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

captain chris and tawny clark

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

Captain and Clark


5 Elephants embraced

Elephants with Captain and Clark



177 Times we’ve played themed Catan


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  1. 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.

  2. 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: . good luck to you lauren! happy belated new year… gabi and family, in dalat, vietnam
    gabi recently posted…2012 Best Travel Blog Award Finalists Need A Bit Of Help To Win- The Nomadic Family World Travel Blog, Budget Travel With KidsMy Profile