Darley’s Travel Blog

Darley Newman is the three-time Daytime Emmy-nominated host and producer of the internationally broadcast Equitrekking television series. Darley shares stories of traveling to destinations as close to home as Virginia and as far-flung as Botswana—horse riding, hiking, biking, dog-sledding and having active, equestrian adventures with local people.

Colorado Adventure at C Lazy U Ranch

At C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Granby, Colorado, I truly stepped out of my comfort zone: Taking a leap of faith on their challenge course, throwing hatchets, trying archery, country line dancing, and topping it all off at the nature-inspired spa with a classic massage and soak in a big copper tub. ...

Smithsonian PBS Debut: Hong Kong and Macao

On August 1st, I'll be presenting our never-before-seen Hong Kong and Macao PBS episode with Smithsonian Associates at the Ripley Center in Washington, DC. This is a ticketed event that will sell out! I really enjoy connecting with people live and getting to debut our new PBS episode at the Smit...

Where to Ride in 2019: Droolworthy Riding Vacations

Let's face it. There are lots of great places to horseback ride around the world, so as we look to 2019, we had a hard time picking just a few to steer you towards. So this year, we're working to inspire you with bucket list destinations and fabulous photos so you can dream, plan and le...

Haunted Ranches & Castles for Horseback Riding If You Dare

In honor Halloween and those who love "Ghost Hunters," check out these two great places to enjoy a horseback riding vacation... that just may be haunted!  After visiting ranch and riding vacation destinations for over a decade, you can bet that I've come across some haunted dude ranch...

View Fall Colors on Horseback on Ranch and Riding Vacations

As summer winds down, we have another great thing to which we can look forward... fall colors! Check out these great ranches and horseback riding vacations where you can view the changing leaves from on horseback.  by Darley Newman A beautiful rural scene from the Mad River Valley with the ...

Top Ranches & Horseback Riding Vacations with Pools for Kids

Anyone who's traveled with kids knows that an awesome pool is a very welcome amenity. Check out these ranches and horseback riding vacations with great pools for kids... and adults. by Darley Newman Want to ride horses and stay at a ranch, resort or horse riding vacation spot with a nice pool ...

Happy 40th Anniversary to the Kentucky Horse Park

The Kentucky Horse Park is celebrating its 40th year anniversary! The park, which opened in 1978, is a horse lover's theme park, playing host to 140 horses at any given time and sometimes more. This working horse farm has a twice daily Parade of Breeds Show, showcasing horse breeds from around...

Between the Ears- Equitrekking Photos from around the World

Some of our favorite "between the ears" photos from riding the world while filming for Equitrekking, the Emmy-winning PBS TV series. by Darley Newman Seeing the world through the ears of a horse is a special way to travel, taking you places that vehicles can't reach and that would take qui...