I feel compelled to state the obvious: use of the title "Around the World for Free" is a blatant misrepresentation of what actually occurred. The concept of, as Jeff says, "interactive entertainment" is a valid and useful one. Having other people pay for all the airplane, train, bus, or other transportation fares is a really poor idea. That is because the fare for an Around-the-World airline ticket with many stopovers is less than one-third of what I estimate the individual flight fares to be. Both Jeff in ATWFF and Alex in ATWFF2 accepted huge amounts of money from strangers to get them where they needed to go. This was grossly inefficient. I feel that the show would have been just as interesting if the same major stops were made and the same sights visited. It is OK for people to pay for or provide food, lodging, area tours and admission fees, etc. in my opinion). This would have resulted in equally good television.