The concept for the Tallyho-Traveller is a culmination of businesswoman Carol Hellwig's passions for horses, travel and writing. Carol's interest in horses became evident when, at the tender of age of two, she followed her first horse and rider an entire four blocks from her front yard of the small town in which she lived. That same passion is still stronger than ever today. She is the proud owner/Mom of two horses, 15 year old Annie Oakley and 31 year old Mihikata's Shadow.
Editor-in-Chief of the monthly Boulder County Horse(mens) Association's newsletter was one of her numerous leadership roles within the organization for many years. Carol was also an active Board member of the Colorado Horse Council in the late 1990s as a two term Chairperson for the group's annual regional fundraiser, the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, held in conjunction with Colorado State University.
As a native of central Illinois, Carol's curiosity about different cultures and customs fuelled her desire to travel. She has travelled to over twenty states and nine countries. Carol lived in various regions of the United States – Tennessee, New York City and Pennsylvania – prior to calling the Niwot, Colorado area "home" for the past twenty years.
As a "Jill of many trades" Carol has published works in the scientific as well as the non-profit fields. She has been listed as co-author on over ten scientific articles from her work in the Biology division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (TN) which have appeared in various scientific journals and periodicals. During her 10+ year involvement with various educational non-profit organizations, Carol has successfully written and submitted approved grant proposals to foundations such as the Longmont (CO)/St Vrain Valley Education Foundation.
Carol is enthusiastic about the recently-entered into profession of travel journalism and plans to specialize in all things associated with the equestrian lifestyle. "Horsepower of ALL types" is her new motto.
Stay tuned with Carol as she roams the world in search of many stories and experiences associated with the "horsey" life.