Rumors have circled back to me lately that I’m a habitual travel contest enterer. It’s true. I can’t resist a good sweepstakes where the prize is some kind of adventure. It’s gotten pretty bad lately. A few weeks ago, a Colorado Public Radio pledge drive was giving away a weekend trip for four to Crested Butte …
This feels a little bit like Christmas and a birthday back-to-back. What started out as a 12-day mainland Ecuador trip has doubled into an extra ten days of Galápagos Island exploration. Here’s what I know about the itinerary so far:
Scavenger hunts vary widely in their rules and game design, but they all seem to have certain elements in common. It’s generally a team effort to solve clues, arrive to various locations based on clue answers, and create proof of clue solution. Many involve costume side-contests. A good scavenger hunt requires a blend of local knowledge, athletic prowess, wits, and creativity. A great scavenger prohibits the use of cars and favors bicycles and/or public transportation.
On May 30th I opened my email to find a very interesting message. It had been sent to all my colleagues in the whl.travel network as well. It was from our local business partners in Uzbekistan, who wrote: On behalf of the General Director “Afsona Travel” Saydaminova Shoista have the honor to invite you join our Fam Tour “Along the Great Silk Road.”