While it’s not at all how I like to travel, I can’t get enough of The Amazing Race (to be referred to as TAR in this post).
I like to take my time to soak up a place, a culture and it’s food…except when I happen to be running for a connecting flight in Frankfurt.
Of course TAR is edited to show the worst of some people – ignorance, getting mad when there is a language barrier, etc. – but at the end of the day, it IS reality TV. You just have to hope that when the cameras are off, the offending teams are not so insulting to the local cultures.
There have been some eye-opening places featured and I have picked some of my destinations based on where TAR went. In fact, I couldn’t wait to get to Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost city in the world – because of TAR.
It also doesn’t hurt that the host of the show, Phil Keoghan, isn’t so bad on the eyes.
If you watch, have any of the destinations featured on any season of TAR inspired you to go, or plan a trip, there?