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Offline The Queen V

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Felt quite bored from trying to binge watch the recent seasons, here's where I'm hoping for them to go:

1. A full leg in Kyoto - having a roadblock of kintsugi - repainting and remaking a broken tea cup, pounding rice and making mochi, as well as dressing a team member up as a geisha or a traditional Japanese guy, row boats across Sagano, and even head to Amanohasidate.
2. Revisit Da Nang and Hoi An - have them carry paper lanterns, or design some, have them make their own bikes - or bamboo bikes or what not, and make them again use those traditional boats.
3. A long overdue visit to Cape Town - while there are reasons as to why TAR might be skipping it since S7, I don't know why they have to skip this - a lot of tasks can be easily done, from traditional African dances, to wine tasting/making and even safari style legs which require teams to spot animals.
4. Melbourne and Hobart - again, another set of places they haven't visited at all since the start of the American series
5. Chongqing and Sichuan, China - China might be difficult given geopolitical tensions, but it would be gold to see teams binging on numbing hot pot spices similar to other food challenges done before.
6. Turkey - Fairy Mountains
7. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Bulgaria - as countries closest to somewhat a Russian-esque style of Europe.

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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas
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Offline Xoruz

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New country wishlist for TAR US by continent.

North America: Guatemala
South America: Suriname
Europe: Albania
Asia: Nepal
Africa: Rwanda
Oceania: Fiji

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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town
I, for one, would love to suggest the Oregon Coast:



Inspiration taken from https://wanderlist.atlasobscura.com/location/oregon

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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas

Though they would fly into a metropolitan area, I have been hoping for a Phoenix finale in the self driving finale area where they can drive throughout the desert


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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas

Though they would fly into a metropolitan area, I have been hoping for a Phoenix finale in the self driving finale area where they can drive throughout the desert

I know people keep throwing around a Phoenix finale but I honestly doubt it. The city itself is quite boring with not much to make a leg out of, and any sort of ‘desert nature’ leg would take teams pretty far out of town
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Here’s a semi realistic route for season 37:

Starting Line: Los Angeles (of course)
Leg 1: Jakarta, Indonesia (despite how many times we’ve been to Indonesia we’ve never had an urban Jakarta leg)
Leg 2: Serang, Cilegon and Ujung Kulon National Park (this leg could focus on the beauty of Banten Province. If budget permits they could do a flyover of Krakatoa, which is right off the west coast of Java)
Leg 3: Broome, Australia
Leg 4: Perth, Australia (could also visit Fremantle &/or Rottnest)
Legs 5 & 6: Mauritius (would love to see a revisit in HD)
Legs 7 & 8: Cape Town, South Africa (It's crazy to think that one of the most beautiful places on the planet was only visited in a single leg over 20 years ago)
Leg 9: Libreville, Gabon
Leg 10: Tunis, Tunisia (this would shatter Uruguay's record for longest break in between visits)
Leg 11: Cardiff, Wales
Leg 12: Pick your favorite final destination city since teams could take a train to Heathrow and potentially fly anywhere. Let's get weird and say Milwaukee

27,000 miles, five continents, eight countries, and 6 legs in Africa
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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas

Though they would fly into a metropolitan area, I have been hoping for a Phoenix finale in the self driving finale area where they can drive throughout the desert

I know people keep throwing around a Phoenix finale but I honestly doubt it. The city itself is quite boring with not much to make a leg out of, and any sort of ‘desert nature’ leg would take teams pretty far out of town
Also another reason why I would like to see more regional finales over a huge metro. I would appreciate a full and well-thought-out Phoenix finale, but I'm more interested in curveball cities like teams ending up in Tucson (you could make two legs worth of great tasks here honestly) or Sedona since the final 3 teams can be thrown for a loop more easily. Arizona has plenty of places that can host awesomely unique tasks with stellar vibes, the leg just doesn't necessarily need to take place entirely in its most popular area.
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Countries "raced": Greece (2019), Italy (2017), Switzerland (2017), Taiwan (2016), U.S. (WA 2013, CA [S.F. 2014, L.A. 2023], TX 2021, FL 2024, IL all the time)

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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas

Though they would fly into a metropolitan area, I have been hoping for a Phoenix finale in the self driving finale area where they can drive throughout the desert

I know people keep throwing around a Phoenix finale but I honestly doubt it. The city itself is quite boring with not much to make a leg out of, and any sort of ‘desert nature’ leg would take teams pretty far out of town
Also another reason why I would like to see more regional finales over a huge metro. I would appreciate a full and well-thought-out Phoenix finale, but I'm more interested in curveball cities like teams ending up in Tucson (you could make two legs worth of great tasks here honestly) or Sedona since the final 3 teams can be thrown for a loop more easily. Arizona has plenty of places that can host awesomely unique tasks with stellar vibes, the leg just doesn't necessarily need to take place entirely in its most popular area.

I will say that if they want to use an Arizona finale they could fly into Phoenix and then after a few challenges downtown, pull a Season 27 finale and travel by helicopter or small prop plane to a small airport. Flagstaff would make such a cool finale!
"Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit." -Frank Borman

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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas

Though they would fly into a metropolitan area, I have been hoping for a Phoenix finale in the self driving finale area where they can drive throughout the desert

I know people keep throwing around a Phoenix finale but I honestly doubt it. The city itself is quite boring with not much to make a leg out of, and any sort of ‘desert nature’ leg would take teams pretty far out of town
Also another reason why I would like to see more regional finales over a huge metro. I would appreciate a full and well-thought-out Phoenix finale, but I'm more interested in curveball cities like teams ending up in Tucson (you could make two legs worth of great tasks here honestly) or Sedona since the final 3 teams can be thrown for a loop more easily. Arizona has plenty of places that can host awesomely unique tasks with stellar vibes, the leg just doesn't necessarily need to take place entirely in its most popular area.

I will say that if they want to use an Arizona finale they could fly into Phoenix and then after a few challenges downtown, pull a Season 27 finale and travel by helicopter or small prop plane to a small airport. Flagstaff would make such a cool finale!
I would just be cautious that it would end up airing like the Santa Barbara finale in the social media season where they stall way too long in downtown for no reason (why did they choose a senior living condo out of all places :funny:). Much rather have them drive the extra while away in the beginning to do a complete leg in a new city.
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After tonight's episode, I would like to say that I need or even prefer to see a finale leg that isn't hosted entirely in a large metropolitan area, even a smaller city-town to avoid hometown or transplant advantages as much as possible. I feel like the last time we had some instance of this was TAR27 with Long Island or TAR23 with Juneau. I understand it's not as cost-effective to start somewhere away from an international airport, but it would be awesome to see a city out of left field again or even more frequently.

My hopes:
Santa Fe & Taos, New Mexico
Grand Junction or Aspen, Colorado
Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe
Yuma, Arizona to El Centro, California
Monterey, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Panama City Beach, Florida
Dubuque, Iowa
Palm Springs, California (Surprised we haven't had a finale in this area or even Austin or Houston for that matter yet, but I know we've started here.)
El Paso, Texas

Though they would fly into a metropolitan area, I have been hoping for a Phoenix finale in the self driving finale area where they can drive throughout the desert

I know people keep throwing around a Phoenix finale but I honestly doubt it. The city itself is quite boring with not much to make a leg out of, and any sort of ‘desert nature’ leg would take teams pretty far out of town
Also another reason why I would like to see more regional finales over a huge metro. I would appreciate a full and well-thought-out Phoenix finale, but I'm more interested in curveball cities like teams ending up in Tucson (you could make two legs worth of great tasks here honestly) or Sedona since the final 3 teams can be thrown for a loop more easily. Arizona has plenty of places that can host awesomely unique tasks with stellar vibes, the leg just doesn't necessarily need to take place entirely in its most popular area.

I will say that if they want to use an Arizona finale they could fly into Phoenix and then after a few challenges downtown, pull a Season 27 finale and travel by helicopter or small prop plane to a small airport. Flagstaff would make such a cool finale!
I would just be cautious that it would end up airing like the Santa Barbara finale in the social media season where they stall way too long in downtown for no reason (why did they choose a senior living condo out of all places :funny:). Much rather have them drive the extra while away in the beginning to do a complete leg in a new city.

Considering I even forgot the 28 finale went to Santa Barbara (this coming from someone who thoroughly loved Season 28!), I'd hope you're right
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Potential route for TAR37 (without any NELs and with a 13 team cast)
Start: Somewhere in LA
Leg 1: Jakarta, Indonesia
Leg 2: Banten, Indonesia
Leg 3: Malacca, Malaysia
Leg 4: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Leg 5: Kathmandu, Nepal
Leg 6: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Leg 7: Johannesburg, South Africa
Leg 8: Utrecht, Netherlands (via Amsterdam)
Leg 9: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Leg 10: Rural Catalonia leg in Spain
Leg 11: Barcelona, Spain
Leg 12: Boston, Massachusetts (I want them to go there)

This route might not be realistic but it has two new countries, underused countries, overused countries, and new cities in old countries

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I like it, although I doubt we’ll see Ethiopia anytime soon due to the ongoing war in Tigray
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I like it, although I doubt we’ll see Ethiopia anytime soon due to the ongoing war in Tigray
Maybe it should be replaced by another SA leg (perhaps in Pretoria or in a rural area)

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Another route! Can you guess the theme (besides sports)? (Also there are 14 teams [newbies] and no non-elims, other twists include EP challenges (express passes expire after 3 legs, and teams can’t go for both of them) ala TAR35, a KOR leg with an elimination, and two voting u-turns [teams vote in secret during the pit stop before starting the leg])

Start: Silver Strand State Beach, San Diego, CA (also just like in season 35 there is a starting line roadblock where a team from a previous season [Brenchel] gives out clue that directs teams to first destination)
Leg 1: Guayaquil, Ecuador (via Los Angeles and Bogota) (Pit Stop: Malecon 2000) {final 14}
Leg 2: Chiclayo, Peru (via Lima) (Pit Stop: Huaca) [first EP challenge] {final 13}
Leg 3: Ica/Nazca, Peru (via Lima) (Pit Stop: Nazca Lines) {final 12}
Leg 4: Blackpool, England (via Manchester and London) (Pit Stop: Whale Tail sculpture) {final 11 keep on racing}
Leg 5: Manchester, England (Pit Stop: Old Trafford Cricket Ground) [voting u turn] {final 10}
Leg 6: Gothenburg, Sweden (Pit Stop: New Alvsborg Fortress) [second EP challenge] {final 9}
Leg 7: Rabat, Morocco (via Stockholm and Marrakech) (Pit Stop: Hassan Tower) {final 8}
Leg 8: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (via Marrakech and Dubai) (Pit Stop: Al Noor Island) {final 7}
Leg 9: Jaffna, Sri Lanka (via Dubai and Colombo) (Pit Stop: Sakkotai Cape) {final 6}
Leg 10: Baguio, Philippines (via Colombo and Manila) (Pit Stop: Burnham Park) [second voting u turn] {final 5}
Leg 11: Busan, South Korea (via Manila) (Pit Stop: Haedong Yonggungsa Temple) {final 4}
Leg 12: Pittsburgh, PA (via Los Angeles) [memory challenge at Steelers stadium involves sports in each country{marathon in Ecuador, Incan ballgame in Peru, soccer in the UK, hockey in Sweden, handball in Morocco, camel racing in the UAE, cricket in Sri Lanka, arnis in the Philippines, taekwondo in South Korea, and American football in the US] {final 3}
Finish Line: Tufa Bridge
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