Dominican Republic Horses

August 3rd, 2016|

When I travel to new destinations, I seek out new experiences and, ideally, horseback riding vacations. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. On my latest visit to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, I was there because I was on a cruise ship with Fathom Travel. I looked into a horseback riding shore excursion, […]

Gobi Gallop: Mongolia Meets Wyoming

April 13th, 2016|

Mongolia and Wyoming are about as far apart as you can image on a map, but what they have in common are wide open spaces and, for some, a nomadic way of life. To be sure, nomads in Wyoming are not at all the same as the herders living off the land in Mongolia. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Horses of Germany

December 23rd, 2015|

December is a magical time in the Christmas Markets of Germany. While I wasn’t able to go on a horseback riding vacation during this time of year, I didn’t have any trouble tracking down horses of a different color in the heart of Germany from Bamberg to Wurzburg.

In Bamberg, Germany, in Upper Franconia in […]

Horses of Cavalia Odysseo

December 16th, 2015|

Paintings of horses have been in existence for centuries. Having visited southwestern France with their famous prehistoric paintings of horses in Lascaux Caves, I can attest to mankind’s fascination with the four-legged animal. Recently, I was captivated by the beauty of horses coming to life from paintings on canvas at Cavalia Odysseo horse show. The […]

Vintage Photographer Lindsey Ross

November 25th, 2015|

I met vintage photographer Lindsey Ross in San Francisco during an event for Visit Santa Barbara. I had been a fan of Lindsey’s work, having found The Alchemistress on Instagram. Her unique tintype photo technique lends a vintage look to her works of art. I seized the opportunity to have her photograph me in my […]

Vancouver’s Stanley Park Horse Carriage

September 23rd, 2015|