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Gunnar Garfors breaks annals visiting 22 American states in reduction than 24 hours

September 30th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Adventurer Gunnar Garfors, along with Tay-young Pak and Øystein Djupvik achieved a attainment final week
  • They started in Maine and 24 hours after finished adult in Illinois, carrying taken 3 let cars and 3 flights
  • Travelling in character a contingent ate lobster and oysters prepared in a behind of their vehicles along a way

Becky Pemberton For Mailonline

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For many formulation to revisit another state or country, it requires investigate and time; yet a heroic path-finder and his dual friends crushed universe annals to turn a initial to revisit a whopping 22 US states in usually 24 hours.

Norwegian adventurer, Gunnar Garfors, who formerly managed to revisit all 198 countries around a creation while progressing a full-time job, started a implausible 24 hour plea in Maine on Sep 20.

Garfors, along with associate travellers Tay-young Pak and Øystein Djupvik crossed a limit of Illinois carrying hired 3 let cars and 3 scheduled flights for their journey.

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State series one: The organisation started during 6.20am on Sep 20 in Maine, for their 24-hour challenge

State series one: The organisation started during 6.20am on Sep 20 in Maine, for their 24-hour challenge

The courageous goal took them by 22 states from Maine to Illinois during a singular day and night

The courageous goal took them by 22 states from Maine to Illinois during a singular day and night

Adventurer Gunnar Garfors (centre), along with Tay-young Pak (left) and Øystein Djupvik (right) graphic in New Hampshire. A member of a open had gamble $80 that a contingent would usually conduct to revisit dual states in 24 hours

Adventurer Gunnar Garfors (centre), along with Tay-young Pak (left) and Øystein Djupvik (right) graphic in New Hampshire. A member of a open had gamble $80 that a contingent would usually conduct to revisit dual states in 24 hours

‘It was an refreshing feeling, a sum adrenalin kick!’ Garfors told MailOnline Travel. 

‘We were tired, yet sap – nonetheless impossibly happy! It took utterly a lot of planning, and so many things could have left wrong.’

The courageous contingent not usually kick a prior record of 19 states in one day and night, yet also kick their possess target.

‘We had directed for 20 states, so 22 was good within margin,’ Garfors said.

Most of a wheel-time was undertaken by Djupvik, yet it was indeed flights that caused a many problems for a rapid group.

‘We could have managed 23 had there been no moody delays, though,’ he commented. 

Their track took them from Maine to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky – and finally finale in Illinois.

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Their third state of Massachussetts busted a gamble for a man. The friends pronounced they had fun perplexing to pronounce a lake name on a pointer pictured

Their third state of Massachussetts busted a gamble for a man. The friends pronounced they had fun perplexing to pronounce a lake name on a pointer pictured

The fourth stop was Connecticut where a organisation narrowly avoided being squabble during by a llamas in a background

The fourth stop was Connecticut where a organisation narrowly avoided being squabble during by a llamas in a background

They subsequent trafficked to Rhode Island where they vowed to spend longer subsequent time they visit

They subsequent trafficked to Rhode Island where they vowed to spend longer subsequent time they visit

It took a few months to devise a record-breaking try with a organisation focusing on clusters of states that could be simply connected with scheduled planes.

‘We were in 3 states for literally a minute: Rhode Island, West Virginia and Kentucky,’ Garfords said. 

‘The others were visited for longer. We were longest in Massachusetts (a lot of highway to cover), New York (delayed plane), Virginia (delayed flight) and Mississippi (a lot of highway to cover).’

Despite a prolonged transport time, a contingent motionless to tour in style, with chef Tay-young Pak portion fresh lobster and oysters from a behind seat. 

Taking advantage of Maine’s tasty seafood, a adventurers managed to buy 15 hulk lobsters for reduction than a homogeneous of £4 a piece. 

On a mission: A discerning stop off in Vermont authorised a organisation  time to go fast  to a church

On a mission: A discerning stop off in Vermont authorised a organisation time to go fast to a church

State series 7 was New York where a contingent encountered lumberjacks and old-fashioned shops by a side of a road

State series 7 was New York where a contingent encountered lumberjacks and old-fashioned shops by a side of a road

The organisation subsequent visited Pennsylvania in sequence to collect adult a new automobile to continue with their rapid journey

The organisation subsequent visited Pennsylvania in sequence to collect adult a new automobile to continue with their rapid journey

In sequence to account a record violation trip, Norwegian betting association ComeOn set adult bets on how many states a organisation could manage, and what would be their final destination.

Members of a open were means to gamble on these numbers, that helped to motivate a group. 

‘One male put $80 on us handling usually dual states. He mislaid his money rather early!’ Garfors said.

The thought of a American outing came to a organisation following their success violation a universe record one year ago to revisit 19 countries in 24 hours. 

‘I suggested to do something in a US – and we shortly came adult with a judgment of visiting a many states in 24 hours – jokingly job it a world’s fastest book promotional trip. we left a book in many states we went by – finder’s keepers.’ a Norwegian traveller said. 

Sunshine state of mind: The continue was ideal and resisting in a trio's ninth state of New Jersey

Sunshine state of mind: The continue was ideal and resisting in a trio’s ninth state of New Jersey

State series 10 was Delaware pictured. The travellers kept their appetite levels adult by cooking in a behind of their vehicles while on a road

State series 10 was Delaware pictured. The travellers kept their appetite levels adult by cooking in a behind of their vehicles while on a road

Next time? The organisation were unhappy that they didn't have time for crab cakes when they reached their 11th state, Maryland

Next time? The organisation were unhappy that they didn’t have time for crab cakes when they reached their 11th state, Maryland

The contingent contend they are now aiming to mangle one transport associated universe record a year. 

They haven’t motionless on subsequent year’s mission, yet are open to many ideas, sold if they are somewhat manic and crazy. 

‘Most adults have lost how to play, they are being critical to a impassioned all a time,’ Garfors said. 

‘We aim to equivocate going into that adult trap. Playing is underestimated and a good approach to contend a loyalty too.

What is also unequivocally heart-warming is that we get a lot of messages from people who contend they are desirous by us when we rivet in such trips, that following a dreams make them grin and see possibilities and that they find It refreshingly opposite that we not usually speak about doing bizarre and equivocal stupid trips, yet indeed do them too – infrequently by stretching a limits.’

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Learning a lesson: In Virginia, their 12th state, a travellers even had a bit of time to check out a internal school. They also left a book in each state that they visited

Learning a lesson: In Virginia, their 12th state, a travellers even had a bit of time to check out a internal school. They also left a book in each state that they visited

Next they managed to revisit West Virginia, nonetheless they wished they could go whitewater rafting instead of usually flitting through

Next they managed to revisit West Virginia, nonetheless they wished they could go whitewater rafting instead of usually flitting through

State series 14 was North Carolina. Tadjik a cab motorist betrothed  he could expostulate to South Carolina and behind in a limit of 35 minutes. And he did!

State series 14 was North Carolina. Tadjik a cab motorist betrothed he could expostulate to South Carolina and behind in a limit of 35 minutes. And he did!

As night time descended a organisation were in South Carolina, yet couldn't see most of a landscape in a dark 

As night time descended a organisation were in South Carolina, yet couldn’t see most of a landscape in a dark 

In Alabama, dual out of their 3 American Airlines flights were delayed, yet a contingent had managed to revisit 16 states during this point

In Alabama, dual out of their 3 American Airlines flights were delayed, yet a contingent had managed to revisit 16 states during this point

Nearing a finish line: The friends took a selfie in Mississippi yet were unhappy that there were no stream boats to be seen

Nearing a finish line: The friends took a selfie in Mississippi yet were unhappy that there were no stream boats to be seen

Clocks ticking: In their 18th state of Tennessee, a contingent had time to stop for a jam in Memphis

Clocks ticking: In their 18th state of Tennessee, a contingent had time to stop for a jam in Memphis

In Arkansas they equalled a stream record, 19 states in 24 hours, nonetheless no Clintons showed adult to celebrate

In Arkansas they equalled a stream record, 19 states in 24 hours, nonetheless no Clintons showed adult to celebrate

The jubilant organisation distinguished carrying beaten a record, as they crossed a limit of Missouri...but because stop there?

The jubilant organisation distinguished carrying beaten a record, as they crossed a limit of Missouri…but because stop there?

State series 21 was Kentucky, that a organisation pronounced deserved some-more than a U-turn, yet would have to wait until they weren't on a time deadline to see some-more of a state

State series 21 was Kentucky, that a organisation pronounced deserved some-more than a U-turn, yet would have to wait until they weren’t on a time deadline to see some-more of a state

Finish line! The jubilant organisation managed to strech Illinois after a manic 24 hours of travelling and were overjoyed to kick a record. They now devise to mangle one transport universe record each year

Finish line! The jubilant organisation managed to strech Illinois after a manic 24 hours of travelling and were overjoyed to kick a record. They now devise to mangle one transport universe record each year


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