Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

The Crossroads and the Compass

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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 to being back here in the U.S. and other aspects of life. So, we haven’t been riding as much as ...

This Year’s Annual SXSWi Survival Guide

Monday, March 5th, 2012

It's that time again. For all the SXSW rookies or those who can't clearly remember what they experienced at last year's Geek Bacchanalia, here's this year's guide to SXSW Interactive survival and success: When you’re here, always call it “south by.” If people don’t know what you’re talking about, they are not ...

What we’ve really been up to

Monday, December 27th, 2010

  The views were impressive looking out of the mansion, across the expansive lawns and down to Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean spanning the western horizon. I don’t think I ever knew how many rooms were in the place. More rooms than Steph has shoes, of that I’d wager confidently. But, ...

The Seekers

Friday, December 24th, 2010

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.  Since then, it's turned into a bit of a holiday tradition, with old friends asking early in the holiday season if I'm going to post it again. As I ...

Great post on lessons learned from world travel

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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 the same, was recently interviewed by Tim Ferriss and gave his 20 ...

Sunrise, Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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 shots. The photos were taken handheld with my Canon S90 pocket camera ...

One for OJ

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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 not to say it is without its simple pleasures. (click on image for larger size) And ...

Steph Hits The News Again – Twice In One Day

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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, which was nice of them to include. I haven't checked the traffic levels ...

Doug’s Tip Makes Engadget – the D620 Story

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

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

Monday, December 21st, 2009

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 was amazing to realize it had been five years since we'd either ...