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Reality television takes a trip around the world!

Edward Hasbrouck with Team Guido
The Practical Nomad with Team Guido
from "The Amazing Race 1" and "The Amazing Race All-Stars":
Guido (front and center, in his traveling bag);
Bill Bartek, Joe Baldassare, and Edward Hasbrouck

Filming of
Filming of "The Amazing Race 5" near Banff, Alberta (Canada)

In the reality-TV contest, "The Amazing Race", 12 teams of travellers compete against the challenges of a trip around the world.

As the contestants on each season of "The Amazing Race" make their way around the world -- in a match against time, limited budgets, language barriers, the elements, culture shock, and the stresses the trip puts on their relationships with their partners -- Edward Hasbrouck offers weekly commentary on how the show compares with the reality of travel around the world. Since the first season of the show, Edward's columns have been posted on this site the morning after each episode, and e-mailed to subscribers to Edward's free travel newsletter.

Each season, members of the cast have have read Edward's books to prepare for the race, and have been among the subscribers and avid readers of Edward's columns. He's interviewed contestants after their trips, and been consulted by would-be contestants as an expert in the skills travellers need for the show and for real-life, off-camera journeys around the world. Edward's columns have even featured featured exclusive eyewitness photos and descriptions of the race, including activites that were part of the race but were never broadcast.

(Note that the broadcast dates listed above and on the individual season and episode pages are the original broadcast dates on CBS-TV in the USA. Broadcasts in Canada have usually been the same day. Broadcast dates in other countries have lagged, in some cases by a day and in others by several seasons. So if you are in another country, the "new" season and episodes you are watching may have been broadcast months or years earlier in the USA. If you don't want to spoil the surprise, be careful what you read.)

Edward Hasbrouck is the world's leading authority on around-the-world travel. Edward wrote the book on travel around the world, the acclaimed The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World. Edward is a travel consultant, consumer advocate, seminar leader, and Internet personality, specializing in helping ordinary people realize their dream of a trip around the world. Edward has worked with thousands of real-life travellers for more than fifteen years, seeing what questions and fears they have, what they are and aren't prepared for, what goes right -- and what goes wrong -- on their trips around the world and in their relationships with their fellow travellers.

Edward Hasbrouck' weekly commentaries analyze what happens to the contestants and to their relationships with their companions and their competitors, and offer travel advice on the issues faced by the contestants.

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