I'm still betting on a Europe first leg. It's been a while since they started there (Season 17). If this coming season is anything special, I hope North America or a Pacific Island would be the first region to be featured. In order for them to get their ratings back, TAR should include a rarely seen region in the world. Perhaps they could feature Greenland, the Himalayas (Northern India or Nepal), the exotic Central Asia or Pacific Islands. These routes they're featuring recently are too generic.