Media Room

Hello & welcome.

Below is everything you need in regards to media-related information for the annual world travel championship event:

Please feel free to contact us for anything we missed and you might need. (Please note that: the unauthorized use of any images or video on is strictly forbidden without the expressed written consent of principles; and may not be used by third parties without written consent. Failure to do so may result in legal action.) All BOLDed text are links. 

2023 Event Press Releases:

Below is a listing of our recent event-related press releases:

6 May 2023 (Montreal, CANADA)
California Couple Crowned 2023 World’s Greatest Travelers

12 October 2022 (Los Angeles, USA) 


2 March 2020 (Los Angeles, USA)

2023 Event Fact Sheet:

What:  The 2023 edition of The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is the 16th annual “world travel championship”—an around-the-world travel adventure competition that takes Teams of two on A Blind Date with The World™ that eventually crowns The World’s Greatest Travelers™.

When:      Held every spring, with our 2022 event to take place over three-weeks starting on April 14 through May 6, 2023. Fifteen international Teams will travel from Vancouver, Canada to New York City—the long way around!

Who:    Event participation is open but limited to 12 teams of two from around the world who will participate with previous events having drawn savvy globe tottering travelers from: USA, Canada, China, Belgium, New Zealand, Australia, England, Poland, Germany, Dubai & Barbados. With travelers having previously applied from over 60 nations.

Prizes:     The World’s Greatest Travelers™ trophy, along with an accompanying free trip around the world to defend their titles in the next event are at stake in this winner-take-all event.

Where:    The whole world is our game board. It’s a circumnavigation of the globe touching down in at least 10 countries, that may include in 2023: Peru, Colombia, Indonesia, Laos, Oman, Tanzania, Russia, Morocco and Italy. (Note: These are only potential countries as The Global Scavenger Hunt™ is indeed A Blind Date with The World™ for all its participants—they do not know which country they will be visiting next until they are given a 4-hour notice. So far, the event has visited 85 countries.

Why:    Teams participate for glory and bragging rights as well as helping to raise funds for ongoing humanitarian causes. Past events have helped fund thirteen co-ed elementary schools in Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Kenya, India, Niger, Haiti, Ethiopia and Ecuador; as well as helped over 3,600 households with interest free micro loans. Organizations supported by the annual event include, among others: Doctors without Borders, Partners in Health, Free the Children and KIVA.

How:   Teams apply online and are interviewed for suitability. The $28,000 per team entry fee includes all international airfare, First Class hotel accommodations, 40% of meals, and special event travel gear. For additional information please visit or call GreatEscape Adventures (CST#2071053-40) at +1.310.281.7809.

2023 VNR (TRT 2:14)

2023 – Photo Montage (Global Scavenger Hunt YouTube Channel) TRT: 9:46

Media Liaison Contact Information:

The Global Scavenger Hunt™ accepts applications for official media accreditation to cover the 16th edition of The Global Scavenger Hunt’s three-week “world travel championship” event  in the spring of 2023 (April  & May), beginning January 13th, 2023. If you wish to cover the event in person, please let us know ASAP as media space is limited in 2023 and is not a freebie or open to comped or fam possibilities.

Please Note: Unfortunately, due to the nature of the places we visit, that between our departure dates and return dates, we may experience some delays in returning press calls, e-mails and other media inquiries. We regret this and hope that you understand—we’re focusing really hard on making our event as great as can be and making sure that our Teams get all our attention they need.

Please Note: That English is the official language of The Global Scavenger Hunt

Thank you for visiting; for any additional press information, including: high-res travel photos, contestant bios, event data, or a video news release, or to schedule interviews with contestants (past or present) or with event organizers, please contact:

Pamela Chalmers
Media Liaison
+1.310.281.7809 – GSH [at]

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