A 30-something who spent 11 years traveling to 193 countries shares his favorite money trick

Jurate Gulbinas   |   16 Feb 2017   |   2 min read

Just before he turned 35, Chris Guillebeau visited his 193rd country, completing his quest to visit every nation around the world. But Guillebeau, now 39, wasn’t able to afford it because of a particularly high-paying job, or a windfall of family money, but rather through earnings from freelance gigs and entrepreneurial endeavors he’d managed from 2002 to 2013.

Key Takeaways:

  • The rule, Guillebeau explained, was a way for him to decide if purchases were worth the extra cost, whether they were transportation, food, or accommodations
  • Just before he turned 35, Chris Guillebeau visited his 193rd country, completing his quest to visit every nation around the world.
  • “My whole life has been kind of a series of side hustles,” Guillebeau, a New York Times bestselling author, told Business Insider, adding that he worked while on the road and took advantage of credit card points and airline miles in order to finance his travels over the 11-year period.

“While he accomplished his goal to visit every country in the world a few years ago, Guillebeau hasn’t slowed down. He still travels about 10 to 14 days out of every month, often on speaking tours related to his books and blog, The Art of Non-Conformity.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-decide-if-something-is-worth-the-extra-cost-while-traveling-2017-1

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