The 2016 world travel championship event had a leveling playing field with the 2015 reigning holders of The World’s Greatest Travelers™ crown (The Sydney Sisters), unable to compete in defending their title.
The event started in Mexico City with 22 travelers meeting for the first time:
Then they were off…into the world’s second largest metropolis full of history, culture and food
…good and evil wrestlers.
and frightening weird scavenges.
Then we were off to Tokyo, Japan–the world’s largest city!
And cherry blossom time…
The famous morning fish market that is Tsukiji Shijō
And relaxing at traditional hot springs.
and looking for odd scavenges.
and seeing old friends again!
Then a quick stop in Singapore (…and Malaysia and Indonesia too!)
Before a Layover Challenge in India…Chennai, India.
Westward we headed to a peaceful spot in the Middle East–Oman.
Half way done…and half way crazy!
…and a restful, seaside resort!
But…their is no rest for the truly worthy travelers in this event…
with people to meet…
Oases to swim in…
Forts to find…
Markets to visit.
New friends to dine with…
and camels to ride…
and souks to scour.
Finally, time for Kenya…
and, some great site-doing…
Then it was the Middle East pivot through Dubai to…
…and The Baltics.
Starting in Warsaw with the feast of feasts!
Then the mad dash to Helsinki…via Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia too.
…with a little side trip to St Petersburg, Russia!
Then…the last day in Washington D.C.
A quick visit to the White House to met Bo and Sunny!
and seeing 2008 alumni Claire.
And then…the 2016 winners are:
For the 5th time…Lawyers w/o Borders, Zoe and Rainey!
and to all a good bye after a great meal.
We all survived!