Darley riding in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, photo courtesy Equitrekking  Cover photo: Darley with meerkats in Botswana, courtesy Equitrekking  (true, they’re not horses… but they’re so CUTE!)

Darley riding in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, photo courtesy Equitrekking

Cover photo: Darley with meerkats in Botswana, courtesy Equitrekking
(true, they’re not horses… but they’re so CUTE!)

equitrekking’s emmy-winning travel host and rider
darley newnan

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Airing September 27, 2019

Darley recalls her best and worse vacation experiences:
The best was eating dinner with my future husband on Ile Saint-Louis in Paris. We went to this restaurant where the woman who greeted us and then waited on us was also the cook! It took forever, but it was really romantic and quaint and the food was delicious.
The worst was being thrown from a moving train around Lake Balaton in Hungary.

Darley Newman is a travel expert, published author, and the host, writer, and producer of Equitrekking, the Emmy-Award winning PBS TV series, and Travels with Darley on PBS, Create TV and on AOL, MSN Travel, Huffington Post, Amazon, and over 2000 partner sites.

Darley has spent the past few years traveling the globe, riding horses with local people in awe-inspiring locations ranging from Iceland to Botswana to Costa Rica to Hawaii. In her quest to showcase each destination from a local’s perspective, Darley provides viewers with authentic, culturally enticing experiences that they can recreate on their own. Broadcast across the US and in over 83 countries worldwide, each Equitrekking episode takes Darley and her viewers on a journey with local people to the best adventure hotspots, restaurants, cities and nature escapes. 

Darley has been honored with five Daytime Emmy Award nominations for hosting, writing and producing Equitrekking, alongside media moguls Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. She received the North American Travel Journalist Award two years in a row for Best Travel Broadcast and the Merit Award for Best Travel Book. She was recently honored with the Inspiring Woman Award from Women in Philanthropy and Leadership. She has been profiled in USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, NPR and makes appearances in her role as Contributing Editor to Budget Travel magazine on NBC's The Today Show and The Weather Channel.

Darley’s experiences have ranged from the exotic and challenging to invigorating and serene. Getting charged by an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, climbing an eleven-story tree in the Costa Rican rainforest, whiskey tasting in Scotland, dogsledding in Quebec, whitewater rafting in Alaska, surfing in Ireland, rappelling down a waterfall in Jordan, and zip lining on Maui are just some of the exhilarating adventures she’s enjoyed to help educate and excite her dedicated fans.

An entrepreneur and award-winning travel book author, Darley has hosted segments for Ralph Lauren TV, Starz Networks Encore Channels, international networks in the UK, Ireland, Japan and France, and covered the White House for The Talk Radio News Service. She’s produced for CBS, PBS, and various documentaries and series, and received her B.A. in Electronic Media and International Business and Cultures from The George Washington University.
 
She is also the founder of EquitrekkingTravel.com, featuring exceptional equestrian vacations, Top20Ranches.com, featuring great ranch vacations, and Equitrekking.com, the companion website to the Emmy-winning TV show. Her ability to create her dream job from the ground up got her featured in the book, How’d You Score that Gig, a Guide to the Coolest Jobs.

Darley enjoying a campfire with her Bedouin host, photo courtesy Equitrekking.

Darley enjoying a campfire with her Bedouin host, photo courtesy Equitrekking.