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Credit card fees explained

Effective Monday 15 January, 2024, Globetrotting will be charging the following fees for credit card payments. These credit card fees will not exceed the fees charged by Pin Payments (the processor) and are referenced. All payments made with credit and debit cards will attract a surcharge based on the currency in which payment is made […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Africa - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Africa

Horse riding holidays foster a deep respect for the incredible landscapes, animals and people that we are fortunate to encounter. Travelling as globetrotters, we can rest easy knowing that we’re boosting the local economy and treading lightly on the land. But it’s up to us to ensure the rest of our trip is carried out […]

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Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Europe

Covid has opened humanity’s eyes to the beauty of slow travel. We’ve realised the importance of valuing the quality of our experiences far more than the quantity. Multi-ride vacations are a growing trend. And horse riding holidays are the ultimate form of low, slow travel: they’re immersive, sustainable, deeply rewarding AND if you plan your […]

Low, Slow Travel on Horseback: Australia & New Zealand - Globetrotting horse riding holidays

Low & Slow Travel on Horseback: Australia & New Zealand

What do you picture when you think of post-Covid travel, globetrotters? If you’re anything like us, this pandemic has opened your eyes to the beauty of slow travel – the kind of trip that’s less about seeing as much as possible and more about experiencing as deeply as possible. Truly being right where you are. […]

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How to Avoid International Transaction Fees

Arguably, the two most irritating aspects of paying by card while travelling overseas are ATM fees (seriously, I only need €20 and you want to charge me €3 to access it?!) and checking your card statement to find a series of international transaction fees underlining every purchase. I end up looking about as cheerful as […]

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A Day Spent in Alice Springs

If you’re booked on the life-changing Desert Brumby Safari in the red heart of Australia, you’ll most likely be meeting your hosts in Alice Springs to be transferred to Kings Creek Station – and returning to ‘Alice’, as she’s known, on your way home, too. Rather than simply passing by, why not take the opportunity […]

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A Day Spent in Taupo

Booked a saddle seat on our epic River Valley Ride? Great choice, globetrotter – you’re in for a treat! We highly recommend that all guests on this ride book accommodation in Taupo for both the night before and the night after their horse riding holiday so that there’s no stress about getting to or from […]

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Off the Horse in County Monaghan

So you’ve taken the plunge! You’ve booked that fairytale riding holiday and you’re counting down the days until your Castle & Estate Ride in Ireland. Your riding (or non-riding!) partner is keen to come along and you’re both wondering about what activities are on offer. Well, wonder no more! You can stay right inside the […]

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A Day Spent in Paihia

The seaside town of Paihia is the perfect base for exploring in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands region. If you’re riding on the Twin Coast Adventure, we recommend spending the nights immediately before and after your ride in Paihia so you’re not rushed getting to and from the airport. But to be honest, globetrotters, if […]

Why choose a guided Globetrotting horse riding holiday

Why Choose a Guided Globetrotting Ride?

A lot of our globetrotters are solo female riders who may not have the confidence to travel by themselves. They prefer to join us on a guided ride, letting us take the guesswork out of travelling to a unknown country so they can relax. Our guests love that we take the hard work out of […]

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A Day Spent in Edinburgh

So you’ve booked yourself a spot on the Scottish Borders Ride, or perhaps the Thirlestane Castle Ride. I’m so excited for you! Scotland is going to knock your tartan socks off! And while you’re there, it’s quite likely you’ll be wanting to spend some time in Edinburgh. There’s way more to see and do than […]


Looking the Part in South America: the Poncho

Have you ever ridden in a poncho? When I visit a new country I try to immerse myself in the horse culture choosing to ride in the traditional tack (even if a English saddle is available) and dress in the clothing that is inherent to that region. It makes sense that the horsemen have perfected their […]

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Our Guide to Travel Insurance for Horse Riding Holidays

Travel insurance is compulsory on all Globetrotting rides, regardless of whether you’re travelling within your home country or abroad. It’s absolutely imperative to be covered by travel insurance so that you have a safety net in case unexpected circumstances arise. Travel insurance can cover you for financial losses caused by a wide range of events […]

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A day spent in Reykjavik

For those intrepid adventurers who have taken the plunge and booked our Icelandic Wilderness Adventure or the Touch of the Highlands Ride, your first port of call in this land of fire and ice will be Reykjavik. This city would have to be one of the most delightful capitals you’ll ever have the privilege to […]


A Trip to Living Legends

For many of our globetrotters booked on our Craig’s Hut & High Country Ride or Howqua River Ride, a visit to Living Legends in Melbourne might be on your agenda either before or after your trip. Here are some background details about what you can expect from your visit to this fantastic centre. Based at […]

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Don’t Leave Home Without… a Cash Card

If you’re travelling out of your home country for a holiday, it’s always a good idea to take a travel money card for your everyday transactions and cash withdrawals. The main benefit of travel money cards (also called cash cards, cash passports or currency cards) is that they are not directly connected to your bank account. […]


A Day Spent in Nairobi

A lot of our globetrotters who book on the Maasai Mara safari have one or two days to spend in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, either before or after their ride. With that said, I thought I would put together a list of my favourite things to do in Nairobi which all circulate around the affluent […]


A Day Spent in Queenstown

Have you booked yourself on our popular Glenorchy Back Country Ride through New Zealand’s scenic South Island? You will be flying in and out of Queenstown and most likely staying for one or two days in this amazing city. Surrounded by the Remarkables Mountain range and framed by the lazy inlets of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown […]


A Day Spent in Vancouver

If you have booked yourself on our lodge ride or pack trip in British Columbia, Canada, chances are you will have a day or two to spare to spend in the beautiful city of Vancouver before or after your ride. So to make life easier for you, we have come up with a list of […]


A Day Spent in Ulaanbaatar

Are you heading off on a Globetrotting holiday to Mongolia? Can I just start by saying I am green with envy, it’s one of our favourite riding destinations and we have such incredible memories of our time spent in this part of the world. If you’re after an adventure, you WILL NOT be disappointed! You […]

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A Day Spent in Buenos Aires

‘Sexy, alive and supremely confident.’ That’s how the Lonely Planet describes Buenos Aires, and we would have to agree. Spend even a small amount of time here and this beautiful city will get under your skin. If you are heading off on perhaps one of our favourite rides, The Patagonia Trail or Sierras Chicas in Argentina, […]