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Offline DianeC

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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2010, 03:28:14 PM »
Good question Pedaler...I have asked...


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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #51 on: June 21, 2010, 02:17:54 AM »
JessalynB1987
@zsoltluka how was your trip to Chicago?
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@Zsoltluka Zsolt You have funs on Twitter, Including me! We love You!esp.@JessalynB1987 she is in the hospital, cheer her up, PLS
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   @JessalynB1987 Get better sweetie! Chicago was tops. Jordan has the nicest fresh fun vibe & Jeff is the man!Can't wait 2 c them more.U wl 2.
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2010, 10:36:34 PM »

zsoltluka    Been workin on #ATWFF on-air promos. Excited that many will be hitting across the spectrum in coming wks, stay tuned incl an extra-special 1
about 1 hour ago via web


zsoltluka    @jeffschroeder23 hard at work on promos, #Chicago. T-storms hit within minutes of this pic http://twitpic.com/1zeshs
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2010, 01:45:58 PM »
Thanks for keeping us informed Cupcake!

Chicago had a vicious storm and he was under trees, glad he wasn't still filming.

Can't wait for this to begin.  :hearts:
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2010, 02:55:42 PM »
It was all over the CBS Early Show last time around, so I expect there will be ample publicity before they take off.


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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2010, 11:58:41 PM »
Cupcake, Will : Thanks for the tweets.  Jeff and Zsolt could be brothers.

DianeC, Thanks for the clarification.  I hope the show gets lots of publicity in order to make more people aware of Jeff's trip.  As I mentioned up thread, Alex relied on a select group of people for airline tickets.  The following is from apskip's excellent recap from last year:

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Alex get a prepaid ticket from the Vodafone group in Praetoria led by Low to fly to Mumbai. There is not enough time to get a proper visa, so he plans to adopt an alternate approach of a 72 hour temporary visa suggested by Indian embassy staff in Nairobi. When he lands in Mumbai, he is escorted to a quarantine area and told his information was not correct and he was being deported back to Nairobi because no transit visas are ever available once in India. He attempted to get some local officials to help the situation but was not given time by the authorities. They got him on the next flight back to Nairobi within hours of arrival.  Alex and Zsolt were now stranded in Nairobi airport and their luggage takes a while to show up. They get financial suport from Robert Hutchings (3rd time) and Debbie and Walter Stallcraft(who Alex and Zsolt stayed with in Florence SC on the first night of this odyssey) to buy a ticket to Bangkok.

So you can see, Alex was dependent upon just a few benefactors.  Also, I can't recall at this time who paid for his last big trip from Asia back to the U.S.  But without their help, Alex would have failed and so will Jeff.

If you have a chance, can you ask Zsolt what day to day role, if any,  Alex will have on this season?  I realize he won't be on camera but was wondering if he had a daily role back at the home office. 

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Zsolt just came back from Chicago and editing promos, but he did answer your question..Here is  his answer about Alex:
Alex will be in close contact with us on the road on a daily (hourly) basis and will weigh in on the creative output on an ongoing basis. While he may be back in LA, tks to ever-improving tech, he'll always be in touch with us. It's highly worthwhile to follow his own Twitter feeds, you guys, which will pick up once the show starts!


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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2010, 06:31:21 PM »

From Zsolt's twitter:

zsoltluka     Tech week coming up for #ATWFF... phones, netbooks, sat & gps coming, loading up laptops w new softz... gadget heaven, if ever brief.
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2010, 08:58:33 PM »
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Zsolt just came back from Chicago and editing promos, but he did answer your question..Here is  his answer about Alex:
Alex will be in close contact with us on the road on a daily (hourly) basis and will weigh in on the creative output on an ongoing basis. While he may be back in LA, tks to ever-improving tech, he'll always be in touch with us. It's highly worthwhile to follow his own Twitter feeds, you guys, which will pick up once the show starts!

Thanks so much, DianeC.  I would call you a peach for doing that but since we already have a Peach here at RFF,  I'll just have think of you as a tangelo.   :waves:

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2010, 10:15:06 AM »
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Zsolt just came back from Chicago and editing promos, but he did answer your question..Here is  his answer about Alex:
Alex will be in close contact with us on the road on a daily (hourly) basis and will weigh in on the creative output on an ongoing basis. While he may be back in LA, tks to ever-improving tech, he'll always be in touch with us. It's highly worthwhile to follow his own Twitter feeds, you guys, which will pick up once the show starts!

Thanks so much, DianeC.  I would call you a peach for doing that but since we already have a Peach here at RFF,  I'll just have think of you as a tangelo.   :waves:

Awww, thx..that is a real compliment, cuz Peach IS a peach!!! BTW..I love Tangelos!! Yummy! :jumpy:

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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2010, 10:53:37 AM »
Thanks pedaler and Diane!

If y'all have any questions that Alex could answer...make a list here, okay??

I am going to see if we can entice him into stopping by again.... :hearts:
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2010, 09:35:26 PM »
Hey everyone...Alex Boylan here from Season 1.  Received a message from Peach asking me to stop and check in.  Sorry I have been absent...I have just been swamped with work.
I hope everyone is doing well.  If anyone has any questions please fire away! 
Cheers
Alex

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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2010, 09:40:13 PM »
Thanks Alex!! :hearts:

I know we were wondering what your role will be day to day and what differences you see between your season and this one??

And is there any new technology that will make things easier this time?
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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2010, 09:42:54 PM »
Hello and nice to see you here Alex! :hearts: :wohoo:

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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2010, 10:50:23 PM »
Hey everyone...Alex Boylan here from Season 1.  Received a message from Peach asking me to stop and check in.  Sorry I have been absent...I have just been swamped with work.
I hope everyone is doing well.  If anyone has any questions please fire away!  
Cheers
Alex


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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2010, 08:29:16 AM »
Welcome back, Alex.  I hope season 2 is a great success for you and your team.  I understand you probably won't be able to answer all of my questions but here I go anyways:

1)  Whose idea was it for Jeff to be the host, yours or CBSi?

2)  The first public mention of this season was a hint from a tweet at this year's SXSW conference.  When were you given a go by CBSi?

3)  Last time, you did video chats with The Early Show.  Are there are plans to do video chats with the viewers periodically throughout the trip?

4)  This suggestion is free of charge.  Your web site should have a Jeff tracking map, kind of like a hurricane tracking chart.  By the way, Alex, Hurricane Alex is still in the Gulf as I'm typing this.  See, it's a sign from above.  Also, you could put hyperlinks on the map that reference videos and blogs relating to the places that Jeff and Zsolt have visited.

5)  Did you send Jeff to your voice coach?  He did a good job on his promo video shot on some balcony but he sounded a lot like you when emphasizing certain adjectives.

6) Jeff and Jordan's relationship appears to be well known in the reality fan community.  Will their separation and how they deal with it be included in the show?

7) My favorite episode last year was when you and Zsolt were separated for awhile and you wandered alone all night in that northern Chilean town.  Are there any plans to separate Zsolt and Jeff for awhile and see what happens?

8 )  Since you stayed mostly in the Southern Hemisphere last time, would you like Jeff to focus on the Northern Hemisphere this time?

9)  I think you should start a tradition of always having the host bungee jump somewhere in the world.  In Amazing Race 16, Jeff wussed out and let Jordan do the high wire traversing in Chile and the bungee jump in Germany.  The jumping will do him good.

10)  I noticed that Zsolt is tweeting fairly often now.  When do you plan to have Jeff tweeting on a regular basis about the show?

I hope Jeff gets to go to some really obscure places like Coober Pedy where you and Chris went to in Amazing Race 2.

Good luck and thanks for your time.
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #65 on: July 02, 2010, 09:31:42 PM »
Pedal;er:

You might want to rephrase your question to Alex about hemispheres. The route for ATWFF1 was as follows:

USA - northern hemisphere
Puerto Rico -northern hemisphere
US Virgin Islands - northern hemisphere
British Virgin Islands - northern hemisphere
Dominica - northern hemisphere
Trinidad & Tobago - northern hemisphere
Venezuela - northern hemisphere
Colombia - northern hemisphere 
Ecuador - half southern hemisphere, half northern
Peru - southern hemisphere
Chile- southern hemisphere
South Africa - southern hemisphere
Tanzania - southern hemisphere
Kenya - half northern hemisphere, half southern
India - northern hemisphere
Thailand - northern hemisphere
Cambodia - northern hemisphere
Vietnam - northern hemisphere

So, by my count we have 5 countries in the southern hemisphere and 11 countries in the northern hemisphere. Maybe ATWFF1 was more northern hemisphere than you remembered.

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #66 on: July 07, 2010, 01:05:52 PM »
Jeff: A Day in his Life


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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #67 on: July 07, 2010, 02:11:53 PM »
Is there any other way to watch the video? It's blocked in my country  :(

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2010, 02:37:33 PM »
yea, I can't watch it from here, either. CBS is so stingy  :'(

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2010, 04:09:23 PM »
@zsoltluka indicated on his Twitter account that they are working on the settings to allow Int'l viewers access to the videos.  He asked to let him know if it is/isn't working in your country.

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Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2010, 04:46:13 PM »
thanks for the video Will! :waves:
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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2010, 06:02:19 PM »
Thanks, RealityFreakWill. This is an impressive video and Jeff Schroeder is an impressive guy. He has such a friendly relaxed attitude that he might make people forget Alex Boylan. His relationship with Jordan clearly is important to him and she is very relaxed visiting his family. I can't wait for ATWFF2 to start!

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2010, 06:58:41 PM »

Thanks for posting the video, RFW!  I LOVED the video.....Jeff is going to be awesome on ATWFF!!!  Can't wait for it to start!!!  :jumpy:

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2010, 09:33:41 PM »
@zsoltluka indicated on his Twitter account that they are working on the settings to allow Int'l viewers access to the videos.  He asked to let him know if it is/isn't working in your country.

As our moderator emeritus, Puddin, used to say "Those &&^!*&^@ CBS web monkeys"  :knuckles:

Thanks RFWill for posting the video.  It was a very well produced tease to the upcoming season.

I do have to say though, I'm not too thrilled about the telemarketing job.  Even if Jeff gets half a buck if Mr. Lopez listens to the 30 second pitch  :lol:


Last season, I had flashbacks to the Amazing Race whenever Alex visited a certain location like Cuzco.  It happened again when Jeff pointed out Buckingham Fountains (start of season 6)

Jeff seems like a good guy.  I only hope he doesn't end up like Wrongway Feldman.  :lol3:

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Re: "Around the World for Free!"
« Reply #74 on: July 08, 2010, 01:10:03 AM »
You all are very welcome. I knew you would enjoy it.


 

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