Tag Archive 'Travel'

I’ve decided that buying airfare in 2018 is a bit like trying to prepare your own taxes.  It requires time, patience, the need for good glasses to read the fine print and a large dose of hope that when you click “purchase” you’ve actually bought what you need. In the old days, buying airfare was […]

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Wishing you and your families (all of them) a peaceful season and magical New Year. Cinemax – As featured in The Chronicle of the Horse annual Holiday Pets Gallery Photo Credit: Capturing Moments by Carol Pedersen   I have quite a few friends that subscribe to the idea of choosing a word to be the […]

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People often ask us what sources we recommend for purchasing flights, how we handle long haul flights, should they rent a car for spending extra days and a myriad of other questions.  So with that in mind, I want to share some of the things we recommend (and also personally use) when planning our own […]

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Follow in the paths the herdsmen created hundreds of years ago and still use today –  the so called “Camino Real”.  Winding through the north eastern part of Catalonia, in summer these paths make their way up towards the Pyrenees, where the herds graze after wintering in the mild coastal areas. The round, polished, soft, high […]

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When I was a kid (and even a young adult) you could go meet your out of town relatives and friends at the airport upon arrival – at the gate (gasp!).  Some of you (of a certain age) will recall how easy this was – you just walked into the airport and moseyed on down […]

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Scotland

Fort William, sections of the Great Glen Way, forests and wild untamed mountains – this trail showcases the Highlands in all their glory.  You will ride through the areas of Invergarry, Glen Affric and Kintail finishing your week in the brooding shadow of Liathach and Ben Eighe, some of the highest mountains in the United […]

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Scotland

Based on the fabulous series of books by Diana Gabaldon which are set in the Highlands. These breaks offer a mixture of riding through the real Highland landscape in which the stories are set, and days spent out of the saddle, visiting the ‘must see’ places associated with the story that we simply can’t get […]

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Scotland

Two options await for an amazing Scottish equestrian vacation – one route follows the northern route of the Scottish Highlands and the other route follows the southern route – TWO great options, ONE fantastic country! There is no better way to experience this rugged and beautiful landscape than on a horse. Fast and fun gallops, […]

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New Year’s Eve in France

Ring in a true “Bonne Annee” in the countryside made famous by Peter Mayle in A Year in Provence. Ride through ancient stone villages by day and toast the New Year by night. With wonderful French cuisine and fun riding, this will be a New Year to remember. Highlights include: Fun riding in the foothills […]

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New Year

This New Year’s Eve, toast all of your friends back home from horseback in Spanish countryside. Located in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park in southeastern Andalusia – you will enjoy the New Year in an amazing way. The area of Analusia is the most sunny in Europe, and the perfect place for a great […]

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Golf CCD

December 19? Really? I cannot figure out where this year has gone, it has completely slipped away with many great trips, a lot of laughs and a few tears. How did that happen?? First, I want to thank all of you – each one. To those that traveled this year, thank you for placing your trust in us to provide […]

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On a recent trip to sunny CA for an equestrian event, I had my bags packed, ate dinner early enough to get to bed at 9:30PM so that I could rise at 3:30AM leaving myself enough time to arrive at Laguradia Airport by 5:00AM for my flight.  Sound a little crazy?  Well, like you, I […]

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Well, you are in good company!  In North America alone there are over 23 million folks that own or ride horses on a regular basis.  And of those folks, about 80% travel either with their horses or to places that have horseback riding. Additionally, there are many folks that rode when they were younger and […]

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Australia’s Beach and Bush Ride

Gallop down expansive sandy beaches, frolic in the surf, ride with a talented horseman (and yes folks – Alex and Guy MacLean are longtime friends! Ask Stacey to send you a copy of the video she took of Guy performing in Noosa in 2007), try cattle mustering, and to see a country that is every bit […]

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Italy’s Roman Countryside Ride

Amid rolling hills and fertile countryside just 30 minutes by train from Rome, this ride is a perfect combination of trail riding with the chance to hone your skills too. Nestled between the lakes of Bracciano and Martingano, the Country Relais I Due Laghi has hosted guests of most discriminating palates in their well appointed […]

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