Daniel Houghton's world revolves around travel.
The 28-year-old is the CEO of Lonely Planet, the largest travel book publisher in the world. He is also an avid travel photographer and the son of an airplane mechanic and a flight attendant.
After college, at age 24, his photography and video work caught the eye of a business mogul who would later purchase Lonely Planet from the BBC and tap Houghton to run the company.
When he's not managing the publisher — and when he is — Houghton is traveling. To date, he's taken more than 500 flights.
His best tip from years spent on airplanes? Don't book a connecting flight with a layover of less than two hours.