20 States in 24 Hours
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 comeon.com.
September 28: Nguoi Viet, Vietnam
September 28: Press Online, 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: Origo, Hungary
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: News.com, 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 21: Firda, Norway
September 21: ABC Nyheter, Norway
September 21: Huffington Post, USA
September 19: VG, Norway