A Photographic History of Captain and Clark

5 days to the wedding! As this auspicious day draws nigh it’s time to reflect on how we got here. I present to you, dear friends, a photographic history of Captain and Clark.

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Chris and Tawny Meet on the Mountain

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Captain convinces Clark to go on a date… by which he means week-long road trip

Captain and Clark graduate from PLU in 2008

Captain and Clark graduate from PLU in 2008

Captain Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark

Passion Ensues

Tawny Clark

The first fake wedding picture

They hiked together

They hiked together

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They were poor together

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The embarked to teach English in Korea in 2009

Captain and Clark adventure travel

Captain bought Clark a motorcycle

Captain and Clark are dangerous

They started taking Hapkido together

Captain and Clark travel with pets

And then adopted their first child, Ares

He grew up strong

He grew up strong

Chris Staudinger Tawny Clark

They began filming their adventures full time

Chris and Tawny Staudinger

They began being recognized as “Captain and Clark”

They went to Bahrain

They went to Bahrain

They went to Dubai

They went to Dubai

They went to Thailand ad got Sak Yants!

They went to Thailand and got Sak Yants!

The films got better and Tawny started a blog

The films got better and Tawny started a blog

They returned home to the States

They returned home to the States

They explored America with "Best of the Road"

They explored America with “Best of the Road”

They finally made it to the GALAPAGOS!

They finally made it to the GALAPAGOS!

Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark

Captain and Clark really started to take sail

Chris Staudinger and Tawny Clark

And still, passion ensued

They climbed mountains

They climbed mountains

Explored canyons

Explored canyons

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Fought zombies

Fought prohibition

Fought prohibition

Arched Heavily

Arched Heavily


Went to film festivals

And filmed it all

And filmed it all

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They also got really into Game of Thrones

And then Captain caught the garter at his cousin's wedding

And then Captain caught the garter at his cousin’s wedding

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And then, Captain and Clark got engaged

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And glory and passion ensued

This is what happens when you meet your blogging soul mates.

Sometimes, things got weird


But, it’s always been amazing

So now, they're getting married. Wild.

So now, they’re getting married. Wild.

Thank you all for joining us on this incredible journey! We are honored to have been able to share our journeys with you. If in any way we have inspired you to love this world a little more, then its been worth every second. Here’s to a thousand more incredible journeys!


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  1. Steph
    September 9, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    My favorite part of this slideshow is the evolution of Chris’s hair.
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  2. lola
    September 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    i’m so so excited to see you two tie the knot! thank you for allowing me to be a part of the journey! i simply love and adore you both. that is all.

  3. Kirsten
    September 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    So excited for you two crazy kids!!! And *love* the slideshow. See you soon in Croatia 😉
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  4. Lauren
    September 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your love story with us! There will be celebrations all over the world this weekend. Looking forward to the adventures of your new chapter. Congrats you two!

  5. Leah Travels
    September 9, 2013 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I laughed. I cried. Perfection. Congrats!
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  6. Erin at The World Wanderer
    September 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Love the two of you more than words can say! Cannot wait to see you so so soon and share in this glorious occasion!!! So much love for you two. PS So glad I could take the things get weird photo. 😉
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  7. Lorenzo
    September 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Awesome.. I had a good laugh. Congrats.
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  8. Colleen Brynn
    September 10, 2013 at 5:25 am - Reply

    I love the woolly hats!
    Congrats guys, you are going to have a beautiful wedding, I’m sure!
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  9. Lauren
    September 10, 2013 at 8:17 am - Reply

    I am incredibly happy and excited for you two. The picture from Bahrain?! My fave. I can’t say enough that your love is really something special. Wishing you the best, always!!!!

  10. Hogga
    September 10, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

    so much love and fun!
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  11. Kristin of Be My Travel Muse
    September 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I love your dress up photo shoots. Cutest ever. I’m excited to see the wedding photos! Congrats you two.
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  12. Dan @ A Cruising Couple
    September 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    What a great story! Congrats and have fun on the big day!!
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  13. Raymond Waruhari
    September 13, 2013 at 6:12 am - Reply

    Congrats and may you have the best!
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  14. Jeff
    September 13, 2013 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    ‘They were poor together’, that picture is incredible.
    You guys are funny. May God bless your wedding.

  15. Ryan
    September 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to the both of you, that is so rad! It was awesome meeting you at TBEX and I wish you both gnarly adventures to come!
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  16. vid
    September 17, 2013 at 4:28 am - Reply

    A little late to the party, but present nonetheless !!

    Hope you had a fantastic day 🙂 Saw the pics on Facebook – absolutely loved them.

    This photo compilation is amazing, one can actually see you two grow. Well except Chris’s hair. but well, we’ll leave that discussion to later !

    Here’s to a lifetime of happiness

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  17. Gomzy Decor
    September 24, 2013 at 5:12 am - Reply

    fun looking pictures guys, amazing.. best of luck for wedding…

  18. Annette | Bucket List Journey
    September 26, 2013 at 7:15 am - Reply

    This post is adorable! Many congrats 🙂
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  19. Michael @ Suitcase Stories
    October 3, 2013 at 1:39 am - Reply

    Congratulations guys. If you can make it work while traveling, you can make it work anywhere 🙂
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  20. Gerard ~ GQ trippin
    October 8, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    We need a dress-up shoot together. Then life will be complete.
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  21. Monica
    October 25, 2013 at 6:40 am - Reply

    You both most certainly have inspired me to love this world more. Your zest and openness is a lesson in abundance and live.

    Thanks for sharing it with the world!

    -Monica (Nika Toni)

  22. Any
    January 12, 2015 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Wonderful story 🙂 I enjoy reading your blog, guys. Just keep on writing and traveling.

  23. Buceta
    January 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    So much love and fun!!!
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  24. Roman Smith
    September 7, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Traveling is always a good thing in life, it fill your souls.

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