Urban Adventures Reveals Its List of Travel’s Top 140 Characters and You Could Be on It

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Urban Adventures, the global, local day tour company, has assembled a list of the 139 most inspiring travel characters of all time. Now they’re seeking the 140th person to round out the list.

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Are you travel's 140th character? Prove it to Urban Adventures

In an effort to claim the coveted 140th spot, travelers should tweet their list-worthy reasons using the #140travellers hashtag. They must tell Urban Adventures... whatever it takes to stand out as a legendary traveler.

Many travelers are moved to hit the road by other travelers and adventurers – from captivating characters in literature and dream-worthy films to intrepid television hosts and legendary adventurers. Now Urban Adventures wants fans and travelers to explain in 140 characters why they’re travel’s 140th character.

Until mid-November, in an effort to claim the coveted 140th spot, travelers should tweet their list-worthy reasons using the #140travellers hashtag. They must tell Urban Adventures about their travel styles, epic adventures, on-the-road learning experiences and cool travel habits – whatever it takes to stand out as a legendary traveler.

Some of the top entries received thus far include:

@thePortableLife: We’re 4 people, not 1, round the world 3x since ’07 & let folks know about TOTAL freedom to travel CONSTANTLY Do we qualify?

@motomonkeyadv: Danielle, The Australian Geographic Nancy Bird Walton Sponsorship for Adventurous Woman 2010, ever since is on the road RTW

@citizen_cade: Visited 20 countries (lived in 5) aim to visit 40 before my 30th(aug 2014). Travel educates the mind, unsettles the heart

The winner will not only join the ranks of some of the world’s most respected and motivational travelers and adventurers on this grand list of travel’s greatest 140 characters, he or she will also be featured in Urban Adventures’ yet-to-be-named travel inspiration e-book, launching later this year.

Already included on the list of travel’s 140 characters are the likes of explorers, adventurers, travel writers, characters in films and movies, authors, conservationists and travel bloggers, just to name a few. Amelia Earhart, the pioneering American aviator, was one of the first to make the list, along with Sir Edmund Hillary and Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen. Others acknowledged include Anthony Bourdain, Michael Palin, Gertrude Bell, Bill Bryson and even Dora the Explorer.

The inspirational travel e-book will contain bios of all 140 travelers (including, of course, the winner), as well as travel quotes, favorite wanderlust-inducing films and enticing travel reads – everything travelers need to be stirred and excited about where they’ll venture off to next. Urban Adventures is committed to inspiring travelers to be adventurous, create new experiences and have a good time. The e-book will be yet another tool with which travelers can do just that.

Urban Adventures has also been curating a visual list of these inspirational travelers on Pinterest, and is tweeting several mini-bios daily.

For more information about Urban Adventures, including details about the contest, visit the Urban Adventures contest page or contact Tony Carne, info(at)urbanadventures(dot)com, +61 (3) 9473 2626.

About Urban Adventures
Urban Adventures are day tours with a difference, led by passionate locals who aim to show people a mix of world famous sites and hidden gems, while uncovering back streets, local hotspots and quirky landmarks. Urban Adventures operates in more than 85 cities worldwide and supports local communities and the environment through a commitment to responsible travel. Urban Adventures was launched in October 2009 by Intrepid Travel and the WHL Group, and since its inception, Urban Adventures has hosted over 50,000 satisfied travelers.


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