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Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on June 02, 2009, 02:11:34 PM
EAST AFRICA

Alex and Zsolt start this episode on Day 96 leaving Arusha Tanzania for a broder crossing to Kenya's Masai Mara. That comes with lots of color from views of Masai warriors hopping and women dancing. If hopping were an Olympic sport, I'll bet that Masai warriors would win gold, silver and bronze medals. Alex and Zsolt are hosted by Lensington Tours. Alex agreed to do some labor at their camp in return for accommodations and food. That work starts with using a machete to cut weeds and also a strange rake with nails for its prongs, widely spaced. Next Alex transported water barrels and emptied them into a water tank.

On a tour of the bush, the guide points out leopard tortoise and hippopotamus tracks. He states that there are 200 hippos in a water hole. Hyena tracks are later spotted, apparently chasing some prey. Elephants and lions are seen [lus zebras, musk ox and kudu. A tour of the Masai village is arranged by the Kensington security head, who lives there. There are 100 children in school.

Alex and Zsolt head for Nairobi. They made a decision for safety reasons to abandon Africa and move on to Asia. From Nairobi they want to fly to Mumbai, presumably beacuse of cheap airfares there on Kenya Airways. First, they visit the By George Orphanage, which is caring for 300 children.  A network member who is also a personal friend of Alex's, Dov in Jacksonville FL, pays for Alex and Zsolt at Christmas 2008 to have 2 nights in a decent hotel. There is a sightseeing period for about a week. Alex are contacted by Simon back in South Africa who knows someone (his name is something like Kibera) who can take Alex and Zsolt to his home and later to a friend of their's who has an available "home office" at a separate location from his home. He brings in bedding and their is a cafeteria in the building which he urges Alex to use at no cost (he is going to settle the bill after they leave). There is a presidential election about to happen in Nairobi. The whole region is under martial law with multiple checkpoints every mile. The opposition has planned a huge rally for Jan. 3 in Uhuru Park. There is fear of great bloodshed. Another friend is working for the communications company KenTV that plans to cover the rally with video camera and reporter. Alex wants to tag along. They take a practice run in getting to that park and 2 shots ring out. It was extremely difficult and likely to be impossible the day of the rally. Alex abandoned his plans and at the last minute the rally is cancelled.

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.

After landing in Bangkok on Day 110 of the trip, they taste some Thai food, which Alex loves (it's my favorite cuisine so I understand this). Two local members of the network, Claire and Bo arrive unexpected to pick them up, courtesy of Lori in Germantown MD. They introduce Alex and Zsolt to Mr. Nap who provids accommodations for Alex and Zsolt in his home. The women take Alex and Zsolt out for more thai food, including grilled meat with many spices and spicy noodle soup. They go sightseeing around Bangkok. What a contrast to Nairobi! However, to be fair Bangkok has had its share of difficult politcally-based problem days in the past year.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on June 02, 2009, 03:05:49 PM
I placed this note here intially, but was advised to also place it elsewehere. I have expanded what i put on elsewhere, so go there for a slightly more complete statement. This show is on History Channel, which I reported incorrectly as National Geographic Channel.

A new series started last Sunday night at 10pm and repeating at 11pm EDT. It is retracing the route of U.S. newsman Henry Stanley to meet British explorer David Livingstone in 1871. It took that expedition from March 12 to Nov. 10 (8 months) in 1871 to go from the coast of Tanzania to Ujiji on the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. This expedition is attempting to do 950 miles on land in shorter time. The team of 4 is expedition leader Pasqual (a famous expedition guide), Mireya (actually Dr. Mireya the anthropologist), Benedict and Kevin (journalist), plus a team of about 12 porters. The first show started with the expedition hiring a dhow to transport them 20 miles from Zanzibar Island to Bagamoyo Tanzanian shore across the Zanzibar Strait. This is almost the exact opposite of the trip taken by all AR11 teams from north of DarEsSalaam to Zanzibar Island by dhow.

This show is not for everyone. The expedition is continuously dealing with challenges regarding snakes, water supply, bugs, disease, sunburn, etc. The bickering between Benedict, Kevin and Mireya and Paqual also seems to be constant. The plethora of wildlife they view along the route can make up for that.

Try it. You'll probably like it. You can go to the History Channel Expedition Africa site to catch the full first episode.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on June 02, 2009, 11:19:35 PM
Thanks for the recaps!!

We are talking about the new Africa show here:

http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,18778.0/topicseen.html

Why don't you bring your post on over? :jumpy:
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on June 08, 2009, 10:07:40 PM
THAILAND

Alex and Zsolt attempt to find  acccommodations at 2 temples and on meditation center without success. Claire offers her home, but the catch is that 15 people (grandmother, 2 aunts, father, mother, siblings and cousins) already live there. They cook a dish called Prao Tai consisting of crushed garlic, chilis, chicken, what looks like bok choy, oyster sauce, cooked and served over rice.  One of the aunts has a hairdressing salon next door and offers Alex a haircut after 4 months on the road.

Wat Say Yong Temple agrees to house them for 2 nights. They converse with the senior monk in rudimentary  English. There is no bed but no curfew. Alex rises with the monks at 5am to go collect breakfast donations throughout the neighborhood. The same happens for lunch, but there is no dinner. The Chao Phraya Port is nearby. In buddhism, charity = merit and humility is highly prized. Two monks tell each other what they have done wrong on that day already and one has to stay lower because he is less humble and needs reminders of how he should act. They leave the monastery the next morning with the senior monk paying for their taxi to meet another network person who will house them.

Frank is a network member who wants to help. He appears to devote his life to taking care of Alex and Zsolt for the next day or two. He buys every meal for them. He takes them to the Red Light District on Potphong Road. They find that the women are mostly in the *** trade and are very agressive. Frank buys Alex a ticket to get to Koh Sahmui where a restaurant/resort owner has work that Alex can trade for room and board. Frank is a consultant for time magazine in Thailand and Cambodia. He has the website 2Bangkok.com. From him they learn that Bangkok is "like Los Angeles", which is approximately correct as Los Angeles County has 9.9 million people and Bangkok about 9 million.

Alex and Zsolt take the overnight bus to southern Thailand and a boat out to Koh Samui, with Alex paid for round-trip by Frank. They are staying as guests of the Secret Garden Resort and Restaurant. Alex's work is to develop marketing materials for the resort and restaurant. He decides to give them a video highlighting the features of the place.

Alex and Zsolt are taken by another local fishing at Costa Moi. Back in Koh Samui, Alex gets to taste bugs as the main course. There are giant water bugs, beetle larvae, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers and a frog. Yummy! What Alex won't do for compelling TV. He does try to give some away to passing American tourists.

They go to Koh Samui Canopy Adventures for zip-lining.

Next Alex and Zsolt leave Koh Samuui on the boat going almost back to Bangkok, but they divert and head to the Thai/Cambodian border and cross to Poipet, a dusty and dirty town on the make. Alex states that "everyone here is trying to make a buck; I don't have a buck." They stay one night with 2 monks they met while wandering through their neighborhood. There is immense poverty here and again at Siem Reap when they reach there. In order to get there in the"no money" spirit, Alex had to accept a ride from a Phnom Penh person who drove up from Phnom Penh to Poipet, 450 km, to make the 160km trip to Siem Reap. Alex and Zsolt get a very brief tour of Angkor Wat before it closes that day.

Another reason to get to Siem Reap is that they are offered the chance to work "for humanity" as medicines and other things are delivered to children in rural villages of Siem Reap Province as coordinated by the Red Cross. Alex helps to carry mosquito nets worth about $5 to people's homes but they must pledge to not divert them into fishing nets. Alex and Zsolt get to Phnom Penh on a boat going from Siem Reap on Tonle Sap all the way to Phnom Penh. I have previously conceptualized Tonle Sap as a very large lake, but the river that flows out of it is also named Tonle Sap.

When they get to Phnom Penh, their host takes them to a Thai restaurant owned by his friend. He also takes them to the entertainment section; it much tamer than the one in Bangkok. Alex watches the dancers pulsating and even tries to kick it up a notch.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on June 19, 2009, 09:38:26 PM
CAMBODIA

This country shows off its scars from the Pol Pot regime. I guess visiting killing fields is now what tourism is about for those Cambodians not able to get to Angkor Wat. Alex start at the Tuol Sleng Museum. The question of why Pol Pot chose to govern by slaughtering innocent Cambodians, particularly anyone educated, intelligentsia, or lawyers, is still open beacuse no one really knows.  There are a lot of his victims and many more who are relatives of victims. Alex talked to multiple people who were the sole survivors of large families massacred over time.

Next they went to the Choung Ek killing fields 7 km from Phnom Penh, with its Tower of Skulls the gruesome result of what was done there. Next they visit the so-called Russian Market, but nobody can say why it is named that.

Ingredients are purchased to make Tom Yum soup based on lemongrass, shallots and mushrooms. It is one of my favorites. After they have finished eating it, Alex's host states that they have really had Tom Kha soup due to the coconut milk in it.

A young woman is proud of her new job that is miles away but will pay her $100, presumably each month.

Alex and Zsolt get bus tickets from their host to Ho Chhi Minh City in Vietnam 6 hours away. They find an urban center of 8 to 9 million people. Their host in Phnom Penh had given them $20 for making Internet connections and getting around. They spend it at an Internet cafe and on a taxi. Their new host is Todd, who allows them to camp out in his office. He buys them a train ticket to Cu Cho, a wildlife rescue center. There is the countryside they view bomb craters, displays of bombs and the Cu Cho tunnel which assisted the Viet Cong over 40 years earlier in the Vietnam War. It is day 130 of their circumnavigation.

Next they went on an excursion to "the beach" maybe 8 hours from ho Chi Minh City by train. Alex could not find the right train. The one he got on went instead to Wang Tran, with its waterfront and Phu Quoc Island.  There Alex and Zsolt celebrated the Chinese New Year or Tet famous for the 1968 Vietcong offensive. They celebrate with sparklers and fireworks.

Thye learn that Lilly and Preston in Maryland have been following their progress and provided Alex with a airplane ticket to go from Ho Chi Minh City to San Francisco. Alex gets a job cleaning toilets in a beachfront hotel. He earns enough to take a diving excursion which looks like flippers and snuba to me on day 144. He borrows a moped from the hotel for one hour to see the local area. Finally he gets to Saigon airport.
 
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on March 19, 2010, 06:13:56 PM
GeorgiaPeach,  Do you have any inside scoopage about season 2?

I follow an AmazingRacers list on Twitter and all of a sudden Alex tweets today
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I have received many messages about the next season of Around The World For Free. Well...it's coming soon everyone. Stay tuned!
about 7 hours ago via web

 He hadn't tweeted since last June!

Then I clicked on the facebook link that you posted upthread and saw more activity.  Do you have any insight?
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on March 20, 2010, 06:40:19 AM
I stand corrected, as I was hasty in posting old, irrelevant news on ATWTFF. Here is a link to the Around the World Productinos website, which mentions absolutely nothing about season 2, nor can I find anything on it anywhere:

http://www.aroundtheworldproductions.com/ATWP/Intro.html

I have not idea whether WGN will televise it again, but there is also nothing on the WGN website either.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on March 20, 2010, 09:25:04 AM
From WGN-TV, which many cable and satellite systems offer:

ATWFF - the TV show premieres Thursday April 16, 2009 on WGN America! The WGN website  is exclusively featuring much of the original content of ATWFF, and will be updating it each week.

Thanks for the reply apskip but that's from last year's season 1.  All of the recent activity is about a second season.

 Also, if you recall, the program didn't do too well ratings wise on WGN.  I'd be surprised if any future season is broadcast on WGN.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: theschnauzers on March 20, 2010, 01:30:31 PM
IS there a current ATWFF website? If so, what is the URL?

WGN purloined the season one site during the season one run, and many of the links never worked for me then or since.

I wasn't posting here then, but I found it remarkable now many place Alex went to when he and Zac (and Burton) filmed season one that TAR hadn't been to that TAR has since filmed at (especially in Chile, Cambodia and Vietnam (That I can recall offhand). I also think that if Phil ever decided ti retire from TAR, Alex would make a perfect replacement thanks to the ATWFF gig; he's done the best job of any alumni Racer in following Phil's NOW philosophy.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on March 20, 2010, 01:46:38 PM
Alex has posted here before, I don't know anything myself but will be glad to ask Alex if there is anything he is at liberty to share??

I loved the last season, followed every ep live, and would love to see this come back!!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on March 20, 2010, 03:32:47 PM
I haven't done much TAR detective work in the last couple of years but I'm having a lot of fun tracking this down.

It appears to me that all of the activity started with this tweet.
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Jeff from Big Brother to star in a new show "Around The World For Free" that will start on the web go to tv then back to web says Soohoo CBS
11:42 AM Mar 15th via TweetDeck

Source : http://twitter.com/hanswatson   It looks like Hans tweeted from the SXSW Interactive conference earlier this week.

Like all good clues, that tweet refers to another one.  Soohoo CBS is Anthony Soohoo.  From his linkedin page, look at what he's in charge of:

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SVP & GM, Entertainment & Lifestyle
CBS Interactive
(Public Company; CBS; Online Media industry)

October 2007 ó Present (2 years 6 months)

TV.com, CBS.com, the Insider, Chow, Chowhound, UrbanBaby, Audience Network, Web Originals Studio


No wonder Alex is excited.  I never thought we'd see season 2.

eta.  theschnauzers, It appears from apskip's link that they have taken down the clips for the show on WGN's web site.  The facebook link that Peach posted does have a few clips though but it's nowhre near as comprehensive as the old WGN site.

Otherwise, you'll have to travel to Greece to view the program.   :duno:   It's currently being shown on the new Greece FX network http://www.fxtv.gr/Series/Around/Episodes
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on June 08, 2010, 06:27:52 PM
CBS and Around the World for Free just announced Jeff Schroeder (TAR 16) will be the host for Season 2.

From Twitter:
@ATWFF Excited 2 announce @jeffschroeder23 will be starring in Season 2 of #AroundTheWorldForFree this summer! More info: http://bit.ly/cexzU4

Facebook:
Around the World For Free - Official Page We're happy to announce that The Amazing Race and Big Brother's Jeff Schroeder will be starring in Season 2 of Around the World For Free this summer!! Check out the new page and sign up to receive updates from Jeff on the road!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: theschnauzers on June 08, 2010, 06:54:01 PM
Now that they've figured iut how to extend the series, Jeff is a pretty good pick yo be in front of the camera.

It does mean that TPTB have figured out that TAR is a prerequisite for hosting ATWFF for a season.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on June 08, 2010, 09:04:09 PM
Alex Boylan does it again!

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/Zround%20the%20World%20for%20Free/Around%20the%20World%20for%20Free/AroundtheworldforFreewithJeff.jpg)


Around the World For Free puts the passion
back into adventure and the real back into reality!
About the show
Tune in this summer, when The Amazing Race and Big Brother star Jeff Schroeder departs for his trip around the world Ö with nothing more than a backpack and the help of an online community. Where he'll go and how he'll get there have yet to be determined, but at least he won't be alone. Fans can follow along every step of the way, offering tips, travel photos and even a helping hand. Sign up now for Around the World For Free updates and weíll let you know when Jeff hits the road!

Around the World For Free's connection to CBS isn't new. The Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan is a co-creator and executive producer of Around the World For Free. As host of the first season, he traveled more than 45,000 miles through 16 countries. Watch Season 1 . Alex returns along with co-creator and SURVIVORô: Pearl Islands alumnus Burton Roberts to serve as executive producers for this new, bigger, better Season 2. Co-creator and Emmy-nominated editor Zsolt Luka will reprise his role as field producer, directing, filming, and editing the series on the fly.

http://www.cbs.com/originals/around_the_world_for_free/

You can see the RFF thread for the first series here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,13474.0.html
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 09, 2010, 01:12:59 PM
First photo of Alex, Jeff and Zsolt

(http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc289/CuteboiWill/28118_123879610984036_1034738296912.jpg)

courtesy of jejo fansite
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: michael on June 09, 2010, 01:13:21 PM
When does this start?
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on June 09, 2010, 04:28:34 PM
Not sure how to embed the videos, but here are links to a couple promos that are on the CBS Youtube page:


Alex passing the torch:

http://www.youtube.com/user/cbs?blend=2&ob=4#p/u/33/6Nnj1H696IQ


Jeff's Season 2 Welcome:

http://www.youtube.com/user/cbs?blend=2&ob=4#p/u/32/V9-w2mPEwuY
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 11, 2010, 12:32:22 AM
Here's the videos, courtesy of CBS


Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2010, 12:33:55 AM
I think Jeff will be excellent at this... great choice.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: michael on June 11, 2010, 12:34:27 AM
I think Jeff will be excellent at this... great choice.

When/How do I watch - is this online?
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 11, 2010, 12:42:47 AM
Peach, I agree that Jeff is an excellent choice, as he does love to travel, has a wicked sense of humor and his famous one-liners, he definitely will be a hit!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on June 11, 2010, 12:43:37 AM
I think Jeff will be excellent at this... great choice.

When/How do I watch - is this online?

Live online at first...later on TV if they follow the same format as last time.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: michael on June 11, 2010, 12:45:41 AM
I think Jeff will be excellent at this... great choice.

When/How do I watch - is this online?

Live online at first...later on TV if they follow the same format as last time.

I can't believe I wasn't aware of this show before! I can't wait! :D
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 11, 2010, 12:45:56 AM
I think Jeff will be excellent at this... great choice.

When/How do I watch - is this online?

Live online at first...later on TV if they follow the same format as last time.

On TV on what channel? Like the Travel network or something?
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on June 11, 2010, 09:12:45 AM
Since CBS has acquired the rights and is now backing the project not sure what channel it will on this year.  The first season aired on WGN.

I agree Peach and RFW...Jeff is a great choice for this project.  He'll do great, the first season was fun, I can't wait to follow along again.


Michael, it hasn't been announced when it will start yet, speculation is running anywhere from 6/23 to just after the July 4th.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 11, 2010, 10:55:44 AM
I hope everyone who has friends all over the world will help him....there sure are enough ppl from everywhere on this site! :hearts:
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on June 11, 2010, 12:41:41 PM
I can't wait for it to start either.. :wohoo:  I'm definately gonna help Jeff out!!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: TexasLady on June 11, 2010, 04:16:16 PM
It will be fun to watch Jeff tackle this. He's made for TV.


 :hearts: :jumpy: :hearts:
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: krabbe on June 11, 2010, 05:07:09 PM
Yay Jeff! I hope someone will post the episodes online in Youtube or something. CBS is very stingy to its international viewers  :(
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 11, 2010, 09:05:43 PM
I can't wait for it to start either.. :wohoo:  I'm definately gonna help Jeff out!!

Are you in the States or out???
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on June 12, 2010, 09:30:28 PM
Wow,  This is great news.  I only watched the WGN episodes so I will now get a chance to see the trip from the start on the web.

I see that Jeff is starting in July.  Source : http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/06/11/big-brother-amazing-race-star-in-new-tv-show-around-the-wo/

I noticed from one of RealityFreakWill's posts that Jeff has a fan club.  I hope that they have enough funds to help Jeff with some of his air fares.  For those you watched season 1, Robert H. from Orlando was probably Jeff's number one benefactor regarding airline tickets.  The gal from South Carolina was also a great help.

I did record season one's episodes and saw that Alex was still in Nairobi, Kenya on Day 103.  Jeff is  going to need help to do his trip a lot faster. 

Maybe his fan club can get him off of the North America continent ASAP.  They surely must have representatives in one of the large N.E. cities (Boston, N.Y., Phil, D.C)

I just can't wait.

Sorry, Peach but I think he needs to leave before he could get to Georgia.   :'(

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on June 13, 2010, 11:09:35 AM
i'm in the states

I can't wait for it to start either.. :wohoo:  I'm definately gonna help Jeff out!!

Are you in the States or out???
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 13, 2010, 02:00:17 PM
i'm in the states

I can't wait for it to start either.. :wohoo:  I'm definately gonna help Jeff out!!

Are you in the States or out???

Kool, well, any help he can get will be appreciated, that is for sure...
 and YES, jeff does have a Fansite...

We will offer help, but it is ultimately, Jeff that gets to decide where he wants to go and probably getting him out of the states will be the best thing to do........
He will leave from NY, so any help in the states from there will guide what direction they go in....
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 15, 2010, 04:31:20 PM
The JEJO Site is very excited because Zsolt, Jeff's cameraman for ATWFF has joined our site and is answering our questions(when he finds the time) to help ppl understand how the show works if they are new to it... :tup:

He is such a sweet man and very generous with whatever info he can give out at this time... :yess:

Anyone wishing to read Zsolt's thread, can go here:

http://bb11jejo.webs.com/

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on June 15, 2010, 07:26:39 PM
It appears as the start date is most likely 7/26 and they've picked up a couple big-time corporate sponsors.

From: Advertising Age
http://adage.com/madisonandvine/article?article_id=144446


AT&T, American Back CBS Web Series 'Around the World for Free'
Network's Interactive Unit Looks to Ramp Up Original Online Programming

by Andrew Hampp
Published: June 15, 2010
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LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) -- CBS Interactive is rolling out a web series whose entire narrative will depend exclusively on the two most hard-to-find attributes in digital entertainment: sponsors and active fans.

Luckily for CBS, the former is already taken care of when it rolls out "Around the World for Free," an online spinoff of "The Amazing Race" that makes its debut July 26 on CBS.com and other CBS Interactive properties.

The series will chronicle the real-time travels of Jeff Schroeder, a veteran of CBS reality shows "Big Brother" and "The Amazing Race," as he attempts to globe-trot without so much as a dollar to his name, relying on strangers and online viewers to dictate and potentially accommodate his every move -- all with the aid of integrated sponsors AT&T, to connect Mr. Schroeder to his fans, and American Airlines, to fly him to his various destinations.

The ambitious premise echoes that of 19 Entertainment's "If I Can Dream," a reality series on online video site Hulu that also unfolds in real-time and allows fans to vote in new cast members, with integrations from presenting sponsors Pepsi and Ford along the way. And just as "Dream" got more than a little bit of traditional media exposure from cross-promotion on 19 Entertainment's "American Idol," "Around the World for Free" will be heavily promoted on CBS Corp.'s radio properties, online audience network and prime-time summer lineup, particularly during the new season of "Big Brother," which makes its return July 8. Mr. Schroeder will make appearances on CBS's "The Early Show" to reach the daytime crowd as well.

CBS is also boldly going where broadcast networks have only recently dared to tread by ramping up its investment in online programming. ABC, one of the first networks to dip its toes in digital waters with the launch of Stage 9 Productions in 2008, quickly saw its web video business fizzle after producing too many web series with TV budgets and no business model or sponsor support to offset the costs. NBC has found recent success with branded web shows for American Family Insurance ("In Gayle We Trust," recently renewed for a second season) and Hidden Valley Ranch, while Fox is expected to debut new cross-platform projects from new branded-entertainment head Roger Mincheff later this year.

Benchmarks
In the past year, CBS Interactive has produced original web series for Saturn ("Novel Adventures"), Head & Shoulders ("Heckle U"), General Motors ("The Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side") and AT&T (TV.com's "TV in a Flash"). Joe Ferreira, senior VP-general manager of the CBS Audience Network, said web series are held to different success metrics than broadcast series, so 1 million views over the course of a month is often a good benchmark compared to 14 million viewers for one night of prime time.

"The idea of a hit for us is on a bit of a smaller scale, but what we've seen for all the series we've put out there has hit all those marks," he said. "We've been doing this for two to three years, and each time we've learned something. Now we're at the point where we're really taking this to the next level."

Although the 35 short-form episodes that make up "Around the World for Free" are being produced at a fraction of what they would cost to produce for prime time (which also means less cameras, less edit time and shorter episode lengths), the cost savings do not come at the expense of quality, said Anthony Soohoo, CBS Interactive's senior VP-general manager of entertainment.

"We think we can deliver a series to the user at a level unseen in the past online," he said. "The user behavior, quality of the cameras and the emergence of social media mobile tools we can use from the advertising community as well as our users put us in a pretty unique spot to deliver something we'll be looking at years from now. We want 'Around the World for Free' to be the inflection point for a new wave of storytelling for the next few years."

Plus, by having sponsors onboard at launch, the series is already a profitable venture for CBS. "The web-original business for us is at comparable margins if not better across the line than any other entertainment properties we currently run," Mr. Soohoo said.

AT&T is expected to be featured throughout the series as an integrated mobile sponsor, and will promote the series within its own properties in the coming weeks. American Airlines, in its biggest investment in an original web series to date, will sponsor all of Mr. Schroeder's trips. Coming off a high-profile integration in last year's "Up in the Air," an unpaid placement valued to be worth as much as $14.5 million of exposure by entertainment research firm Front Row Analytics, the bar is very high for American's latest foray.

"The key to any product placement for a brand, in film, TV or online video, is relevance," said Billy Sanez, American's director of advertising and promotions. He added: "Flying Jeff [Schroeder] around the world is simply what we do for a living. We naturally take our passengers to their destinations."

"Around the World for Free" is actually the second season of a show that was originally conceived by "Amazing Race" winner Alex Boylan and "Survivor: Pearl Islands" vet Burton Roberts, produced independently and eventually acquired by CBS. The archived season is currently available on a micro-site.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on June 15, 2010, 07:40:38 PM
Oh wow...having flights covered is going to tremendously change this...that was the biggest holdup for Alex. If Jeff has flights covered, then he can really fous on having fans take him under their wings at LOCATIONS, giving us a true look at places and activities.

I think I like this better...once or twice last season Alex really had to have some people dig deep for him, this is better.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on June 15, 2010, 08:02:02 PM
I'm glad too, Peach, especially with the current state of the World's economy.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on June 15, 2010, 09:54:18 PM
Oh wow...having flights covered is going to tremendously change this...that was the biggest holdup for Alex. If Jeff has flights covered, then he can really fous on having fans take him under their wings at LOCATIONS, giving us a true look at places and activities.

I think I like this better...once or twice last season Alex really had to have some people dig deep for him, this is better.

As my favorite first eliminated TAR team of all time would say,  Ah concur.

I am so jealous.  I hope Jeff does well. 

DianeC, Congrats on having Zsolt join your site.  I don't know how he will have enough time in a day to first film and then edit the webisodes so they are both interesting and entertaining.  His effort and performance in season 1 was most impressive.

I  wish your site was an open one.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 16, 2010, 09:19:41 AM
Oh wow...having flights covered is going to tremendously change this...that was the biggest holdup for Alex. If Jeff has flights covered, then he can really fous on having fans take him under their wings at LOCATIONS, giving us a true look at places and activities.

I think I like this better...once or twice last season Alex really had to have some people dig deep for him, this is better.

Hi Peach,

Just got a clarification on this article by Zsolt and this is what he said:Zsolt Luka
Member
Hi everyone,




I just hopped on and have not had time to read all the threads, but wanted to point out a very important point that was incorrectly interpreted in the Advertising Age article: American Airlines IS NOT covering all of Jeff's flights after launch. We absolutely will need the audience's support, vitally in the international sector especially. More details to come soon, but pls do note that the flights / other transport support is indeed very much needed, still!
 
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 16, 2010, 09:24:33 AM
Oh wow...having flights covered is going to tremendously change this...that was the biggest holdup for Alex. If Jeff has flights covered, then he can really fous on having fans take him under their wings at LOCATIONS, giving us a true look at places and activities.

I think I like this better...once or twice last season Alex really had to have some people dig deep for him, this is better.

As my favorite first eliminated TAR team of all time would say,  Ah concur.

I am so jealous.  I hope Jeff does well. 

DianeC, Congrats on having Zsolt join your site.  I don't know how he will have enough time in a day to first film and then edit the webisodes so they are both interesting and entertaining.  His effort and performance in season 1 was most impressive.

I  wish your site was an open one.

Ah, yes, we were blessed and I am sorry it is members only(but, i joined both neat places..Here & there..ha), but ,if you all have questions that you want to know, plz feel free to ask them here and I can bring them over to Zsolt....I don't mind and really, he is sooo sweet, neither does he(time permitting)...
Hugs,
Diane

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on June 16, 2010, 02:37:05 PM
Thanks for the clarification Diane.

In some ways that is a shame... a couple of times on Season 1 Alex was almost begging...and that is not what the focus of this should be, imo. I love the concept of serendipity, and relying on "the kindness of strangers" (hey, I AM a southern girl), but hate it when they have to resort to panhandling (almost) anyway.

But this will be fun, I think Jeff is a dynamite choice for this!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 16, 2010, 03:10:48 PM
Thanks for the clarification Diane.

In some ways that is a shame... a couple of times on Season 1 Alex was almost begging...and that is not what the focus of this should be, imo. I love the concept of serendipity, and relying on "the kindness of strangers" (hey, I AM a southern girl), but hate it when they have to resort to panhandling (almost) anyway.

But this will be fun, I think Jeff is a dynamite choice for this!

YW..Yes, with his personality and way with ppl, he should not have to beg too much, but he can get a job maybe to help with food and shelter...Jeff is pretty resourceful from what I have seen and always ready for adventure...Ha
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on June 17, 2010, 01:13:53 AM

zsoltluka    Good weather, good times, good friends, #Chicago delivering on the #atwff spirit in this pre-pro phase.. tks all! http://twitpic.com/1xfpz7
about 2 hours ago via Twitpic

(http://i48.[banned image hosting site].com/29ap64m.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Vega on June 17, 2010, 08:07:38 AM
This sounds like a cool trip and a neat idea but I'd like to see it be even more challenging. It seems to easy to have someone buy you plane tickets or train tickets. I'd like to see them hitchhike across the world. I think the most difficult part would be crossing the waters.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Vega on June 17, 2010, 08:19:17 AM
I think one interesting part of this show will be to see how different countries and cultures treat them. For instance, which country or culture will be the most gracious? Which one will be the toughest to get through because of lack of generosity?
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on June 17, 2010, 09:27:18 AM
Jeff just tweeted this a few minutes ago:

Jeffschroeder23
 
Me and my buddy @zsoltluka in Chicago http://twitpic.com/1xfpz7 doing some prepping for @atwff. Now gotta go pick Jordan up from the airport 4 minutes ago via web
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on June 17, 2010, 09:54:32 AM
Hopefully many of you will remember Alex Boyland and his producer/camerman/soundman Zsolt Luka going "Around the World for Free" on the SGN Network one year ago. The show is back with Alex as the co-producer with Burton Roberts, Zsolt as the traveling companion and a new traveler:

Around the World For Free puts the passion back into adventure and the real back into reality!
About the show
Around the World For Free is a fully interactive online reality show. Tune in to Season 2 this summer, when The Amazing Race and Big Brother star Jeff Schroeder attempts to travel around the world in 100 days Ö with nothing more than a backpack and the help of an online community. Where he'll go and how he'll get there have yet to be determined, but at least he won't be alone. Fans can follow along on CBS.com every step of the way, offering tips, travel photos and even a helping hand. Sign up now for Around the World For Free updates and weíll let you know when Jeff hits the road!

Around the World For Free's connection to CBS isn't new. Go back and watch Season 1, when The Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan traveled more than 45,000 miles through 16 countries without a penny in his pocket. Alex returns with fellow co-creator and executive producer, SURVIVORô: Pearl Islands alumnus Burton Roberts, to produce the upcoming Season 2. Co-creator and Emmy-nominated editor Zsolt Luka will reprise his role as field producer, directing, filming, and editing the series on the fly.

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on June 17, 2010, 10:11:12 AM
Here are links to 2 videos that CBS has on its website for ATWFF2 with traveler Jeff Schroeder:

http://www.cbs.com/originals/around_the_world_for_free/video/?pid=Oh2pWkMq06DKPZGpE1mVpj29sh_VZpAT&vs=homepage&play=true

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 17, 2010, 11:50:51 AM
I think one interesting part of this show will be to see how different countries and cultures treat them. For instance, which country or culture will be the most gracious? Which one will be the toughest to get through because of lack of generosity?

Hi Vega,
From reading on our site what Zsolt has said,,I can tell you that in the last season, there were NO countries that were not gracious to them and even the poorest of cultures shared their food and shelter with them..It was quite humbling he said.
So, generosity doesn't seem to be a problem..more getting into a country due to a lack of a Visa, which he said is their own fault for not doing it sooner and being more prepared...
And yes, since this is a new season, it will be interesting again how they fare!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on June 17, 2010, 02:11:08 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:

Quote
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. 

Thanks

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 17, 2010, 03:28:14 PM
Good question Pedaler...I have asked...
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on June 21, 2010, 02:17:54 AM
JessalynB1987
@zsoltluka how was your trip to Chicago?
about 4 hours ago via web in reply to zsoltluka


IsBallygood
@Zsoltluka Zsolt You have funs on Twitter, Including me! We love You!esp.@JessalynB1987 she is in the hospital, cheer her up, PLS
about 4 hours ago via web

zsoltluka
   @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.
about 4 hours ago via web in reply to JessalynB1987
 
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake 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
36 minutes ago via Twitpic

(http://i49.[banned image hosting site].com/2czw4i.jpg)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: TexasLady 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:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip 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.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC 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:

Quote
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. 

Thanks



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!

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake 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.
about 2 hours ago via web
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on June 27, 2010, 08:58:33 PM
Quote
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:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: DianeC on June 28, 2010, 10:15:06 AM
Quote
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:
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach 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:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: alexboylan 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
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach 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?
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Cocoa on June 29, 2010, 09:42:54 PM
Hello and nice to see you here Alex! :hearts: :wohoo:
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: TexasLady 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


Hello Alex!

:bigwelcome
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler 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.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip 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.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 07, 2010, 01:05:52 PM
Jeff: A Day in his Life


courtesy of CBS
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Sandra1991 on July 07, 2010, 02:11:53 PM
Is there any other way to watch the video? It's blocked in my country  :(
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: krabbe on July 07, 2010, 02:37:33 PM
yea, I can't watch it from here, either. CBS is so stingy  :'(
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx 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.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: ugot2bekidinmeny on July 07, 2010, 04:46:13 PM
thanks for the video Will! :waves:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip 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!
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake 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:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler 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:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 08, 2010, 01:10:03 AM
You all are very welcome. I knew you would enjoy it.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: chill_sd on July 13, 2010, 04:23:22 PM
Getting Ready!

From vaccinations to workouts to camera training... Jeff's journey is fast becoming real

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: theschnauzers on July 15, 2010, 11:43:07 PM
CBS aired a promo for ATWFF with Jeff during the live eviction episode of BB tonight.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 17, 2010, 04:56:33 PM
CBS aired a promo for ATWFF with Jeff during the live eviction episode of BB tonight.


Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 17, 2010, 04:59:47 PM


atwff  NEW Season of #ATWFF w/ @JeffSchroeder23 (of #BB11 & #TheAmazingRace!) launches Monday, 7/26! It all kicks off on @theearlyshow!
about 23 hours ago via web
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 17, 2010, 10:26:26 PM
Thanks cupcake!!
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 20, 2010, 12:51:17 PM

zsoltluka     Join me & @jeffschroeder23 for a live video chat tonight with the @Teamjejo fan site @ 6pm pst/9pm est For more details http://bit.ly/dz0WTa
about 4 hours ago via Twitter for Android
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 21, 2010, 12:16:34 PM

The chat with Jeff and Zsolt last night was GREAT!!!  Did anyone else watch/listen?  I didn't think I could get more excited for this show to kick off, but after listening to the chat, it can't start soon enough!!  :jumpy: 
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 21, 2010, 05:38:56 PM

A few chat pics from the JEJO fan site:

(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae186/michie671/jeffzsolt.png)
(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae186/michie671/jeffzsolt2.png)
(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae186/michie671/jeffzsolt3.png)
(http://i970.photobucket.com/albums/ae186/michie671/jeffzsolt4.png)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: theschnauzers on July 21, 2010, 10:54:09 PM
Let us know if a transcript gets posted, I'd like to read it. (IT's far easier for me than trying for a replay.)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 22, 2010, 09:18:14 AM
Cupcake,  A belated big time thanks.  I did attend based on your message.

I agree that it was a fun and enjoyable event.

Those questions were coming fast and furious.  Zsolt did a great job but I wish the questions were directed to a bin where Zsolt could more easily pick and choose the ones to answer.

In case there is ever another one, is there a way to go to full screen during the chat?  I wished that the video and question sections were larger for more easier viewing.

Thanks again.

P.S.  Zsolt answered a lot of questions from others that I had posted upthread.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 22, 2010, 10:52:10 AM
Let us know if a transcript gets posted, I'd like to read it. (IT's far easier for me than trying for a replay.)

based on what I've read at the fan site, I don't think there is a transcript available.......if I come across one posted somewhere, I'll post a link
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 22, 2010, 10:59:58 AM
Cupcake,  A belated big time thanks.  I did attend based on your message.

I agree that it was a fun and enjoyable event.

Those questions were coming fast and furious.  Zsolt did a great job but I wish the questions were directed to a bin where Zsolt could more easily pick and choose the ones to answer.

In case there is ever another one, is there a way to go to full screen during the chat?  I wished that the video and question sections were larger for more easier viewing.

Thanks again.

P.S.  Zsolt answered a lot of questions from others that I had posted upthread.

You're welcome, Pedaler!    I don't know if you can go full screen with Tinychat.  Maybe someone else can answer that...
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 22, 2010, 11:04:57 AM

Jeff Schroeder ('Around The World For Free')
Thursday, July 22 2010, 10:00am EDT
By Lara Martin, News Editor

With successful stints on Big Brother and Amazing Race already under his belt, reality favorite Jeff Schroeder is now embarking on his biggest challenge to date with Around The World For Free. The second season of the interactive CBS reality show will see Jeff leaving his friends and family - including girlfriend Jordan Lloyd - at home while he attempts to cross the world in 100 days with no money and only the help of his online audience. With the venture kicking off on the Early Show this Monday, we caught up with him - and editor/cameraman/producer and travel partner Zsolt Luka - to find out more...

How are you feeling ahead of the big sendoff?
"The best way I can describe it is like going away to college or camp where you're scared but you're excited about the anticipation. You know it will be a great summer or school year, you're nervous in the beginning but once you get into it you have the best time ever."

Jordan recently told us that she'll miss you - was it a hard decision to leave your friends and family for so long?
"It was an absolute yes when they were thinking about me. It's what I want to do, I want to see the world. To me, it's a no-brainer. Would you rather be stuck behind a desk or going out and seeing the world? I know I'll miss my family and obviously I'll miss Jordan, but we'll be in touch through phone and computer all the time. You don't get a chance like this too often so when opportunity knocks you have to open the door for something like this."

Would you say being on The Amazing Race was good preparation for this?
"I guess, somewhat! (laughs) Jordan won't be with me this time! We could have used Zsolt on The Amazing Race! It prepared me a little. It's definitely a totally different scenario we're getting into here but it was good preparation."

What will you be bringing with you besides your satellite phone and computer?
"I haven't picked out my wardrobe yet but you don't want to be carrying around a lot of stuff. I definitely learned that from The Amazing Race when I dumped half my pack. I think I'll pick out a couple of my favorite T-shirts, maybe two pairs of shorts, some underwear, a good pair of shoes, some flipflops and swim trunks and I'll be ready to hit the world!"

What sort of preparation can you do for this?
"I work out, I try to hit the gym three or four times a week so I'm working on my endurance. I think I need to work on my patience because there will be a lot of downtime, long bus trips, waiting on the side of the road, waiting for people to reply, so I think working on my patience is more important than the physical part."
Zsolt: "This is more of a mental thing. It isn't a race, we're not trying to outrun a clock. It's a human thing of how do you keep going for 100 days non-stop - often 16 or 20-hour days - away from your family and friends?"

Do you speak any languages?
"I do not, so this is a question for Zsolt!"
Zsolt: "I speak six but I would trade some of those for one Asian language. We're not taking the talking dictionaries along. I want to see Jeff mime his way through a situation with a smile! I don't want him to have these crutches to lean on, I'm not going to help him too much either. Of course, we're buds on the road and have each others' backs, but the interesting thing is how he will stumble through a Tokyo or Thailand or India if necessary."

Do you have any idea which countries you will be visiting yet?
"We have no idea and that's what is so great about the show. It's all up to the audience and it's all interactive - they get to journey with us. We're seeing it through the eyes of the locals and bringing the audience with us. They determine where we go."

You're starting in New York City. How will you decide on your first destination?"After we walk off the Early Show set on July 26, the show starts. I have no money, only my computer and satellite phone to stay in touch with the audience. I'll log on and see who has made a profile and can help me out and that will determine which direction I go. We want to stay away from the season one route, we don't want to repeat the same direction he (Alex Boylan) took through the Caribbean and South America. We want to make our own path and go with the flow, whatever the audience suggests."
Zsolt: "Sometimes many different suggestions might come in and Jeff and I will decide on the fly which one we like best. But sometimes we may be in an extremely remote location like the jungle in North Thailand and it's only a stranger on the road who can help us because no-one from the online audience is reaching out, at which point we have to hitch a ride and see what happens."

Did you ever imagine you'd be in this position a year ago when you entered the Big Brother house?"Never! Me and Jordan were just out to dinner yesterday and talking about that exact same thing. What a difference a year makes! To be on two reality shows and then doing my dream travel show, it's exactly that, a dream come true. I could never have imagined it, but if you stick hard to your dreams and know what you want in life it can happen, it's crazy."

Are you interested in pursuing a TV career now?"It would be something I want but who knows what will happen after the show. Right now my focus is 100% on doing the show and wherever the chips fall after the show, they will fall."

Jeff and Zsolt will begin their journey on the Early Show on July 26 on CBS and fans can follow their entire experience on the Around The World For Free website

http://www.digitalspy.com/ustv/interviews/a247860/jeff-schroeder-around-the-world-for-free.html
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 22, 2010, 01:55:19 PM
Here's the new twitter account Jeff will be using during the show.....not sure if he'll still be using his personal twitter account....keep following just in case!

http://twitter.com/atwfflive

atwfflive    Just finished my last workout, getting last minute things together.
about 1 hour ago via Seesmic for Android from Norridge, Norridge  


http://twitter.com/jeffschroeder23

jeffschroeder23     Also follow @atwfflive for the latest show updates while were on the road for ATWFF! Thanks to everybody in advance for all your support!
12 minutes ago via web
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on July 25, 2010, 08:07:20 PM
They just put up the new interactive website to track Jeff's journey, it's awesome.  Check it out at:


http://www.cbs.com/originals/around_the_world_for_free_linear/

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 25, 2010, 09:11:07 PM
Thanks!! Tomorrow is the departure day!! Tune into CBS The Early Show to see them leave!
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: chill_sd on July 25, 2010, 10:59:47 PM
Last Day in Chicago

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 26, 2010, 09:54:36 AM
Thanks so much for posting the video.  I couldn't find it at the CBS site.

Even though I'm retired from TAR detective work, I couldn't help but notice a couple of things:

Due to the magic of editing, Jeff's short phone call to Jordan was really 8 minutes long (6:51 to 6:59).

Jeff should have covered up his e-mail address better.  I think it would be easy to figure out.

I thought that AA had put Jeff in first class (3A).  But no they didn't.  Jeff flew on American Eagle to Charlotte.  Being an AA Advantage member, I know that 3A on an Eagle regional jet is an aisle seat on the one side.  I also looked at the AA schedule and realized Jeff probably flew from Raleigh to New York because that's the only non-stop in that area to N.Y.  If he had flown from Charlotte to New York, he would have had to fly back though Chicago.   :lol:

Finally, that map that the CBS web site is pretty cool.  At the time of this message, Jeff is currently a few blocks south of the Early Show.

I wish Jeff the best and am looking forward to watching his trip.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 26, 2010, 11:01:36 AM
CBS Early Show Vid

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 27, 2010, 01:48:25 AM

Jeff was great on The Early Show.....he's a natural!   I'm glad July Chen was there to do the interview!  I've been in front of my computer all day following Jeff.....so much fun....I'm loving this show!  Can't wait to see where he ends up next!!!
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 05:49:53 AM
I hosted Jeff last night in Gloucester-  It will be documented here at Good Morning Gloucester, the same folks that gave you the video of the start of The Amazing Race-

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/jeff-schroeder-from-cbs-amazing-race-and-big-brother-came-to-gloucester/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/jeff-schroeder-from-cbs-amazing-race-and-big-brother-came-to-gloucester/)

Here's a pic  for you guys

full length videos coming-

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4833989662_01afa68f53_b.jpg)

I'll be releasing pictures and videos all week long here at my blog-

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/)

At The Crows Nest the site where the Perfect Storm was based around where we did tequila shots, Oy!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/4833997810_4a44335fb5_b.jpg)

BTW the reason I'm giving you guys exclusively the first photos beside being on my blog is because you were kind enough to properly credit them to Good Morning Gloucester when we had the first photos of Season 17 Amazing Race kicking off and linked back to Good Morning Gloucester.
http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/)

I appreciated it and feel like it is only right to give back to this community.

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Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2010, 07:12:31 AM
Thanks Joey!!

Heee...I'd love a day like that too!

Joey just sent me a couple of more pics as well...

Please go check out  www.goodmorninggloucester.com  for loads more!

Joey brought him to the greasypole and gave him two options. One he could eat all the lobster he could eat or two he could set free the one in five million blue lobster they got last week but he had to walk the greasy pole.

Jeff is a lucky guy!

For those who may not follow TAR ( :o ) Joey brought us all the lovely pictures of the TAR 17 starting line. Thanks so much for these! :hrt:

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/ATWFF/ATTWFFGlouscester.jpg)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/ATWFF/ATTWFFGloucester.jpg)

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Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2010, 07:23:09 AM
Jeff's most recent Tweet:

 atwfflive    Calling it a night, finally getting some rest! What a day 1! Can't wait till u guys see the webisode! Outta Boston tomorrow need some ideas?
about 8 hours ago via Seesmic for Android from Hamilton, MA 
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Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 07:50:43 AM
Jeff's most recent Tweet:

 atwfflive    Calling it a night, finally getting some rest! What a day 1! Can't wait till u guys see the webisode! Outta Boston tomorrow need some ideas?
about 8 hours ago via Seesmic for Android from Hamilton, MA 

he tweeted that from my basement, lol

wait til you see the pics on the Barbie Bean Bag where he crashed out

Video should be live on GMG at 9:00 AM if it is done processing into HD
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Post by: TexasLady on July 27, 2010, 08:08:26 AM
Jeff's most recent Tweet:

 atwfflive    Calling it a night, finally getting some rest! What a day 1! Can't wait till u guys see the webisode! Outta Boston tomorrow need some ideas?
about 8 hours ago via Seesmic for Android from Hamilton, MA 

he tweeted that from my basement, lol

wait til you see the pics on the Barbie Bean Bag where he crashed out

Video should be live on GMG at 9:00 AM if it is done processing into HD

Can't wait to see it! From your basement eh?  :wohoo:   

Thanks for sharing this information with us!  :hearts:

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 08:14:58 AM
The Video is now live-

Jeff Schroeder From CBS Amazing Race and Big Brother Walks the Greasy Pole In Gloucester Ma Video From Good Morning Gloucester

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/jeff-schroeder-from-cbs-amazing-race-and-big-brother-walks-the-greasy-pole/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/jeff-schroeder-from-cbs-amazing-race-and-big-brother-walks-the-greasy-pole/)

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 27, 2010, 08:37:45 AM
Thanks so much for the video captjoe06 even though you left us hanging at the end  :lol:

I guess we'll just have to wait for the webisode to see if the lobstah was saved.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 08:51:57 AM
Thanks so much for the video captjoe06 even though you left us hanging at the end  :lol:

I guess we'll just have to wait for the webisode to see if the lobstah was saved.

That was a little courtesy to Zsolt.  After the webisode airs I'll post everything.

Just thought it was the right thing to do. :)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 27, 2010, 09:37:18 AM
captjoe6, It's kind of ironic that when I was over at the CBS site last night, it just happened to be right after Jeff asked everyone where he was going.  I correctly answered Gloucester.  Unfortunately, the CBS web monkeys don't allow a user to scroll through all of the responses.  It's as if I never replied.

Anyway, more importantly, I noticed that Jeff's flashing blue button was in "downtown" Gloucester for quite awhile last night.  Was that because he, you, and others were at The Crows Nest?

Also, didn't Jeff bring swim trunks with him on his trip?  I'm sure that the women will enjoy seeing him in his skivvies but for us guys?... :groan: 

Now on the other hand if Jordan was near nekkid, then that's another story  :-[

Thanks again for the article, photos, and video.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 27, 2010, 10:11:00 AM
Amazing Race's Jeff Schroeder Traveling The World Without Money

In the past year, Jeff Schroeder has seen it all. He not only survived an extended stay in the Big Brother house, but he came within sniffing distance of the final two and was ultimately voted ďAmericaís Favorite Juror.Ē After a guest appearance on The Bold and The Beautiful, he tackled The Amazing Race with his girlfriend, BB winner Jordan Lloyd. Now, Jeff is setting off on his own as the host of Around the World for Free, a Web series for CBS.com that will take him across the globe for 100 days with no money and with viewers determining where he goes, how he gets there and where he stays. Schroeder talks with PEOPLE about what heís packing, what heís willing to eat, why this show is a dream come true and how he and Jordan make their long-distance relationship work. ĖReagan Alexander

You have said that doing a travel show was your ultimate dream and now itís been realized. How does it feel?
Not to be too philosophical, but Iíve learned that anything can happen if you really believe in it and want it enough. Iíve been saying it for a long time and I know that BB and The Amazing Race were springboards for me to get this show. But itís an amazing feeling to realize a dream.

So many things can go wrong in 100 days. Are you nervous?
If you look for problems or if you go out looking for the bad, then youíre going to find it. I have to focus on the positive and keep telling myself that there are good people out there and that everything is going to be good. My attitude is that I know things are going to go well but Iím hopping things go even better!

Youíre traveling with a single backpack and you have to travel around the world. What are you packing?
I have to pack light ó some shorts, some shirts. Iíll just have to pick out a few of my favorites. I wore my Saint Anthony chain on BB and Amazing Race, but I think my parents are getting me a St. Christopher chain. Heís the patron Saint of travelers, so itís just going to be, my backpack, my Saints and my camera guy.

Are you catching up on your world cultures or are you going into this fully blind?
Obviously Iím no world traveler but I kind of want to go in blind. I want to learn as the audience learns. I think Iím an average, everyday guy and I want everyone else to be on my page. I want to go into this with an open heart and open eyes.

Youíll be depending on strangers for food. Is there anything you wonít try?
Iím going to try everything at least once even if itís disgusting. I can only imagine that itís rude to throw up after a meal, but there may be a few instances where that happens. I have to be open to new cultures and new cuisines ó it would be rude not to, so Iím just hoping that my stomach can handle it.

Youíre going to be relying on others for shelter as well. What can you offer as a house guest?
Iím going to help out any way that I can. I really enjoy cooking, but I donít really know the ins and outs of a kitchen. I can whip something together but more than anything, with the cameras there, weíll be showing the way that they live and showing their culture as they see it, not just from an outsiderís point of view.

How are you and Jordan doing?
Weíve had our bumps but no break-ups and everything is going great. We only get to see each other every two weeks or so. We have to travel back and forth but we vacation together and do a lot of fun things together. Lately Iíve been busy with the show and sheís been busy with school, but having to work with a long-distance relationship really worked out for us because when we finally get a break from what weíre doing weíre so excited to see each other. So far, so good.

http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/07/26/jeff-schroeder-around-the-world-free-amazing-race/
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 27, 2010, 12:29:42 PM
Current status of Jeff's whereabouts...

He went from NY to Boston and he's checking out the history in the city and he's thinking of heading to DC by train but needs help with that to happen

To follow on twitter, the ID is atwfflive
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 27, 2010, 01:00:59 PM
From CBS : Jeff in Charlotte:

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 01:03:43 PM
Amazing Race's Jeff Schroeder Traveling The World Without Money

In the past year, Jeff Schroeder has seen it all. He not only survived an extended stay in the Big Brother house, but he came within sniffing distance of the final two and was ultimately voted ďAmericaís Favorite Juror.Ē After a guest appearance on The Bold and The Beautiful, he tackled The Amazing Race with his girlfriend, BB winner Jordan Lloyd. Now, Jeff is setting off on his own as the host of Around the World for Free, a Web series for CBS.com that will take him across the globe for 100 days with no money and with viewers determining where he goes, how he gets there and where he stays. Schroeder talks with PEOPLE about what heís packing, what heís willing to eat, why this show is a dream come true and how he and Jordan make their long-distance relationship work. ĖReagan Alexander

You have said that doing a travel show was your ultimate dream and now itís been realized. How does it feel?
Not to be too philosophical, but Iíve learned that anything can happen if you really believe in it and want it enough. Iíve been saying it for a long time and I know that BB and The Amazing Race were springboards for me to get this show. But itís an amazing feeling to realize a dream.

So many things can go wrong in 100 days. Are you nervous?
If you look for problems or if you go out looking for the bad, then youíre going to find it. I have to focus on the positive and keep telling myself that there are good people out there and that everything is going to be good. My attitude is that I know things are going to go well but Iím hopping things go even better!

Youíre traveling with a single backpack and you have to travel around the world. What are you packing?
I have to pack light ó some shorts, some shirts. Iíll just have to pick out a few of my favorites. I wore my Saint Anthony chain on BB and Amazing Race, but I think my parents are getting me a St. Christopher chain. Heís the patron Saint of travelers, so itís just going to be, my backpack, my Saints and my camera guy.

Are you catching up on your world cultures or are you going into this fully blind?
Obviously Iím no world traveler but I kind of want to go in blind. I want to learn as the audience learns. I think Iím an average, everyday guy and I want everyone else to be on my page. I want to go into this with an open heart and open eyes.

Youíll be depending on strangers for food. Is there anything you wonít try?
Iím going to try everything at least once even if itís disgusting. I can only imagine that itís rude to throw up after a meal, but there may be a few instances where that happens. I have to be open to new cultures and new cuisines ó it would be rude not to, so Iím just hoping that my stomach can handle it.

Youíre going to be relying on others for shelter as well. What can you offer as a house guest?
Iím going to help out any way that I can. I really enjoy cooking, but I donít really know the ins and outs of a kitchen. I can whip something together but more than anything, with the cameras there, weíll be showing the way that they live and showing their culture as they see it, not just from an outsiderís point of view.

How are you and Jordan doing?
Weíve had our bumps but no break-ups and everything is going great. We only get to see each other every two weeks or so. We have to travel back and forth but we vacation together and do a lot of fun things together. Lately Iíve been busy with the show and sheís been busy with school, but having to work with a long-distance relationship really worked out for us because when we finally get a break from what weíre doing weíre so excited to see each other. So far, so good.

http://tvwatch.people.com/2010/07/26/jeff-schroeder-around-the-world-free-amazing-race/

We were a bunch of places, the beach, the harbor, Passports Restaurant and yes The Crows Nest. 

Here's the latest round of pics from dinner-

Passports For Dinner With Jeff Schroeder, Director Zsolt,John the Cameraman, The Rabbit and Benny Goodman-
http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/passports-for-dinner-with-jeff-schroeder-director-zsoltjohn-the-cameraman-the-rabbit-and-benny-goodman/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/passports-for-dinner-with-jeff-schroeder-director-zsoltjohn-the-cameraman-the-rabbit-and-benny-goodman/)
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Post by: Pedaler on July 27, 2010, 01:29:17 PM
Quote
We were a bunch of places, the beach, the harbor, Passports Restaurant and yes The Crows Nest. 

Here's the latest round of pics from dinner-

Passports For Dinner With Jeff Schroeder, Director Zsolt,John the Cameraman, The Rabbit and Benny Goodman-
http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/passports-for-dinner-with-jeff-schroeder-director-zsoltjohn-the-cameraman-the-rabbit-and-benny-goodman/

Thanks cptjoe6. After seeing your latest pics, Jeff's flashing blue dot must have been at Passports.

And after seeing the lastest CBS video, I wouldn't mind seeing Jordan's mom on the pole.  Yum! 

And, finally, my detective skills are off.  Jeff did fly first class.  He must have flown on a new AA regional jet.  The ones I fly don't have first class.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on July 27, 2010, 03:57:05 PM
One day in and it's already been great, love his stops in the US (as I did Alex's) but can't wait for him to leave the Country.  The new website is awesome. 

Thanks CaptJoe06 for the pics/story, looking forward to your future posts, and can't wait to see Zsolt's finished product of Day 1.

And the Charlotte video, so sweet to see, anyone who ever thought they kept they're relationship going just for TAR can put that to rest.  They definitely have some very strong feelings for each other.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 27, 2010, 04:21:02 PM
Thanks for all the pics and video, captjoe06!!!  Looks like ya'll showed Jeff a good time!  I've been glued to my computer all day again......don't know if I'll ever get anything done til this show ends.  LOL

The video of Jeff saying bye to Jordan was sweet and sad.  Jeff had me in tears at the end.  I love those 2!!!  Thanks for posting it, Pedaler!

Thanks for the articles, RFW!
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 04:23:42 PM
The Latest Video will be posted at 6pm on GMG and many more to come.  I have about 30 more pictures to release over he next two days too.

Jeff sleeping on my daughter's beanbag chair is a riot and others.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: cupcake on July 27, 2010, 04:35:43 PM

 :jumpy:  Can't wait!
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 27, 2010, 05:04:26 PM
http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/jeff-schroeder-frees-rare-albino-lobster-to-gloucester-harbor-video/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/jeff-schroeder-frees-rare-albino-lobster-to-gloucester-harbor-video/)
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 27, 2010, 05:23:22 PM
Thanks for sharing this!! I am SO happy that Blue Mama lived to swim another day.... YAY for Jeff!

But  :-[ ...

I do wonder what color she would have turned if cooked!! :lol:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 28, 2010, 06:23:24 AM
Good Morning Reality Fan Forum Friends-

In today's Installment of The Adventures With Jeff and Zsolt we have pictures from sleeping arrangements on day 1 in our basement/children's playroom and video of Jeff and Zsolt talking about how high the bar has been set for the rest of the season.

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/amazing-race-and-big-brother-contestant-jeff-shroeder-talks-about-day-1-in-gloucester-shooting-for-cbs-around-the-world-for-free/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/amazing-race-and-big-brother-contestant-jeff-shroeder-talks-about-day-1-in-gloucester-shooting-for-cbs-around-the-world-for-free/)
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2010, 07:55:18 AM
I agree..Gloucester is looking pretty amazing!! Laughing at the beanbag and kiddie sleeping bags...

Thanks again for sharing the adventure with us! :hearts:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 28, 2010, 08:17:15 AM
Thank you so much , captjoe06.   You are the MAN!!!!!!!    

I thoroughly enjoy all your posts, photos, and video.  I agree that you have set the bar high.

Sometime when you have a chance, can you explain the process of how you got Jeff, Zsolt, and John to visit you?

Edited to Add :  Article in captjoe06's  local paper:

July 27, 2010
 
One in 100 million
By Steven Fletcher
 Staff Writer


Captain Joe & Sons wholesale lobster dealership processes more pounds of the crustacean than co-owner Joey Ciaramitaro can remember.

But the lobster boats have now offered up something virtually unique: an albino lobster.

Local lobsterman Mike Tupper brought the white shellfish in on the Freemantle Doctor last Friday. The 21/2-pound lobster's carapace was colored a blue-tinted white ó starkly contrasting with the rest of the ruddy brown catch.

Ciaramitaro, also well known as blogger extraordinaire with his GoodMorningGloucester, said Tuesday that this lobster stood as one of the only two albinos he has handled in his lifetime on the docks, beginning at the age of 9.

Bill Murphy, senior biologist at the New England Aquarium in Boston, said Tuesday that only one in every 100 million lobsters would carry the albino shell, claws and tail.

Lobsters ó usually a reddish brown ó can come in varied colors. Murphy said the shellfish can appear orange, yellow ó and, in rare cases, blue and white. Lobsters, according to both Ciaramitaro and Murphy, even appear with two colors, split perfectly down the center.

However, every color but white will turn the traditional red when boiled, according to William Alder, executive director of the Massachusetts Lobstermen's Association.

The albino isn't the only "mutant lobster," as Ciaramitaro refers to them, landed at his business even this month.

Last week, he said, a lobster boat brought in a lobster with a triple pincer claw. That shellfish weighed in at nearly 3 pounds.

Over the years, Ciaramitaro said lobsters and crabs of all colors and numbers of claws have crossed onto his landing.

Ciaramitaro said he's even stopped calling aquariums about unusual shellfish after officials became unwilling to pick up the crustaceans for study. So, despite their unique looks, the "mutant lobsters" go out to vendors just like their run-of-the-mill cousins.

One exception, however, was the albino lobster landed last week.

The same week the Freemantle Doctor landed the shot-in-the-dark shellfish, Jeff Schroeder, who has been a contestant on both CBS's "Amazing Race" and "Big Brother," visited the Gloucester wharves and was hosted by Ciaramitaro family's for the show "Around the World For Free." This year's "Amazing Race" also reportedly kicked off in Gloucester last month.

On Monday, Ciaramitaro left the lobster's fate in Schroeder's hands.

He presented two envelopes, one that read "eat the lobster," the other "free the lobster."

One would have had the albino lobster cooked, providing Schroeder with all the lobster he could eat; the other required him to walk Gloucester's famed Greasy Pole off Pavilion Beach to, as Ciaramitaro put it, "earn the right to release the lobster."

Schroeder chose to walk the pole, and Mark Ring of the lobster boat The Stanley Thomas ferried Ciaramitaro, Schroeder, and the film crew to the pole.

Ciaramitaro confessed in an interview Tuesday that the "eat the lobster" envelope really said to release the lobster as well. And, in the end, he said the event turned out well for all, with both the lobstermen and Schroeder looking like heroes.

"It was good for CBS, Jeff Schroeder, the lobsterman," he said, "and it was good for the lobster."

Steven Fletcher may be contacted at 978-283-7000 x3447 or gt_reporter@gloucestertimes.com.

Spurce : http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x972391949/One-in-100-million
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: walkingpneumonia on July 28, 2010, 11:18:01 AM
Thanks captjoe06!

I can't believe all the publicity Gloucester is getting, what with TAR 17, ATWFF and movies being filmed there. I wonder if Jeff knew that TAR 17 started there?

Anyone want to wager how many times Gloucester gets mispronounced this September?
Glowchester? Gluekester? Glukster?
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on July 28, 2010, 11:38:48 AM
Great news for AWTFF & for Jeff's travel prospects.  The website got 29,000 unique hits on the first day, hopefully they can sustain and even grow the momentum.  From what I've seen so far, they are well on their way.

http://trippedout.net/archives/58
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 28, 2010, 12:26:15 PM
Jeff arrived via train to DC last night and he's touring the city today. Here's a pic of him in front of the White House taken just moments ago....

(http://c0013439.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_21c46f4)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 28, 2010, 01:27:01 PM
Jeff met up with a troop of Boy Scouts and they gave him a free ticket to go all the way up the Washington Monument. Here's a twitpic:

(http://c0013439.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_21c7126)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on July 28, 2010, 09:28:54 PM
I am a bit confused by all the different places Jeff went to. Didn't ATWFF2 start in New York City, not Chicago? It appears to me that he must have gone to Gloucester and to Washington DC as part of the publicity campaign for AWTFF2. The trip to see  Jordan from Chicago (where he lives) to Charlotte and then out of Raleigh Durham to parts unidentified apparently was day 2-3 of ATWFF2. Is this correct?
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: theschnauzers on July 28, 2010, 10:44:33 PM
ATWFF didn't start until Jeff left the set of The Early Show on air -- the exact same way Alex started the first season.

(Alex spent a week or so traveling from NYC down to Florida in season one before he got out of the U.S.; it looks like Jeff is taking the same amount of time before he heads outside the U.S.)
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 28, 2010, 11:00:08 PM
Chicago and Charlotte were pre departure, I think the videos are confusing.

He left from CBS Plaza on Monday July 26...first stop Gloucester Ma, and now DC...
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 29, 2010, 05:28:41 AM
Well It's Finally Live.  I hear they are going to make two parts out of the Gloucester/Boston Leg because there was so much solid footage from my boy the Rabbit-

Here you Go-
CBS Jeff Schroeder Around The World For Free In Gloucester Part I-

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/cbs-jeff-schroeder-around-the-world-for-free-in-gloucester-part-i/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/cbs-jeff-schroeder-around-the-world-for-free-in-gloucester-part-i/)

and

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/gloucester-exposure-on-cbs-around-the-world-for-free-with-jeff-schroeder/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/gloucester-exposure-on-cbs-around-the-world-for-free-with-jeff-schroeder/)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 29, 2010, 07:35:30 AM
Congrats cptjoe06, you were great in the video.

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 29, 2010, 07:43:51 AM
Congrats Joey!! Gloucester looks wonderful!  :hearts:

Let us know when part two goes up please?

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 29, 2010, 07:48:02 AM
From http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/07/29/big-brother-scoop-producers-tease-upcoming-twist-and-a-surprise-visitor/

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Grodner I swear, I think we may get a Big Brother wedding out of this, not to mention that Jeff and Jordan are still together. Wouldnít that be great? And Jeff will be back too. Jeff might be spending the night in the house in a couple of weeks so look out for that! I canít say that Brendon and Rachel are the same as Jeff and Jordan;

I hope this doesn't mean that Jeff may stay in the U.S. for the next couple of weeks.  It'll give me flashbacks to Amazing Race Family Edition  :groan:  For those not that familiar with Amazing Race, the ratings for the series peaked after the finale of Amazing Race 7 with Boston Rob and Amber's exciting finish against Uchenna & Joyce.  What did CBS then do?  Some CBS genius thought that doing a Family Edition for season 8 with the teams mostly staying in the U.S. was the way to go.  It was a major momentum killer for the program.  I think season 8 would have been a success if they had allowed the teams to race around the world.

Oh, apskip and others, don't be that concerned about the days.  Zsolt mentioned in a chat that they weren't even that concerned about the 100 days.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 29, 2010, 03:19:00 PM
At 1AM Friday Morning a whole new round of pictures of Jeff in hs skivvies on the Greasy Pole will go live on http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/)

For all The Jeff Schroeder Around The World For Free Coverage To Date You can use this link-

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=Jeff+Schroeder&x=11&y=15 (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=Jeff+Schroeder&x=11&y=15)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 30, 2010, 03:37:41 AM
Somebody game Jeff tickets to go to New Orleans and he's heading this way today!
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 30, 2010, 10:20:30 AM
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Somebody game Jeff tickets to go to New Orleans and he's heading this way today!

I hope he's got his itinerary all straightened out.  I saw last night on Twitter a Tweeter with help from other Tweeters, trying to connect with Jeff regarding a travel host down  in New Orleans.  At times, it was a comedy of errors.  I don't know if the problem was the CBS web site, Jeff, or both.   :lol:   I hope they finally linked up.

For those interested go here http://search.twitter.com/search?q=jeffschroeder23
and scroll back to last night.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 30, 2010, 05:45:40 PM
Hey, Peach.  Jeff mentioned Boston Peachs.  Are there such things??????
Aren't the finest ones only from Georgia? 


Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 30, 2010, 09:50:30 PM
Jeff seems to be a good guy but I think he needs a whole bunch of rubbing Einstein's nose. :lol3:

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on July 30, 2010, 10:02:03 PM
Hey, Peach.  Jeff mentioned Boston Peachs.  Are there such things??????
Aren't the finest ones only from Georgia? 



Peach may not have spent as much time as I have in Boston (living there 6 years). I do not remember ever hearing about Boston peaches and I used to go weekly to the produce wholesale market on food buying expeditions.

there is a website called NickelodeonParentsConnect that follows local produce. Here is their applicable listing:
# Farms
# Peaches/Plums (0)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on July 30, 2010, 11:15:01 PM
Jeff's living the high life now.  Hot women and cold Abita beer. 

http://tweetphoto.com/35904241
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on July 30, 2010, 11:45:20 PM
Even georgiapeaches go north now and again...spent 3+ fun years living in Cambridge! Love Boston...well except for the cold and all. :lol:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: captjoe06 on July 31, 2010, 04:22:26 AM
The Rabbit Shows Jeff Schroeder From CBS Around The World In A Day How To Walk The Greasy Pole Video

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/the-rabbit-shows-jeff-schroeder-from-cbs-around-the-world-in-a-day-how-to-walk-the-greasy-pole/ (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/the-rabbit-shows-jeff-schroeder-from-cbs-around-the-world-in-a-day-how-to-walk-the-greasy-pole/)

For All The Jeff Schroeder Around The World Coverage Behind The Scenes In Gloucester So Far  - http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=Jeff+Schroeder&x=16&y=8 (http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/?s=Jeff+Schroeder&x=16&y=8)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 31, 2010, 10:29:34 AM
Here's some twitpics of Jeff at New Orleans:

Jeff at the bayou

(http://c0013439.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2231a54)

Jeff eating alligator and shrimp cheesecake with two local gals and said it was good!

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22578c9)

Jeff at Bourbon Street

(http://c0013439.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22425f7)

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on July 31, 2010, 04:05:14 PM
Jeff is still visiting sites in New Orleans today and going fishing tonight and he is heading to Texas tomorrow.

I think he is doing a cross country trip and will end up in Los Angeles to make an appearance on Big Brother and then leave the country to travel around the world.
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Post by: georgiapeach on July 31, 2010, 08:57:10 PM
WHich bothers the heck out of me if this is supposed to be a spontaneous trip....I don't like trying to spin this to get him to a certain place at a certain time.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 01, 2010, 11:28:23 AM
Jeff just tweeted that someone bought him a plane ticket and he's leaving New Orleans this afternoon and flying to Austin, TX.

Here's a twitpic of him fishing last night.

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_226f9c5)
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 01, 2010, 01:24:37 PM
WHich bothers the heck out of me if this is supposed to be a spontaneous trip....I don't like trying to spin this to get him to a certain place at a certain time.

Peach, I agree.  I wonder if it's going to change once he leaves the country.  I wonder why he picked Austin.  San Antonio with the Alamo, River Walk, and Mexican culture is by far the number one destination in Texas.  Maybe CBS has a Musical Showcase down on 6th street for some of their up and coming groups.  Otherwise, we're just going to see the Congress Street Bridge bats, Jeff swim in Barton Springs, maybe eat at the Oasis, etc. :yawn:

Thanks for the photos RFWill.  It appears that Jeff and the group had a more successfull time fishing from his hostess's post over at CBS http://www.cbsaroundtheworld.com/#/journey/in-the-bayou/tip/225

p.s. (the site won't let me cut and paste her note)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 01, 2010, 10:33:03 PM
Jeff at 6th Street in Austin with his host, Julie (she is the one that bought his plane ticket to Austin)

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22ab185)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 02, 2010, 09:47:28 AM
Jeff getting a free slice of pizza last night in Austin

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22ac7fe)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 02, 2010, 10:11:54 AM
Jeff helped selling tacos this morning at 828 6th St at the Royito's Taco mobile to earn his keep and was given free breakfast and a plane ticket to Dallas.

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22bce83)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 02, 2010, 05:04:53 PM
Nice vid.  I just wish it was longer. 

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: apskip on August 03, 2010, 08:39:41 AM
I will submit a hypothesis that Jeff has been given orders to do a circumnavigation east to west to be different than ATWFF1. This could be done from DFW, but would better be done from LAX or SFO. My prediction does not preclude ATWFF2 going to Central and/or South America, but the hop across the mighty Pacific Ocean would necessitate a return to Mexico City or LAX to do that. We should find out soon enough based on where Jeff goes from DFW.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 03, 2010, 10:34:15 AM
Two twitpics from yesterday at Austin. He is leaving @3pm today to fly out to Dallas. 

Jeff getting ready to work at Mountain Lion Ranch

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22cb419)

Hard at work to earn his keep....LOL

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22cdce9)
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on August 03, 2010, 01:13:58 PM
Gosh if we had known he was going to be in Austin...we could have definitely arranged for him to do some BB Updating!! :lol3:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: TexasLady on August 03, 2010, 08:26:48 PM
Darn, how did I miss that he was in Austin! He could have updated for sure. LOL

I don't know where the ranch is, but it looks like it's in the Hill Country because of the scrub brush, north or west of Austin. 
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 03, 2010, 08:59:25 PM
Gosh if we had known he was going to be in Austin...we could have definitely arranged for him to do some BB Updating!! :lol3:

Peach, Is Austin the center of your BB world now?  However, I don't think Jeff would be of much help to you since he doesn't tweet that much.  Your BB updates would suffer greatly.  Jeff needs a tag line at the end of each day to tweet like the old Good Night John-Boy  :lol:  (showing my age).

TexasLady,  Jeff visited a ranch up in Burnet in addition to visiting Austin.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: TexasLady on August 03, 2010, 10:12:57 PM

TexasLady,  Jeff visited a ranch up in Burnet in addition to visiting Austin.

Ah ha! Burnet is not that far from me, about 40 miles north, northwest. Small town with lots of ranches. I will see if the local paper has a write up on his visit.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 04, 2010, 02:14:30 AM
Jeff doing pilates with his host family in Dallas

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_22fcc1c)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 04, 2010, 01:35:37 PM
Latest tweet from Jeff via atwfflive

Saka anyone?? Hot tip from Tokyo... Need to get to west coast so i can make my jump to international waters early next week...
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 04, 2010, 04:47:52 PM
Nice fun little clip.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: KitKat on August 04, 2010, 06:48:34 PM
Thanks Pedaler that was awesome. I remember now why Jeff was my favorite on BB.  :jam:
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 05, 2010, 10:21:03 AM
Jeff is L.A. bound today but does not have a place lined up to stay. (Wanna bet he's gonna host the have-not or veto comp this weekend on Big Brother and wonder if Jordan will be there as well?)

Here are some twitpics from yesterday

Jeff eating hot wings with his host family at Pluckers in Dallas

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2322121)

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2323fb7)

Jeff doing one last thing lending a hand today at Christian Community Action in Dallas

(http://c0013444.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2344b32)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 06, 2010, 10:48:07 AM
Jeff said he's leaving LA on Monday and got a plane ticket to Tokyo, Japan.

Here is a last twitpic of him before leaving Dallas yesterday...

(http://c0013449.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_234a543)

Jeff and his buddy Louie at a bar in LA yesterday

(http://c0013449.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2355a2e)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 07, 2010, 07:38:40 AM
Jeff's trip to Austin and the Hill country


Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 07, 2010, 09:42:14 AM
Jeff went surfing yesterday in Malibu for the first time...

(http://c0013449.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_238cf0e)

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 08, 2010, 12:05:28 PM
Jeff just tweeted that he is going to hike at Malibu Creek today. He's heading out to Tokyo tomorrow. No mention of Jordan, don't know if she is still in LA or flew back home.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 08, 2010, 04:15:50 PM
Jordan just tweeted a bit ago that she flew back to NC early this morning and have been sleeping all day and said she had fun in the BB house yesterday.

Here's some twitpics of Jeff today...

At the top of the mountain

(http://c0013449.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_23f9918)   

With his hiking guide, Michelle

(http://c0013449.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_23fa5e2)

Having seafood lunch after the hike

(http://c0013449.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_23fcb48)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 10, 2010, 10:14:10 AM
Jeff arrived in Tokyo this morning...keep in mind it's 12 hours ahead over there.

Jeff at the airport

(http://c0013454.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_2443275)

Tokyo Tower

(http://c0013454.cdn1.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/x2_244605a)
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 10, 2010, 11:21:36 AM
Jeff in Austin and Dallas.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 10, 2010, 11:30:05 AM
Jeff in Dallas

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 10, 2010, 08:06:52 PM
Jeff in Los Angeles with Alex

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: RealityFreakWill on August 11, 2010, 12:06:12 PM
never mind...having issues with pics
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 12, 2010, 08:32:28 AM
Jeff in Los Angeles Part 2.  I always get a kick in these travel shows where the host talks about how hard the hike is but never mentions that the camera people who are doing the same thing and also filming at the same time.   :lol:

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 12, 2010, 05:50:12 PM
Jeff and Jordan at the Big Brother House.  Are Jeff and Jordan really BF and GF?  She sure does have an aversion to PDA.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 12, 2010, 09:58:28 PM
To me, this is the first webisode of the series.  Jeff is finally out of the country and will be able to immerse himself in a foreign culture.  It was kind of cool that the Japanese dad did not know about the visit before Jeff's arrival.  Also, I hope the good folks at Jeff's fan club got a good deal on the airline ticket since Jeff did another AA promo on their dime.  Also, hope Jeff learns better about the time zones.  His flight landed just before 5 pm. in Tokyo which is 4 am in N.C.  It would have been entertaining if Jordan had chewed him out or just hung up on him.   :lol:

Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: theschnauzers on August 13, 2010, 01:39:39 PM
In the first season, Alex spent nearly two weeks before he got out of the U.S. to head to the Caribbean. He spent time in South Carolina and Florida (visiting his TAR racing partner Chris) before he was able to arrange to be flown by private plane  out of the country.  So the cross-country trek will be a ATWFF tradition, and there are sound practical reasons for it.  It allows everything to be tested, equipment, web site, acclimation to how things are supposed to work, as unlike TAR this production team wiull change in some ways every season.
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 13, 2010, 02:30:03 PM
In the first season, Alex spent nearly two weeks before he got out of the U.S. to head to the Caribbean. He spent time in South Carolina and Florida (visiting his TAR racing partner Chris) before he was able to arrange to be flown by private plane  out of the country.  So the cross-country trek will be a ATWFF tradition, and there are sound practical reasons for it.  It allows everything to be tested, equipment, web site, acclimation to how things are supposed to work, as unlike TAR this production team wiull change in some ways every season.

I hear you and what you say makes sense, but I still think they should have left immediately overseas.  I didn't follow the webisodes last time but did watch on WGN America.  The show didn't really pick up for me until Alex made it to the Caribbean. 

Most of the things that Jeff did in the U.S. anyone living here could have done.  It's visiting foreign lands staying with home country families experiencing their way of life is what makes the show special. 

As for getting the kinks out, that CBS web site still has problems and is certainly not the most user friendly. 
Title: Re: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: georgiapeach on August 13, 2010, 06:31:30 PM
Agree with the kinks. I understand the need for advertising revenue and am happy to sit thru one commercial, but three? Not so happy.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 13, 2010, 07:13:20 PM
I used to wash windows?   I believe it  :lol3:  Hachiko?  TTOW!!!  (I can't believe I said that)    :-[

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 14, 2010, 10:35:57 AM
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Moving forward Monday to Pusan, Korea! Mike our host bought me bullet train/ferry tickets combination. Get in around 8pm & nowhere to stay??
about 3 hours ago via Seesmic for Android

Even though he doesn't know it, Jeff is now following the path of Amazing Race Asia 2.  IIRC, the Busan leg was a lame one because one of the detour tasks was picking up a coin in an octopus tank and the roadblock was an extremely watered down version of Amazing Race 6's pick a key and unlock a lock.  Also, it was the leg where one of faves (Japanese siblings) were eliminated.

Also, Pusan is now named Busan.  Busan is how far the U.S. Army was pushed back at the start of the Korean War.
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 16, 2010, 12:28:26 PM
More Jeff in Tokyo.  I wish they had shown more of the host's home.  I'm interested in the amount of space that a family of 3 would normally live in.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 17, 2010, 02:15:08 PM
Jeff  Going to Yokosuka.  Interesting on the pronuncation of Yokosuka, only three syllables instead of four.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 17, 2010, 06:09:06 PM
What a great episode.  Jeff and the gang climbing Mt. Fuji.  He even got a phone call on the climb up.  I hope at the end of the trip, Jeff gets a series of national AT&T television commercials.  They could show him on his AT&T phone literally all over the world.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: slpdx on August 18, 2010, 02:26:23 PM
Choose Jeff's first stop in SE Asia:  Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, or Thailand:

http://www.cbs.com/originals/around_the_world_for_free_linear/video/?pid=nMsWRFfG6dqcIbCBkB_BFrQT43f30MvS&play=true&vs=Clips
Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 18, 2010, 04:25:28 PM
Jeff, his empty mind, and the big Buddha.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 19, 2010, 09:33:30 PM
Jeff going to and in Busan, Korea.  I'm surprised that a train conductor didn't tell him to get his feet off of the seat in front of him. 

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 22, 2010, 09:12:16 PM
Jeff in Seoul.  He probably won't, but I wish Jeff would talk to some Koreans about the U.S. armed forces in their country.  U.S. taxpayers spend a lot of money helping protect South Korea from the North.  I wonder if the average Korean thinks that our presence is still needed.

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 24, 2010, 02:26:27 PM
Jeff still in Seoul

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 26, 2010, 04:23:25 PM
Chef Jeff in Cambodia

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 30, 2010, 12:56:11 PM
Jeff in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on August 30, 2010, 06:26:33 PM
Jeff in Angkor Wat

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Post by: Pedaler on August 31, 2010, 08:43:39 PM
Jeff going from Cambodia to Laos.  I really enjoyed this behind the scenes type webisode.  It was a nice change of pace from the sightseeing type ones.

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Post by: Pedaler on September 01, 2010, 03:41:55 PM
A nice short but sweet, turning lemons into lemonade webisode in Laos.

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Post by: Pedaler on September 02, 2010, 10:01:44 PM
Jeff still in Laos.

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Post by: Pedaler on September 03, 2010, 07:53:56 AM
Jeff's struggle in Laos.  Not as gripping as Alex's difficulties in northern Chile during season 1 , but still intense nonetheless.

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Post by: georgiapeach on September 03, 2010, 01:31:57 PM
wow....thank you so much for putting these up! I am finally caught up, and love Jeff's interactions. He has a great gift at relating to others and making them be at ease with him. The most memorable day for me so far was the day delivering the water filtration systems in Siem Reap. I loved that TAR episode and this was even better. I hope one day to go have that day too!

SO...anybody know anyone in Laos? :hhello:
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 03, 2010, 01:39:39 PM
nvm...

he has made it to Thailand!

Calling it an early night after a very relaxing day, watched a couple of movies, loved it! War elephants back on for tomorrow morning.. Nite JeffSchroeder
Thailand
3 hours ago Was suppose to ride war elephants today w/ Josh, but unfortunately montezums revenge strikes again. Josh is out! Postponed till tomorrow... JeffSchroeder
Thailand
15 hours ago Done with filming for today... now watching Bangkok Dangerous with Supan at his house... JeffSchroeder
Thailand
1 day ago On my way to Movie Town to see the old Big Brother set and meet Thailand's fan favorite his name is Boo.... JeffSchroeder
Thailand
2 days ago Calling it an early night, pipes aren't exactly good to go... Haha... Early morning tomorrow going to Movie Town in & tour of BB Thailand. JeffSchroeder
Thailand
2 days ago Out at Tawandang German Brewery in Bangkok, very cool, live shows! JeffSchroeder
Thailand
2 days ago Great Thai lunch, now back to Supan's house 4 invu w/ a popular tv program here in Thailand~Reality Through the Lens or Rieng Jin Pang Jor JeffSchroeder
Thailand
2 days ago User ktsupan stepped up! He took off work early & picked me up from the airport & is letting me stay w/ him tonight! Still amazed every time JeffSchroeder
Thailand
2 days ago
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Post by: Pedaler on September 03, 2010, 06:10:38 PM
Jeff in transit from Laos to Thailand.  Big time kudos to knouase1 ? and supan.  They saved Jeff's butt.  Another good webisode.  Jeff had it too easy earlier in his trip.

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Post by: georgiapeach on September 03, 2010, 08:18:03 PM
He has been doing pretty well for himself...

It did bother me a little earlier when he said in Pakse "it is not what I am used to" about sleeping on the floor, but he redeemed himself with his sensitivity about asking anyone for $$ there...
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Post by: Pedaler on September 04, 2010, 03:20:21 PM
He has been doing pretty well for himself...

It did bother me a little earlier when he said in Pakse "it is not what I am used to" about sleeping on the floor, but he redeemed himself with his sensitivity about asking anyone for $$ there...

I do wish they had shown Jeff thanking his host family in Laos.  I guess Zsolt, the director, wanted to play up the drama.

Here's Jeff at the Big Brother Thailand House

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Post by: Pedaler on September 07, 2010, 08:54:30 PM
:yawn:

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Post by: Pedaler on September 08, 2010, 09:23:13 PM
Geez, I think the commercials are as long as this webisode.   :(

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on September 10, 2010, 09:30:04 AM
Jeff is at the halfway point of his journey as today is day 50. He is currently in Bangkok waiting on tickets to fly to India.
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Post by: Pedaler on September 10, 2010, 08:32:38 PM
Jeff the Monk

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Post by: Pedaler on September 12, 2010, 08:59:38 PM
Even though I've retired from TAR detective hood, I still can't help myself.  Jeff arrivied in Thailand on September 1.  As I write this, it's now September 13 in Thailand.  Well, what's the delay?  My understanding is that Jeff wants to go to India. As Alex and Zsolt found out in season 1, visitors must get a visa to visit India.  Well, getting a tourist visa shouldn't take long.  But Jeff, Zsolt, and Josh are more than visitors.  They are documenting Jeff's travels for cbs.com.  I don't know if they are considered journalists, but look at all the stuff that a video journalist must go through to visit and film in India.  http://www.indiacgny.org/php/showContent.php?linkid=217  (the link is from the Indian consulant in New York) It appears that the team just can't go to India and film as they please like they have in the other countries.  India appears to be one big bureaucratic place.  I hope the team gets on their way soon.  They've been in S.E. Asia and Thailand way too long.
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Post by: apskip on September 13, 2010, 12:34:01 AM
Pedaler, you may be right that the timing of going to India was the result of not having a visa for India. However, where visas are required for U.S. citizens the process of obtaining them can be time-consuming, so I bet that Zsolt and Jeff had all reasonable visas in advance when possible. I believe that what has kept them in Thailand is a vibrant culture plus the distance being Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
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Post by: Pedaler on September 13, 2010, 08:35:19 AM
You may be right Skip, it's no big deal.  I guess I'm just losing my enthusiasm and was bored.  Anyway, Jeff tweeted that he's on his way to Bangalore, India tomorrow.  I can't complain about that since that's the place that I also recommended over at cbs.com.  It looks like a great mix of the old and the new.

Here's a link to a video made by his future hostess in Bangalore.  http://kennyanderica.com/jeff
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Post by: apskip on September 13, 2010, 05:37:23 PM
Pedaler, thanks for the excellent video of  Erica Jones. We will soon know how she is supporting Jeff's trip. I have been all over India and through Bangalore in the middle of the night on a long-distance train, but did not stop there. Bangalore is the high tech capital of India and currently has an estimated population of 8 million, as big as New York City.
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Post by: Pedaler on September 14, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
I enjoyed this behind the scenes planning episode but I still don't understand the lack of webisodes during their Bangkok/Siem Reap stay.  In almost two weeks, there was a trip to the Thailand BB house, a trip to the War Elephants, traveling to see the Monks in Siem Reap, and then this episode.  Most of Jeff's time was spent in Bangkok but there was no Bangkok episode.  Oh, well.

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Post by: Pedaler on September 16, 2010, 07:07:20 PM
Jeff in India.  I sure hope he also visits other parts of the area.  I googled some Bangalore images and there are some spectacular buildings, both old and new.

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Post by: Pedaler on September 20, 2010, 02:41:33 PM
I guess they didn't have time or desire to see the sights of Bangalore.   :duno: 

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Post by: Pedaler on September 21, 2010, 04:29:05 PM
I don't like to see people miserable but I did enjoy this webisode.  It's a good change to see that Jeff's trip and experience is not always rosy.  The billboard shown below sure is ironic. 

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Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2010, 05:07:26 PM
I wonder what has been going on??

There was a long stay in Bangkok with no updates. Jeff mentioned his stomach then, wonder if he was sick?

There was a stay in Bangalore that looked as though it would have promise...but nothing of substance was shown except the radio show and a meal.

And Jeff referred to his cameraguy "Josh" so where is Zsolt?? ???

Even (and maybe especially) obstacles can be really interesting, wish we would see more.

I don't like to say it...but this is starting to fizzle out a bit.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2010, 05:18:03 PM
Okay, sounds like he has a new place to stay but had a stomach bug:

Out of commission the last 24 hrs!! Stomach... Feeling better now, back at it today, still in Panjin, Goa. JeffSchroeder
Goa, India
10 hours ago Sunny morning in Panjin, Goa. Exploring the area and different street foods today... JeffSchroeder
Goa, India
2 days ago Correction... Ernesto's place is in Panjin, north Goa. We saw great partying on a river cruise boat and have an early start, on the water... JeffSchroeder
Goa, India
2 days ago Saw temples in Old Goa incl basilica where they keep St Francis of Assissi's body, preserved 100s of yrs... Ernesto says boat cruise next... JeffSchroeder
Goa, India
2 days ago Left Anjuna... now in South Goa with new friends Ernesto and Vasquito, having an amazing meal in what feels like an old Portugal area... JeffSchroeder
Goa, India
3 days ago Waking up to more monsoon rains here in Anjuna... Heading to the beach for some breakfast w Sanjay anyway... JeffSchroeder
North Goa
3 days ago
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Post by: Sandra1991 on September 21, 2010, 05:25:31 PM
Jeff sure looked like he needed some sleep!
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Post by: Pedaler on September 21, 2010, 07:35:36 PM
I wonder what has been going on??

There was a long stay in Bangkok with no updates. Jeff mentioned his stomach then, wonder if he was sick?

There was a stay in Bangalore that looked as though it would have promise...but nothing of substance was shown except the radio show and a meal.

And Jeff referred to his cameraguy "Josh" so where is Zsolt?? ???

Even (and maybe especially) obstacles can be really interesting, wish we would see more.

I don't like to say it...but this is starting to fizzle out a bit.

Peach, I don't know what is going on, but it sure has been a letdown since Mt. Fuji.  Jeff did many other things in Thailand, but for some reason they weren't shown.  He went to some tropical island, went zip lining in Siem Reap where one of the Amazing Race Asias went, ate smelly nasty durian in Bangkok, etc.  Here's a link to his twitter photos. http://plixi.com/6167284#/my_photos/home/6167284/page:1

As for Bangalore, here's a link to its wikipedia page.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangalore Just look at the architectural photos at the top.   Why didn't they go to some of those places?  Unfortunately we are only seeing the stereotypical stuff in India.

I don't know what Zsolt, the director, is thinking and doing.  He even has an additional camera guy this time to reduce the burden on him.

Normally I would just give up posting the videos but I'm stubborn and will continue to the end.
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Post by: georgiapeach on September 21, 2010, 07:48:45 PM
Maybe they had a camera disaster and lost their film. :lol:

I know, I will stick it too. Hopefully Jeff will get his mojo back soon!

Having travelled extensively around the world alone, I know that there are some black days, when you just want a hug and a familiar face. But that is just when you reach out to someone, make a friend, have an adventure, and make a memory.

And Jeff isn't alone...he has Zsolt and Josh to commissurate with, so quit telling us it isn't what you are used to and go have some FUN!!
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Post by: Pedaler on September 22, 2010, 07:58:17 AM
Lengthy behind the scenes blog with pictures from Jeff's hostess in Bangalore.  Good read.  Again, I wish they had visited some of the sights in the city.  Sometimes it seems that Jeff, Zslot, and Josh never google in advance any info about the places they visit.  They should know that Google is their friend.   :tup:

http://kennyanderica.com/just-for-fun/around-the-world-for-free/
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Post by: Pedaler on September 23, 2010, 10:53:02 PM
Of course he didn't know, but Jeff would have been much better off if he went straight to this part of Goa once he left Bangalore.  It's a much happier Jeff.  Overall, a much more informative webisode than we've seen in awhile.


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Post by: Pedaler on September 27, 2010, 02:11:12 PM
Jeff going from Goa to Mumbai.  It's interesting to see that some eat fish in Goa, just like any other seacoast area in the world.

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Post by: Pedaler on September 29, 2010, 03:22:40 PM
Jeff in Mumbai, India.

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Post by: Pedaler on October 05, 2010, 01:38:57 PM
I am astounded after almost 1 week that this is the best they can do.    :duno:

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Post by: Pedaler on October 05, 2010, 07:24:21 PM
Wow, That's very generous of his fan club.  Before I saw the offer, I was hoping that Jeff was going to get lucky with one of the Divas.  If a fan club member reads this, Sorry about that.   :-[ 

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 06, 2010, 08:54:33 PM
If Jordan reads this...sorry about that will be right! :lol:

I miss seeing how it all works...reading the message boards helps, but still. More behind the scenes please! And in the first season, I think we got a new videon at least every other day...

SIck in Mumbai is no fun...but missung opportunities sucks too...it could have been so much better.
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Post by: slpdx on October 07, 2010, 11:11:05 AM
If Jordan reads this...sorry about that will be right! :lol:

I miss seeing how it all works...reading the message boards helps, but still. More behind the scenes please! And in the first season, I think we got a new videon at least every other day...

SIck in Mumbai is no fun...but missung opportunities sucks too...it could have been so much better.


I agree GP, I would love to see more behind the scenes stuff and not just the message boards, but more of what Zsolt and Josh are doing.  What lengths they may have to go to, to get the shots, how they decided what to put into and leave out of the webisodes. It doesn't have to be a lot, just enough to give us a little more insight into the whole process.

I think the original order was for something like 50-55 webisodes.  We all know they have done a lot more than we have seen. Hopefully, CBS will pick it up like WGN did in Alex's season. As for the timing of when new webisodes are released, I think they have more hoops to jump through this season and are really at the mercy of CBS.
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Post by: slpdx on October 07, 2010, 11:12:52 AM
By the way, there is a new webisode up this morning, so that's the 3rd in 3 days.
 
Sorry, I don't know how to embed it:

http://www.cbs.com/originals/around_the_world_for_free_linear/video/
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Post by: Pedaler on October 07, 2010, 11:14:54 AM
Here you go.  Jeff and the Roma.

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Post by: Pedaler on October 08, 2010, 06:36:21 PM
Jeff asking for help and suggestions.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 09, 2010, 10:50:03 AM
Jeff and Jordan reunited at Italy today. On the left is his cousin Silvia. On the right is Silvia's husband and one of their three sons.  They are in the city of Fivizzano, where Jeff's mother was born at and grew up in.

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Jordan, Jeff and Silvia

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 09, 2010, 02:13:39 PM
Jeff & Jordan at his cousin, Silvia's house with her family having homemade pizza. Group pic:

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Post by: Pedaler on October 09, 2010, 04:26:52 PM
Jeff getting a tour of Dracula's castle.  Is this the same castle seen in Amazing Race 14?

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Post by: apskip on October 09, 2010, 08:36:29 PM
Pedaler,
Jeff got a tour of Bran Castle (aka Vlad Tepes Castle aka Dracula's Castle) in Bran, Romania.

This is the same castle as was part of the Romania coffin/gypsy  DETOUR in episode 3  of AR14 which ended at Villa Panoramic 2km from Bran.

I was close to Bran Castle twice during a 2 week tour of Romania, but I did get to see the birthplace of Vlad Tepes in Sighisoara (recognized by a placque on the wall.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 10, 2010, 05:29:08 PM
Jeff just tweeted some pics:

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 11, 2010, 11:59:59 AM
More pics Jeff posted today.....Jordan flies back home today

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Post by: Pedaler on October 11, 2010, 02:19:37 PM
Pedaler,
Jeff got a tour of Bran Castle (aka Vlad Tepes Castle aka Dracula's Castle) in Bran, Romania.

This is the same castle as was part of the Romania coffin/gypsy  DETOUR in episode 3  of AR14 which ended at Villa Panoramic 2km from Bran.

I was close to Bran Castle twice during a 2 week tour of Romania, but I did get to see the birthplace of Vlad Tepes in Sighisoara (recognized by a placque on the wall.

Thanks apskip.  I didn't know if there was more than one castle that take's credit as "Dracula's".  From that episode, I do remember Tammy and Victor's hike to nowhere and how they lucked out due to Brad and Victoria's delayed flight.

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Post by: Pedaler on October 11, 2010, 02:20:24 PM
Jeff and Jordan in Italy

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 11, 2010, 10:32:41 PM
GREAT episode!! :hearts:

What a wonderful thing to be able to go "home" to your roots!!
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Post by: Pedaler on October 14, 2010, 06:12:15 PM
More Jeff and Jordan in Italy.  I only wish that they were this fun in the Amazing Race.

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 14, 2010, 09:00:24 PM
They are pretty adorable!
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 18, 2010, 11:56:35 AM
Today is Day 89 for Jeff and he's at Germany now. Friday, the 29th is his last day of his journey.

Here are a couple of pictures:

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Post by: Pedaler on October 18, 2010, 01:49:00 PM
The last of a trilogy of Jeff and Jordan in Italy

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Post by: Pedaler on October 19, 2010, 11:14:14 PM
Jeff's final webisode from Italy.

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Post by: Pedaler on October 20, 2010, 02:27:08 PM
What kind of numbskull would suggest Jeff do this?    :res: :res: :-[ :-[

http://www.indoor-skydiving.com/eng/Default.aspx?initlang=2

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Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2010, 02:57:59 PM
I don't know, but darned if I wouldn't like to try it! :lol3:
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Post by: apskip on October 20, 2010, 04:04:27 PM
I second that. Who wouldn't want to try indoor skydiving? It is so much less risky than real skydiving, yet I understand the sensation is quite similar.
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Post by: Pedaler on October 20, 2010, 04:27:29 PM
I don't know, but darned if I wouldn't like to try it! :lol3:
I second that. Who wouldn't want to try indoor skydiving? It is so much less risky than real skydiving, yet I understand the sensation is quite similar.

You two    :groan: :groan: :groan:

I was just making fun of myself. 

From ATWFFLIVE earlier today
Quote
Have something lined up for later on 2nite, excited!! A few people suggested it on the message boards as well, working out the details???

I was one of those few who sent him a message about the place.  The funny thing is that we, the few, all must have found the place independently.  I was the only one to place a tip on the ATWFF map over at cbs.com in addition to sending Jeff a message.


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Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2010, 04:34:45 PM
Good for you Pedaler!!  :tup:

Hey...are you paying?? :luvu:
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Post by: Pedaler on October 20, 2010, 06:54:52 PM
Good for you Pedaler!!  :tup:

Hey...are you paying?? :luvu:

No, because I don't think he or his fans would have appreciated what I would have asked of him to do with his cute redhead hostess while they were on the ride.   :-[
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 20, 2010, 06:58:13 PM
I meant for us. :lol3:

Jordan doesn't love you anymore. :neener:
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Post by: Pedaler on October 20, 2010, 08:08:33 PM
Jeff in Germany.  I hope by the time he leaves Jeff gives Charlene a big ole hug.


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Post by: starbaby on October 25, 2010, 04:45:44 PM
Jeff in Germany.  I hope by the time he leaves Jeff gives Charlene a big ole hug.

Shame on you....  Jeff doesn't need to be hugging anyone but Jordan !! 


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Post by: Pedaler on October 25, 2010, 07:31:39 PM
Jeff and Charlene having a blast at the indoor skydiving center.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 26, 2010, 10:49:21 AM
Jeff's overseas journey ends tomorrow as he is heading to Miami.
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 28, 2010, 12:52:28 AM
Jeff is officially back in the USA!  He landed in Miami earlier today. His final destination is NYC where his journey started back in July.

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 28, 2010, 02:06:12 PM
Jeff went fishing today at Palm Beach.

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Post by: Pedaler on October 28, 2010, 02:29:55 PM
If you like chocolate, you'll enjoy this 7 minute webisode of Jeff in Brussels.

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Post by: slpdx on October 29, 2010, 01:50:48 PM
 :jumpy:  Woohoo, TODAY IS DAY 100!!!!   :jumpy:

Here are couple tweets from Jeff & Zsolt:

@atwfflive - Day 100 on ATWFF, few more days till NYC. Soaking in the Palm Beach vibe today. Burt Reynolds is from here... Interesting fact of the day ha

@zsoltluka - On Day 100 of #ATWFF2: it has been an honor to once again share a global trek with everyone. A very sincere thanks - friendships are forever

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Post by: RealityFreakWill on October 29, 2010, 02:07:00 PM
Pics..

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Post by: TexasLady on October 29, 2010, 03:17:41 PM
I've really enjoyed watching Jeff travel around the world but particularly when he met his family.  As an added bonus, Jordan visiting the family with Jeffl, they make a cute couple!  :hearts:

Thanks everyone for keeping us up-to-date!  

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Post by: Pedaler on October 29, 2010, 08:09:50 PM
 :'(   Jeff didn't give Charlene a goodbye hug.

Zsolt must have learned some editing tricks somewhere.  The Cologne trip that we see here happened before the indoor skydiving (prior webisode) and the London sightseeing we see here happened after the England outdoor skydiving (future webisode).  Oh well, the trip is almost over and we have another lengthy video (6 1/2 minutes).

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Post by: Pedaler on November 01, 2010, 07:05:50 PM
Jeff Skydiving in England

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Post by: georgiapeach on November 01, 2010, 10:10:09 PM
Oh I loved this one!! I know Swindon well, am very near there pretty often...

Hmmmm...
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Post by: RealityFreakWill on November 01, 2010, 10:56:20 PM
Word has it that Jeff will be on The Early Show this Thursday, Nov 4th. I will follow up with more concrete details once I get it.
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Post by: TexasLady on November 02, 2010, 03:19:01 PM
Word has it that Jeff will be on The Early Show this Thursday, Nov 4th. I will follow up with more concrete details once I get it.

Thanks Will!

Wow, I wonder since he's jumped once if he'll ever do it again.
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Post by: Pedaler on November 03, 2010, 09:54:01 AM
Jeff in Florida.  I see that Kristen got a hug.  I guess that Jeff felt so guilty that he had to skype with Jordan soon afterwards.  j/k

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Post by: Pedaler on November 04, 2010, 10:49:59 AM
Jeff on The Early Show

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Post by: Pedaler on November 04, 2010, 10:57:58 AM
Here's an interview with Jeff and Zsolt

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Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2010, 12:09:01 PM
And tht's a wrap! Lot's of fun to watch, hope we do get to see more footage, I am still a bit puzzled by Bangkok!



But most of all, a BIG THANK YOU  

 for PEDALER's "amazing" job keeping us all updated on this journey every step of the way!!


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Title: Re: "Around the World for Free!"
Post by: Pedaler on November 04, 2010, 06:05:38 PM
Thanks, Peach but the webisodes aren't over yet.

I think Jeff needs to go back to Germany to give Charlene a hug.  Again in this webisode , Kristen - hug, Katrina - hug.

I would think there is one more webisode to go.


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Post by: georgiapeach on November 04, 2010, 07:56:18 PM
bring 'em on!!
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Post by: slpdx on November 05, 2010, 09:03:50 PM
Jeff will be on The Rachael Ray Show on Monday (11/8) to talk about his adventures and Zsolt did confirm today there is 1 more webisode in the works.

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show/view/1130/

@zsoltluka
The #ATWFF2 journey officially winds down with the trip back to Canada... already on board. Tks everyone! 1 final webisode in the works...
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Post by: Pedaler on November 07, 2010, 09:24:26 AM
Here's a great promo for an award that ATWFF 2 is up for. 

To me, a very interesting fact is the total number of viewings.  At the time of the promo, which was part of a award submittal package, there were 7.3 million viewings.  Source : http://www.dm2pro.com/articles/20101105_17/    By the time of the video (in Romania), they were about 3/4 of the way through.  By extrapolation, there could have been close to 10 million viewings by the end of the show (there still is one more webisode left).  I'm fairly positive that the results represent a great success for the series.

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Post by: Pedaler on November 08, 2010, 03:11:50 PM
The final webisode.

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Post by: Pedaler on November 08, 2010, 06:49:02 PM
The Best of Around the World for Free 2

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Post by: apskip on November 08, 2010, 07:28:28 PM
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.
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Post by: georgiapeach on November 08, 2010, 07:43:49 PM
I agree apskip. My one and only objection to this show is the times they rely so much on plane tickets being donated. It was lovely that the BB fan board was able to help Jeff so much....but how does that really support the concept of making your way around the world for free? It wasn't for free at all, just free for Jeff, and that mostly because of his BB involvement.

And I would love to see less flights and more other means of transport. I liked that he tried to catch a ride on a big rig instead of flying at the end, that would have been fun to see. Even more fun if he worked a day unloading or loading in order to "pay" his way.

I would love to see any future editions rely more on a bartering of sorts...the person could be asked to teach or lecture or cook or something... in exchange for their food and lodging and even transportation.. Alex did more of that than Jeff...
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Post by: TexasLady on November 17, 2010, 07:15:59 PM
I agree with both of you, it would be far more interesting if Jeff had to earn his way around the world by using his considerable people talents. Maybe lose the laptop?
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Post by: Pedaler on December 08, 2010, 09:55:28 PM
First, let me say that I'm assuming any future host of the program will come from a CBS reality show.   Of the three main CBS reality programs, I only watch The Amazing Race.  Can anyone speculate who could be the female hostess next summer?

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"We feel very honored by our two DIVA awards for AROUND THE WORLD FOR FREE.  What made this Web series so significant is that it created a new style of programming in which the users created the story," said Joe Ferreira, Senior Vice President, Network Liaison & Original Content, CBS Interactive.  "The feedback has been so impressive that we are already in the planning stages for next season, which will air summer 2011 and feature a female host."

Source : http://170.20.0.38/div.php/interactive/release?id=26759

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Post by: georgiapeach on December 08, 2010, 10:19:25 PM
Brook! ?? !!
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Post by: Cocoa on December 09, 2010, 04:59:56 AM
Probably the reason why she quit her job and move to LA! ???
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Post by: georgiapeach on December 09, 2010, 08:36:17 AM
spec for me, but she would be fun!
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Post by: slpdx on December 09, 2010, 07:38:49 PM
Total speculation, but during his chat with the Jeff/Jordan fansite, Zsolt did throw out Parvati's name as an example of the type of person they are looking for.  Burton Roberts (Pearl Islands) is one of the co-founders/owners of Around the World Productions, so there is a Survivor connection.
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Post by: Pedaler on December 09, 2010, 08:33:40 PM
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Zsolt did throw out Parvati's name as an example of the type of person they are looking for

Is she the one that mugs for the camera all the time?  I'll have to do some research on her.

Anyway, whoever is chosen, I hope TPTB change the rules and gives the host free airline tickets anywhere in the world.  Between American Airlines and their travel partners, you should be able to travel almost anywhere in the world.  American would get plenty of product placement exposure and the show could focus on the people and places of the world.

I am still amazed that two different web sites and individuals from those sites paid for most of Jeff's flights around the world.  I don't know of any other CBS reality star, other than maybe his girlfriend Jordan, that could muster such support.
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Post by: Pedaler on December 13, 2010, 04:39:24 PM
I saw on Twitter where Jeff's host from Bangkok, Supan, posted a YouTube about ATWFF on Thai television.  Well, I chopped down the video and uploaded only the Jeff part.  It was kind of interesting to see that Jeff expected to spend only five days in Thailand, when in fact, he spent around two weeks there.

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Post by: georgiapeach on December 20, 2010, 06:41:25 AM
Interesting! Thanks for sharing that!

I was never quite clear why they went back to Bangkok, much less why they stayed so long...it was kind of a black hole. But Visa troubles could explain a lot....
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Post by: Pedaler on December 23, 2010, 10:35:35 AM
For me, it's always kind of fun to find something out by accident when you're searching for something else.  The photo below shows Parvati and others with two of the executive producers of ATWFF, Alex and Burton.  But the fun thing for me was seeing Dennis and Erika (far left, first row) in the same photo.  For those who don't remember them, Dennis and Erika were the first team eliminated in Amazing Race 5.  IIRC Dennis was too nice at a taxi stand which greatly contributed to their demise. 

It never surprises me that the reality TV world is a small one.

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Post by: georgiapeach on December 25, 2010, 11:57:47 PM
The doggie is the only clean one! Mud wrastling?? ???

:lol:
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Post by: Pedaler on March 28, 2011, 09:18:39 PM
It appears that Alex is getting ready for Season 3.  I wish he had confirmed the host or hostess.  I am undecided at this time if I will follow the new season.

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I am one of the Creators and Executive Producers for the show. Like I said above this show is my baby so I try to stay as hands on as possible with as many aspects of the show as possible. We are currently in pre-production for Season 3, which will launch late spring/early summer.

Source : http://dolphinnetwork.blogspot.com/2011/01/alex-boylan-five-questions-with-part-2.html
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Post by: georgiapeach on March 28, 2011, 10:25:29 PM
My guess is it will be Brook.
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Post by: Pedaler on May 12, 2011, 11:16:36 AM
My guess is it will be Brook.

My guess is Parvati from Survivor.  I remember Zsolt saying last year that he wasn't sure if he was going to go on the Season 3 trip.  Well, he tweeted this last week.

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Zsolt Luka

And slowly but surely the clock ticks back on the start of #ATWFF3 - going for the triple crown... in case u missed it http://bit.ly/9J0fNI

6 May

He also recently started following Parvati.  Therefore, my guess is that the season 3 host will be Parvati.
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Post by: georgiapeach on May 12, 2011, 02:59:00 PM
I got to talk to ALex briefly this weekend...I think they hope to get underway by early July?

The hos tis locked in, but darned if I could get a hint! :lol:
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Post by: tea4me on May 12, 2011, 04:24:00 PM
Brooke would be such a better choice than Pavaratti, Not a fan at all!
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Post by: theschnauzers on July 03, 2011, 04:36:00 PM
Pedaler gets the prize for calling this one.
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Post by: apskip on August 15, 2011, 05:52:34 PM
Here is the website on which you can follow Parvati: http://www.cbsaroundtheworld.com/

She started in Los Angeles July 7 and the way she went east to Phoenix and through Texas to Dallas and Austin. Then Parvati turned south to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Guyana and seldom-visited South Guyana before getting to Rio Vista, Manaus and Fortaleza, Brazil.
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Post by: georgiapeach on August 15, 2011, 08:55:05 PM
I just caught up on the episodes and she is doing a great job! Disaster relief in Haiti, a zillion dollar estate in DR, some private jets...the girl is working it!!
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Post by: apskip on August 29, 2011, 07:16:54 AM
Parvati has gone from Fortaleza to Rio and there to Iguaca Falls. She had trouble moving on from there, but finally got to Buenos Aires.
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Post by: apskip on September 21, 2011, 01:59:07 PM
Parvati has been a busy girl. She went from Buenos Aires to Cordoba, Argentina and then back. Next was crossing the pond from Buenos Aires to Johannesburg. She then had a trip locally to the Pilanesburg Nature Reserve. She must have flown from Johannesburg to Windhoek and then got someone to drive her the long distance in to the Etosha in northwest Namibia. After returning to Windhoek, she had some accident, injuring her right arm and having a protective cast put on. Then there was a really long trip on the Trans Kalahari Highway into Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. She then headed north to see the Manomi Game reserve and the Makadikgadi Pan (where the infamous race to the beds took place in Amazing Race 7 between Ray and Deana and Brian and Greg). she is now on her way to Livingstone, Zambia near Victoria Falls. Her plan is top next get to Kenya, which is a long distance.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 08, 2011, 11:20:20 PM
I hate that I am so far behind on this.... :groan:


UPCOMING GUESTS ON "THE TALK" ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Monday through Friday (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT)

(*Denotes changes and/or additions to previous schedule, (n) Denotes new)




*Monday, October 10                Actress Cheryl Hines; actress Kirsten Vangsness (CBSís ďCriminal MindsĒ); reality star Parvati Shallow discusses her return to the U.S. after traveling the globe for the last 100 days without money for her CBS.com online show ďAround The World For FreeĒ; guest co-host Carnie Wilson (n)
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Post by: apskip on October 09, 2011, 09:11:31 AM
Peach,
I can confirm that Parvati was in Nairobi Airport on Thursday and that she was flying back to the U.S. that day. That means that the "Around the World" concept has been abandoned because Parvati had either too good a time or unexpected travel delays in getting to East Africa, which is only 1/3 of the way around the world.

I think that seeing her on "the Talk" tomorrow is likely.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 09, 2011, 11:45:02 AM
I believe they were working with the timeframe of 100 days...so it may be likely that the time was just up.

Shame she got delayed by the arm....
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Post by: apskip on October 10, 2011, 02:01:33 PM
Parvati's stint on "The Talk" is over. She revealed that her wrist was fractured doing high-speed quad biking on the sand dunes of Namibia. She identified Guyana as the most beautiful country she visited. She led "The Talk" ladies in doing the samba.
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Post by: georgiapeach on October 11, 2011, 12:34:00 AM
And here it is!
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/oauhcsOEAT8?version=3&hl