Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 8, 2010
World travelers Douglas & Stephanie Hackney, who left their successful business and luxurious American life to explore the world, are presenting several talks on adventure travel at Overland Expo 2010. Overland Expo is a unique event designed to educate and inspire people to get out and explore the world. This year’s event takes place April 16-18 at the Amado Territory Ranch in Amado, Arizona.
Having traveled by foot, motorcycle, automobile, truck, sailboat, train and airplane across six continents through 43 countries, this adventurous couple is especially well suited to share their experiences and lessons learned with those interested in domestic and international adventure travel and the rewards therein. In addition, many will find their “checking out of normal life” experience of stepping away from their successful careers, selling their home and cars, and donating most of their remaining worldly possessions in order to explore the world, an inspiring story.
“Douglas and Stephanie Hackney provide a fantastic perspective on adventure travel, and bring professionalism and clarity to their articles, training and presentations,” stated Scott Brady, industry leader and publisher of Overland Journal, a premier publication serving the overlanding market.
The Hackneys, who also spoke at last year’s Overland Expo, are making several presentations at this year’s event, including:
- A Couple's Survival Guide to Overlanding (Douglas & Stephanie Hackney) – Fri., April 16th & Sat., April 17th
- The Organized Overlander, Packing for Your Journey (Stephanie Hackney) – Fri., April 16th & Sun., April 18th
The Hackneys will also participate in several Experts Panels, including:
- Overlanding from Women’s Perspectives (Stephanie Hackney as Panelist) – Sat., April 17th
- Overlanding Master Class: Ask the Experts (Douglas Hackney as Moderator & Stephanie Hackney as Panelist) – Sat., April 17th
“We walked away from what most would consider a dream life to explore the world and meet its people,” stated Douglas Hackney. “We have since made it our goal to share our lessons learned and adventures to inspire others to do the same,” he continued.
“The world is a very safe and welcoming place,” commented Stephanie Hackney. “We hope to show people, through our photos and stories, and our safe return, that anyone can travel as we have. It is only by getting out there and experiencing it for yourself that one can have any hope of truly understanding another person’s culture or way of life.”
Douglas and Stephanie Hackney provide adventure travel presentations, writing, photography and consultation services. For more information, visit http://www.hackneystravel.com. To learn about Mr. Hackney’s Giving Pictures program, designed to encourage travelers to “give” pictures rather than just “take” pictures, visit http://www.givingpictures.org.