Global Scavenger Hunt- A Blind Date with the world!
Originally known as Great Escape, the Global Scavenger Event Hunt was created by a world traveler, William.D.Chalmers. This is an annual event that looks out for the “The world’s greatest travellers’ who can compete around the world travel adventure competition.
Each year, the competitors are required to travel to and within at least ten countries and four continent. The twist to it is that, the ten countries that they are going to visit is a secret that gets unfolded only on the start date.
The competition checks the participants of Travel IQ which includes overcoming the language barriers, going through the cultural nuances, and maintaining team dynamics in “23 days of traveling across 24 zones through ten countries”.
With series that is culturally oriented rallies, competitors are supposed to attempt a completion of various scavenges and then points are assigned on the basis of difficulty level.
As of 2017, the travelers visited over 75 countries across the six continents.
The event was based on the theme, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”
And 2017, scavenges includes the travelling of countries from San Francisco to China, to Vietnam, to Sri Lanka, and then from Egypt to Brussels, England to Wales, from Ireland to Iceland and finally to New York, USA.
This event continued from April 14 to May 6 and was termed as the world’s “real life international travel adventure competition.”
Here is how the various events unfolded for the participants in their 23-day journey:
Poll the three locals on the specific topics.
In the Bangkok leg, the participants were supposed to take a photo of an elephant.
Also, getting a foot massage was one of the challenges.
The winners for the 2017 hunt were Alan and Sydney Ying in the first position, Michael Pavlic and Gillian Shure in the second position, and Thomas and Paula Patterson on the third position.
According to Fushilou (Participant of the Hunt), Global Scavenger Hunt teaches you “How to land in a country with NOTHING,” like no phone, no map, no GPS and still be able to figure out your destination.
Now the Solo travelers are also welcome to join in for this title! Are you game for it?