Chat Follow-Up: A Truly Amazing Race
During last week's Travel chat, we received a question about adventure competitions along the lines of reality TV show "Amazing Race" -- but without the commercial disruptions. I suggested citywide scavenger hunts, a fun way to learn about a new destination that is way more interesting than a passive tour bus.
Later, I received an e-mail from William Chalmers, who runs an even more worldly contest, the Global Scavenger Hunt. For the event, 25 teams of two travel around the world "overcoming challenging and unique culturally-oriented scavenges in at least 10 secret nations across 4 continents."
Sounds intriguing, Bill, tell us more.
"The event is a global travel-a-thon platform that has participants traveling a million kilometres for the $1 million goal to raise money for life-changing organizations."
Sign us up.
The next race starts on April 17 and lasts for three weeks. Cost is $9,900 per person, which covers all international airfare, 23 nights in first-class hotels (what, no sleeping in snake holes or atop moving trains?) and about 40 percent of meals. Last year's winners, the Beach Boys, are returning, so here's your chance to grab the title of World's Greatest Travelers -- and help save Mama Earth, too.
Info: 310-281-7809, www.GlobalScavengerHunt.com.
We want to know: Would you spend three weeks and $10,000 on a trip like this?
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