17 October 2022 – DR P3 Påstand mod påstand – Danish
Is there at least one danish person in every country in the world right now?
I tell about the 5-6 countries that I think will be least likely to host a dane right now.
Listen here .
Sep – Oct 2022 – Modern Adventurers interviews (Danish)
For Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten I have interviewed four famous Danish travellers about how to be an adventurer when there are not many unexplored places left in the world
Read all 4 interviews here.
09 April 2022 – DR Versus TV Quiz (Danish)
Versus World Travel Quiz – Can someone who has visited every country beat a 13 times Danish champion in disc golf?
And who will be best in the geography quiz that follows?
07 April 2022 – Billedbladet (Danish)
TV-program of the week in Billedbladet 7. April 2022.
With mention and photo of me, Karl Johan Nybo (13 x Danish disc golf champion) and host Sofie Østergaard. Read it here .
27 Februar 2022 – Jyllands-Posten Interview (Danish)
Five much travelled danes tell about their future travel plans. I am interviewed about my 2022 travels alongside with Bjørn Harvig (podcast host), Christian Tafdrup (movie director) and two politicians.
27 December 2021 – R4DIO travel postcard #3 (Danish)
Crazy travel story #3 aired in the radio as a so called ‘Travel postcard’. This story is about my visit (year 2000) to the ultra corrupt San Pedro prison in La Paz, Bolivia.
26 December 2021 – Travel highlights of 2021 – Berlingske (Danish)
I tell about my ‘life’s best journey’ and about my travel plans for 2022 in the Berlingske ‘Best of 2021’-travel section published on Boxing day. Inside the section you can also find two reprints of this years articles (Vanuatu – and top 4 best countries for travelling).
See cover, read interview and two articles as pdf here .
12 December 2021 – Book recommendation and excerpt – Globen (Danish)
Overview of the contents of my book – and book excerpt of the “In Nigerias slum”-chapter. In Nigeria I met fellow dane Charlie Uldahl Christensen who had walked to Lagos from Denmark.
See overview and read the chapter as pdf here .
29 November 2021 – R4DIO travel postcard #2 (Danish)
Crazy travel story #2 aired as a so called ‘Travel postcard’. This story is about how I met the strange and elusive ‘Sapeurs’ (Gentlemen from the slum) in Kinshasa, DR Congo.
15 November 2021 – R4DIO travel postcard #1 (Danish)
Crazy travel story #1 aired as a so called ‘Travel postcard’. This story is about how I crossed into Surinam in year 2000 not at all knowing what would await me once i entered the former dutch colony.
13 November 2021 – Book prize announcement Jyllands-Posten (Danish)
“Best travel books of the year announced”. Jyllands-Posten brings an article about this years winners in the NAFF (Nordic Adventure Film Festival) Book Awards 2021. I was lucky to win the category “Best travel book of the year”.
27 October 2021 – Interview Radio Nova (Danish)
What motivates people to travel around the world? What do you learn about yourself and your home country after visiting every corner of the globe? Jakob is one of the very few people who has visited every 196 country in the world and all 7 continents. He did so between 1991 and 2019 and has written the book “GENNEM ALLE VERDENS LANDE” (“In every country”) about it.
17 October 2021 – Interview Politiken (Danish)
“Jakob overcame his travel fear and has now visited every country on the planet”
Why would anoyone set a goal like that? And how does he get the money?
14 October 2021 – Interview DR P1 (Danish)
Radio interview on Danish Radio Program 1. Talking about my book – about travelling to Afghanistan with the kids, about the Poros of The Ivory Coast and how it can all be afforded.
Listen directly here .
12 October 2021 – Interview TV 2 Go’morgen Danmark (Danish)
Live television interview in Danish breakfast tv from the TV 2 studio in Tivoli Gardens. Talking about my book, about travelling to every country on the planet and about bringing my family on many of the trips.
09 October 2021 – Top 5 Best countries for travelling – Berlingske (Danish)
My list of the five best travel destinations in the world. Based on one of the many lists in the back of my book.
Plus fact box about my travel project and about my book “Gennem alle verdens lande”. Read the article here .
09 October 2021 – Turkmenistan book excerpt – Jyllands-Posten (Danish)
The Turkmenistan chapter of my book was brought as a book excerpt in Jyllands-Posten.
Plus fact box about my travel project and about my book. Read the article here .
09 October 2021 – Top 5 self-drive destinations – Jysk Fynske Medier (Danish)
My list of the five best self-drive countries in the world. Based on one of the many lists in the back of my book.
Plus fact box about my travel project and about my book “Gennem alle verdens lande”. Read the article here .
07 October 2021 – Interview – Sjællandske Medier (Danish)
About my upbringing in Roskilde where I played table tennis and met people from all over Europe – mainly coming to tournaments in Denmark (back the I did not travel much) which is how I found out I loved an international environment.
Article also cover subjects such as: Facing your fear, overcoming car- and seasickness and searching for the good story and becoming a (freelance) reporter like my childhood role model TinTin. Read the article below (same article in two different media).
07 October 2021 – Interview – Dagbladet Roskilde (Danish)
Same as above but posted in two different media. About my upbringing in Roskilde where I played table tennis and met people from all over Europe – mainly coming to tournaments in Denmark (back the I did not travel much) which is how I found out I loved an international environment.
Article also cover subjects such as: Facing your fear, overcoming car- and seasickness and searching for the good story and becoming a (freelance) reporter like my childhood role model TinTin. Read the article here .
07 October 2021 – Book recommendation – Magasinet Sundhed (Danish)
Danish health magazine “Sundhed” guides to books on “adventurous travel” (physically and mentally). One of the four recommended books is mine.
The book is called “exciting and richly illustrated” and it says that “if you are a person with wanderlust there are many tips and tricks and fact boxes making it possible to plan your own trips”.
02 October 2021 – Interview – Jyllands-Posten (Danish)
“Crooked house and rusty Skoda is the price for having visited every country in the world” (headline on cover)
“If we stop flying I am afraid we will se more conflicts throughout the world” (Quote from article).
Three page interview + cover about travelling to every country while having a family and a full time job. Read it here .
29 September 2021 – Roskilde Avis (Danish)
Much travelled Roskilde-boy (hehe – much travelled Oysterboy..). Article in local newspaper in my hometown Roskilde – the first source who reported about my book to come – nine days prior to the book release.
Read it here .
26 June 2021 – Jysk Fynske Medier (Danish)
Travel article about bull jumping in the Hamer tribe, Omo-valley, Ethiopia and about family camping with the Banna people.
Including editorial mention about how I visited every country. Read it here .
17 June 2021 – Radio DR P5 (Danish)
Two hour radio interview about independent travel including music and news.
In the interview I tell the story behind these seven photos.
I also give a list of “Five tips to individual travel”.
Direct link here .
02 March 2021 – Radio DR P3 (Danish)
Is there anywhere on earth you can plant your flag and claim your own territory? – Live radio interview
Link to program page – my part starts at 01:34:25 Listen (sorry link no longer works) here .
16 February 2021 – The FAR side Podcast (Danish)
One hour podcast about travelling with children. Including three stories:
- Dangerous situation (Ethiopia)
- Unexpected situation (Sudan)
- Funny experience (Kyrgyzstan)
Listen here .
18 January 2021 – Jyllands-Posten (Danish)
“The most travelled man in Denmark guides to the 6 best trekking routes in the world.”
(Torres Del Paine, Torangariro Crossing, Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, Ryten, Tigers Nest)
Read it here .
27 November 2020 – Every country in the world (English)
Interview about favourite countries and food and best travel experiences with the travel website “Every Country In The World” – read interview here .
16 November 2020 – DR P3 (Danish)
Has anyone visited every country on the planet? Radio interview with Danish Broadcasting Systems Program 3. Listen here .
Or via program page here (part about every country starts at 01:22:30 I am speaking from 01:45:00)
07 November 2020 – Jyllands-Posten (Danish)
Travel article about Micronesia. With editorial mention. How I met the president, a chief and visited Nan Madol where the jungle meets the sea. Read it: here .
13 May 2020 – Jyllands-Posten (Danish)
Worlds five least visited countries. Read my guide to the worlds least visited places including description of personal experience in each country. Based on the statistics from Gunnar Garfors. (req. subscription). Read it: here .
11. January 2020 – DR Versus TV Quiz show (Danish)
Versus World Travel Quiz – theory vs practice. Can someone who has visited every country beat a high school geography and history teacher in a travel quiz?
12 minutes travel quiz prime time (saturday 8pm) on the main channel of Danish Broadcasting services main channel (DR1) – watch it on DR (if available) here. My part starts at 19:01. If link is not working pls use direct link: here .
09. January 2020 – Counting Countries Podcast (English)
Podcast made by the great Ric Gazarian who makes podcasts with the most travelled people on the planet.
This episode (my second on this show – see below) covers my visits to Libya, Yemen and Eritrea – and Charlottes perspective on travelling to tough places with and without children. My part starts at 1:05:32 – Charlotte starts at 2:00:46. (the first hour is with Stefan Krasowski – the founder of the Every Passport Stamp group on facebook).
Podcast is available here or on iTunes, Apple Podcast, Alexa, Stitcher etc.
6. January 2020 – DR P5 ‘Det gode selskab’ (Danish)
Guest of the day live on national radio DR P5 (the fourth most popular radio station in Denmark). About planning and reaching goals.
Listen here . (starts at 00:14:11 ends at 00.49.51).
12. December 2019 – Globen (Danish)
Intervew with Globen – member magazine for the travellers club og Denmark. Read it here .
11. November 2019 – KK Magazine (Norwegian)
Intervew with KK Magazine – Norways biggest women’s magazine – about travelling as a family and visiting every country. Read it here .
21. October 2019 – Nomad Mania (English)
Intervew with Nomad Mania – the leading international travel club for statistics and verification of the World’s most travelled people. Read it here .
3. September 2019 – Børneavisen (Danish)
Interview by 9-year old child reporter Alma about visiting every country for national danish children’s newspaper (published by JP/Pol). Read it here .
3. September 2019 – Radio P4 København (Danish)
Radio about me finishing every country and my marriage proposal on live TV. Listen here .
Live TV in danish talkshow Go morgen Danmark with me and Charlotte. 8 mintutes about family travelling to wild places and me finishing visiting every country. 3 minutes marriage proposal in the end. Watch it here . Download the file locally here . (insta-story here ).
2. September 2019 – article tv2.dk (Danish)
“Man proposes to his girlfriend on live TV after crazy travel record” – article on danish media website tv2.dk with quotes from me and Charlotte from live interview. Read it here .
2. September 2019 – Anders Hemmingsen insta-story (Danish)
Live proposal featured in the daily instagram story of Anders Hemmingsen – the most followed person on Instagram in Denmark (859.000 followers).
24. August 2019 – Jysk Fynske Medier (Danish)
19. August 2019 – Radio 24syv (Danish)
Live radio in the Radio24syv program ‘AK 24syv’ talking about the ‘most boring country’, how I visited every country and about my meeting with the Poro-triba and how I was senteced to deportation from Libya. Listen here .
15. August 2019 – Danish Broadcast Corporation – P4 (Danish)
Live radio in ‘Formiddagen på P4’ talking about best country, wildest experience, Co2 consumption, and how it can be afforded – listen here .
13. August 2019 – Danish Table Tennis Union (Danish)
‘The table tennis player who ventured into the world’- read article from dbtu.dk here .
12. August 2019 – BT (Danish)
‘Dane completes wild achievement’ – read article from bt.dk here .
11. August 2019 – Danish Broadcast Corporation (Danish)
‘Jakobs dream came through – has visited every country and continent’ – read article on dr.dk website here .
August 2018 – Jysk Fynske Medier (Danish)
Editorial mention with Tunisia article. read here .
January 2018 – Jysk Fynske Medier (Danish)
Editorial mention with Bhutan article. read here .
14. September 2017 – Counting Countries (English)
Podcast Interview by the great Ric Gazarian. Listen here .
Also you can hear interviews with many other travellers here .
April 2017 – The Question UK (English/Russian)
21. April 2016 – DR1 – Danish Broadcast Corporation (Danish)
Interview by Mikkel Fønsskov, DR1 – Aftenshowet. The most popular talkshow in Denmark hosted by the Danish Broadcast Corporation (Danmarks Radio). Watch it here .
September 2007 – Opdag Verden (Danish)
Been there, done that – danish interview for outdoor magazine Adventure World (since renamed to ‘Opdag Verden’) – read it here .
Nomad Mania (English)
Read profile on Nomad Mania. You have to be a member to read it though.
Here you can see the UN Master list with the most travelled people in the world. Select “NM Members, UN Verified” to find me.
Most Traveled People
Read Public Profile on the Most Travelled People website.
Jakob Øster has also written numerous travel articles (in Danish) for various danish newspapers (Berlingske, BT, Jyllands-Posten, BT Metro, Jysk Fynske Medier etc) – they can be read on his danish website here . Or you can view all cover photographs and spreads here.