If you follow my travels you know that my love for adventure is rooted in my passion for the TV show Survivor. Basically I travel around the world creating my own Survivor-inspired adventures. After watching season 2, I decided to live in Australia. Recently I fulfilled my superfan dream of visiting Pulau Tiga, Borneo where it all began nearly 16 years ago. I even was a step ahead of the show by going to the Angkor Wat Temples before they filmed seasons 31 & 32 in Cambodia.
Growing up in Naperville, IL – a good ole Chicago suburb – I was raised on three things: Midwest values, Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza and of course, the TV show Survivor. As a teenager I made my family play a full scale version of the game and years later I created small business called Reality Rush that runs adventure team building events. For the past 16 years my family has supported my Survivor obsession (still hoping I’ll pop up on the show) because our common love for Survivor is one of the strongest bonds we have. So it should come as no surprise that when I saw an article about the Price Is Right Survivor Primetime Special I immediately called my dad who recently retired.
“Dad!” I yelled over the phone. “You and mom have to come to LA for the Price Is Right Survivor! This is what life and retirement is all about!” And the rest is history. By simply saying YES to travel and YES to adventure, my parents came to LA for the Price is Right Survivor taping and my dad won $25,000 alongside Survivor legend Cirie Fields and the one and only Jeff Probst.
As Survivor superfans, my family’s Price Is Right Survivor experience is surreal and epic! For more, go “Behind the scenes with the Survivor Price is Right’s $25,000 winner” as I go in-depth about the process of getting on the show and what you didn’t see on TV!
Saying YES to travel is priceless… or sometimes worth $25,000.