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Founder’s Journey

Chris Guillebeau has visited every country in the world.

Chris Guillebeau in PakistanThe Travel Hacking Cartel was founded by Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author and world traveler. After completing a 10-year journey to visit every country in the world (193/193), Chris continues to travel at least 200,000 miles a year.

Chris first learned about travel hacking while living overseas and volunteering with a medical charity for four years in West Africa. After relocating to the U.S. in 2006, Chris began actively traveling to fun places like Burma, Iraq, and Equatorial Guinea. He formally set the goal of using travel hacking to visit every country after receiving a Master’s Degree in International Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Chris’s worldwide adventures have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, CNN, Wired, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Writer’s Digest, Moneysense, Budget Travel, Oregonian, and thousands of blogs. His book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, translated into more than 20 languages.

Because Chris is frequently roaming the planet (25+ countries a year), we have an international team of contributors manning the site, and a hometown crew in Portland, Oregon looking after the shop.

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