Posted by Nancy D. Brown

Horseback Riding Vacation at Kay El Bar RanchHappy Birthday to me.

I’m back from Wickenburg, Arizona where I enjoyed a pre-birthday celebration in January with Trisha Miller of Travel Writers Exchange and the cowboys of Kay El Bar Ranch.

Travel plans to look forward to in 2010:

January press trip to Ojai with a stay at Su Nido all suites boutique hotel, a spa treatment at The Day Spa of Ojai and hopefully some horseback riding.

February, I’m off to Cody, Wyoming as a guest of the Park County Travel Council. I’ll stay at the Chamberlin Inn, visit the Buffalo Bill Museum and would love to stop in on the Dude Ranchers’ Association to meet Executive Director Colleen Hudson.


Wells Fargo World Ice Art Championship photo Kris WilsonMarch you’ll find me in Anchorage, Alaska for the start of the Iditarod Race with the folks at Alaska Travel Industry Association. Then I’m off to Fairbanks, Alaska to check out the World Ice Art Championships.

I think I’ll be sleeping at The Wedgewood Resort and I’m truly hoping that the owners of Apocalypse Design take pity on this woefully under-prepared California girl and let me test drive one of their Alpine Parkas.

April  What’s in store for me?

MayI hope to be flying from San Francisco to Germany with Air Berlin’s new non-stop flights to Dusseldorf and go horseback riding from one bed and breakfast to the next.

June Our daughter graduates from high school and our son graduates from 8th grade. Then I’m off to network with fellow travel bloggers at TBEX ’10 in New York, June 26-27.


Fjord horse photo courtesy of Moods of NorwayAugust Crossing my fingers that Harald Hansen of Innovation Norway will arrange for my visit on board The Hurtigruten. My birthday wish will come true if I get to ride a Fjord horse in Norway.






Horseback Riding Vacations

Have you noticed a horse theme throughout this post? I’ve launched a new blog, Writing Horseback and look forward to riding as much as possible in 2010. If you like horseback riding vacations, please join my Writing Horseback Facebook Fan Page.

Looks like I have plenty of travel slots to fill. Where will your travels take you in 2010? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.