Dave and Deb of ThePlanetD compete in Globetrotting Challenge – a ten-country, ten-day adventure against Laurence and Jessica Norah of Finding the Universe and Independent Travel Cats
TORONTO, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Two of the world’s top travel couples have teamed up to compete in the first annual Globetrotting Challenge, the social media event of the year! This year’s challenge will be a ten-country, ten-day adventure with the teams racing from Turkey to Tuscany as they take on 10 challenges.
The Globetrotting Challenge pits well-known travel influencers Laurence and Jessica Norah of Finding the Universe and Independent Travel Cats against Dave and Deb of ThePlanetD on a good-humored, fast-paced overland journey from Turkey to Tuscany. Behind the scenes, top travel blogger Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere will be the taskmaster providing the couples with their challenges and checkpoints and tracking their progress throughout the race. At the end of the race, the winners will be crowned the Savviest Travel Couple of the year at a luxurious Italian Villa .
Throughout the journey, the couples will engage in a number of physical and intellectual challenges, highlighting the cultural aspects and unique activities of the destinations they visit, from racing rowboats across Lake Bled in Slovenia to haggling in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. All will be captured in real time through their combined 6.4 million social media followers showcasing all the fun, struggles, and quirks of racing through 10 countries in 10 days.
Make sure to follow the hashtag #GlobetrottingX on all social channels.
This unique event will put the social back in social media as the talented couples egg each other on through the exotic destinations in which they travel.
Every moment of the event will be shared online as the traveling couples record their journey and challenges in real-time video and photography using their Global SIM Stickers, provided by sponsor, KnowRoaming. KnowRoaming provides affordable voice and data roaming in 200+ countries and territories worldwide with their Global SIM Sticker and other roaming products.
In addition to sharing on social media, the couples and Gary will write about their experiences on their award-winning travel blogs that have a combined readership of 550,000 monthly visitors. It is here that they will go into detail giving first-hand accounts of the countries they visit and the people they meet.
About the Globetrotting Challenge
When : April 23, 2017 to May 2, 2017
Route : Starts in Istanbul, Turkey through Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy ending in Tuscany at the beautiful Borgo Argenina Villa .