San Diegan Competes on ABC’s Expedition Impossible

Check out ABC's new reality show to root for this hometown hero and read on to find out how you can get involved in his outreach work.


San Diego native Taylor Filasky will fend his way through the rough terrain of Morocco on Expedition Impossible, a new reality show produced by Mark Burnett premiering on ABC tonight. The show places contestants in challenging environments where they have to solve problems and endure harsh, physical conditions like racing through the desert, climbing snow-capped mountains, and battling raging rivers. Each member of the first team to cross the finish line receives $50,000 and a new Ford Explorer—nowhere near the prize for winning Burnett's other reality show (Survivor), but the bragging rights are priceless.

Filasky’s team, The Modern Gypsies, consists of himself and friends Eric Bach of San Francisco and John Post of Pensacola, Florida. The Modern Gypsies have collectively lived, worked and volunteered in over 45 countries and hope to use the exposure to generate awareness of their humanitarian work, which includes a partnership with Free the Children, an organization working to free children from poverty and exploitation.

“Through our travels we have been inspired by people we have met and places we have seen,” says Filasky. “In turn, we want to inspire others to awaken the compassionate adventurer in themselves and give back to their own communities and the world around them.” Fans will soon be able to visit the Modern Gypsies website to vote on where they should embark on their next adventure and outreach program. For now, follow the Modern Gypsies on Facebook or Twitter, where they will share their thoughts with fans during Expedition Impossible’s premiere. Or, swing by the launch party at Quality Social tonight (June 23, 8-11 p.m.) and meet Taylor Filasky in person!

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