Distant Journeys

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by Daryl Hawk, The Unconventional Traveler
Explorer and international documentary photographer Daryl Hawk has spent the past 25 years adventuring alone in some of the most remote places on earth. Using his own exceptional photographs as examples, his dynamic presentations inspire his audiences to see the world with new eyes and learn to see the ordinary as extraordinary.Sharing his real life experiences and the lessons he has learned on his amazing journeys on the back roads of the world, he motivates audiences to live life with great passion, desire, focus, determination, perseverance and to have the courage to take the necessary steps towards reaching their goals. 

Throughout the presentation, Hawk makes insightful connections between these lessons and the challenges encountered everyday in the world around us. For Hawk, these great challenges have led to powerful experiences where positive thinking taught him to take a visionary look at opportunities and move beyond their limits. The presentation explores how each of us can define and develop the qualities of inner strength he calls “The Adventurous Heart”. The photographic journey starts at the top of the world in the Canadian Arctic and continues throughout all of North, Central and South America , Patagonia, New Zealand, Antarctica, and finally in the hidden away Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Hawk brings his audiences along with him for the visually stunning journey while providing a conceptual framework for personal creativity and vision, and the tools to turn that vision into action.


Inspiring people using powerful images from around the world to successfully meet their goals and tap into their own creative potential.

Included topics:

  • turning dreams into reality
  • forging an inspiring vision
  • aligning vision with values
  • the road to creativity
  • seeing everything in a different light
  • recognizing the most potential
  • great challenges result in powerful experiences
  • how persistence and perseverance can payoff
  • becoming truly self reliant
  • balancing risk with caution
  • create a laser-like focus
  • the art of dealing with people
  • the importance of teamwork


Daryl Hawk’s photographs and articles have appeared in magazines worldwide as well as on NBC’s Today Show and Fox 5 television. He is also the host and producer of the popular Cablevision television show THE UNCONVENTIONAL TRAVELER which features some of the world’s leading explorers, travel photographers and filmmakers sharing their work from various expeditions, inspiring journeys and documentaries. Hawk has produced nearly 100 shows in the past 10 years. He is the author of “The Art of the Road Trip”, which encourages people to use back roads to seek out beautiful landscapes, interesting people, and photo opportunities. “The Art of the Road Trip” celebrates the spirit of the road and promotes travel that enriches, teaches, and challenges us to go beyond speculating to getting out there and participating and experiencing. He is a member of the Explorers Club and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Closer to home, Hawk specializes in portrait, advertising and corporate photography. His clients include Nikon, Fuji Film, IBM, GE, Chesebrough-Ponds, Deloite and Touche, Apple, Dupont, Kodak, Grace, the Travel Channel, Grolier, ITT, and Prudential Bache. He has lectured throughout New England for 25 years. He has challenged, rejuvenated and inspired audiences to new levels of achievement.

*This presentation can be tailored to address a company’s specific goals and objectives


“On behalf of the Harvard Travellers Club I want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for your presentation of “Distant Journeys: Places Where Time Stands Still”. What a thoughtful and engaging presentation.

I’ve had so many members speak to me since the presentation saying things like, “wow that was just right”, or just superb, breathtaking photography; so many positive comments! I must say, at the outset, I was a little concerned about the number of images when we spoke and how this might work, you did a splendid job moving it along from beginning to end.

Your personal history intertwined in the story made it even more relevant for members and of course many recognized some of the images having travelled to those locations themselves.

I vey much appreciate your flexibility in rescheduling our evening due to the enormous snowstorm I am really glad we were all able to accommodate another date.

Thank you again, and we do hope that you will return for another presentation at some point in the future.”

Peter H. Creighton
Harvard Travellers Club

“Daryl Hawk’s presentations are some of the highest rated and well attended lectures we have. I highly encourage you to have him speak to your group. His speaking skills are superb, his travel images are compelling, and storytelling unforgettable! He energizes our audiences because he understands them so well. Our members always look at the world a little differently after experiencing a Daryl Hawk program.”

Kevin O’Brien
Public Lectures Coordinator
The Explorers Club

“Daryl Hawk has been presenting at the AMC for almost 10 years. He has a large following that comes to see his shows and that has increased our audience numbers considerably. His audio visual presentations are always fresh and filled with extraordinary images that demonstrate his skill as a superb adventure photojournalist. Daryl really connects with the soul of nature, idigenous cultures, and farwaway places and conveys that spirit to audiences who can be heard ‘ooing’ and ‘ahhing’ throughout his performance. He passes on the message that life is precious in all forms and carries a message of hope, exuberance and life lessons to all who are lucky enough to be present. Your decision to have Daryl Hawk present to your group would indeed be a wise one!”

Eleanor Sasso
Social and programs coordinator
Appalachian Mountain Club
Fairfield County, Connecticut chapter


  • The Explorers Club
  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Fairfield County Arts Association
  • The Learning Institute
  • Brandeis University Alumni Club
  • Connecticut College Alumni Association
  • The Discovery Museum
  • Y’s Men of Westport
  • Wilton Arts Council
  • The Connecticut Press Club
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Consulate of Argentina
  • Consulate of India
  • The Indo-American Press Club
  • Harvard Travellers Club
  • Lifetime Learners
  • Learning in Retirement
  • Vassar Brothers Institute
  • Many libraries throughout Connecticut

Contact us now to reserve your date with Daryl Hawk.

Telephone: 203.834.9595
Email: [email protected]
Website: darylhawk.com/