About Nancy D. Brown

Professional Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown has had a lifelong passion for horses. With this site she combines her love of travel with her expertise in finding the best equestrian travel deals and bringing you honest lodging reviews. Follow me and check out my blog. Come find me on Google+.

Remembering Western Travel Through Coloring

February 24th, 2016|

Have you heard about adult coloring? It’s the latest hobby for grownups. I discovered coloring when looking for a way to relax before bedtime. My mind tends to race, keeping me from sleeping. After reading that adult coloring quiets the mind, I gave it a try and my sleep quality improved.

When I color, my mind […]

The Cowgirl Way

February 17th, 2016|

As a young girl I envisioned myself as a cowgirl. Our family didn’t own a horse ranch, nor did either of my parents grow up with horses, but they supported my dream to own a horse. From my first Quarter Horse in the fifth grade, to my last horse before I went off to college, […]

Horseback Riding Vacation Down Under

February 10th, 2016|

Have you seen more than 50 shades of gray outside and are experiencing some major winter blues?
This winter, trade that all in for turquoise blue beaches, horseback riding in the Indian Ocean with dolphins, warm summer temperatures, cool glasses of superior wine, fantastic foods after a long bush ride and a laid-back atmosphere and culture […]

Cowgirl Christy Lewis

February 3rd, 2016|

John Wayne and Roy Rogers may be well known in the cowboy world, but Actress Dale Evans and Sharpshooter Annie Oakley were just as important to the western frontier. It’s true, I’m a feminist, so I like to tip my cowboy hat to cowgirls whenever I get the chance. Today I’m giving a hat tip […]

Cowboy Dave Thornbury

January 27th, 2016|

I first met Dave Thornbury at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park. Dressed in leather chaps, cowboy boots, a Western shirt, red scarf and straw hat, he is the real McCoy. He is as comfortable working with leather hides, as he is swinging a rope. The cowboy and custom chapmaker grew […]

Walk of Western Stars

January 20th, 2016|

If it’s true that every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings, then it follows that every time a cowboy’s spur hits the ground a cowboy gets a star. The stars are scattered about on the streets of downtown Newhall, California. Known as the Newhall Walk of Western Stars, each year at the […]

Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides

January 13th, 2016|

Just outside of Santa Barbara, behind electronic gates and ivy covered walls, polo ponies and dressage horses wait to be groomed and fed. Their owners, grooms or trainers, dressed neatly in designer boots and breeches, concentrate on the stride of their horses hooves and the suppleness in their bodies. Travel a little further afield and […]

Herschell Carousel in Santa Barbara, CA

January 6th, 2016|

On a recent trip to Southern California I discovered Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, full of artists, breweries and great restaurants. What I didn’t expect to find in this part of town was an Allan Herschell Carousel. Built in 1916, the Herschell Carousel at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara, California is one of only three […]

Horseback Riding in Corfu, Greece

December 30th, 2015|

Most people come to the beautiful island of Corfu in Greece to enjoy the sunshine, the beaches and of course the food and wine. But there is so much more to do here, with our splendid World Heritage ‘Old Town’, incredible, dramatic scenery and a rich culture and history to explore.

A fantastic way to […]