She is the host, producer and creator of Travels with Darley on PBS, Amazon Prime and international broadcast networks. A pioneer in new media, the series also appears as video shorts and 360 videos on AOL, MSN and over 2,000 partner sites. She created the globally recognized brand and Emmy-winning Equitrekking series, which broadcasts on PBS and networks in over 85 countries, including Horse & Country TV in Europe and the Tabi Channel, a division of Turner Broadcasting in Japan.
Recognized in Forbes for her “PBS Travel Empire” and most recently on France’s largest news network for her work in driving tourism to France through her series, she consistently innovates as a media entrepreneur, storyteller and adventurer. Cited by BusinessWeek back in 2006 for her niche dive into online travel video with Brightcove, most recently she’s teamed up with top media and brand partners including The Washington Post for Facebook Lives, Scripps Networks Interactive for a digital original series and AOL, MSN and state and country tourism boards to gain traction and views with immersive 360 content. A popular speaker, her presence is sought after for events, including at exclusive Embassy and Consular parties and screening events, lectures at the Smithsonian, keynotes for Governor’s Conferences on Tourism, educational events on Capitol Hill, international conferences and in small USA towns and international locations.
She’s spent over a decade riding horses around the world and penned the “Equitrekking: Travels Adventures on Horseback” book, published by Chronicle Books, documenting her journey. 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 through her multi-platform series.
Darley’s travel experiences have ranged from the exotic and challenging to invigorating and serene. Getting charged by an elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, whisky tasting in Scotland, biking through Brussels, horseback riding with gauchos in Uruguay and dining with award-winning chefs are just some of the interesting adventures she’s enjoyed to help educate and excite her dedicated fans, who travel in her footsteps and take the trips featured on her series.
She has been honored with five Daytime Emmy Award nominations for hosting, writing and producing, 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 received the Inspiring Woman Award from Women in Philanthropy and Leadership, multiple Telly Awards, the Caribbean Tourism Award for Best Travel Broadcast and has been profiled in leading media including USA Today, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Martha Stewart Radio, NPR, the book How’d You Score that Gig, a Guide to the Coolest Jobs, and appeared as a travel expert on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda on NBC and The Weather Channel with Sam Champion.
She is the founder of the Emmy-winning production company, DCN Creative, and has worked at 48 Hours, CBS and hosted segments on Ralph Lauren TV and covered the White House for The Talk Radio News Service. Darley received her B.A. in Electronic Media and International Business and Cultures from The George Washington University.