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Offline RachelLeVega

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I feel like TAR has convinced so many people to get off the couch, me included, and explore different countries after airing for 30 seasons. With the number of locations visited from little, unbeknownst villages to large-scale cities, there is definitely at least one destination that has captivated someone to the point it takes over a part of their life. I would love to know where in the world everyone is inspired to fly to sometime in the future and why. :)

Getting the ball rolling, here is my current list of travel hopes (and top 2 with extensive support):

1. Dubai, UAE (Season 15) - Before The Amazing Race, I admit uncultured me was under a false impression the entire Middle East was a "crisis territory" when the conflicts inside and out Iraq was part of the broadcast routine every evening when I got back from school. I didn't realize there was this magical, luxurious country called the United Arab Emirates cornered on the bottom of the Persian coast doing its own thing, and Dubai was in the process of becoming what is now a crown jewel. I was impressed when I first saw the Burj Al Arab in season 5, but the full-scale visit during the middle of season 15 took every misconception I had about the term "Middle East" and spun it into dust. The extravagant architecture and playscape, Burj Khalifa still writing history, the priceless... Gold Souk, the vast Margham Desert Conservatory, the mall's winter wonderland, and Palm Jumeirah - essentially the Bahamas on roids! It's one of those destinations where everything seems too good to be true - except it IS true. Nothing else quite describes my feeling for this oasis. After those two episodes, it's been on my bucketlist waiting to be visited. Reading more about the location in my spare time, it fuels my enthusiasm for this city even more. Even the 20K private suite on Emirates Air is a stretch, but it's a goal I want to hit. It's a city where you know you made it. I ultimately want to visit before I get too old to head out on a whim, and it's my most anticipated visit until Antarctica is somehow added to that list.

2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia (Season 22) - I've always heard the islands surrounding Tahiti are where honeymoons are eternal. Though, I was never really convinced until the premiere of TAR22. From the skydive task, I have never seen ocean so blue before even on those Disney Nature documentaries. It stuck on my mind through the promos into the actual episodes. Even though the race route approximately covers a length measurable by several football fields it's fantastic for leisurely travel! The most entertaining thought for me about this is not sitting back and taking in UVBs, but is the possibility of scheduling a pearl diving and shucking session with a local farm, assembling my own va'a and rowing it out into the Pacific, playing coconut soccer on stilts on a tiny motu (unreal, but I want to do it!), simply things that immerse me with what people actively avoid on their peaceful Polynesian vacation. Thanks to TAR, I'd say Bora Bora has more going on than I thought. It's always a victory breaking off of those stereotypical impressions. Like Dubai, also one of my milestone destinations where a getaway will mean more if shared with someone equally adventurous. I guess time will tell.

3. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam (Season 10)
4. Zanzibar City, Tanzania (Season 11 & 29)
5. Marrakesh / Ourzazate, Morocco (Seasons 3, 10 & 25)
6. Iceland (Season 6)
7. Hawaii (Seasons 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 14, 20) - Have never been before and I want to visit most if not all the islands
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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 05:30:58 PM »
Ha Long Bay
Bora Bora
Lake Como
Hawaii
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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 05:49:17 PM »
All of them, lol
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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 06:43:58 PM »
Been:
Norway and Finnland
Xian (it was a school trip but we gotta choose where to go  :lol:)

Want:
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Guam
Poland
Turkey
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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 07:49:48 PM »
I pretty much aspire to go wherever TAR has been. Though some of the locations the show has really inspired me to go to include:

Malta
Copenhagen
Iceland
Tbilisi
Dubrovnik
Victoria Falls
Virgin Islands


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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 04:34:14 PM »
Every single one of them!
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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 09:28:10 PM »
Have been to :  :conf:
Krakow, Poland
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Vilnius, Lithuania
Tallinn, Estonia
Saint Petersburg, Russia (TAR 17 one)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (TAR 12 one)
Berlin, Germany (TAR 22 one)

Want to go :  :cheer:
Victoria falls, Zimbabwe
Tangier, Morocco
Cairo, Egypt
Auckland, New Zealand (Because of the TAR 13 leg)
Rome, Italy
Stockholm, Sweden
Alesund, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark (TAR 25)
Lake Como, Italy
Brussels, Belgium
Budapest, Hungary
Vienna, Austria
Seville, Spain (TAR 24)
Lisbon, Portugal
Singapore (TAR 25)

Have been to but no because of TAR  :lol: (Though i did visit the TAR spots)
Shanghai, China
Xian, China
Beijing, China
Shenzhen, China
Guangzhou, China
Frankfurt, Germany
Helsinki, Finland
Paris, France
Salzburg, Austria
Prague, Czech Republic
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tokyo, Japan
Osaka, Japan
Seoul, South Korea

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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 12:21:37 PM »
It would be way too long of a list to list out everywhere I want to go because of the show but when my wife and I travel we make sure to find locations they've been to on the Race

In Thailand last year we made sure to go and get our picture in the exact spot of the season 30 Chiang Mai pitstop. On our way back we stopped in Shanghai China for a night and go to walk up and down the Bund and stayed in the hotel that season 19 stayed in (at least I'm assuming they stayed there, Ernie and Cindy are seen reading their clue in front of the sign).

We did the same in Iceland with both season 6 and 30.

Ill be going to Russia, India, and China next summer and hoping to see some locations as well, Though it is a trip with school so I won't get much say in where we will go. I know for a fact we are going to Red Square in Moscow as well as the Taj Mahal in Indian, and Great Wall in China.
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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2018, 01:29:31 PM »
It's weird- I don't know if I've been inspired to go to a specific place because of watching it on the show, but I can say- with upmost certainty- that the show has inspired me to travel so much more than I ever dreamed of.

It's also inspired me to try and follow them live, including at a couple starts and at last seasons finale.

And that's what makes the race so beautiful- it inspires people to dream a little bigger, go a little further, and go out and see the world for themselves.


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Re: Which TAR destinations have inspired you to travel or want to go there?
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2018, 07:41:36 PM »
It would be way too long of a list to list out everywhere I want to go because of the show but when my wife and I travel we make sure to find locations they've been to on the Race

In Thailand last year we made sure to go and get our picture in the exact spot of the season 30 Chiang Mai pitstop. On our way back we stopped in Shanghai China for a night and go to walk up and down the Bund and stayed in the hotel that season 19 stayed in (at least I'm assuming they stayed there, Ernie and Cindy are seen reading their clue in front of the sign).

We did the same in Iceland with both season 6 and 30.

Ill be going to Russia, India, and China next summer and hoping to see some locations as well, Though it is a trip with school so I won't get much say in where we will go. I know for a fact we are going to Red Square in Moscow as well as the Taj Mahal in Indian, and Great Wall in China.
19 was not Shanghai, I believe you are saying 21's ? :idgit