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Gary Arndt
Works at Everything-Everywhere.com
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Traveler, Photographer, Blogger
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Arriving in foreign countries with no money and no plans.
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  • Everything-Everywhere.com
    Traveler, Photographer, Blogger, 2006 - present
  • Creative Internet Solutions
    CEO, 1994 - 1998
  • Stomped.com
    CEO, 1999 - 2003
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2014 SATW Travel Photographer of the Year
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My name is Gary Arndt.

I have spent the last half decade traveling around the world. 

In March 2007 I sold my house and have been traveling around the world ever since. Since I started traveling, I have probably done and seen more than I have in the rest of my life combined.

So far I have visited over 145 countries and territories , all 50 US states, 9/10 Canadian provinces, every Australian state and territory, over 100 US National Park Service sites and over 250 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

I have also:


I wasn’t always a world traveler. Other than occasional summer vacations, my family didn’t travel very much. I grew up in Wisconsin and never saw salt water until I was 21 years old. In 1998 I sold my business to a multinational corporation and they sent me on a whirlwind 3 week tour of their offices in January 1999. I visited Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, France, Germany, Belgium and the UK.

That trip stuck with me for years. I made a few other international trips after that to the Bahamas, Iceland and Argentina, but never really made a commitment to travel.

In 2004 I decided to go back to school and study geology. After seeing the hell that PhD students were going through, the idea of going to graduate school became very unappealing.

I decided to travel around the world.

It took about 2 years for me to tie up all the loose ends I had and sell my house. Finally, on March 13, 2007 I turned over the keys to my home.

I thought I’d be traveling for a year or maybe two. So far it has been over 6 years with no end in sight!

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2014 Travel Photographer of the Year
Education
  • Macalester College
    Mathematics, Economics & Political Science, 1987 - 1991
  • University of Minnesota
    Geology & Geophysics, 2004 - 2006
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The real reason to visit West Africa is the people. Our last stop of the day was at a grade school we visited. The purpose of the visit was to deliver supplies for the school and while we were there, the kids put on a brief show for us displaying their skills in singing, dancing, and oratory. The kids were grades 6-12 and many of the teachers and parents were in attendance as well (it was actually a school holiday, so they showed up just for us).

http://everything-everywhere.com/2014/04/18/day-10-west-africa-cruise-point-noire-republic-congo
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Congratulation very good!! :p
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Day 15, West Africa Cruise – Lome, Togo : Why aren't we in Benin?

http://everything-everywhere.com/2014/04/23/day-15-west-africa-cruise-lome-togo/
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Good luck,my friend dear Gary Arndt and thank you very much for photos!
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After an hour of swimming, one of the staff with a zodiac picked me up and we went for a short photo excursion up the coast. Being able to explore the island from that vantage point is a great way to see it as you get a full perspective of the island and have the option to land.

Having done this the year before, the staff member landed the boat where there was an abandoned church which must have been several hundred years old. It was actually and incredible find which reminded me of some of the temples I’ve seen in Angkor, Cambodia. Only the walls of the church were standing and trees had taken root and grown up right in the middle of the structure. This also wasn’t a tourist attraction, so it had a very Indiana Jones feel to visit it.

http://everything-everywhere.com/2014/04/21/day-13-west-africa-cruise-principe/
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Our day in Principe was perhaps the most atypical stop we’ve had, or will have, on our entire trip. Rather than going out to visit sites or meet local people, today was devoted to rest and relaxation. G Adventures rented several cabins for the day at the Bom Bom Resort on the northern point of [...]
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amazing short
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Latitude: 0° 54.7307’ S Longitude: 7° 46.5771’ E I should probably spend a bit of time talking about the internet and communications because I know many people have questions about it. The internet connection aboard the Expedition isn’t great and it isn’t cheap. I can’t complain about it too much however, as I am still [...]
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Today on the +G Adventures blog- Visual Adventure : Petra.

See why it is worth visiting and find out how you can win your own trip there!
http://www.gadventures.com/blog/visual-adventure-petra/
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hi my frend
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Lovely.
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italy center of the world
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