Thursday, March 03, 2022

Amazing Race - Season 33

Wednesday night, Sharon and I finished watching season thirty-three of the Amazing Race. With a passion for traveling, I have enjoyed watching the Amazing Race over the last few years. We finished season 32 in January of 2021.

Though filming initially started in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused production to be placed on hold for over a year and half. The race resumed in September 2021 with the same remaining teams but with a modified route through COVID-safe countries and with chartered travel. The season premiered on January 5, 2022, and the season finale aired on March 2, 2022.

This was the first season to not feature a U-Turn since its introduction in Season 12. Additionally, there was no Speed Bump penalty for teams arriving last on a non-elimination leg, and this was the only season (excluding The Amazing Race 8, which was run only in North America) to not stop in Asia.

Internet personalities Kim and Penn Holderness were the winners of this season.

The legs of the race included:
  • Leg 1 (United States → England)
  • Leg 2 (England)
  • Leg 3 (England → Scotland) [suspended]
  • Leg 4 (Switzerland) [restarted]
  • Leg 5 (Switzerland)
  • Leg 6 (Switzerland → France)
  • Leg 7 (France)
  • Leg 8 (France → Greece)
  • Leg 9 (Greece)
  • Leg 10 (Greece → Portugal)
  • Leg 11 (Portugal → United States)

Sharon and I spend some time Saturday afternoon at Sea Ranch working on a wish list of trips. Greece and Scotland (hiking Hadrian's Wall) are definitely on my list. Sharon has gotten more focused recently on Road Scholar and Viking trips.

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