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The Crossroads and the Compass

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The Crossroads and the Compass – 7 April 2012 We don’t ride as much as we used to. That’s not a good thing, but it’s just the way it’s been for the last few years. We’ve been focused on adjusting …

Great post on lessons learned from world travel

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

As most of you know, we spent most of the time between 2003 and 2009 exploring the world. We’ve got our own list of lessons learned from those travels here: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/index-lessons-byarea.htm Gary Arndt, who spent the last three years doing …

Sunrise, Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

This was the sunrise view from the balcony of our room today at the Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. (click on image for larger size) This is a panorama created in Photoshop CS5 64 from nine separate …

One for OJ

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

19 July, 2010 While Scott is out wandering the world, we are left to more pedestrian, plebeian pursuits. Devoid of exotic destinations, we must settle for the typical, the mundane, the merely domestic. (click on image for larger size) That’s …

Steph Hits The News Again – Twice In One Day

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Steph is in the news again. This time twice in the same day. First, in a story in MSN Money: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/FindDealsOnline/big-discounts-on-little-pleasures.aspx Second, in a story on FoxNews: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2010/04/16/rv-travel-beginners/ The Fox story included a link to our Travel web site, www.HackneysTravel.com, …

Doug’s Tip Makes Engadget – the D620 Story

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Steph was on TV on Wednesday and I get a mention on Engadget on Friday. Quite a week for us. http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/02/dell-latitude-e6410-e6510-finally-make-it-to-us/ (click on any photo for larger size)

The Seekers – 2009

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Back in 2004 I wrote a holiday message about our Christmas tree titled The Seekers. It turned out to be one of the most popular essays of that era.  We put up a Christmas tree last week for the first time since then. It …

The Stadium

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

In traveling through 43 countries across six continents, we’ve seen quite a few ancient stadiums. From Rome’s definitive Coliseum to lesser known examples scattered around the world, we’ve explored many. All share a sense of grandeur that matches the contests …

Canon Powershot S90 Evaluation

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

S90 Information: August 19, 2009 Canon USA Press Powershot line press release: http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/pressrelease/20090819_powershot.html August 19, 2009 Canon UK S90 press release: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09081907canons90.asp#press Canon USA S90 site: http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=223&modelid=19210 DP Review S90 brief hands on: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09081906canons90handson.asp   Evaluation Context:    Overlanding / Expedition …

It’s a Small World After All

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Americans don’t get out much. That should come as no surprise considering that, according to the U.S. State Department, only 27 percent of Americans hold a valid passport. That means that 73 percent of Americans couldn’t get out to …