Gary Arndt is an awarding winning blogger and travel photographer who has been traveling around the world since 2007. His travels have taken him to 190 countries and territories in the Traveler’s Century Club and 120 United Nations countries. He has also visited over 325 UNESCO World Heritage sites and all 50 US states.

His blog Everything Everywhere is widely considered one of the most popular travel blogs in the world. In 2010 Time Magazine named it one of the Top 25 Blogs on the Internet and it earned a Gold Medal in the Travel Blog category in the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) awards. He is one of the most awarded travel photographers of this decade. He was named the 2014 SATW Travel Photographer of the Year as well as the 2013 and 2015 NATJA Travel Photographer of the Year. He is the only travel photographer to have been named photographer of the year by both organizations. He is also a 3-time Lowell Thomas Award winner in Photo Illustration of Travel and a 2x Northern Lights Award winner in photography.

Gary is also a 2013 inaugural recipient of a Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award for excellence in social media by a travel journalist.

His social media following is among the largest among influencers in the travel industry on five different platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

His combined social media audience is over 2,300,000 people.

Since 2009 he has been the co-host of This Week in Travel, an award winning weekly podcast which covers travel industry news. He is also an associate producer and senior travel correspondent for On Travel, on the American Forces Radio Network. Gary is also an accomplished public speaker and has spoken on topics related to travel and new media all over the world.

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