Chris Guillebeau

CHRIS GUILLEBEAU is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to volunteer work in West Africa, he has visited nearly every country on earth 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 300,000 people a month.

Articles by Chris Guillebeau

The Happiness of Pursuit

How pursuing a quest brings purpose and joy to your life.

When Chris Guillebeau set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, he never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist—each pursuing a challenging quest. Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream. A […]

Stop Pursuing Happiness, Find The Happiness of Pursuit

If you spend your time pursuing happiness through mindful meditation, a healthy lifestyle, and a devoted spiritual practice, you're going about it all wrong. Author and adventurer Chris Guillebeau tells us to stop pursuing happiness. Instead, we should bring meaning into our lives by undertaking a quest.
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