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9th Annual Travel Adventure Competition Sets Dates for 2013 Event

9th Annual Travel Adventure Competition Sets Dates for 2013 Event

The Global Scavenger Hunt™, the world’s only real-life international travel adventure competition that circles the globe over three-weeks, is now accepting applications for a limited number of 25-two person team slots available for the 2013 event that takes place from—April 12 to May 4, 2013—at the end of which will award The World’s Greatest Travelers™ annual prize and trophy.

Ever sit on the couch watching The Amazing Race and say: ““I could do that!” Well, now you can.

The Global Scavenger Hunt is designed to test adventurers’ travel IQ, those well-honed travel skills that serious international travel competitors bring to the event; like how to overcome: language barriers, cultural differences, logistic challenges, team dynamics, the heat of competition, and three week’s worth of real-world creative problem solving, while traveling to at least 10 countries performing exciting and authentic cultural scavenges.

“Our event has always been about restoring the magic of travel; the celebration of different people and places,” says William Chalmers, the Event Director, author and philanthropist, “Our travelers seek out the unusual without fear. They actively participate in sight-doing, not just sight-seeing. They embrace cultural differences without embarrassment. They marvel at natural wonders, partake in exotic festivals, and relish different cuisines. Travel is about bringing us together with our differences. The Global Scavenger Hunt serves as a catalyst for those connections that continue to make travel special. I am pleased to say without a doubt that participating in our travel adventure is enriching, exciting, fun, challenging, and for many, truly life-changing!”

Life-changing because many of the trusting strangers in strange lands-type scavenges take participants out of their comfort zones and put them into real life extraordinary situations. Past scavenges included: taking an elephant safari in search of Bengal tigers in Rajasthan; learning the Cyrillic alphabet over a pint of beer with a new friend in Bulgaria; donating a morning working at an orphanage in Cambodia, or a Tibetan refugee camp in Nepal; finding the Tunisian coliseum where Gladiator was filmed while watching a Saharan sunset; learning how to make baklava in a Turkish bakery; or bluffing your way into a world famous film festival.

Life-changing because this event cannot be prepared for as it is a giant leap of faith. In fact, travelers will be taking what is called A Blind Date With The World™ and will not know which 10 countries they will be visiting as they circumnavigate the globe over 23-days next spring!

And life-changing because not only are the bragging rights and The World’s Greatest Travelers™ trophy at stake, but because Teams will be collectively traveling more than one million kilometers during the event to help raise funds towards a $1 million goal for ongoing global charity efforts; that include micro-loans supporting entrepreneurial women, and the continued building of co-ed elementary schools in developing nations such as: Kenya, Niger, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, India and Ecuador.

The event is limited to 25 Teams of two and the $10,500 per person entry fee (about $450 a day) includes: all international airfare, first class hotels, 40% of meals, along with special event gear. All travelers will be interviewed for suitability! Single travelers are welcome to apply. Apply online at or by calling GreatEscape Adventures at 1.310.281.7809. (CST#2071053-40)