Amazing Race for Regular People

If you've ever wanted to be in The Amazing Race, here's your chance: Steve Belkin's tour company called Competitours will make a "game" out of your European vacation by arranging a daily series of offbeat tasks:

Picture Amazing Race without the frenzy. Challenges are set up for maximum exposure to the culture, not as a test of speed or prowess. One challenge might be to make a 45-second commercial at a Viking museum in Oslo. Another might be to try a dead man's finger in Copenhagen (which turns out to be a hotdog). Points are accrued by completing tasks and videos are judged for creativity, not cinematography. "This isn't about using an expensive camcorder, but being creative and original," notes Belkin.

Participants won't know what city they're starting from until a couple of days before departure, and will only know a half-day in advance the next stop on their adventure, but they can count on visiting five or six countries in Western and Central Europe during the two-week trip. "The game is more of an arc, not a leash; it's meant to complement, not overwhelm your trip," says Belkin. Teams don't necessarily travel together, though they may encounter each other as they complete their challenges.

Link | Competitours website [Flash] - Thanks Marilyn!

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I'm Tyler MacNiven, I won season 9 of the Amazing Race. If you want to race around the world without being a secret agent or Amazing Race contestant, then Competitours is the best bet. I've been itching for race-mode again so I signed up for a Competitours race this summer. I'll be racing with the fastest lady I know: my Mother. It is a magical experience to charge through foreign landscapes with intense, fun, and creative missions. Competitours focuses more on creativity and fun than high level stress. Winning formula if you ask me. Come race with us!
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FREE TRIP Contest for Competitours.....
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As a very satisfied past participant on The Global Scavenger Hunt in 2004,
I can vouch that the company is run by a very travel savvy and customr-centric management team.

I enjoyed my experience so much that I pondered about how to make such a team ravel competiion experience more accessible to a broader swath of travelers. Competitours is that inspiration, a more modest endeavor for those with less time and money, but the same zeal for competitive travel.

GSH is indeed the mothership of trips, and any prospective traveler would be making a winning choice with either trip.
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For those that want a try their skills at a truly global, around the world travel adventure competition...check out The Global Scavenger Hunt ( ...they annually crown The World's Greatest Travelers and the 2009 event is scheduled to begin April 17th...
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Hi Scotchdrnkr-

Indeed, there will be 9-12 challenges at each destination, a mixture of geography (intow, ouskirts, excursions), touring sites (mainstream, offbeat), touring themes (culture, food, history, outdoors, myths/legends, contemporary trends, rural village life, etc.), point earning (guaranteed vs. risk/reward) and plenty of special abilities to accomplish tasks (creative, resourceful, inventive, original, daring, a bit zany, and of course spontaneous, as destinations and challenges only revealed with half-day's notice.

Look forward to the challenge of earning your confidence and business!

Please sty in touch.


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