Test your travel IQ

A fun game that's been making the rounds on Facebook lately is also available directly online. TravelPod's Traveler IQ Challenge is a 21st-century version of a geography bee. The site presents a blank world map with country borders, and asks you to click as closely as you can to various cities and famous locations. There are 12 rounds, starting with easy world cities (think London and Paris) and getting progressively harder (think Niamey, Niger and Honiara, Solomon Islands). You're only allowed to pass on to the next level after you've passed each round. It's incredibly addictive, because you can take the test as many times as you want, and the program will generate different locations each time you take it. It also gets really, really difficult. I had a particularly hard time locating cities in West Africa and anyplace in Australia besides Sydney and Ayres Rock. Also, because the map is so small, a little twitch of the the hand when you mean to click your mouse on Vancouver can easily put you in Seattle. I can't seem to get past Round 11, but I bet plenty of Passport readers would do better. Have fun!


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