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that is better! But maybe, u can replace portugal with another burkina faso leg??? that's what i'd do. answer my pm's :funny: :funny:

For some reason my pms are being super slow and unresponsive so I'm just gonna reply to u here. I thought the scenery in Antigua and Barbuda would be wonderful for a pirate task. It is also one of Phils favorite places to visit, although that doesn't have much to do with the production of the leg. As far as Europe goes, maybe a major Eastern European city such as Prague/Budapest, followed by lesser known Eastern European cities/towns (in new countries)
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okay, thanks! I was thinking Bahamas, Cuba or maybe Dominican Rep. But maybe A&B would be good too... such hard decisions! I have decided to send the first europe leg to rovaniemi!

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This is a route I made quite a while ago but I wanted to add more detail to it. I will finish the rest sometime soon, but let me know what you think so far!

Starting Line: Walt Disney Concert Hall, USA

Leg 1: Melbourne, Australia EL - Self-drive
  • Route Info: Drive along Great Ocean Road and ride a helicopter over the 12 Apostles. Once on the helicopter, teams must find a flag on one of the road's beaches where they will receive their clue
  • RB: Wine making task at Mornington Peninsula
  • Route Info: Drive to Philip's Island and pet koalas
  • Pitstop: Federation Square


Leg 2: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei ZHPS
  • Detour: Fish/Boat Navigating challenges at Kampong Ayer
  • RB: Market challenge at Kg Kianggeh Open Air Market
  • Pistop: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Leg 3: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei EL
  • RB: Coconut milk making task in Tasek Merimbun National Park
  • Detour: Rafting/Zip lining at Freme Rainforest Lodge
  • Pitstop: Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Leg 4: Vientiane, Laos EL
  • Route Info: Receive Clue at Patuxai
  • RB: Tuk tuk task which will take teams around different palaces/sights around Vientiane
  • Detour: Rice Field Tasks
  • DOUBLE U-TURN
  • Pitstop: Buddha Park

Leg 5: Doha, Qatar NEL - Self-drive
  • RB: Water skiing task overlooking Doha skyline
  • Detour: Art task (any suggestions?) at Museum of Islamic Art
  • Pitstop: Barzan Towers

Leg 6: Larnaca and Paphos, Cyprus EL - Self-drive
  • Route Info: Salt Lake w/ Flamingos in Larnaca
  • Detour: Theater/Pottery tasks at Kourion
  • RB: Physical Swimming Task at Coral Bay
  • Pitstop: Paphos Castle

Leg 7: Riga, Latvia EL
  • Route Info: Pick up bike and Travelocity Roaming Gnome at Riga Town Hall Square which will be used for the rest of the leg
  • RB: Escape Room Challenge
  • Detour: Suggestions??
  • Pitstop: Nativity Cathedral is Esplanade Park

Leg 8: Helsinki, Finland EL

Leg 9: Rovaniemi, Finland EL - Self-drive
  • RB: Ice swimming
  • Detour: Deliver gifts using reindeer sled around Santa Claus Holiday Village/Snow Sculpture Building Challenge
  • DOUBLE U-TURN
  • Husky sleds to Pitstop: Follow marked flags through the forest - pitstop is under the Northern lights
  • Teams spend the night in the igloo hotel

Leg 10: Madrid, Spain NEL
  • RB: Tapas Preparation
  • Detour: Suggestions??
  • Pitstop: Círculo de bellas artes rooftop

Leg 11: Quito, Ecuador EL
Leg 12: Fort Lauderdale, USA
« Last Edit: August 06, 2017, 06:32:00 PM by TARmap »


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This is a route I made quite a while ago but I wanted to add more detail to it. I will finish the rest sometime soon, but let me know what you think so far!

Starting Line: Walt Disney Concert Hall, USA

Leg 1: Melbourne, Australia EL - Self-drive
  • Route Info: Drive along Great Ocean Road and ride a helicopter over the 12 Apostles. Once on the helicopter, teams must find a flag on one of the road's beaches where they will receive their clue
  • RB: Wine making task at Mornington Peninsula
  • Route Info: Drive to Philip's Island and pet koalas
  • Pitstop: Federation Square


Leg 2: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei ZHPS
  • Detour: Fish/Boat Navigating challenges at Kampong Ayer
  • RB: Market challenge at Kg Kianggeh Open Air Market
  • Pistop: Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Leg 3: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei EL
  • RB: Coconut milk making task in Tasek Merimbun National Park
  • Detour: Rafting/Zip lining at Freme Rainforest Lodge
  • Pitstop: Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque

Leg 4: Vientiane, Laos EL
  • Route Info: Receive Clue at Patuxai
  • RB: Tuk tuk task which will take teams around different palaces/sights around Vientiane
  • Detour: Rice Field Tasks
  • DOUBLE U-TURN
  • Pitstop: Buddha Park

Leg 5: Doha, Qatar NEL - Self-drive
  • RB: Water skiing task overlooking Doha skyline
  • Detour: Art task (any suggestions?) at Museum of Islamic Art
  • Pitstop: Barzan Towers

Leg 6: Larnaca and Paphos, Cyprus EL - Self-drive
  • Route Info: Salt Lake w/ Flamingos in Larnaca
  • Detour: Theater/Pottery tasks at Kourion
  • RB: Physical Swimming Task at Coral Bay
  • Pitstop: Paphos Castle

Leg 7: Riga, Latvia EL
  • Route Info: Pick up bike and Travelocity Roaming Gnome at Riga Town Hall Square which will be used for the rest of the leg
  • RB: Escape Room Challenge
  • Detour: Suggestions??
  • Pitstop: Nativity Cathedral is Esplanade Park

Leg 8: Helsinki, Finland EL

Leg 9: Rovaniemi, Finland EL - Self-drive
  • RB: Ice swimming
  • Detour: Deliver gifts using reindeer sled around Santa Claus Holiday Village/Snow Sculpture Building Challenge
  • DOUBLE U-TURN
  • Husky sleds to Pitstop: Follow marked flags through the forest - pitstop is under the Northern lights
  • Teams spend the night in the igloo hotel

Leg 10: Madrid, Spain NEL
  • RB: Tapas Preparation
  • Detour: Suggestions??
  • Pitstop: Círculo de bellas artes rooftop

Leg 11: Quito, Ecuador EL
Leg 12: Fort Lauderdale, USA


I love your route but I would consider having 2 legs in Australia, 2 legs in Ecuador with the other one being in the Galapagos Islands. Only 1 leg in Brunei.



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    Here's another one I made. Honestly probably not my best route, and only one new country, but I was trying to be more realistic because I know the race won't go to a bajillion new countries, so I also threw in some undervisited countries/locales. Let me know what you guys think! Also if you have any suggestions for tasks, go for it!

Starting Line: Chino Hills State Park, Chino Hills, California

Leg 1: Tegucigalpa, Honduras - Elimination 11
  • Zip Line Roadblock in La Tigra National Park
  • Honduran cultural task
  • Pit Stop: Parque La Concordia

Leg 2: Lima, Peru  - Elimination 10
  • Ceviche-making Roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Archbishop's Palace of Lima

Leg 3: Iquitos, Peru - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Tasks revolve around Amazon and native traditions
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Iquitos Main Square

Leg 4: Florence, Italy - Elimination 9
  • Self-drive
  • Fast Forward switchback to TAR 12 with tattoos
  • Visit to Pisa
  • Renaissance-related detours
  • Tuscan wine roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Palazzo Pitti

Leg 5: Inverness, Scotland - Non-Elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Task at Loch Ness
  • Task at the Caledonian Canal
  • Pit Stop at Chanonry Point

Leg 6: Istanbul, Turkey - Elimination 8
  • Teams must first take a train to Edinburgh, where they will receive their clue to go to Istanbul
  • Roadblock: Creating artistic displays of Turkish delight
  • Detours of Ottoman traditions
  • Pit Stop: Topkapi Palace

Leg 7: Cappadocia, Turkey - Elimination 7
  • Self-drive
  • Teams must pull down mini hot air balloon replicas to search for a Travelocity roaming gnome
  • Tasks relating to Ancient Cappadocia
  • Pit Stop: Bridge at İbrahimpaşa

Leg 8: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Elimination 6
  • Clue at Dai Nam Van Hien
  • Pit Stop: Giác Lâm Pagoda

Leg 9: Fukuoka, Japan - Keep on racing
  • Japanese game show task
  • Pit Stop: Ōhori Park

Leg 10: Kyoto, Japan - Elimination 5
  • Teams must take a bullet train to Kyoto
  • Detours featuring ancient traditions
  • Double U-Turn
  • Roadblock of Japanese cooking
  • Pit Stop: Ryōan-ji

Leg 11: Vancouver, Canada - Elimination 4
  • Self-drive
  • Winter Olympic task if in winter
  • Pit Stop: Stanley Park

Leg 12: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Memory challenge roadblock consisting of pictures relating to roadblocks matched with who completed each roadblock
  • Finish Line: Sugar House Park

4 Continents
9 Countries
Over 27,000 miles

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« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 03:23:44 AM by nrh2110 »

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TAR 30 Wishlist!!!

Starting Line: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, United States

Leg 1: Los Angeles, United States-Mamanuca Islands, Fiji (Pit Stop: A beach  :funny:)

Beach/water task
Survivor task

Leg 2: Mamanuca Islands, Fiji-Hobart, Tasmania (Pit Stop: Cascade Brewery)

Mountain task

Leg 3: Hobart, Australia-Melbourne, Australia (Pit Stop: Federation Square)
Teams drive themselves to Devonport and then travel on the Sprit of Tasmania, to Port Melbourne
Cricket/AFL detour at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (depends on when this films. The AFL Grand Final is played on 30 September, Grand Final Parade the day before and then the Sheffield Shield in mid to late October!)
Graffiti Roadblock at Hosier Lane
If they film in Melbourne, Grand Final Week (September 25-30), they need to be VERY careful, as many people will be out and about (including me), so spoilers! Also, it would be just crazy to film on the 29th, as 100,000 people are out and about for the GF parade! (episcally at the MCG)

Leg 4: Melbourne, Australia-Taipei, Taiwan (Pit Stop: Grand Hotel) Non-Elim
History RB, market Detour

Leg 5: Taipei, Taiwan-Shanghai, China (Pit Stop: Yu Garden)
Eating RB, cultural Detour

Leg 5: Shanghai, China-Beijing, China
English/Chinese detour (Teach/Learn)

Leg 6: Beijing, China-Saint Petersburg, Russia (Pit Stop: Winter Palace) Non-Elim
Caviar eating FF
Shone shining ARI

Leg 7: Saint Petersburg, Russia-Stockholm, Sweden (Pit Stop: Stockholm City Hall)
Hay-bale Switchback RB

Leg 8: Stockholm, Sweden-London, England (Pit Stop: Lords Cricket Ground)
Changing of the guard RB
Task from the London Eye

Leg 9: London, England-Dublin, Ireland (Pit Stop: Samuel Beckett Bridge) (Non Elim)
Beer task!!!  :funny:

Leg 10: Dublin, Ireland-Cork, Ireland (Pit Stop: English Market)
Teams travel by train
Task suggestions ???

Leg 11: Cork, Ireland-Ottawa, Canada
Quiz bout Canada's history

Leg 12: Ottawa, Canada-New York City, United States (Finish Line: United Nations Headquarters)
Final RB involves team's having to put all of the Pit Stops pictures in order.

Hope you enjoyed and comment your thoughts if needed!  :)
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We had a changing of the guard task in S25.

Also I think instead of Melbourne they should visit Queensland which hasn't been seen since S4. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas & Barrier Reef are all possible locations.

Imagine they fly to Brisbane then get charter flights to Fraser Island.

The next leg they travel back to Brisbane where they visit the Koala Sanctuary, Detour on Southbank before having a surfing roadblock in nearby Gold Coast.

They could do 2 legs in the Cairns, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Barrier Reef vicinity.

Or they could do Brisbane/Gold Coast & The Whitsundays.

I think these would play host to amazing legs. Or we could have either the Whitsundays, Fraser Island or Cairns combined with Melbourne.

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We had a changing of the guard task in S25.

Also I think instead of Melbourne they should visit Queensland which hasn't been seen since S4. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas & Barrier Reef are all possible locations.

Imagine they fly to Brisbane then get charter flights to Fraser Island.

The next leg they travel back to Brisbane where they visit the Koala Sanctuary, Detour on Southbank before having a surfing roadblock in nearby Gold Coast.

They could do 2 legs in the Cairns, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Barrier Reef vicinity.

Or they could do Brisbane/Gold Coast & The Whitsundays.

I think these would play host to amazing legs. Or we could have either the Whitsundays, Fraser Island or Cairns combined with Melbourne.

Yes the Gold Coast is a VERY good idea! Maybe Tasmania could be replaced with it??? I'm not sure about 2 legs in one state. I'm not too sure if the viewers would like it! Plus, we saw Cairns TAR4!
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@nrh2110 I agree with your own assessment of your route; it's not the flashiest, but it definitely is realistic and interesting in of itself. And I quite like it, although that could just be my personal bias of enjoying realistic routes more than fantastic impossibilities. I could actually see WRP using this route, although Turkey is a bit of a question mark currently.
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@Bookworm I agree! I like it better when it's realistic and has just a bit of flashiness. Here's another, so let me know what you guys think of this. It's a bit more flashy but still on the realistic side.

Start Line: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California

Leg 1: Seoul, South Korea - Elimination 11
  • Some eating roadblock
  • Cultural detours
  • Pit Stop: Deoksugung

Leg 2: Daegu, South Korea - Elimination 10
  • Teams take a train to Daegu
  • Bodypainting roadblock (Daegu International Bodypainting Festival
  • Detours relating to ancient Daegu
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Apsan Park

Leg 3: Cebu City, Phillipines - Elimination 9
  • Self-drive
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Cebu Taoist Temple


Leg 4: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - Non-Elimination
  • Teams fly to Kuala Lumpur and sign up for a bus to the Cameron Highlands
  • Self-drive
  • Agricultural detours involving tea and strawberries
  • Pit Stop: Sam Poh Temple

Leg 5: Malé, Maldives - Elimination 8
  • Diving roadblock
  • Fishing detour
  • Pit Stop: Republic Square

Leg 6: Nairobi, Kenya - Elimination 7
  • Self-drive
  • Rock climbing in Hell's Gate National Park for Travelocity gnomes
  • Wildlife in Nairobi National Park
  • Pit Stop: Uhuru Gardens

Leg 7: Mombasa, Kenya - Non-elimination
  • Teams sign up for a bus to Mombasa
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Nyali Beach

Leg 8: Frankfurt, Germany and Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Elimination 6
  • Teams must take a night bus to Nairobi
  • Food detour in Frankfurt?
  • Teams must take a train to Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Gëlle Fra

Leg 9: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain - Elimination 5
  • Self-drive
  • Winery tasks?
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Palace de Carta

Leg 10: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Teams take a ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Las Palmas Cathedral

Leg 11: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Elimination 4
  • Tango roadblock
  • Pit stop: MALBA

Leg 12: New York City, New York
  • Task in Central Park
  • Memory challenge in China Town involving lanterns with flags
  • Finish Line: Freshkills Park

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@Bookworm I agree! I like it better when it's realistic and has just a bit of flashiness. Here's another, so let me know what you guys think of this. It's a bit more flashy but still on the realistic side.

Start Line: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California

Leg 1: Seoul, South Korea - Elimination 11
  • Some eating roadblock
  • Cultural detours
  • Pit Stop: Deoksugung

Leg 2: Daegu, South Korea - Elimination 10
  • Teams take a train to Daegu
  • Bodypainting roadblock (Daegu International Bodypainting Festival
  • Detours relating to ancient Daegu
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Apsan Park

Leg 3: Cebu City, Phillipines - Elimination 9
  • Self-drive
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Cebu Taoist Temple


Leg 4: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia - Non-Elimination
  • Teams fly to Kuala Lumpur and sign up for a bus to the Cameron Highlands
  • Self-drive
  • Agricultural detours involving tea and strawberries
  • Pit Stop: Sam Poh Temple

Leg 5: Malé, Maldives - Elimination 8
  • Diving roadblock
  • Fishing detour
  • Pit Stop: Republic Square

Leg 6: Nairobi, Kenya - Elimination 7
  • Self-drive
  • Rock climbing in Hell's Gate National Park for Travelocity gnomes
  • Wildlife in Nairobi National Park
  • Pit Stop: Uhuru Gardens

Leg 7: Mombasa, Kenya - Non-elimination
  • Teams sign up for a bus to Mombasa
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Nyali Beach

Leg 8: Frankfurt, Germany and Luxembourg City, Luxembourg - Elimination 6
  • Teams must take a night bus to Nairobi
  • Food detour in Frankfurt?
  • Teams must take a train to Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Gëlle Fra

Leg 9: Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain - Elimination 5
  • Self-drive
  • Winery tasks?
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Palace de Carta

Leg 10: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Teams take a ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Las Palmas Cathedral

Leg 11: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Elimination 4
  • Tango roadblock
  • Pit stop: MALBA

Leg 12: New York City, New York
  • Task in Central Park
  • Memory challenge in China Town involving lanterns with flags
  • Finish Line: Freshkills Park

I hope TAR30 use this race courser


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Starting Line: Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles

Leg 1: Melbourne, Australia
Leg 2: Gold Coast and Brisbane, Australia
Leg 3: Harbin, China
Leg 4: Yangon, Myanmar
Leg 5: Mumbai, India
Leg 6: Nairobi, Kenya
Leg 7: Amboselli National Park, Kenya
Leg 8: Budapest, Hungary
Leg 9: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Leg 10: London, United Kingdom
Leg 11: Grenada, Grenada
Leg 12: Miami, Florida, USA

Let me know what you think of the route (designed for winter) before I start adding the challenges!
« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 06:34:18 PM by TARmap »

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The Maldives are a great idea for TAR to visit.
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My Tar 30 Wishlist

Startline: Los Angeles, California (Walt Disney Concert Hall)

Leg 1: Fraser Island, Australia
  • Fly to Brisbane on Virgin & Qantas
  • Sign up for 3 charter flights to Fraser Island
  • Tasks involving beaches & the water similar to Tar Aus finale

Leg 2: Brisbane & Gold Coast, Australia
  • Task at Koala & Kangaroo Sanctuary
  • Detour at Brisbane Southbank
  • Roadblock surfing in Gold Coast

Leg 3: Kaoshiung & Orchid Island, Taiwan
  • Tasks involving Taiwan's nature
  • Food task at Kaohsiung night market

Leg 4: Cebu, Philippines
  • Possible task around the whale sharks
  • Jeepney task in Cebu City
  • Pitstop at Kawasan Falls

Leg 5: New Delhi, India
  • Switchback to the Holi festival roadblock from S13
  • Bollywood task similar to Tar Aus2
  • Pitstop at Lotus Temple or Humayan's tomb

Leg 6: Jaisalmer, India
  • Tasks around Aladdin
  • Camel task & Pitstop in the Desert

Leg 7: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Must visit Table Mountain
  • Visit Penguin Beach
  • Visit Langa
  • Winery task in Paarl or Schtellenbosch
  • Pitstop at Cape of Good Hope

Leg 8: Western Cape, South Africa
  • Shark Cage diving in Hermanus
  • Detour on the Garden Route
  • Pitstop at Plattenburg Bay

Leg 9: Prague & Česky Krumlov, Czech Republic
  • Detour in Old town
  • Beer task in Česky Krumlov

Leg 10: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Dancing challange
  • Slovak cultural tasks

Leg 11: Iceland
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Main Reykjavik Church
  • Eat rotten shark
  • Visits to Vatnajokull Glaicer
  • Pitstop at the waterfall seen in S6

Leg 12: Boston & Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Memory challange located in Harvard University
  • Use of the BART train
  • Seafood & Fishing tasks in Cape Cod
  • Finish Line in Downtown Boston

What do you think?

Self Drive on Legs 1, 4, 7, 8, 11 & 12.

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This is my favorite of the three. What do you guys think of this one?

Starting Line: Lacy Park, San Marino, California

Leg 1: Brasília, Brazil - Elimination 11
  • Two flights via Panama City and Miami
  • Juscelino Kubitschek bridge jump roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Cathedral of Brasília

Leg 2: Recife, Brazil - Elimination 10
  • Detours related to Carnaval
  • Cultural roadblock
  • Pit Stop: Boa Viagem Beach

Leg 3: Porto, Portugal - Elimination 9
  • Self-drive
  • Teams fly to Lisbon and take a train to Porto
  • Wine task
  • Detour: On the Sea or In the Sea (Fishing vs Boats)
  • Pit Stop: Estádio do Dragăo (teams must first score three penalties before running to Phil at the mat)

Leg 4: Genoa, Italy - Non-Elimination
  • Pesto making route marker
  • Other task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Piazza de Ferrari

Leg 5: Cinque Terre, Italy - Elimination 8
  • Teams take a train to one of the five towns
  • Rock climbing roadblock
  • Task relating to olive groves
  • Double U-Turn
  • Pit Stop: Manarola Scenic Viewpoint

Leg 6: Kotor, Montenegró - Elimination 7
  • Self-drive
  • Teams must fly to Bari, Italy and take a ferry to Bar, Montenegro, where they will find their cars
  • Medieval tasks
  • Visit to WWII bunker
  • Pit Stop: Kampana Tower

Leg 7: Djibouti City, Djibouti - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: People's Palace

Leg 8: Perth, Australia - Elimination 6
  • All teams are given tickets via Doha, however, they are not obligated to this itinerary
  • Beach tasks
  • Double U-Turn
  • Koalas at Yanchep National Park
  • Switchback to TAR 9 with roadblock at Fremantle Prison
  • Pit Stop: Perth Mint

Leg 9: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Non-elimination
  • Basejumping Fast Forward at Tun Mustapha Tower
  • Roadblock at Filipino Market
  • Diving at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
  • Pit Stop: Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Leg 10: Kota Kinabalu/Sabah, Malaysia   - Elimination 5
  • Self-drive
  • Tasks at Pekan Nebalu
  • Visit to Rafflesia Garden
  • Kinabalu National Park
  • Pit Stop: Poring Hot Springs

Leg 11: Shanghai + Nanjing, China - Elimination 4
  • Visit to Shanghai Tower
  • Train to Nanjing
  • Eating roadblock
  • Visit to Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
  • Pit Stop: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum

Leg 12: Kona, Hawaii
  • Teams fly to Honolulu and take a helicopter to Kona
  • Triathlon roadblock (since Kona host the Iron Man world championships)
  • Hawaiian cultural task
  • Switchback to TAR 14 memory challenge (yes I know that was Maui, but still)
  • Finish Line: Kailua Pier

Visits every continent. Almost 30,000 miles. Two new countries, and new places in Italy and Brazil, two overvisited countries. I like this. Also I really want to make up for the boring visit to KK in TAR4 and the visit in TAR24 (nothing really bad about the visit, except the roadblocks, but it's TAR24 and it's universally hated here so...) because Kota Kinabalu/Sabah is quite possibly the most beautiful place I've ever been to. Let me know your thoughts again!
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 01:04:21 PM by nrh2110 »

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Starting Line: Houston, USA

Leg 1: La Paz, Bolivia
Leg 2: Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
Leg 3: Frankfurt, Germany
Leg 4: Wroclaw, Poland
Leg 5: Split, Croatia
Leg 6: Cape Town, South Africa
Leg 7: Yangon, Myanmar
Leg 8: Bagan, Myanmar
Leg 9: Osaka and Kyoto, Japan
Leg 10: Melbourne, Australia
Leg 11: Nadi, Fiji
Leg 12: San Francisco, CA, USA
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 06:06:34 PM by TARmap »


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Starting Line: La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles, California

Leg 1: Auckland + Rotorua, New Zealand - Elimination 11
  • Two flights, departing and arriving an hour apart
  • Self-drive
  • Mountain biking in Rotorua
  • Maori tradition task
  • Pit Stop: Rotorua Museum of Art and History
Leg 2: Kaohsiung, Taiwan - Elimination 10
  • First clue "Find the dragon and the tiger" and teams must figure out to go to Dragon and Tiger Pagodas
  • Buddhist tradition task
  • Task in the harbor relating to exports
  • Pit Stop: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum
Leg 3: Taipei, Taiwan - Elimination 9
  • Teams take a train to Taipei
  • Night leg
  • Clue at top of Taipei 101
  • Task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Grand Hotel
Leg 4: Khujand, Tajikistan - Elimination 8
  • Due to limited flights to Khujand, teams are provided with non-obligated tickets
  • Self-drive
  • Detours in Panjashanbe Bazaar
  • Double U-Turn
  • Roadblock relating to ancient traditions, such as Persian Empire or Silk Road
  • Pit Stop: Khujand Fortress
Leg 5: Novosibirsk, Russia - Non-elimination
  • Ballet roadblock
  • Switchback to TAR 14 with running in the freeze in skivvies (double roadblock)
  • Pit Stop: Muzeum Krajoznawcze
Leg 6: Accra, Ghana - Elimination 7
  • Fast forward
  • Self-drive
  • Market tasks
  • Ga-Adangbe traditional tasks
Leg 7: Oslo + Lillehammer, Norway - Elimination 6
  • Self-drive
  • Teams go to Lillehammer for first task, come back to Oslo for last tasks
  • Olympic task in Lillehammer
  • Pit Stop: Frogner Park
Leg 8: Bergen, Norway - Non-elimination
  • Self-drive (same car from previous leg)
  • House painting task
  • Pit Stop: Edvard Grieg House
Leg 9: Alicante, Spain - Elimination 5
  • Churro-making route marker
  • Double U-Turn at Santa Barbara Castle
  • Pit Stop (on foot): Barrio de la Santa Cruz
Leg 10: Valencia, Spain - Non-elimination
  • Paella-related task
  • Other task ideas?
  • Pit Stop: Queen Square
Leg 11: Bridgetown, Barbados - Elimination 4
  • All teams must fly via London Gatwick
  • Pirate task
  • Diving task
  • Pit Stop: Rockley Beach
Leg 12: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tasks relating to old colonial traditions
  • Task at Fenway Park
  • Memory challenge ideas?
  • Finish line: Castle Island

34,000 miles. Every continent except SA. New visits to Tajikistan and Barbados. To me, this is a bit less realistic, as there are only two countries that are overvisited, Russia and Spain, plus that Novosibirsk to Accra flight might become tricky. What do you guys think of this map?

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If your only logistical concern is Novosibirsk to Accra, you could switch out Novosibirsk for Moscow or St. Petersburg, unfortunately missing out in the race of shame switchback; but every switchback has been lackluster anyway.

And why Khujand over Dushanbe?
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If your only logistical concern is Novosibirsk to Accra, you could switch out Novosibirsk for Moscow or St. Petersburg, unfortunately missing out in the race of shame switchback; but every switchback has been lackluster anyway.

And why Khujand over Dushanbe?

Okay well after doing a little research (I made the map last night but added detail this morning so I forgot about the flights), it wouldn't be too hard for an OVB-ACC flight.

And I chose Khujand over Dushanbe because each race seems to have one new location that is not the major city or a location that people think of when they think of that country. 29 had Alesund, 28 had Cartagena and Shenzhen, 27 had Rotterdam, and in each of the other countries, they had one city that is either not the major city (like Taipei, Oslo, and Valencia) or has been visited by Amazing Race before (like Novosibirsk), so I wanted to shake it up with Khujand. Plus, Khujand is the site of Cyropolis, which could maybe create some cool tasks.

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

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

Other than, it's a cool map

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

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

Other than, it's a cool map

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

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

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

Other than, it's a cool map

Obviously, newer seasons since TAR 28, the final 3 teams may not release the departure times at the start of the final leg. In case, they got a flight to the final American city.

Medellin has two airports, Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is the busiest in the city and does have direct flights to some American cities (only AA operates the flight to Miami). The other airport, Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, serves only limited domestic scheduled flights. Even more, they have to take a free transportation from Medellin to El Dorado International Airport in Bogota and could get a flight to New Orleans via Houston or Dallas.
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My main problem with your map is Medellin to New Orleans. Usually, with newer TAR seasons, the final city is a city that can be flown to nonstop from the previous city. If you're looking for a Latin American country, I'd consider Panama City, Cancún, or Punta Cana.

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

Other than, it's a cool map

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

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

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

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

Starting Line: Mount Rubidoux, Riverside, California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Too many legs in English speaking countries I would say.


 

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