright www.amandacastleman.com.|
Brits have deep historical roots, but many just can’t stop looking at the stars, as my latest Yahoo article explores.
|Two weeks after Douglas Adams' death in 2001, readers began drying their tears with a show of solidarity. Now, they fly their towels each May 25. Image courtesy of Jill Furmanovsky and www.douglasadams.com.|
Posted by Amanda Castleman at 3:48 PM
Not every journey needs hardship to have meaning. In fact, seafarers have more often sought out good luck and still harbors. I grip my greenstone fishhook pendant, a gift from a Kiwi friend. Hei matau, the Maoris call it. A symbol of safe passage across water.
Read more of my spring Travelgirl feature on cruising New Zealand: pdf or via the magazine's digital version, pages 54-62.
|My latest Travelgirl feature covers the 14-day Holland-America New Zealand Discovery cruise, which includes Milford Sound and Napier, the world's Art Deco capital.|
Posted by Amanda Castleman at 10:25 AM
Today I groomed a horse until he blissed out and scratched his face on my belly at Tanque Verde Ranch near Tucson. Then we hit the arena, slaloming, doing barrel turns and even loping (well, a few steps, at least). Slowly, slowly, the tension from being bucked off two years ago, while on a cattle drive in the Cascades, starts to fade like an unambitious dust devil.
I may not be pirouetting like the Harmony With Horses Instructor Lisa Bedient – one of the finest riders and teachers I've ever seen. But I still bowleg out of the corral ready to enjoy, not just endure, rides again.
|Harmony With Horses Instructor Lisa Bedient at Tanque Verde Ranch near Tucson, AZ. |
Image copyright www.amandacastleman.com.
Posted by Amanda Castleman at 3:00 PM