Ladakh is my favorite place on this planet. Take a tour with me through beautiful villages and spectacular Himalayan scenery.
Nicolas Cage stinks. It is not just my opinion. Irrefutable graphs and charts and terrible reviews paint the true picture. It’s only going to get worse unless we stop Nicolas Cage.
Some stuff is made by Natural Forces. Some stuff is made by People. Some stuff is good, like unicorns and beer. Some stuff is bad, like Nicolas Cage Movies and the NSA.
A beautiful trek with friends through some ultra-remote villages of Northern Laos. Transporting Opium is only illegal if you get caught.
I have been on hundreds of public buses in countries around the world. This crazy bus ride in Sri Lanka is my all-time worst bus ride. Worst. Terrible. Scary. Stupid. Crappy. Bus.
Finishing up this amazing adventure. 430 days down, 17 to go. Aurora Borealis, here I come.
One Year of (virtually) non-stop travel and adventures. Here are a few quick nuggets of travel data for the first 365 days of this current Lexpedition.
Don’t trust the banks? Tired of getting bombarded with fees for letting the bank hold your hard-earned money? Do what they do in Central Asia… put your money where your mouth is. Central Asia is the land of the Golden Grill.
I love to love. I love to laugh. And I love to leave. Love. Laugh. Leave. And love again… That’s life, I guess.
The conclusion to my crazy horse-trekking adventures in Mongolia. Plenty of great people, sunsets and world-class scenery, but too many difficult people and physically threatening moments. I am glad I went to Mongolia… and I am glad I left.
My 50th Country is Kyrgyzstan. I love it here! Congratulations to Bridget Szanti Kramer for winning the contest. Read on to hear the final results and some goofy contest entries.
A quick 12-day tour of China’s 4 largest cities, and reunions with 4 dear old friends along the way. Horse trekking in northern Mongolia along the Russian Border near Khovsgol Nuur Lake. Amazing scenery and wilderness. And crazy drunk people. You gotta love Mongolia!
‘The most efficient way to introduce freedom into a repressed society is through dance’ – Karl Marx. I just made that quote up, but Burma will never be the same after my night of pure wizardry and dance. Yeah, right. Anyway, we all had fun and no one got hurt. Burma rocks!
The conclusion to one of the craziest adventures in my life. Seriously, don’t try this at home. You have got to be kidding me!
You gotta be kidding me!!! Another river crossing??? Surely I will get to my destination soon, right? Wrong! So how do you top a day of elephant rides and muddy motorbike adventures in Laos? Read on my friends, I’ll show you how.
Are you gonna eat that? Some of the crazy foods I have seen and eaten along the way. Everything is on the menu. So many choices, so little Pepto-Bismol and Imodium. Somewhere somebody is eating your worst nightmare. Bon Apetit!
Elephant Rides. Waterfalls. Riding through an endless rainstorm. Massive crop fires. Driving in the dark yet again. Another day… Another crazy adventure. Wahooooo!
Dirty Harry and I race all over the great country of Laos. Dead Snake Guy. Bamboo Raft River Crossings. Village kids enjoying my iPad. Wildfires. You gotta get to Laos!
If I bumped into you at a party and called you ‘King Of Bus’, would you be offended? Flattered? Confused? Waterfalls. Dirtbike. Blue Lagoon. Laos is simply amazing!
Laos rocks! Reunion with Mitch in Hanoi. More Dog. What’s wrong with this picture? Nicolas Cage still stinks. More bullet points.
Amazing Vietnam. Halong Bay. Sapa Trek. Lots of Pho. International Man Of Pancakes. Godspeed Rockbox, Godspeed!
My first and last time eating dog. Not enough tooth paste to kill the taste. The Princess And The Unicorn.
Hanoi – #1 City. Great People. Cheap Food. Cheap Beer. No Health Codes. Total Chaos. Nicolas Cage Still Stinks.
15 Pound Pigeon. Great Sphinx. The Pyramids. Tough time in Egypt. Trekking in Zanskar. The Dead Sea. And Petra… amazing Petra.
Coffee is good. Mojitos are even better. Life on Boracay Island is Paradise.
Borcay. I think this is Paradise. Coffee. Lobster. Sweet Kids. Flying Fish. Scuba. Amazing Boracay.
I love The Philippines! Volcanoes. Lobster. Coffee. Scuba. Whale Sharks. USA Today Article. What more could I ask for?
The Pig Goat Bus Ride on Flores Island, Scuba on The Togian Islands (Indonesia) – New Zealand – Boracay
The Spitler School in Cambodia, Angkor Wat And The Great Ruins
They Are… Because They’re Heavy. Gili Meno. Taj Mahal. Bali. How Cool Is That! Nicholas Cage Stinks!
Especially if he is trying to help you buy an airplane ticket. The Great Mango Bus Ride. 3-2-1… 3 Capitols & 2 Chinatowns in 1 Day
My First Lexpedition Newsletter and a Few Indian Statistics. Oh, and The Himalayas!
Hello My Friends,
My name is Lex. I'm on a Lexpedition. Truthfully, I am The Lexpedition.
In March 2012 I wrapped up my 3rd long-term travel adventure (aka The Lexpedition 3.0).
I spent 448 days hopping around the globe, mostly in Asia and Europe. I visited a total of 43 countries (32 for the first time), took 34 plane flights, met bus-loads of amazing people, and drank 73,000,000,000 pots of coffee.
While I have great friends, an amazing family, and 8 sweet nieces and nephews, all I really want to do is travel, explore and have a blast.
I plan to buy some new socks and underwear and hit the road again as soon as I can finish my book and scrounge up enough money for The Lexpedition 4.0.
My Mission... To enjoy myself while traveling around the ENTIRE world on a completely disorganized (yet entirely passionate) adventure... to drink boat-loads of coffee, meet new friends, enjoy amazing natural beauty, and be really nice to people... and make them laugh.
I will do my best to keep this website updated with stories, pictures and videos of my adventures. This website is a work in progress. Thanks in advance for your patience and support.
'Start bravely and do not fear the end!'
Thank you and good luck!
Cruise Director of the USS Lexpedition
So far, I have been fortunate enough to have visited all 50 states in the USA, every continent except Antarctica, and a total of 77 countries on this glorious planet.
Below is a list of the countries I have visited, including the year of my first visit there.
Bosnia & Herzegovina ('11)
Czech Republic ('07)
Northern Ireland ('88)
San Marino ('12)
Vatican City ('89)
Burma (Myanmar) ('11)
Hong Kong (‘01)
South Korea (‘07)
Sri Lanka (‘11)
United Arab Emirates (‘07)
U.S.A (all 50 states)
New Zealand ('06)
The Lexpedition Continues
South Africa ***
Papua New Guinea
Papua Smurf ****
* Of course I am going to Syria... it’s the easiest way to get into Iran and Pakistan.
** Please don’t tell my Dad :)
*** Located in the South of Africa
**** I made those up - no such countries.