This fall, my soul brother Chris Guillebeau and I found ourselves on parallel, simultaneous book tours, which led to lots of texting, near misses in airports, and shared shelf space at book stores where we did signings only days apart. For the few months of my book tour, I had just an inkling of what his travelbug life must look like (although itís hard to compare book touring in Florida to rocketing off to Easter Island).
Iím sure he needs no introduction because Chris is all over the internet with his fabulous blog about unconventional strategies for life, work, and travel. And his fabulous book The Art Of Non-Conformity, which I reviewed here, is sure to skyrocket to the NY Times Bestsellerís List.
But right now, I want to shine a light on one of my favorite rock stars because he is about to launch a fabulous new resource to help all of you travelbugs realize your globe-trotting dreams. Those of you who follow his escapades know that Chris is quite the jet-setter. In fact, I couldnít even come close to keeping up with him on his unconventional book tour, which took him to all 50 states and every Canadian province. For his next book, due out Spring 2012, heís planning to visit every continent. Whew! But it doesnít surprise me. Chris is just that kinda guy.
In fact, one of the things on Chrisís bucket list is to visit all 192 countries in the world. So far heís up to 149 out of 192. Not bad for a young dude, eh?
So how does he do it? How can he swing it? And more importantly, how can he afford it? Well, heís figured out the secrets of how to hack the travel industry and let his frequent flyer miles work for him. And heís about to unveil those secrets in the Travel Hacking Cartel, an online forum where Chris will share with his community the secrets of how to fulfill your dreams of travel without breaking the bank.
Being Your Unconventional Dreams To Life
Chris is all about helping people make their unconventional, non-conformist dreams come true, and the launch of the Travel Hacking Cartel will certainly help many achieve their goals. But you have to do your part towards bringing your dreams to life. Here are some words of wisdom from Chris to get you inspired:
- First, decide what you really want. Studies have shown it’s hard to get something if you’re not sure what it is. If time and money were no object, who would you be? What would you do?
- Never make decisions based on the perceived limitations in front of you. There is almost always a way around perceived limitations. Instead, make decisions based on what you identified in Step 1.
- Take small, immediate steps toward getting what you want. Don’t wait long; take the first step right now. Possible small steps toward traveling where you want include reading a guidebook at the library or bookstore, saving $2 a day, scheduling a date in your calendar even if you’re not sure it will work, etc.
- Review the steps on a regular basis. If it’s your life dream to go to Destination x, write it on a post-it note and put it where you’ll see it everyday. Then always think, “What’s next? How can I make this happen?”
Do You Have Big Travel Dreams?
Is your bucket list full of places youíre dying to visit like mine is? Are you longing to blast off to Bali, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, The Galapagos Islands, Australia, the Maldives, Alaska, Russia, Japan, or Fiji?
Let Chris help you achieve your dream by joining the Travel Hacking Cartel.
The Travel Hacking Cartel launched yesterday, and during the preboarding phase, Chris will accept the first 1,000 members who sign up, before shifting to regular registration. Each group will have a $1.00 14-day trial which then converts to a choice of three billing options — First Class, Business Class, and Economy class. He’ll also be producing a special live webinar for the preboarding group on “8 Ways to Travel for Free in 2011.”
I know Iíll be boarding that plane today. But what about you? Arenít you dying to learn more?
When you sign up for the Travel Hacking Cartel, youíll be supporting not only Chris but Owning Pink, since we have signed up as an affiliate of this program (something we ONLY do for people whose work we 100% endorse). So thank you in advance for supporting both Chris and me, as you skyrocket into the stratosphere of your dreams.