Create Your Own Amazing Race

blogentry_michaelThere’s a show on CBS called the Amazing Race and basically teams go across the globe by cars, taxis, trains, foot and compete against each other. They’re in teams of two and they get a really awesome experience. They get to go around the world, compete in some interesting challenges for a cash prize at the end. Now the interesting thing to me is just how cool it would be to be able to solve clues and get to explore areas around the globe. So I thought to myself, hey why can’t you make your own Amazing Race around the world?

Think about it, you could get together with a group of your friends and plan out a complete trip around the world. Maybe you wouldn’t have clues every so often but maybe you could have a specific path you take and you try to do it in the cheapest amount possible. Or you could have a challenge of taking the best pictures on the trip or being the most adventurous and eating the most unique dishes around the globe. The possibilities could be endless and you could go literally anywhere (of course you’d need the money to do so).

I can just imagine going through parts of Mexico then to the Galapagos Islands, going through Brazil, Spain, Portugal, parts of Russia, visit the Great Wall of China, India, back to my homeland in the Philippines, make a pit stop in Alaska, visit Montreal or Quebec and then end up back in the US. It would great to do this with a group of some of your best friends and guaranteed, it would be a lifetime experience.

Perhaps if you can’t do this on a global scale, heck try it out in your own city. I bet you in a lot of the cities in the US or wherever you are, there are a bunch of places you can go see: museums, restaurants, parks, forest preserves. Make your own Amazing Race and explore what’s out there. Try new cuisines and add it to your favorites list. Leave your GPS at home, get lost in the city and find your way out using methods that we haven’t seen in a decade.

My point is, there’s a lot out in the world that you can explore even in your own backyard. See what is out there, find something new. Inspiration sometimes comes from areas of the unknown.

-The Lermz

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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