Urban Adventure Quest: mobile scavenger hunts in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, Vancouver
Each spring, Atlas Obscura – a compendium of the world’s wonders, curiosities, and esoterica – organizes a global event called Obscura Day. On Obscura Day thousands of people, all over the world, explore and experience the most interesting and unusual places you can imagine. In 2010 and 2011 nearly 10,000 people attended over 200 different Obscura Day events. And, what day for celebrating weird and strange ideas would be complete without a scavenger hunt? Here’s a list of the 7 scavenger hunts being hosted on Obscura Day.
Imagine Survivor, The Amazing Race and the Eco-Challenge all thrown into a blender – but better. Think Indiana Jones. That’s the idea.
Off to an auspicious start, today – Friday the 13th – 10 teams of two will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure-competition around the world that will test their inter-cultural literacy, street smarts, endurance and Travel IQ, as they circumnavigate the globe over 23-days trusting strangers in strange lands.