Head’s up: The Amazing Race is probably the best reality show on television. Sure, you might enjoy angry witch women being dramatic, or you might like a bunch of narcissists hanging out on an island, but for going on thirty seasons, The Amazing Race provides genuine thrills that comes from the world we all live in, not some half-scripted fantasy world. Normal people get the opportunity to trek through their big, beautiful world using their sleuthing skills and embarking on a fast and frantic journey to unknown destinations. And while the adventure itself is the real draw, here, there’s a rare kind of contentment for those racers smart enough, strong enough, and fast enough to cross the finish line. Here, for your consideration, are some of the Amazing Race’s best destinations.
Hey, there are plenty of times when The Amazing Race sends its contestants to the edge of their limits, but not every excursion needs to be life and death, right? That’s why the show’s season three dip into Aberdeen, Scotland was such a delight. The teams competed in several traditional Highland Games before retiring to a comped stay at Dunottar Castle.
The season seven contestants on The Amazing Race got a small taste of Peruvian life when they visited historic Cuzco. While there, participants were pitted against one another with a series of challenges including llama herding, basket carrying, zip-lining through the mountains, and a foot race through the city’s streets.