Gunnar Garfors had already travelled to all 198 countries in the world when he decided to tackle another travel feat: travelling to more than 19 countries in 24 hours.
Last year, Garfors and his two travel companions, Øystein Djupvik and Tay-young Pak, managed to break a record and make it to 19 countries in one day.
This year, they set out to break another record and make it to 22 US states in 24 hours. And they succeeded.
Garfors said the three friends made the trip for two main reasons: the adrenaline rush that comes with trying to beat a record, and as a kind of promotional tour for the book he just released.
They travelled mostly by car — and admittedly broke some speed limits — but also took a few flights.
There were some states where the group spent more time than others due to a flight delay or lots of driving, and then there were states where they only hopped out to take a photo or grab food.
Here’s a map of the route the group took. According to Garfors, a fair amount of planning went into the route.
And here’s the complete list of states they visited in order:
2. New Hampshire
5. Rhode Island
7. New York
9. New Jersey
13. West Virginia
14. North Carolina
15. South Carolina
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