Happiness is the common grail, a piquant area in our challenging times. in attendance are, Buettner points out, extra than 24,187 happiness titles on Google. And Dan Buettner himself is an not likely self-help guru, for even if he is a charming amp (his TED oration has three million-plus views) and he bottle go around with with Davos elites, he is other facts wonk and handle active than motivational cheerleader. The 57-year-old Saint Paul, Minn., endurance connoisseur identifies as an traveler and fibber first, it follows that as educator, novelist and in the public domain speaker.
But large-scale adventure and ambitious projects are inveterate themes of his time and career. The state Geographic Fellow after square supermodel Cheryl Tiegs before settling down with his existing partner, renowned California lacto-vegetarian and conscious-eating origin Kathy Freston. He began his career as a journalist, subsequently with his brother, Steve, he embarked on epic (and Guinness record-smashing) fortitude dirt bike trips across America, the Soviet Union and Africa