Rex would say the craziest thing he's ever done started with the road and never really ended. He quit school, packed everything into a 1972 Volkswagen bus, and drove to Colorado with no plan, no money, and no job.
"Travel for me has opened my eyes to so many amazing ways of living life. Exposure to the incredible variety that exists in the world has made my life so much richer. I incorporate these lessons into my own strategy for living. Most importantly it changed my perspective on so many things, and has given me tolerance and understanding which has made my world a more beautiful place."
That understanding is something he hopes to share with others by inspiring to travel and conquer their fear of the unknown, which Rex believes is the biggest reason people don't travel. "When you go out in [the world], you begin to realize that people are inherently good. They want to help you have fun. People for the most part love to share their world. They want to show you the 'goods.'"
The "eldest" of the guys, Rex was always offering wisdom to guide his younger compadres, so when asked about the best part of travel, he wouldn't give any specifics. "Everything. There is no best part. It is all the best part from when you leave your front door, [until] you lay down on your bed for your first night home. All the places, people, food, and adventures that have changed you, made you bigger, better, more enlightened and curious. All of it."
Q: What was the best moment or experience from your GL trip?
The friendships I formed on the trip were the highlight. I knew the guys I was with, but these experiences create a life long bond that is very special. Oh yeah and Iceland. That place is surreal.
Q: What is the best travel moment or experience ever?
I have traveled so much I can’t really pick one. I think the overall decision to be a person that travels is probably the best moment as it just keeps providing new adventures and new friends.
Q: With whom do you most love to travel? Why? Where do you go?
My wife and I travel a lot together. We love it. We mix up our travel, doing some city stuff, galleries, food, art, and we love nature, going to British Columbia a lot to ski and ride bikes.
Q: Why did you decide to travel around the world with Gray Line?
An opportunity to travel around the world to places I have never been with 3 buddies, and the Gray Line team to show me around? Who wouldn’t kill for a trip like this?
Q: What's wrong with (or missing) from most trips?
For me personally, I almost always want to spend more time in a place. Often if you're not connected with someone, it takes some time to get past all the typical stuff that tourists do. I really enjoy doing what the locals do for fun in a place. The less touristy the better for me.