Travel competition organizers set dates

The Global Scavenger Hunt, the world’s only real-life international travel adventure competition, has set the dates of April 10 to May 2 for the 2015 edition.

The 11th edition of the event will once again pit talented international travelers in a challenging circumnavigation of the globe over 23-days visiting 10 secret countries. Teams will use their acquired travel IQ while trying to earn the rights to the crystal trophy and the 2015 World’s Greatest Traveler crown.

The annual experience is designed to allow travelers to see their surroundings and themselves in a new way. Operating for over a decade, the international event attracts travelers from all over the globe while having visited over 60 nations to date. The 2014 champions, Zoe Littlepage and her partner Rainey Booth, both from Houston, are poised to defend their titles in this world travel championship event that is all about authentic, challenging and participatory travel.

Participants have numerous chances to do good with half-day volunteering opportunities, but the event also serves as a platform to raise funds for interest-free micro loans, the building of remote medical clinics and co-ed elementary schools in places of need. The goal is to build one school for each event; with 10 schools having already been built in places like Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ecuador, India and Sri Lanka.

The 23-day around the world event is limited to 15 teams of two, and the $25,000 per team entry fee includes all international airfare, first class hotels, 40 percent of meals and special event-sponsored travel gear. Single travelers are welcome to apply and all travelers will be interviewed for suitability. Applications are available  online at

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