BMT 012: Traveling the Entire World with Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau

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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.

About Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, traveler, and a 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. The 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 lounges.

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Episode 12 Show Notes

Books by Chris Guillebeau

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!

2 replies on “BMT 012: Traveling the Entire World with Chris Guillebeau”

I really enjoyed this interview! One thing that caught my attention was that he is a vegetarian! I am a vegetarian as well but I decided when I first became one that I would not be a vegetarian while traveling abroad (especially in third world countries). This works for me especially because my reasoning for becoming vegetarian does not apply outside of the states. I am curios how he was able to only have that one experience where he ate meat. One of the things I hate the most about being vegetarian is being inhospitable and coming across as snobby. I would be very interested to hear from other travelers (specifically in third world countries) who are vegetarians and how they deal with that! I hope I can hear about that on the podcast!

I really enjoyed this interview along with the Q&A. Definitely going to check out one of Chris’ books.

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