A few favorite articles are listed below, plus links to specific subdirectories.

Beyond the Lid of the World
Hidden Compass, Photos and text: traversing 1,600 miles and memories to bring a late writer’s wish to life

Dig Into Food-Upcycling Apps
Sierra: Digital solutions that save money and resources while slashing food waste’s massive emissions

Love in a Time of Abundance
Hidden Compass: Navigating grief with the Okavango Delta’s last generation of Bushmen hunter-gatherers

  • Winner of a Lowell Thomas silver, cultural tourism
  • Grand Silver for Best Travel Writing from Travelers’ Tales Solas Award
  • Featured in the magazine’s first legacy issue, May 2023

A close-up of an Okavango Delta lioness peering through tall grass at night. She's lit by headlights and has an intense, direct expression. Image copyright amandacastleman.com

Flipping the Diagnostic Playbook
New York Times (via T Brand Studios), July 2022
How genomics is rewriting children’s treatment journeys and medical outcomes

Eyeball to eyeball with Canada’s migrating salmonAn underwater shot of salmon in Shuswap Lake with cherry red bodies and moss-green heads. Image by Josh Humpbert
BBC Travel: My brain froze as I submerged into the cold water of British Columbia’s Shuswap Lake. But the discomfort paled as I watched sockeye salmon — hundreds of cherry-tinted fish with moss-green heads — swirl overhead like a kaleidoscope. At the end of an epic 4,000km journey, they were waiting to swim the final leg upstream to spawn and die.

Calm as a Hurricane’s Eye
Winner of a Lowell Thomas bronze, adventure
Road and Travel: Everything in Honduras is slow, slow as I’ve never experienced. Heat leaches muscle fiber, skeletal strength and all ambition. Coral sand grits under my bare feet, after the espadrilles unlace. Even the lightning pulses long and lazy on the ocean’s horizon. Tropical diving downshifts yet another gear, if such a thing is possible.

A street scene in Tombstone, Arizona. A re-enactor dressed as a prospector leans against a hitching point, while a tourist in athletic gear does a double-takeEvery day is a Wild West costume party in this town
National Geographic: Historic reenactors, frontier architecture, and mock cowboy shootouts make a visit to Tombstone, Arizona, feel like time travel.

At the Seashore with Medea
A Marriage Unravels in Athens
Greece, A Love Story: Plum shadows outline the Parthenon. This buttress of land, the art upon it — defying time and Turkish detonations — are so ancient. The moon even more so, a bruised apricot. My woes, suspended briefly between the two, have no weight.

Tangled up in Wild Blue
Single State of the Union: The ship slid from the dock, my dreams churning in its wake. I wanted so very badly to go, go, go, get gone from the tulip fields, the silage and sleech of Skagit Valley.

Close up of a glaring giant river otter. The animal is brown with a large white chest blaze and water droplets hanging from their whiskers. They're chasing a boat through brown water with gravel shoreline visible behind.Guyana: Running Naked in Paradise
Travelgirl Magazine, photos and text: From baby-cradle water lilies to stretch-limo river otters, South America’s only English-speaking country surprises. But can it push further — protecting its tropical rainforest and indigenous culture — with a clever carbon-offsetting plan?

Village People
Salon Magazine: Ye Olde England still exists in all its imagined splendour – that is, if you overlook the busted pipes and bigoted redneck neighbours.

Small, by choice: These radical downsizers find freedom in the tiny house life
Seattle Times, photos and text: Three-quarters of us greet spring by purging and polishing our homes, according to a 2022 American Cleaning Institute report. But for families like mine that have downsized into tinier dwellings, that process is more of a lifestyle choice than an annual end-of-winter event.

A little scarlet house with goldenrod trim, somewhat obscured beyond a mature maple with spring leaves. An atlas cedar archway, Little Free Library and bluebells complete the cute look!