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Your Guide to Equestrian Travel and Lodging Reviews

authored by award-winning journalist, Nancy D Brown
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Writing Horseback on Because of Horses Podcast

Listen up cowgirls and cowboys! Writing Horseback is on Because of Horses Podcast. That's right, my friend Elise Gaston Chand, the host of Because of Horses was kind enough to feature me on her equestrian podcast. This podcast for horse lovers features well-known people who blend their love of horses into their everyday lives. As a professional travel writer, I'm thrilled to incorporate my passion for travel with my love of horses. Nancy Brown listens to Writing Horseback on [...]

  • Looking out to Big Sky, Montana from Big Horn Peak near the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park from between my horse, Essie's ears.
  • Dog warms himself on the porch of Covered Wagon Ranch in Big Sky, Montana.
  • Three horses and riders from Covered Wagon Ranch cross the Taylor Fork River, northwest of Yellowstone National Park.

Review of Covered Wagon dude ranch, Montana

On a cool Sunday afternoon in late September I arrived at Covered Wagon Ranch in the Gallatin Valley. Big Sky country was beginning to experience the fall color change in western Montana. Nelly, the teacup [...]

  • Photo of Shadybrook Estate Winery, vineyards and the horse barn at Napa Valley Trail Rides. Rolling hills of Napa Valley in the distance.

Napa Valley Trail Rides and Wine Tasting

With 3.85 million tourists visiting Napa Valley each year, Napa has wine tasting down to a science. There are over 500 wineries in the Napa Valley, however, one can only taste so many wines. Why [...]

  • Cowgirl Chriss Fife horseback riding in Alta Vista Vineyards in Sonoma, California with blue sky above.

Sonoma Wine Country Trail Rides

  "In riding a horse we borrow freedom," that quote from Helen Thompson are words that I live by. In my Northern California city, I'm fortunate to live near wine country. Lucky for me, and [...]

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Landeszeughaus, World’s Largest Armory Museum

While I wouldn't call myself a Game of Thrones fangirl, who doesn't love a knight in shining armor? Inside Landeszeughaus, the world's largest armory museum, you'll find 32,000 pieces of weaponry. Racks of suits of [...]

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