Teams Compete For The ‘World Travel Championship’
That’s just part of the adventure behind the Global Scavenger Hunt, which is taking applications for the 2017 trip. The annual event takes place next spring over 23 days between April 14-May 6.
The Global Scavenger Hunt takes 15 two-person teams around the world visiting at least 10 countries. The concept is the “world travel championship,” with the theory being that anyone can get to a place but having travelers figure things out once they get there is the real challenge.
“Sometimes people take adventures, but in this case, this adventure takes the people,” says William D. Chalmers, author and Event Director of The Global Scavenger Hunt.
“The destinations we visit are not the ends, just the backdrops for our daring adventurers to displace their passive voyeuristic tendencies for truly immersive and participatory travel experiences. Surprise experiences. It is an extraordinarily exciting experience to not know where the heck you are going next.”
The event is all about letting travelers be creative and resourceful, using their savvy and Travel IQ to complete a series of scavenges in competition with other global travelers. They are also competing to win “The World’s Greatest Travelers” trophy and a free trip around the world.
The 2016 champions, Zoe Littlepage, and her partner Rainey Booth, both from Houston, are coming back to defend their titles in 2017.
Participants are also be given chances to do good with half-day volunteering opportunities; previous events have built schools in Kenya, Ecuador and India.
The 23-day around-the-world-event has an entry fee of U.S. $25,000 per team, which includes all international airfare, first class hotels, 40% off meals and special event-sponsored travel gear.
Single travelers are welcome to apply and all travelers will be interviewed for suitability.
Contact Global Scavenger Hunt at (310) 281-7809, or apply online at: GlobalScavengerHunt.com. .