I found the Pushkar Camel Fair touristy & disappointing, but that didn’t stop me from experiencing cultural & spiritual riches beyond my expectations.
June 2016: I’m retracing a childhood road trip to Atlantic Canada, to showcase the beauty of natural, wild places, as part of The Ripple Movement.
The people at Kosi Valley Retreat in Kumaon, India help you access and enjoy the Himalayas, a spectacular region of soaring peaks and pristine forests.
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Mirabai ExpeditionIn the final instalment of the Mirabai Expedition series, I reach remote Dwarka, on the coast of Gujarat, and discover the key to the Mirabai mystery.
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Mirabai ExpeditionPart 4 of the Mirabai Expedition takes me to mighty Chittorgarh Fort and romantic Udaipur in Rajasthan where I discover the reality of her life as royalty.
Amid all the bad news, let’s celebrate the strength and beauty of women in India (and everywhere) on International Women’s Day. Thanks to all the women who have helped me on my journeys.
This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Aurovalley AshramFood is part of the spiritual practise at Aurovalley Ashram, where conscious eating and responsible choices help sustain a healthy ecology.
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Mirabai ExpeditionThird stop on the Mirabai Expedition is in central Rajasthan, where she was born and raised, and where I start to find the essential feminine in her story.
Women explorers and travellers don’t always get the attention they deserve. Here are some fearless women worth reading about.
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Mirabai ExpeditionOn days 2 and 3 of the Mirabai Expedition, in Vrindavan and Agra, I start to surrender to the rhythm of the pilgrimage and begin to find my way.
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Mirabai ExpeditionMy 1st stop on the Mirabai Expedition to follow in the 16th century poet’s footsteps across North India finds me lost in the dusty town of Krishna’s youth.
How to write about your travels in foreign lands without putting your foot in it. Pro tips for avoiding cliches, stereotypes & offending locals.