Thursday, September 10, 2015

20 States in 24 Hours

Whatever it is, we were never cured. Tay-young Pak, Øystein Djupvik and I are at it again.

Well, that is at least what we aim for when we buckle up for yet another World Record attempt in the US of A.

The three of us are rather restless, and we will make an outragous attempt to visit more than 19 US States, the current record, in just 24 hours next week. We managed 19 countries in less than 24 hours last year when we beat the current world record by two countries, and experienced press coverage world-wide (see list below the article).
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This is a world record attempt in its own right, but it is more. It is also one of the fastest book promotion tours ever, as well as a protest against insane plans to dump 300 million tons of mining waste and chemicals into a pristine fjord.

I am anticipating a race against the clock this time around too, to beat the 12 year old record. We need a fair amount of tailwind, primarily downhill roads and a tiny bit of luck to break it, but we hope that our planning will pay off.

Øystein Djupvik and Tay-young Pak make up the rest of the team this time around too.

"All three have trained a lot for this slightly manic trip and aim for celebration. This is of course not really about traveling, this is about smart choices, having fun and pushing any limits but speed limits. We want to live to tell the tale," Øystein says.

While Tay has been training for the trip in Somalia, Angola, Djibouti and other countries less travelled in Africa.

"I am welcoming a slightly more comfortable trip in the US. Then again, who knows with Øystein behind the wheel," Tay jokes.

How many states have you visited in a day? And how many do you think we will manage? You may even bet on it and on which one we will end the mission in on

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October 2: Yahoo, Singapore
October 1: Heute, Austria
October 1: 
Dan tri, Vietnam
September 30: Travelbook, Germany
September 29: Mapping Megan, USA
September 29: Svet, Serbia
September 28: Nguoi Viet, Vietnam
September 28: Press Online, Serbia
September 28: B92, Serbia
September 28: 
S Media, Serbia
September 26: Peru 21, Peru
September 26: Direct Matin, France
September 26: Newsbeast, Greece
September 26: TPortal, Croatia
September 26: Kanal A, TV show, Slovenia
September 26: Kyiv Post, Ukraine
September 25: Taemeer News, India
September 25: 
XJBS, China
September 25: wPolityce, Poland
September 25: 
Liechtensteiner Vaterland, Liechtenstein
September 25: 
Times of India, India
September 25: 
The Asian Age, India
September 25: Dagbladet, Norway
September 24: RTV,Slovenia
September 24: Primeira Hora, Brazil
September 24: 
The Atlantic, USA
September 24: Thrillist, USA
September 24: Deccan Herald, India
September 24: 
Yahoo!, USA
September 24: Huffington Post, France
September 24: Klix, Bosnia and Hercegovina
September 24: L'essentiel, France
September 24: 
News Nation, India
September 24: 
World Journal, USA/China
September 24: Adevarul, Romania
September 24: Epoch Times, USA/China
September 24: Gridam, France
September 24: 
Patras Events, Greece
September 24: Gazetta, Greeze
September 24: 
Blitz, Italy
September 24: Delmagyar, Hungary
September 24: 
Athens Voice, Greece
September 24: Kolkata 24x7, India
September 24, Novinky, Czech Republic
September 24: Economic Times, India
September 24: Origo, Hungary
September 24: Business Standard, India
September 24: IMLebanon, Lebanon
September 24: We Are Holidays, India
September 24: 
Bengali News, India
September 24: Aftenposten, Norway
September 24: 
Fædrelandsvennen, Norway
September 24: 
Bergens Tidende, Norway
September 24: 
Adresseavisen, Norway
September 24: New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
September 24: 
Triple M, Australia
September 23: 
1clicknews, USA
September 23: Metroxpress, Denmark
September 23: Naslovi, Serbia
September 23: 
World News Report, Australia
September 23: 
MBL, Iceland
September 23: Suara, Indonesia
September 23: TV Net, Latvia
September 23: China Times, China
September 23: Preshevajone, Macedonia
September 23: MA, Hungary
September 23: 7sur7, Belgium
September 23: Nol, Hungary
September 23: Ticinonline, Switzerland
September 23: News123, Greece
September 23: 20 Minutes, Switzerland
September 23: BBC News, Indonesia/UK
September 23: Antenna, Greece
September 23: Diacaf, Romania
September 23: Citinews, Vietnam
September 23: 
Wall Street, Romania
September 23: 
Corriere, Italy
September 23: 
Omaha Sun Times, USA
September 23: 
NLD, Vietnam
September 23: 
De Morgen, Belgium
September 23: 
The Scan Post, Luxembourg
September 23: 
Ghana Nation, Ghana
September 23: 
HLN, Belgium
September 23: CBS Radio (KRLD), Texas, USA
September 23: 
Perth Now, Australia
September 23: 
AD, the Netherlands
September 23: 
Georgia Newsday, Georgia
September 23: 
Traveling, the Netherlands
September 23: Daily Mail, UK
September 23: 
Jyllands-Posten, Denmark
September 23: Podroze, Poland
September 23: BBC World, 
World Update, UK
September 23:, Australia
September 23: Elu24, Estonia
September 23: iefimerida, Greece
September 23: De Redactie, Belgium
September 23: Nitimen radio show, NRK, Norway
September 23: Resdrömmen, Sweden
September 23: Denik, Czech Republic
September 22: The Telegraph, UK
September 22: NRK Super, Norway
September 22: The Local, Norway
September 21: 
VG, Norway
September 21: Firda, Norway
September 21: ABC Nyheter, Norway
September 21: Huffington Post, USA
September 19: VG, Norway