30 Year Quest – Pt. 2

As part two of the 30 Year Quest continues, I venture further into the mystery of Virgil and finally meet the person pulling my strings. Enjoy hidden messages, powerful coming of age monologues, and a return to a forgotten hollow.

Some of my favorite Korean signs

English is difficult. Everyone knows that. None more so than the people who have spent their whole lives speaking it. Sometimes this difficulty however rewards us with some of the greatest moments of being lost in translation. As a traveler, one of my most cherished treasures is the sings that Tawny and I encounter as we make our way around […]

Happy Birthday, Travel Love

On Tawny’s Birthday, I often take a moment to reflect on why she is the perfect travel companion. I’ve had the rare and wonderful honor of seeing so much of the world with her, and here’s why I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with any one else. You’re hardcore. And you’re beautiful. And fun to take out to dinner. […]

Guest Post on A Dangerous Business

We were stoked to be asked by Amanda from A Dangerous Business to participate in her weekly Thursday Traveler feature.  Every Thursday she shines a spotlight on a world nomad, travel blogger, armchair adventurer, or just someone really cool in the travel world.  Her website is actually one of the first travel blogs we started following when we were in Korea.  Her posts […]

Post Office Bay, Galapagos- A Dream to Reality.

  The Story of the Maverick Expedition from Chris Staudinger on Vimeo.  I remember the moment clearly.  It was dark outside and our table was lit with a few flickering candles.  Our leftover pad thai and tom kha gai were resting disheveled on our plates.  He had a bewildered, yet focused look on his face as he leaned close, like […]

Spirit of the Columbia, Part 1 of 6

After great anticipation and buckets of waiting, the video has arrived. Stay tuned as the whole journey will be released in a six part series. Enjoy the following and please comment and tell us what you think. I would love to hear your thoughts on the journey.

Spirit of the Columbia – Article

What follows, is the fabulous article that my father wrote about the “Spirit of the Columbia” expedition we embarked upon. Enjoy. What the River Gives     ©2011 by Michael C. Staudinger   What the River Gives   Day One      Three foot swells broke over the bow of my kayak and threatened to turn me broadside.  Twenty yards […]

Ohme Gardens, Wenatchee

Small town Wenatchee has a lot of outdoor activities and little nooks to explore. One of the best hidden treasures in this small agricultural town in Ohme Gardens. In a town where 99% of the surrounding area is arid scrubland there sits a lush garden built in the 1920’s. This cool oasis is full of reflective pools and gorgeous views. […]