BMT 012 : Traveling the Entire World with Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau
Chris Guillebeau in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chris Guillebeau traveled to all 193 countries of the world before he turned 35. In this episode I get to chat with him as he answers your questions, tells us how he accomplished this quest, shares stories, and leaves us with some sound advice.

Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, traveler, and New York Times bestselling author. His first two books were The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. Recently, he completed his quest to visit every country in the world before the age of 35. Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris is focused on encouraging individual quests while also “giving back.” His main website, is visited by more than 500,000 people per month. You can write to Chris from his site, follow him on Twitter (@chrisguillebeau), or say hi from your choice of worldwide airline lounge.

Episode 12 Show Notes

Chris’s website:
World Domination Summit conference
“Travel is about the journey, not the destination”
“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” -Gilbert K. Chesterton
Chris’s upcoming book tour dates and cities

Books by Chris Guillebeau

The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World I cannot praise this book enough, get it.
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future For the business-minded, perhaps your answer to how YOU could travel like Chris does lies in this book.
The Happiness of Pursuit Fascinating read about finding your quest.
Chris’s latest book: Born For This About people who have found their “dream jobs” and how they did it.

Advice from Someone Who Has Been to Every Country in the World

When people are just going on their first trip, they feel like it’s a big deal and it absolutely is a big deal, so I would encourage them to get to that point as soon as possible. I don’t think you have to take a year to plan a trip, you could plan a trip in the next three to six weeks… An international trip… You can do it… Accelerate the process!
Time to make your own stories! GO!