I'm Chris Guillebeau, author of THE $100 STARTUP and travel hacker who visited all 193 countries of the world from 2002-2013. AMA
My short bio: What's up, Reddit! I'm Chris Guillebeau. From 2002-2013 I visited every country in the world. I made it to at least half of these countries thanks to "travel hacking" -- the creative use of Frequent Flyer Miles, Round-the-World tickets, mistake fares, and other strategies that greatly lowered the overall cost and allowed me to have experiences that would have otherwise been inaccessible.
One time I applied for 13 credit cards on the same day, earning 300,000+ Frequent Flyer miles (and no, my credit score wasn't ruined). Another time I earned 808,000 miles by purchasing useless stickers for $6,000.
I'm new to Reddit and this is my first AMA. Please ask anything you'd like about travel hacking, going to every country in the world, or anything else!
I also wrote two books, The $100 Startup and The Art of Non-Conformity. You can learn more about me from my website:
My Proof: http://imgur.com/8Nfr2Vv
I'm teaching a one-day course on Travel Hacking TOMORROW! This course will stream free via creativeLIVE on Tuesday, October 15. They've created a special code for the Reddit community to take 20% off any ONE course in their back catalog of creative courses. Code is good for 48 hours after this AMA and is single use per person. Course page: http://cr8.lv/bathtwi
Code: REDDIT20 (expires: 10/17/2013) Enter coupon code on the checkout page after adding the course to your shopping cart.
That's a wrap! Thanks for all the questions.
I'm heading to another appointment but will try to get to the few remaining ones soon. If I can help with anything else in the interim, feel free to email from my website or say hi on Twitter.