Bizarre Foods’ star Zimmern hosts scavenger hunt in Milwaukee

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:55 am

Travel Leaders of Brookfield recently teamed up with Funjet Vacations and food expert Andrew Zimmern to hold the Pursuit of Paradise scavenger hunt in Milwaukee for tickets to a getaway vacation in Mexico.  
Zimmern has hidden tickets for the vacation package somewhere in Milwaukee and will give clues to the place where the tickets have been hidden using Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and YouTube.
“I have accumulated so many frequent flyer miles that I decided to give some of them away in a creative way to someone here in Milwaukee,” said Zimmern, who hosts the Travel Channel’s popular “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern. “Knowing how much I love to travel and explore different locations, I want to give them to someone who has a sense of adventure, a love of travel and a passion for the Greater Milwaukee Area.”
The grand prize for the participant who interprets the clues and finds the prize will receive roundtrip airfare and stay at the El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma in the Mayan Riviera. The seven-day excursion features an all-inclusive gourmet food menu available 24-hours a day during the trip.
“Travel Leaders’ Pursuit of Paradise digital treasure hunt is one way for us to let Milwaukeeans know that adventure and excitement doesn’t have to take place thousands of miles away from home,” said Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group.  “The game will provide that spirit of adventure travel while local residents learn about their hometown, Milwaukee. The more they learn and the more clues they uncover, the closer they will be to an international vacation of a lifetime.”
According to Dan Callahan, spokesperson for the contest things kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 11 but will culminate at Alterra Coffee on Prospect with a visit from Zimmern himself on Thursday, Oct. 30.
“It’s not too late to join in on the search,” Callahan said. “Previous clues to the word puzzle can be found on our website, and everything will culminate on the day of Andrew’s visit.”
As people in the contest figure out clues and receive letters to help them solve the word puzzle they keep moving up a level in the contest, Callahan said.
“The word puzzle is not intended to be a big impediment to the contest, it doesn’t require tremendous amounts of skill. It is intended to keep people engaged and let them have fun with it until the day of Andrew’s visit, you won’t know what to expect but there will definitely be an offline component to the contest as well.”
Participants must have the correct word puzzle in order to qualify for the grand prize, which will involve locations in Milwaukee, Callahan said.
Milwaukee’s Pursuit of Paradise contest will also contribute to Global Explorers, an organization dedicated to underwriting educational and service travel programs around the world for low income students. The contest will make a contribution to Global Explorers for every contest entry.
More details about the contest, and past and current clues, are available at, on Facebook at and Twitter at

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