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What's Not to Love About The Amazing Race?

Thanks for the post, Arthur Lawrence

My absolute favorite travel show to watch on television is The Amazing Race. Pairs of contestants race around the world, stopping in about a dozen or so countries over the course of 25-30 days, all for a chance to win a million dollars. Basically, they are being paid a lot of money to travel the world. The locales are always beautiful and the contestants are given tasks or challenges to do that correlate to the region's culture and traditions.

What I love about the show is that the contestants are not seasoned travelers with loads of money and easy access to interpreters, as found in most travel shows. These people are thrown into new and exotic places with very little money and are told to make their way to distant, and sometimes hard to find, destinations. This usually causes major stress for the racers; especially when their taxi driver does not speak a word of English and the racer decides that the best way to communicate is by speaking English with a Spanish accent... unsurprisingly, that doesn't work very well. This leads to some funny and sarcastic bickering between the racers which reminds me of my family when we travel, so it becomes easy to forget that I am sitting on my couch watching my Satellite TV from and not traveling around the world with them.