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Chris Guillebeau
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Free Hugs! (modern version)
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This isn't one of those sites where you stare at it for 30 seconds and then all of a sudden there is a screech and a picture of a hairy skeleton jumps into the screen, is it? :-)
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"Ryan Beitz owns over 500 copies of the movie Speed on VHS. He also owns 26 laser discs of the film, but those aren’t part of the collection. He just holds onto them so he can use them as bargaining chips to get more on VHS. His goal is a simple one: To collect every copy of Speed on VHS ever made."
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There's a big motivator in there: 'But that’s not going to make me stop. That’d be the same as somebody saying like, “It’s impossible to make the world a good place, so I’m not going to try.” If the idea is awesome, I’m just going to devote myself to it regardless.'
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I love deadlines.
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Bcuz " A DEAD LINE " always pushes u 2 go far beyond ur limits and lines ....
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For my 6 year travel anniversary, I've compiled a bunch of questions from readers into a long FAQ post. How I fund my travels and lifestyle, what bag I use and more, after the jump. Thanks for reading, and here's to more years of great discoveries and delicious food. 
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Happy Birthday, Chris!
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"After last year I realized the people you love can be taken away from you."

I'm really impressed with everyone running Boston today, as well as everyone supporting the runners. Apparently there were one million people on the course today! 

#bostonmarathon #bostonstrong
Boston Marathon runner Greg Picklesiner is having a perfect day. Just after finishing his race, Picklesiner dropped to one knee on the finish line and proposed to his girlfriend Carla. She said yes...
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"After sorrow should come an acknowledgement of the deep sense of responsibility that is tied in to hiring somebody to do such a dangerous job." 
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Somewhere in my journey I learned an important lesson: whatever your location, you can choose to be at peace or you can choose to be anxious.

The worst thing that can happen rarely does.
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Confirms what I need to keep in mind, and assuage the anxiety! Of course I am a tad more anxious when traveling now because I have a 6 year old, but still.
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NYC monochrome!

I'm no New Yorker but I love this timelapse video by Geoff Tompkinson.
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nice coloring, but it's all touristy locations and traffic - I wanted it to go thru some of the better looking neighborhoods, like LES, Harlem, East and West Villages, etc.
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When asked whether she has any regrets, Steinem says: “Well, actually it’s not so much what I would have done differently. It’s that I would have done it much faster.”
Gloria Steinem occupies a singular place in American culture as the very face of feminism.
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Have him in circles
22,712 people
Work
Occupation
Challenging Authority Since 1978
Employment
  • Unconventional Guides
    Founder, 2008 - present
  • Author & Publisher
    Self-Employed, 2008 - present
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Currently
193 Countries
Previously
Portland, Oregon
Story
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Pursuing World Domination, Visiting Every Country, Writing Books, etc.
Introduction
I publish The Art of Non-Conformity blog and travel around the world meeting fun people.

I also founded the Travel Hacking Cartel and UnconventionalGuides.com, two businesses that help people see the world on their own terms. 

My latest book, THE $100 STARTUP, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

I like coffee, running, writing, and wandering.  

You can reach me anytime through my website: SAY HI.
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  • University of Washington
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