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Visiting Five Continents in a Single Day, By Lee Minshull

March 11, 2015

This past summer, Gunnar Garfors fulfilled every traveler’s dream when he visited a handful of continents, all in the same 24-hour period. All it took was a little time-zone manipulation.

Gunnar carefully mapped out his trip. He wanted to set foot in Istanbul, Asia; Casablanca, Africa; Paris, Europe; Punta Cana, North America; and Caracas, South America. His flights took him to each destination over a period of 29 hours. That clocks in at five hours over a full day, but thanks to some time-zone hopping, he technically did manage to hit every stop in a single 24-hour span.

The whirlwind tour didn’t leave Gunnar much time to soak up culture, but he did make unexpected discoveries at each location. Among other points of interest, he learned about the Dominican Republic’s beautiful pools of crystal clear water and marveled at the ease with which total strangers in Caracas approached each other and struck up conversations like old friends.

About the Author:

An avid traveler, Lee Minshull devotes approximately 80 days each year to traveling the world. Along with his wife and 10-year-old son, he has recently visited Turkey, the Ukraine, Greece, Italy, and Norway, among other countries. For his 50th birthday, he plans to sail to Antarctica with his son. Outside of his hobbies, Lee Minshull is the President of Lee Minshull R.C., Inc., which specializes in trading silver and gold coins.