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My main problem with your map is Medellin to New Orleans. Usually, with newer TAR seasons, the final city is a city that can be flown to nonstop from the previous city. If you're looking for a Latin American country, I'd consider Panama City, Cancún, or Punta Cana.

Also, instead of Taipei, maybe consider Kaohsiung? I used both in my map, but if I only did one leg in Taiwan it would've been just Kaohsiung, because every season so far has gone to Taipei and Kaohsiung has so much to offer.

Other than, it's a cool map

S26: Trujillo —> Lima —> Dallas
S25: Manila —> Tokyo —> LA
S23: Tokyo —> Seattle —> Juneau
S22: Belfast —> London —> Washington
S18: Rio —> São Paulo —> Miami

Okay I guess definitely 23 and 26 weren't direct flights, but where did they say they took those flights? 22 they flew out of London, so that was a direct flight, but, again with the exception of 23 and 26, all other of those have options for nonstop. There are direct flights from Seoul to Chicago, Guangzhou to LAX (because they flew out of Guangzhou not Shenzhen), HKG to NYC, Manila to LAX, London to Vegas, London to Washington, Paris to NYC, Osaka to Honolulu, Panama City to Atlanta, Rio to Miami, Seoul to LAX, and Shanghai to San Francisco. Alaska was tricky because it's incredibly difficult to get direct flights outside of the US to Alaska as the only options are Canada, Reykjavik, Frankfurt and Kamchatka. 26 is really the only real exception to this rule.

I personally would really love a final leg in New Orleans. Beautiful city, and as music composition major, I would love to see tasks related to the jazz culture there. That being said, I think we'll have to see penultimate legs in Cancun, Panama City, Frankfurt or London.

I don't mean to come off as s***ting on your map, but I wanted to help make it a bit more realistic.
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New maps, as always, give me feedback! Longest map I've made, 37,581 miles.

Starting Line: Mount Rubidoux, Riverside, California

Leg 1: Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia
  • Two flights via Miami and JFK
  • Jazz festival task
  • Pit Stop: Moule a Chique

Leg 2: Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Self-drive
  • Soccer task
  • Detour option relating to Manchester's literary history
  • Pit Stop: Mamucium

Leg 3: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Self-drive to Newcastle and throughout leg
  • Nightlife task
  • Pit Stop: Theater Royal

Leg 4: Dakar, Senegal
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Pink Lake

Leg 5: Helsinki + Turku, Finland
  • Self-drive
  • Music roadblock at Sibelius Academy
  • Task in Turku, then come back for pit stop
  • Pit Stop: Finlandia Hall

Leg 6: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Cliff climbing roadblock
  • Detours in Souk Tawileh
  • Pit Stop: Imam Houzai Square

Leg 7: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Banking task
  • Other task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Raouché

Leg 8: Hyderabad, India
  • Cultural tasks?
  • Pit Stop: Golconda Fort

Leg 9: Sapporo, Japan
  • Teams fly to Tokyo and take a bullet train to Sapporo
  • Task involving miso ramen
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Odori Park

Leg 10: Adelaide, Australia
  • Self-drive
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Adelaide Oval

Leg 11: Canberra, Australia
  • Self-drive
  • Nature tasks
  • Pit Stop: Commonwealth Park (Grant Bowler as greeter)

Leg 12: San Francisco, California
  • Alcatraz visit
  • Memory challenge involving food (there will be food presented in some shape or form in each leg)
  • Finish Line: The Presidio


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Too many legs in English speaking countries I would say.

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Dakar needs two legs imo, and I'd exchange Leg two for either Ireland or Spain
Canberra isn't the best penultimate city, another Australian city would be better
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This better? Also added the eliminations

Starting Line: Mount Rubidoux, Riverside, California

Leg 1: Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia - Elimination 11
  • Two flights via Miami and JFK
  • Jazz festival task
  • Pit Stop: Moule a Chique

Leg 2: Faro, Portugal - Elimination 10
  • Self-drive
  • Teams are provided tickets via London-Gatwick
  • Soccer task
  • Kayaking/bike detour
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Church of São Lourenço

Leg 3: Dakar, Senegal - Non-elimination
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Lake Retba

Leg 4: Dakar, Senegal - Elimination 9
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Place de l'Obélisque

Leg 5: Helsinki + Turku, Finland - Elimination 8
  • Self-drive
  • Music roadblock at Sibelius Academy
  • Task in Turku, then come back for pit stop
  • Pit Stop: Finlandia Hall

Leg 6: Beirut, Lebanon - Elimination 7
  • Cliff climbing roadblock
  • Detours in Souk Tawileh
  • Pit Stop: Imam Houzai Square

Leg 7: Beirut, Lebanon - Non-elemination
  • Banking task
  • Other task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Raouché

Leg 8: Hyderabad, India - Elimination 6
  • Cultural tasks?
  • Pit Stop: Golconda Fort

Leg 9: Sapporo, Japan - Elimination 5
  • Teams fly to Tokyo and take a bullet train to Sapporo
  • Task involving miso ramen
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Odori Park

Leg 10: Adelaide, Australia - Non-elemination
  • Self-drive
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Adelaide Oval

Leg 11: Kangaroo Island, Australia - Elimination 4
  • Self-drive (continued from previous leg)
  • Teams take a car ferry to Kangaroo Island
  • Wildlife tasks (penguins and kangaroos)
  • Beach and/or fishing tasks
  • Pit Stop: Hope Cottage (Grant Bowler as greeter)

Leg 12: San Francisco, California
  • Teams fly to Sydney and complete a route marker to receive the clue to go to San Francisco
  • Alcatraz visit
  • Memory challenge involving food (there will be food presented in some shape or form in each country)
  • Finish Line: The Presidio
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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3955 on: September 01, 2017, 07:39:07 PM »
Starting Line: Statue of Liberty, NY

Leg 1: Cusco and Macchu Pichu, Peru
Leg 2: Dublin, Ireland
Leg 3: Zurich, Switzerland - Konstanz, Germany - Bregenz, Austria
Leg 4: Ohrid, Macedonia
Leg 5: Skopje, Macedonia
Leg 6: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 7: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Leg 8: Saint-Denis, Reunion
Leg 9: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Leg 10: Shanghai, China
Leg 11: Suzhou,China
Leg 12: Seattle, USA

Thoughts? How realistic??
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 09:37:27 PM by TARmap »

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3956 on: September 02, 2017, 04:21:04 AM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3957 on: September 02, 2017, 03:08:41 PM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

Reunion is an overseas territory of France sandwiched between Mauritius and Madagascar. It's a small tropical island.

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3958 on: September 02, 2017, 04:01:00 PM »
Got bored so here's another route. Lmk what you think

Starting Line: Los Angeles, USA

Leg 1: Xi'an, China
Leg 2: Vientiane, Laos
Leg 3: Luang Prabang, Laos
Leg 4: Amritsar, India
Leg 5: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Leg 6: Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Leg 7: Split, Croatia
Leg 8: Hamburg, Germany
Leg 9: Barcelona, Spain
Leg 10: Accra, Ghana
Leg 11: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 12: Atlanta, USA

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3959 on: September 02, 2017, 04:38:52 PM »
Thoughts?

Starting Line: Burton Chace Park, Marina del Ray, California

Leg 1: Nanjing, China - Elimination 11
  • Two flights: Direct and Beijing (arriving 50 minutes later)
  • Night leg
  • Chinese poetry task
  • Some extreme task
  • Pit Stop: Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

Leg 2: Changshu, China - Elimination 10
  • Agriculture task
  • Pit Stop: Fangta Garden

Leg 3: Lombok, Indonesia - Elimination 9
  • Teams fly to Denpasar and sign up for boats to Lombok
  • Gamelan task
  • Money counting task (like in TARAUS 1)
  • Pit Stop: Pink Beach

Leg 4: Kathmandu, Nepal - Keep on racing
  • Teams given option to fly out of Lombok or take boat back to Bali and fly from Denpasar
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Pashupatinath Temple

Leg 5: Pokhara, Nepal - Elimination 8
  • Self-drive to Pokhara
  • Double U-Turn
  • Sherpa task
  • Boating on Fewa Lake
  • Pit Stop: Fewa Lake

Leg 6: Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia - Elimination 7
  • Self-drive
  • Food task in Vienna
  • Task relating to Communist Era in Bratislava
  • Pit Stop: Bratislava Castle

Leg 7: Leipzig, Germany - Non-elimination
  • Teams take trains to Leipzig
  • Self-drive
  • Bach task at St. Thomas Church
  • Pit Stop: Mendelssohn Has (greeter is a Mendelssohn impersonator)

Leg 8: Bari, Italy - Elimination 6
  • Teams drive to Berlin complete extreme task (not RB or DT) and fly to Bari
  • Double U-Turn
  • Cooking task
  • Roman-era task
  • Pit Stop: Ferrarese Square

Leg 9: Lomé, Togo - Elimination 5
  • Teams take night transport to Rome, given tickets via CDG but not obligated to these tickets
  • Market detour at Akodésséwa Fetish Market
  • SINGLE U-TURN
  • Pit Stop: Coco Beach

Leg 10: São Paulo, Brazil - Non-Elimination
  • Samba roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Top of Altinos Arantes Building

Leg 11: São Paulo, Brazil - Elimination 4
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Villa-Lobos State Park

Leg 12: Washington, District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland
  • Self-drive
  • Task at Oriole Park
  • Seaport task
  • Finish Line: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory
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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3960 on: September 02, 2017, 08:33:42 PM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

Reunion is an overseas territory of France sandwiched between Mauritius and Madagascar. It's a small tropical island.
Yeah, I do know that. :lol:
I just meant that race-wise, I'm not sure if it can be visited.

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3961 on: September 04, 2017, 10:58:55 AM »
Madagascar would probably not be visited because Phil said production had a lot of trouble there, and I don't know anything Bout Rwunion, but it's a pretty nice route otherwise. :)

Reunion is an overseas territory of France sandwiched between Mauritius and Madagascar. It's a small tropical island.
Yeah, I do know that. :lol:
I just meant that race-wise, I'm not sure if it can be visited.

There are flights from Paris, Africa, and Asia, so I don't think that it would be too hard to get too.

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« Reply #3962 on: September 04, 2017, 07:50:41 PM »
I think this is the most effort I've put into a map in this thread lol, but let me know what you guys think of this one/any improvements, etc!

Starting Line: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
  • Starting line task searching the chairs
Leg 1: Guatemala City, Guatemala - Elimination 11
  • Two flights, arriving at 5:44 AM (Delta) and 7:25 AM (Avianca)
  • Street food detours
  • Futsal task
  • Pit Stop: Torre del Reformador
Leg 2: San Andrés Island, Colombia - Elimination 10
  • Self-drive
  • Pirate roadblock at Morgan's Cave
  • Beach/diving detours
  • Pit Stop: La Loma
Leg 3: Santiago de Calí, Colombia - Non-elimination
  • Clue at Calí Tower
  • Salsa dancing roadblock
  • Colombian cultural detours
  • Pit Stop: Cristo Rey
Leg 4: Bilbao, Spain - Elimination 9
  • Fly to Madrid, train to Bilbao
  • Self-drive
  • Basque traditional tasks
  • Detours relating to Semana Grande
  • Pit Stop: Parque Europa
Leg 5: Wroclaw, Poland and Prague, Czech Republic - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Detours relating to living in Wroclaw
  • Nightlife roadblock in Prague
  • Pit Stop: Wenceslas Square
Leg 6: Český Krumlov, Czech Republic - Elimination 8
  • Self-drive (continued from previous leg)
  • Beer detour option
  • Double U-Turn
  • Theater roadblock at Český Krumlov Castle
  • Pit Stop: Grounds of the castle
Leg 7: Moroni, Comoros - Elimination 7
  • Teams provided tickets via Frankfurt and Addis Ababa, but not obligated to this itinerary
  • Grand marriage tradition task
  • Helicopter between islands
  • Vanilla harvesting roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Bouni Beach
Leg 8: Muscat, Oman - Elimination 6
  • Teams required to take flight via Nairobi
  • Self-drive
  • Souq detours
  • TAR 9 Switchback: Sand Ovens
  • Pit Stop: Shuwa Area (same place as roadblock, follow marked path)
Leg 9: Taipei, Taiwan - Keep on racing
  • Extreme task (bungee jumping, tightrope, etc)
  • Tea ceremony
  • Buddhist tradition tasks
  • Pit Stop: Observation deck of Taipei 101
Leg 10: Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Elimination 5
  • Night leg
  • Train to Kaohsiung
  • Dragon and Tiger Pagodas visit
  • Roadblock at Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
  • Detour at Liuhe Night Market
  • Pit Stop: Cihou Fort
Leg 11: Jeju City, South Korea - Elimination 4
  • Teams fly to Busan and take a ferry to Jeju
  • Self-drive
  • Orange farm roadblock
  • Detour chosen by casino (similar to TAR 26)
  • Pit Stop: Yongduam Rock
Leg 12: Seattle, Washington
  • Teams fly to Seoul, where they receive their clue to go to Seattle
  • Clue at Gum Wall
  • Another extreme roadblock
  • Escape room memory roadblock (example: one of the unlocking codes is the leg numbers spent on islands [2-7-9-10-11])
  • Finish Line: Gas Works Park

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« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 08:52:17 PM by nrh2110 »

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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3963 on: September 05, 2017, 04:08:20 PM »
It's a great route, although I'd prefer an additional Guatemalan Leg in Antigua/Atitlan
Additionally, the huge time gap between the two flights on Leg 1 is logistically less than idea
The Colombian and Asian Legs look incredible tho <3
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Re: TAR Wishlist - locations, routes, twists, teams, tasks and prophetic dreams!
« Reply #3964 on: September 05, 2017, 08:50:59 PM »
It's a great route, although I'd prefer an additional Guatemalan Leg in Antigua/Atitlan
Additionally, the huge time gap between the two flights on Leg 1 is logistically less than idea
The Colombian and Asian Legs look incredible tho <3

Just realized I completely goofed those first two flights! Fixed that. Which of the double legs should be nixed for a double Guatemalan leg?


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« Reply #3965 on: September 06, 2017, 03:36:36 AM »
I guess Colombia could do with just one leg, since it was visited recently. :P

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« Reply #3966 on: September 06, 2017, 04:05:15 PM »
I guess Colombia could do with just one leg, since it was visited recently. :P
But two Legs in Colombia, especially in as exotic locales as the ones in the route, would still be refreshing considering it's barely been visited, too.
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« Reply #3967 on: September 06, 2017, 04:10:02 PM »
And something I've always wanted TAR to do if they ever go to Guatemala City is to have teams use the Mapa en Relieve to find their next destination.

       



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« Reply #3968 on: September 06, 2017, 05:38:29 PM »
Yeah, I've thought about it, and Taiwan, although an under-visited country, wouldn't stand out too much from other Asian visits.
So removing one of Taiwan's legs and keeping both of Colombia's would probably be best. :P

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« Reply #3969 on: September 06, 2017, 11:40:54 PM »
So what I'm thinking is add the second Guatemala leg, then get rid of the Taipei leg. Then, in order to avoid having all the double legs within the first half of the race, move Comoros to between Spain and Poland/Czech Republic. Maybe get rid of the second leg in Czech Republic and give it to Oman?

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« Reply #3970 on: September 07, 2017, 07:14:20 AM »
Or just condense the Czechia legs to one and keep the rest of the route from the Comoros-on the same.
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