• Friday , 28 November 2014

The Crew

Captain Chris Staudinger & Tawny Clark

 

Let’s talk about Tawny Clark

Born in Hawaii and raised on the mainland, I’ve always had a passion for travel.  While I was able to travel throughout the U.S. as a child, it wasn’t until I reached Pacific Lutheran University that international travel was propelled into my existence.
I love travel because I love the challenge of the unexpected and unknown.  I’ve rarely chosen a destination because I thought it would be easy.  I want to experience the world first hand through the eyes of a local, and not a as tourist.  I love the fact that with every destination I travel to, I also learn a little more about myself.
I met the boy while reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and we haven’t looked back since.  Together we’ve decided to acquaint ourselves with the world, and ourselves.  Follow us on our journey and we strive to enrich our lives, not our bank accounts (though that wouldn’t hurt either).

 


 

Let’s talk about Captain Chris Staudinger

Born on a stormy night and destined to travel. Carried in his infant form from Washington state to the frozen reaches of Alaska. Then dipped, momentarily in the sophistication of the East Coast. Before the age of six I’d seen three of the extremes of the US.
From there my scope only grew.
After graduating from the Ocean Sailing Academy with my captain’s license I haven’t been able to stay in the country for more than 8 months at a time.
For me, travel is education. By that theory, at this point, I figure I’m working on my PhD.
My greatest passion though is story. Everybody has stories and those stories beg to be shared. Whether by text, or video, or spoken word, I hope to spread story across the world.
Finding Tawny at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro was one of the best stories I know. We’ve been traveling together ever since. Whether we’re working on staged solo-performance (got to put that BA in Acting/Directing to use somehow) or video or just in the seedy bars of Thailand we are always looking for the passion and the mystical in the people and the places of the world.
What’s next?
The global adventure is only one part of what we do. Tawny and I have a saying that we are, “enriching our lives, not our accounts.” As we travel around, or even just at home, we try to develop a rocking list of skills. I’m currently working on my archery so that when I get to Mongolia some day I’ll be ready for the Mongolian Archery Competition.  Tawny and I also spend a lot of time working on our extreme onscreen personalities, extreme hiking, extreme cooking, and adding the word extreme to our hobbies to make them sound more interesting.
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