The only riding lesson I've ever had in my life was a one-day course on Wimbledon Common in London, about thirty years ago. I had more chance of becoming a Womble than of becoming the Range Rider, the Cisco Kid or the Lone Ranger, all of which I watched avidly on TV as a kid.
The world is full of spectacular destinations that have been captured through the lense by those lucky enough to travel to these incredible places, from the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower to the ruins of Machu Picchu and the Colosseum.
Although the Democrats and the Republicans have yet to hold their late summer conventions, the 2012 race for the presidency is clearly in full gear. We are now coming to the end of a brutalizing Republican Primary-Caucus season - beginning back in the freezing corn fields of Iowa.