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You were a rockstar, 2012. | Captain and Clark We had been attempting to write one of those cliche “year in review” posts for the past two weeks.  Needless to say, it never happened.  Christmas, sleigh rides, hot chocolate binges, brunch, and good times with great friends happened instead.  We’re not angry about our vacation from blogging, but we didn’t want to leave 2012 ...
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You were a rockstar, 2012.

We had been attempting to write one of those cliche “year in review” posts for the past two weeks.  Needless to say, it never happened.  Christmas, sleigh rides, hot chocolate binges, brunch, and good times with great friends happened instead.  We’re not angry about our vacation from blogging, but we didn’t want to leave 2012 with nothing.  It was an epic year, after all.

We decided that they best way to pay homage the past year is to showcase its glory in pictures.  Without further ado, our epic 2012.

56 bowls of pho consumed


3 blasts from the past

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15 nights spent in an RV

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2 EPIC hikes

hiking the Grand Canyontawny clark and christopher staudinger

1 Rand McNally atlas appearance

Captain and Clark Rand McNally atlas

679 cups of coffee imbibed

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2 trips to NYC

Captain Chris Tawny Clark

3 Travel Channel Stars met

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33 dogs pet

Captain Chris and Tawny Clark

3 epic road trips taken

crosscountry road trip

2 camel rides

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1 Marriage Proposal Accepted

Taj Mah Engagement


1000 Monkeys

Captain Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark in India

13 Suspicious toilets

Gross toilets in India


17 States Visited

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5 Elephants embraced

Elephants with Captain and Clark



177 Times we’ve played themed Catan


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  1. Kay Dougherty
    January 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    That was quite a year! You forgot to mention winning the GoWithOh contest – that was very cool too! Hope you meet you somewhere one of these days.

    Happy New Year!

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  2. Kieu ~ GQ trippin
    January 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Hahaha.. love this! You might have had more bowls of pho than Gerard and I combined.. and we’re Vietnamese! I’m glad you had only 1 proposal.. let’s keep it that way. Cheers to another awesome year! When are you two heading to Paris (finally!)?
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  3. A Cook Not Mad (Nat)
    January 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Yay! Congratulations on the engagement!
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  4. Hogga
    January 3, 2013 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Any year with 1000 monkeys sounds amazing. Happy New year!

  5. Emme Rogers @ Roamancing
    January 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    An epic year I’d say. Congrats on the engagement!
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  6. Camels & Chocolate
    January 8, 2013 at 6:19 am - Reply

    Best year-in-review post I’ve seen! I’m partial to the flapper dress, though–further evidence I would get along swimmingly with you two.
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  7. nikki
    January 8, 2013 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Great way to show off one amazing year! However, I expected way more coffee out of you two!

  8. Nick
    January 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Sounds like an awesome year! I hope I get to ride a camel at some point this year. Where did you guys do that at?
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  9. Ryan - Pause The Moment
    January 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    1. Again, congrats on the engagement! 2. Those toilets really do look suspicious. 3. Love the last photo of us playing Catan. You guys ROCK! Hope to cross paths again this year.
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  10. Elliot B.
    January 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    This was a great way to show off your year! Very different. Thanks for sharing. I gotta ask though, the first photo in the “2 epic hikes” section, was that Waimea Canyon on Kauai? Looks very similar. Anyways, love the post. Can only imagine what next year will have.

  11. Leah Travels
    January 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I decree 2012 the year of Captain and Clark.

    That is all.
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  12. Rebecca
    January 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, what an awesome year! Have just discovered your blog and am looking forward to going back and reading your tales 🙂
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  13. @mrsoaroundworld
    January 13, 2013 at 10:51 am - Reply

    What a year – and love it how you did your 2012 post! Are you sure about the cups of coffee…?

    Hope you have a fab 2013!
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  14. Colleen Brynn
    January 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Haha I love this! What a great way to recap a year!
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  15. Amanda
    January 14, 2013 at 11:57 am - Reply

    An epic year indeed. Here’s to an even more epic 2013! (And let’s hope our paths cross at least once during it!)
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  16. the lazy travelers
    January 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    oh my god, those toilet photos. my retnas are pissed.
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  17. Traveling Ted
    January 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I think one of those pictures tops my year. Great photo year in review essay. Look forward to 2013.
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  18. Pola (@jettingaround)
    January 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Great coffee shots! 🙂 You had a great year and I wish you another awesome one!
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  19. gabi
    January 23, 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

    you guys are clearly too cool for words. enjoyed my ‘page flipping’ on your blog. how much longer do you two intend on traveling. congrads on the engagement.
    captain and clark, it really is so, nice to meet you. i’m so very excited to have found you due to our travel blog award contest. you were nominated for the 2012 most inspirational travel blog award and are now in the run-offs.
    from jan 27 to feb 5, you can ask people to vote for your blog so that you can be one of the 23 out of the nominated 50 to win.

    you can check it out here: http://thenomadicfamily.com/2013/01/2012-best-travel-blog-finalistis-need-a-bit-of-help-to-wi/ . good luck to you lauren! happy belated new year… gabi and family, in dalat, vietnam
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  20. Lance
    February 22, 2013 at 7:23 am - Reply

    WOW! What a year! Thanks for sharing all of your experiences with us. We’re insanely jealous of your journeys.
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