Attention all globe-trotter wannabes: the Global Scavenger Hunt is now accepting applications for its 9th annual around-the-world travel adventure. Apply by December 21, 2012 to be one of 50 experienced, travel savvy globe-trotters to be chosen for a unique off-the- beaten path, action-packed road adventure to compete for bragging rights and prizes, along with The World’s Greatest Travelers crown.

For three thrill-packed weeks between April 12th – May 4th, 2013, 25 two-person teams will travel around-the-world and across 10 countries in GreatEscape2013® All would-be Magellans, promising Indiana Jones, adventurous Nellie Bly’s, Phileas Fogg contenders and Amazing Race wannabe’s, can apply online now at  

DETAILS: The Global Scavenger Hunt 2013   

What:   The Global Scavenger Hunt is the annual around-the-world travel adventure competition that takes Teams of two on A Blind Date With The World™ while performing culturally-oriented sight-doing scavenges in off-the-beaten path destinations. It has been called, “The Amazing Race for real people.” 

When:   April 2013, over three-weeks between April 12
th and May 4th, teams will circumnavigate the globe starting from the West Coast to the East Coast—the long way.

Who:     Participation is limited to 25 Teams of two. The US$10,500 per person Early Bird entry fee includes: all international airfare, First Class hotels (Mandarin-Oriental, Shangri-La, Hyatt Regency, and Relais & Chateaux boutique quality-like hotels), 40+% of meals, and special event gear. Travelers will be interviewed for suitability and single travelers are welcome to apply. Travelers from over 40 nations have previously applied for this international travel competition. (CST#2071053-40)

Prizes:   The World’s Greatest Travelers™ trophy and crown. Winners defend their title for FREE—a $21,000+ non-cash prize!

Where:   A circumnavigation of the globe that includes highly participatory sight-doing scavenges in at least 10 countries; that may include: Brazil, Peru, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Kenya, Turkey and Romania. (These are only potential 2013 countries as The Global Scavenger Hunt is also A Blind Date With The World™ for all its participants because travelers won’t know where they are going to until at least 4-hours prior to each departure.)

Why:      The World’s Greatest Travelers™ 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, India and Ecuador, among others.

How:     For additional information and application, visit to apply, or call 1.310.281.7809. 

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