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A Dream Travel Adventure Promotes One-of-a-kind Personal Experiences


SANTA MONICA, CA – 9 December 2008 – Want to swim with baby elephants? Learn to cook from a Michelin-starred chef? Be part of an authentic archeological dig? Lend a helping hand at a Tibetan refugee camp? Or how about attending the gala opening night of an international cultural happening event?

Today’s travelers thirst for unique personal experiences when they travel. They want authentic, behind-the-scene access to unique events and places. That is just what the 5th annual Global Scavenger Hunt is all about.

“We have conducted four successful dream-like around-the-world travel adventure competitions,” boasts Event Director William Chalmers, “Each has combined up-close and personal hands-on cultural experiences with unique people in exotic places, and the thrill of participating in a true travel adventure. And maybe even being crowned The World’s Greatest Travelers. One competitor last year likened the event to the Twelve Days of Christmas—they got to open a special surprise gift each day of the event.”

The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is still accepting applications from thrill-seeking adventurous global-travelers who want to take A Blind Date With The World—a blind date because the 10 countries on 4 continents the travelers will conducting scavenges in is a secret! The 5th event begins on the West Coast next April 17th and concludes three-weeks later on the East Coast with the crowning of The World’s Greatest Travelers May 9th.

All travelers should make their list and check it twice, this unique travel adventure has it all, whether you are: an Indian-Jones like adventurer, an arm-chair anthropologist, art lover, a serious foodie, a rabid sports fan, a historian, a frustrated architect, a wildlife addict, a culture vulture, a competitive game player or philanthropist.

“The Global Scavenger Hunt is all about real travelers competing in a real travel adventure doing extraordinary things for all the right reasons—the love of travel, trusting strangers in strange lands and giving something back to the planet,” continues Chalmers, travel book author and former winner of an around the world travel race, “Some have called our event the ‘Olympics of Travel’, Outside magazine billed it as ‘one of the most amazing trips in the world!’, and one writer called it a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. I liked that one!”

But there is much more to this event than riding elephants, swimming with sharks, visiting ancient bazaars and witnessing Sahara sunrises and Himalayan sunsets--there are lives to change! The event is a global travel-a-thon that has participants traveling a million kilometers for the $1 million goal to raise money for life-changing organizations. Last year’s event helped scores of families with micro-loans and helped construct and fund three elementary schools in Niger, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone in conjunction with The Nomad Foundation and Free the Children. Funds raised also support Doctors without Borders, Partners in Health and KIVA, among others.

The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is limited to 25 two-person Teams (singles may apply). The entry fee of $9,900 per person covers all international airfare, 23-nights in First Class hotels and about 40% of meals. Teams are interviewed for suitability. Visit and apply online at or call 310.281.7809.  ####
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