Are You Ready For The 111 Places Challenge?

Do you have a great sense of adventure? Do you want to get to know your own city or one of your other favorite cities even better? Do you have the energy, courage, and comfy shoes to visit 111 different places?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then we invite you to do the 111 Places Challenge.

What exactly is the "111 Places Challenge"?

The challenge is simply to visit all the places in any of our books. Every single place. All of our books are eligible: the 111s and the 33s alike. (33 Walks and 33 Getaways involve multiple stops, so the effort is equally challenging.)

It's all about fun and a sense of accomplishment. And when you've visited all 111 places, we guarantee you will know your city better than 99.9% of everyone else. We will fully encourage you to show off your superior knowledge at every opportunity.

What do I have to do?

All you have to do is pick a book in the series and start exploring! We recommend bringing along a friend or two to share the experience with you.

For every place in the book, you'll need to do the following:

  1. Take a picture of each place. Feel free to be creative!

  2. Post it to Instagram.

  3. Tag us (@111Places).

  4. Use these hashtags: #111PlacesChallenge, #111Places,  and #111Places[CityName] (e.g. #111PlacesDC, #111PlacesChicago, #111PlacesQueens).

  5. Send us an email to let us know you're doing the challenge! That way we can follow you and repost some of your great adventures

You don't have to visit the places in any particular order. However, our books have maps that show you which places are close to each other so that you can visit multiple places during the same excursion.

While there is no time limit, it should probably take you less than a year so that you can go do other things with your time once you've accomplished this feat.

And make sure you have the latest edition! We update our books with every reprint, so the newest versions should be available through major ecommerce sites, book stores, and specialty stores near you.

What's in it for me?
 

In addition to the adventures and experiences, we also have a few things to keep you motivated and to thank you for enjoying our books so much!

  • We'll follow you! When you let us know that you are doing the challenge, we will follow you back and start reposting your pictures. (Please note that we can't repost all 111 of your postings because it would take over our own feed, but we will repost a bunch throughout your journeys!)

  • Free Books and All the Glory!

    • 50 Places:  When you reach 50 places, we will send you one book of your choice from the series! And we'll post your picture on our website so that other's can follow your explorations!

    • 75 Places:  When you have visited 75 places, we'll send you a second book of your choice, and we'll interview you for our blog about your adventures!

    • 111 Places: You're a champion! When you've visited all 111 places, and we've counted them all up based on your hashtags, we will send you a third book of your choice. We will post your picture to our Wall of Champions on our website. And we will share your account links on our social media pages and tell everyone to follow you because you're amazing - and because you'll be starting a new 111 Places Challenge with one of your new 111 Places guidebooks, right?

So pick a book, grab a friend, and start exploring!