If you’ve seen “The Amazing Race” on television, perhaps you’ve thought about participating in something like that. Perhaps you’d like to be one of the 48 people this spring who will participate in a global scavenger hunt.
The Global Scavenger Hunt is exactly what it sounds like. From April 12th through May 4th, 24 teams of two people each will be have what organizers call a “blind date with the world.” You won’t know where you’re going, and you won’t know what you’ll be asked to do until you get there.
The cost of $10,500, or $450 a day, includes all your airfare, first-class accommodations, and nearly half of your meals. The winning team gets a $22,000 prize and a trophy.
Past challenges have included taking an elephant safari in search of Bengal tigers in Rajasthan, working a morning at a Cambodian orphanage, and learning how to make baklava in a Turkish bakery. Along the way you’ll make new friends—marriages have resulted from past hunts, by the way.
You’ll visit at least ten countries, and all the paperwork such as visas will have been taken care of beforehand. Your job is to show up and follow the clues. Details here.