The Order

We’ve been wanting to create this video since we ended our road-trip in December. This is the order in which we visited every State, Province, and Territory in Canada and the United States as controlled by YOU, the followers of alexandluke.com.

Enjoy,
alex and luke.

PS: The First Band/Person to create a YouTube video of them covering the song used in this video gets an alexandluke.com prize.

Time Machine: Alex and Luke in NOLA

Posted on August 12th, 2010 in Louisiana by alex

This is a video we put together for the good people at GoNola.com. We met them over beignets way back when we were in the city, and they invited us to share our experience in New Orleans on their city-guide blog. If you are planning a trip to New Orleans (and we hope you are) you should definitely check out the GoNola blog – it will help you experience the city the way its meant to be experienced. Enjoy!

Guest Blog Post: Things I learned from traveling with alexandluke

Posted on July 28th, 2010 in Editorial,Louisiana,Oklahoma,Texas by alex and luke

Most Respectfully submitted by: Joan Yates @joannietime (twitter)

I caught up with alexandluke in New Orleans and travelled with them in their VW Rabbit (affectionately named Burt Reynolds) for 8 days; ending my journey in Oklahoma City.

It’s a bit of a challenge to try and capture the essence of the experience in a short guest blog so I decided to present the things I learned on this adventure. For those of you who don’t know, I have the distinct privilege of being Luke’s Mom…now that’s a different adventure…I digress…back to the alexandluke story!

Here’s what I learned:

  • VW Rabbit is a very comfortable car, even with lots of “stuff’ and 3 people packed in. The air conditioning could be a tad more effective in >100° weather.
  • Alex and Luke are constantly thinking, working, planning, creating and worrying. If you join up with them you need to know they are working everyday and they focus relentlessly on making each day count…this is their job!
  • Alex and Luke laugh and sing a lot in the car!
  • Alex and Luke love people who show an interest in their social media experiment.
  • The journey struck me as paralleling the early pioneers and settlers. They are travelling across North America in a completely new way (social media) and although they aren’t looking for a new place to settle they hope to return to their starting point to begin a new kind of life based on this experience.
  • Every day they must seek food and shelter, they do this almost exclusively using suggestions from facebook, twitter and gowalla. Getting these basic needs met consumes a lot of time and energy. They rely heavily on the kindness, goodness and honesty of individual people and the organizations they come in contact with.
  • People are remarkably kind, good and honest.
  • I had no idea how “POWERFUL” social media can be!
  • Alex and Luke constantly strive to be true, in everyway, to their original concept of using social media to guide them…really!
  • I don’t like fried alligator, but I ate it…thank you Allen!
  • I think I’m ‘done’ doing “shooters” in New Orleans.
  • Observing Alex and Luke I learned a lot about my behavior in early life relationships…no details here but I’m thinking that may be my new blog!!!!
  • Alex and Luke are TOTALLY authentic…I actually already knew that, but I thought I’d share it anyway!
  • I hope to join them for a weekend some time during the Virgo astrological cycle for a bit of a celebration…we’re all Virgos after all! Anyone want to join me?

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
Buddha

Our Favourite Follower This Week Gave Birth to One of us…

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 in FFF,Louisiana,Oklahoma,Texas by luke


Luke’s Mom, (@joannietime on Twitter) is our favourite follower this week. Joan flew into New Orleans, Louisiana and travelled with us from there, through Texas, all the way to Oklahoma City, OK! The route looked like this:

Joan took us out to eat at the type of restaurants that we don’t normally have the budget to eat at, put us up in hotels we don’t normally have the budget to stay at, and didn’t complain once during our many marathon driving sessions. But, the main reason Joan is our favourite follower this week is her enthusiasm for the project. Whenever we left Joan alone, even if it was for under a minute, she would end up engaging someone and talking to them about alexandluke.com! In fact, I imagine a lot of you reading this may be doing so because you sat beside Joan in the plane, sat next to her at a Starbucks, or checked her into her hotel. Not only does Joan tell everyone about alexandluke.com, she arguably does a better job at getting people excited about alexandluke.com than us!


Joan is our favourite follower of the week, and if you are here because of Joan we would love to hear from you in the comments below.

Favourite Follower Friday

Posted on July 16th, 2010 in FFF,Louisiana,Suggestions by alex and luke

This Friday it brings us great pleasure to announce our sweetest Favourite Follower yet! Her name is Lindsay and she is a self-proclaimed “maker, taster, and lover of all things icecream in search of the perfect scoop”. She is the founder of scoopadventures.com (bookmark it immediately – you won’t regret it), which documents this epic ice cream quest, and she is the lovely face behind the twitter handle @scoopadventurer – which is how we know her.

We met online (rather unofficially) a few weeks back. We started getting some great recommendations from @scoopadventurer and her husband @keithclendaniel about restaurants to try out in various cities we have been through, though we didn’t know they were a pair until we met officially this week when they invited us into their home in New Orleans!

Being hosted by people we have met along this journey will never grow old for us – we cannot get over how generous people are with their offers of hospitality. And Lindsay and Keith really went above and beyond for us when we came to town. First of all, their home is absolutely beautiful. It is a historic shotgun style home in the Irish Channel neighbourhood of New Orleans, and we had such a restful sleep there. But on top of that they took us to their favourite local ice cream shop, Creole Creamery, AND met up with us at W.I.N.O for a wine tasting last evening. What amazing people – we cannot say enough how much we enjoyed meeting them.

I am going to wrap up this post now because I have a lot of ice cream crusades to catch up on at www.scoopadventures.com – the photos of the ice cream she makes (which Lindsay takes herself) are enough to keep me glued to the site!

The Winner is….

Posted on July 8th, 2010 in Louisiana,Mississippi,vote by alex
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