Global Scavengers

My name is Jenny. I like to write and I like to eat. Sometimes I’m funny. I used to have a “life plan,” but when I was laid off from my first job after college as a dolphin trainer (true story), I turned into a wandering gypsy.

The Halfway There Report and Video!

Yesterday evening marked the halfway point, conveniently while we were still halfway around the world. Today, we traveled to Cairo, Egypt. This is the place of the Pyramids, guys!!! “You’re wondering what is a place like me doing in a girl like this?” “Uh, yeah, something like that.” (Let’s just say I watched the movie […]

9 Hours in Bangkok and a 1st Place Finish

This is a report from Mark because he explains why. I am writing this from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. I am also writing it using my iPhone because we left our laptops behind in Colombo. Let me first explain how we got here. Friday was a very long and busy day. The day started with breakfast […]

Going Rogue to Ha Long Bay

Today was the best day of my trip so far. Instead of participating in scavenges, I left at 7am to visit Halong Bay, which is three hours away from Hanoi and one of the most beautifully depicted seascapes I’ve ever seen. Seven years ago, visiting Halong Bay was a scavenge on the Global Scavenger Hunt, […]

Good Morning, Vietnam

ICYMI: the answer to yesterday’s riddle was Vietnam. Our second leg of the journey takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam. But before I talk about the country, I need to set the stage for why I’m the most horrible teammate in the world. An hour after we arrived, our score sheets were tallied and we learned […]

Day 2 to 3: Hong Kong Heroes

We arrived to Hong Kong at 8:30 a.m. on Easter Monday. I knew absolutely nothing about Hong Kong, such as the fact that they celebrate Easter Monday,* but the eerily silent streets and closed shops tipped us off that something was amiss on a Monday morning. *when we inquired at the hotel, the bellman said, […]

Day 1…San Francisco Dreams

Day 1: San Francisco We were told to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the hotel. We didn’t know if we were going to fly away at noon or spend the day in San Francisco, but Mark and I suspected we would complete scavenges in SF. We were correct. Today was our trial […]

A Little Hunger Games Moment

Today I had a Hunger Games moment. Mark and I, having met for the first time at noon today, joined our cohort of Global Scavengers –nine other teams of two people– for orientation and a Bon Voyage dinner. We began with introductions. Here are the teams we’ll be competing against: Lawyers Without Borders – 5 time […]

And So It Begins…

It wasn’t too long ago that The Global Scavenger Hunt and I (along with my teammate, Mark) became “official.” I wrote a blog about it, which is the equivalent of setting one’s Facebook status to “Committed relationship.” And then the freakout began, as all who are in committed relationships are wont to do. My freakout was not packing […]

Team Thundersnow

It started with an email. Over the past couple of years, I’ve collected travel subscriptions like they’re toothpicks, and a several weeks ago I received one from The Travel Magazine that had a subject headline: “Win a trip around the world.” Now, if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve noticed I’m a little overeager when it […]

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