It’s said that the joy of an adventure is not the destination itself, but the journey that leads you to it. But what if both are equally exciting? Just imagine: You’re on a scavenger hunt on a discover landmarks of Los Angeles and find hidden clues.
You’re accompanied by one of your best friends. You embark on your adventure in a sleek high tech, yet user friendly vehicle. Your prize? To meet a Hollywood actress, such as Christina Milian? Yeah, it sounds amazing!
However, relax – you’ve missed your chance. As Kia has already sent two pairs of best friends on the ‘Zip and Dash to Los Angeles geocache challenge’ in the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door (check Rio Explorer Page.)
You might be asking yourself, “What is a Geocache adventure?” Geocaching is pretty cool activity that meshes the internet connectivity and technology with real world adventures.
The system requires the use of a Global Positioning System (GPS) or other hand-held device like a cellphone to find Geocaches, which are placed all around the city.
A Geocache is typically a small container that will usually house trinkets or small items of little value and a logbook. Geocaches can range in size from ammunition boxes to Tupperware containers.
So, both teams utilized the car’s awesome features to make their way through the city in search of beautiful Christina Milian (check the video above.)
From the latest Bluetooth system to its USB input jack and from rear camera display to innovative Kia UVO System powered by Microsoft, these duos are starstruck by more than just Christina herself.
By the way, Kia UVO is a new in-car infotainment system with advanced voice- and touch-activated features. UVO Technology, short for ‘Your Voice,’ provides simple and quick access to vehicle’s multimedia and infotainment systems.
Developed by Microsoft and Kia, it is much like Ford Sync and is available on new models of Kia Rio 5-door. It is only available with a 4.3″ inch touch screen with reversing camera unlike Ford’s Sync which is available without a touch screen.
While their geocaching the contestants have visited next 5 locations:
- The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round – a historic landmark in L.A that has been running since 1937, and is a place where Walt Disney brought his children before building Disneyland.
- Amoeba Records – one of the most popular historic music stores in Los Angeles. Visitors can find rare vinyl, CDs, tapes and music memorabilia, and even catch a live show.
- Rodeo Drive – One of the most expensive and swanky shopping destinations in Beverly Hills.
- Pink’s Hot Dogs – An L.A. favorite serving hot dogs named after Hollywood celebrities.
- The Roosevelt Hotel – Smack dab in the middle of Hollywood Blvd and home to both history and the best parties in L.A.
Some more words about their latest destination point – The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It’s a historic Spanish-style hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Named after Theodore Roosevelt and financed by a group including Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Louis B. Mayer, it first opened its doors on May 15, 1927.
It cost $2.5 million ($33.5 million in today’s money or dollars) to complete this twelve-story building which holds 300 rooms and suites. It is now managed by Thompson Hotels.
Meanwhile, do you know that the 2012 Kia Rio and 2012 Kia Soul models had been poised to be eco-tech trailblazers, as the first affordable mass-market models in the U.S. to offer stop-start, which smartly shuts down the engine when it would otherwise be needlessly idling and automatically (and quickly) restarts it.
Would you take on the challenge throughout L.A. to meet your favorite superstar? Who would it be? If you and your best friend could ‘Zip and Dash’ anywhere where would it be? Tell us in the comments below.