SANTA MONICA, CA (5 January 2011) – Outside magazine calls it, “One of the 50 Most Amazing Trips in the World,” Peter Greenberg says that, “Unlike The Amazing Race, this challenge is more about your ability to connect with cultures,” while NationalGeographic.com says the travel competition is, “like Survivor, The Amazing Race and the Eco-Challenge all rolled into one except with much more cultural interaction.”
The 7th annual Global Scavenger Hunt does bring back the romance of travel and is designed to test Indiana Jones-like participants travel IQ, while traveling to at least 10 countries performing highly participatory, exciting and authentic cultural scavenges but the deadline for entry for the 2011 event is January 17th.
The around-the-world travel adventure competition crowns The World’s Greatest Travelers and also serves as a travel-a-thon of sorts raising funds for some great international humanitarian causes.
Here’s what a few former travelers have said: “It is an Amazing Race for regular people!” said one. “It’s like Christmas and looking forward to opening another present each day and not knowing what it will be”, said another, “A cross between Abercrombie & Kent and Lonely Planet,” was said; and finally, “I found The Blind Date with the World aspect just a wonderful way to let go and see the world in a whole new light”.
Want the Who, What, When, How, Why and Where? see the Fact Sheet below.
What: The Global Scavenger Hunt is the annual around-the-world travel adventure competition that takesTeams on A Blind Date With The World – while performing culturally-oriented scavenges in off-the-beaten path destinations.
When: April 2011, over three-weeks between April 15th and May 7th. Teams will travel from the West Coast to the East Coast – the long way!
Who: Limited to 25 Teams of two. $9,900 per person entry fee includes: all international airfare, First Class hotels, 40+% of meals, and special event gear. Travelers will be interviewed for suitability and single travelers are welcome to apply. Travelers from 45 nations have previously applied for this international travel competition.
Prizes: The World’s Greatest Travelers’ trophy and crown. Winners defend their title for FREE.
Where: A circumnavigation of the globe that touches down in at least 10 countries; that may include: Brazil, Peru, Laos, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Kenya, Turkey and Romania. (These are only potential 2011 countries as The Global Scavenger Hunt is truly A Blind Date With The World’ for all its participants because travelers won’t know where they are going to until at least 3-hours prior to each departure.)
Why: The Trophy, bragging rights and Teams will be traveling 1 million kilometers to help raise the $1 million goal for ongoing charity micro-loans and co-ed elementary school building programs in developing nations like: Kenya, Niger, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone and Ecuador, among others.
How: For additional information visit GlobalScavengerHunt.com to apply, or call 1.310.281.7809.
The annual event is limited to 25-two person teams, and the $9,900 per person entry fee includes: all international airfare, first class hotels, 40% of meals, along with special event gear. All travelers will be interviewed for suitability and single travelers are welcome to apply. Apply at GlobalScavengerHunt.com or call GreatEscape Adventures at 1.310.281.7809
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