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.

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...

Canada Day Photo Journey- Great Places to Soak in Nature

In honor of Canada's birthday, July 1st, get inspired to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Canada's natural spaces with these photos and travel tips. by Darley Newman Having traveled to film in Canada a few times for our Emmy-winning series Equitrekking, I've experienced th...

Equitrekking’s 50 State Trail Riding Project- USA Horse Trails

Have a cool horseback trail that you've explored? We are making it a goal to publish trail riding articles from every state on Equitrekking.com as a part of the "50 State Trail Riding Project". We want Equitrekking.com to serve as a resource for people who want to head out and horseback ride. ...

5 Great Ranches, Lodges & Vacations for Sporty Dads

Got a dad who loves the great outdoors? Check out these lodges, ranches and multi-sport vacations that cater to a father's love of fly-fishing, horseback riding, golf and more. by Darley Newman Years ago I took a father/ daughter trip to explore our family roots in Scandinavia. Both sides ...