Traveler Testimonials

Here’s a little bit of what former participants have said about their time on our little annual around the world travel adventure:

GSH is an artful tapas feast of the world…the element of surprise and curated experiences cannot be beat!”

– Avni L., Phoenix, AZ (2017)

“This was a truly remarkable life-enhancing, life-enriching experience.”

– Karen R., New York, NY (2019)

“Even the most experienced travelers get outside their normal self.”

 Sal I., Marin, CA (2019)

“Circumnavigate the globe and experience the magic of it all—in just 23-days!…
It is exciting being given a book full of adventure to choose from.”

– Vivian R., Marin, CA (2019)

Magical. Always the best three weeks of our year!

– Zoe L., Houston, TX (2008-19)

“An adventure like none other: awesome and exhilarating.”

– Margo T., Plainsville, CT (2013 & 2019)

“Not knowing where you are going—exciting!” 

– Maria L., Vancouver, WA (2013, 2014 & 2019)

“Having visited over 100 countries, people always ask me my favorite place? I tell them it is not a place, but an experienceThe Global Scavenger Hunt!”

– Kim L., Vancouver, WA (2013, 2014 & 2019)

“An incredible journey that challenges you physically, mentally and spiritually, and changes you forever.”

– Amy K., Birmingham, AL (2019)

“I couldn’t get it out of my veins last year. I had to go again…and again!” 

– Barbara S., Providence, RI (2009, 2010 & 2019)

“It was a dream come true…didn’t want it to end!”

– Margo T., Plainsville, CT (2013 & 2019)

Thank you for a wonderful, fun and inspiring trip! I no longer have a favorite country, I have a favorite travel experience!”

– Kim L., Vancouver, WA (2013, 2014 & 2019)

“What an amazing experience…thank you for everything in making this event a reality. What you have accomplished is phenomenal. It is truly life changing.”

– Zoe L., Houston, TX (2008-2019)

“Made it possible for magic to happen…a lot!”

– Alan Y., Houston, TX (2017 & 2019)

“A perfect 10 for ease of travel.”

– Paula & Tom P., San Luis Obispo, CA (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)

“Pure genius…brilliant from start to finish…a crash course in being a human being in the world.” 

– Rainey B., Pensacola, FL (2008-2019)

“Exhilarating. A true test of travel skills in steroids. One of a kind…a very rewarding experience.”

– Paula P., San Luis Obispo, CA (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)

“The trip of a lifetime. Beyond expectations. Thank you for making it happen! A perfect 10.”

– Kim & Gilles G., New Orleans, LA (2018)

Challenging, great memories and so glad I went…don’t pass good opportunities up–say yes!

– Denise L., Sonoma County (2018)

“I seldom give anything a “10”…10!”

– Rusty H., San Diego, CA (2018)

“Exciting. Eye-opening. Awakens the senses.”

– Anahi O., Columbus OH (2013 + 2018)

“A well-rounded experience! Fun, yes. Hard, yes. Full of growth opportunities? yes…
I can’t believe I just did that! I’m a better traveler, and a stronger person, than I was before.”

– Jennifer C., RI (2017)

“An amazing experience!”

– Ella H., Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (2017)

“The best three weeks of my life…”

– Sydney Y., Houston, TX (2017)

“A huge THANK YOU for this amazing trip…truly an emotional WOW!”

– Roshy D., Tucson, AZ (2017)

“A phenomenal journey. We’ll treasure it forever. I thought I had traveled before…but this expands everything in terms of what it is like to really see the world.”

– Mike P., Hollywood, CA (2017)

“Epic…an amazing concept.”

– Simmone P., Toronto, CANADA (2016)

“You don’t fully understand it until you do it; but once you do it, you’ll never forget it…the best travel experience, ever!”

– Georgia H., Austin, TX (2016)

What an EXPERIENCE!!!…We were out of our comfort zone…truly a bind date with the world.”

– Sue B., Detroit, MI (2016)

“…greatly exceeded our expectations. We were amazed!”

– Jim K., New Orleans, LA (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018)

“…the Chalmers’ are ‘traveling evangelists’ in the true sense of the word.”

– Wendy H., Huston, TX (2013 & 2016)

Couldn’t have been any better…all I can say is WOW…the time of my life!… I never want(ed) this to end!”

– Wendy H., Huston, TX (2013 & 2016)

Couldn’t have been any better…all I can say is WOW…the time of my life!… I never want(ed) this to end!”

– Marla S., San Jose, CA (2016)

“The best 23 days of our lives!”

– Mickey G., San Francisco, CA (2015)

The only negative was that the trip had to end!!”

– Betty K. New Orleans, LA (2015-18)

“It’s like receiving a grand, unexpected gift every few days.”

– Erik W., Austin, TX (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016)

 “Our perfect honeymoon.”

– Tania D., San Francisco, CA (2015)…now mother of Arjun & Bobby too!

“I think I found myself saying ‘another perfect day in paradise’ a dozen times over the last few weeks!”

– Katrina A., Macao, CHINA (2012 & 2015)

“You outdid yourself again Bill…amazing fun.”

– Fiona A., Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2012 & 2015)

“I now know that I can go anywhere…and have with you.”

– Michael H., Riverside, CA (2002, 2004, 2013 & 2015)

“…restores/rejuvenates your faith in humanity.”

– Barbara T., San Jose, CA (2014)

“This was the best three weeks of my entire life.”

– Angel Q., Culver City, CA (2012 & 2014)

“We had so much fun…it’s flawless…our best adventure ever—and we have had a few! We want to do the whole thing again.”

 April C., Pensacola, FL (2010, 2011 & 2014)

“Bill is the world’s greatest traveler.”

– Travis K., Austin, TX (2010, 2011 & 2014…and former LA Laker)

“…has changed my life absolutely!”

– Emily B. Los Angeles, CA (2011, 2012 & 2014)

“It challenges you to open your mind and heart. IT WAS LIFE CHANGING!”

– Natasha N., Houston, TX (2011, 2012 & 2014)

“…exciting, challenging, fun, life changing event.”

– Maria C., Glendale, CA (2013, 2014 & 2019)

“…probably one of the best experiences of our lives and we will go again!”

– Demetrius C., Miami, FL (2013)

“…a reality and not a dream!”

– Anahi O., Columbus, OH (2013 & 2018)

I experienced things I never would have imagined. I am so grateful for the opportunity.”

– William C., Columbus, OH (2013 & 2018)

Cleaver and unusual scavenges…like drinking water from a fire hose.”

– John R., Raleigh, NC (2013)

“A fascinating experience. We learned a lot about ourselves and each other…we enjoyed almost every minute of it!”

 Andrew P., Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (2012 & 2013)

“Three weeks of learning to be a better person and to be able to leave behind a slightly better world.”

– Christine L., BARBADOS (2009, 2010 & 2013)

“…the most fabulous trip we have ever been on!”

 Marine C., Austin, TX (2013 & 2018)

“…a fantastic experience I will recall with positive emotions for the rest of my life…truly memorable!”

– Geoff H., Auckland, NEW ZEALAND (2012 & 2017)

“The mystery of not knowing where you’re going and the joy if finding destinations that weren’t on your radar screen gets in your blood. Yes, we’re addicts…” 

– Kit & Joanne, Vancouver Island, CANADA (2008, 2010 & 2012)

“I feel like a Thrillionaire!”

– John T., Manhattan Beach, CA (2012)

“I am a jaded old traveler, but I got to visit six new countries; and revisited old one’s like I could not have imagined.”

– Brent W., Jackson, WY (2012, Century Club member)

“Exciting…a lot of fun…I can’t believe it…I would recommend it to anybody!”

– James P., New Orleans, LA (2012)

“Wow. Twenty-three days of wow!”

– James D., Toronto, CANADA (2011)

– Jan & David M., Jackson, MI (2011)

“Thank you for showing me the real world…”

– Elizabeth B., Pensacola, FL (2011)

“It was the most amazing adventure of my life…a perfect 10! This trip is kick ass!”

– Andy M., Dallas, TX (2008 & 2009)

“We are so happy we did this memorable adventure…Amazing Race without being eliminated and less silly too!” 

– Bev & Buz N., Phoenix, AZ (2009, Century Club members)

“One of those seminal moments in my life. Not only fantastic, but after completing the event I gained a stronger desire to make a difference in the world.” 

– Trevor G., Seattle, WA (2005 & 2009)

“It’s like Christmas every day and looking forward to opening another present each day and not knowing what it will be…each location unwrapped a new surprise.” 

 Steve H., Los Angeles, CA (2008 & 2009)

“This is the most interesting, challenging and just plain fun trip on the planet!”

– Andy V., Bonn, GERMANY (2008)

“It is easy to be enthusiastic about a journey with so many highlights…a wonderful not to be missed experience…what traveling is all about, surprise and improvise.” 

– James C., Calgary, CANADA (2008)

“Fun, fun, fun…it tests one’s ability to interact with indigenous people and societies everywhere. I would recommend this to real travelers who seek a real adventure.” 

– Andrea B., New York, NY (2008)

“Makes you feel alive in the world…it was exciting, exhausting, crazy, beautiful, illuminating…every emotion, experience, issue crammed into three weeks, four continents, thirteen countries…it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I’d do it again in a minute.

– Claire F., Palm Beach, FL (2008)

“I’m amazed and happy, but thoroughly exhausted…and need a relaxing vacation from my global adventure.”

– Helen Q., Brussels, BELGIUM (2005)

“This (event) is geared toward people who are really interested in the culture, the people and the places…They attract the traveler, not the tourist.”

– Jason S., Toronto, CANADA (2005)

“The first time was amazing and just plain overwhelming. The second time I did it was just as amazing, and it overwhelmed me all over again. I may be a Global Scavenger Hunt junkie!”

– Vicki S., Dallas, TX (2004 & 2005)

“It is the Amazing Race for real travelers.”

– Randy H., Newport Beach, CA (2004)


– Scott S., San Francisco, CA (2004)

“So unique…never had a dull moment…I learned a lot about myself…my stamina, my ability to be a good team player. This is a self-discovery journey!”

– Raj K., New Jersey (2004)

“Rates a 10…Bravo, well done…standing ovation! I was challenged participating physically, morally, logistically, emotionally, spiritually, ethically and culturally. I’d love to give it another go!” (Steve liked it so much he created a copy version of it…we are flattered! )

– Steve B., Cleveland, OH (2004)

“The thrill of the hunt was exciting…I was not ready for it to end!”

– Joan H., Austin, TX (2002)

“The most difficult thing we have ever done…It is like Survivor, The Amazing Race, and the Eco-Challenge all rolled into one except with MUCH more cultural interaction…the creative brain power, communication skills, and strategic planning required far outweigh all those other competitions.”

 Marvin S., Calgary, CANADA (2002)

“The Blind Date with the World aspect is a wonderful experience…think about it, you go on a trip around the world but you don’t know where you are going? It was truly exhilarating.” 

 Victoria R., Bellingham, WA (2002)

“We had so many intimate and sharing experiences…we had to learn to constantly challenge our assumptions and adjust on the fly…I will recommend it to everyone.”

– Roger M., (RIP) Indianapolis, IN (2002)

“It was exactly how I thought it would be…global, challenging and adventurous. A great competition!”
– David M., Edmonton, CANADA

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