Gary Arndt

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Gary Arndt
Gary Arndt on Easter Island, 2007t.jpg
Gary Arndt on Easter Island, 2007
Born Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater Macalester College
Occupation Travel Blogger, Photographer, Speaker

Gary Arndt (born 1969) is an US American blogger[1] and photographer.[2] He is the author of the travel blog Everything Everywhere and a former Minneapolis entrepreneur.

Early life[edit]

Gary Arndt was born in Appleton, Wisconsin.[3] Arndt attended Macalester College in the early 1990s, where he was a competitive debater, making it to the late rounds of the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament in 1990 and 1991.[4]

Business ownership[edit]

Arndt was a business owner in Minneapolis, Minnesota before he became a writer, starting his first business a few years out of college.[5] He owned the web design firm Creative Internet Solutions, which he sold in 1999 to Control Data Corporation. While there, he developed the idea to open a video-game playing facility while watching his employees play computer games after work.[6] He owned the videogame salon The Stomping Grounds, with a location in Minneapolis, as well as a second location that opened in 2002. [7] The salon was one of the US’s original PC-gaming rooms,[8] and was founded from the profits Arndt received from a gaming news website he bought in the late 1990s called The business received about $1 million in revenue during its first year.[9]

Travelling career[edit]

In March 2007 Arndt sold his house in Eden Prairie, Minnesota in order to travel the world. The initial plan was to travel for about a year and a half, however Arndt decided to continue his travels in perpetuity over this time. Since 2007, he has traveled to about 140 countries and all seven continents. Arndt does not keep a personal residence, and lives only in temporary locations.[2] He chronicles his journey on his travel blog Everything Everywhere with around 100,000 readers monthly.[10] The blog includes both comments on the places he has travelled, in addition to photography.[11] He also co-hosts the podcast This Week in Travel[12] and has contributed articles and photography to websites including as[13] and The Huffington Post,[14] as well as sites like The Four Hour Work Week.[15]


Arndt has won various awards from the Society of American Travel Writers [16][17][18] [19] [20] and other organisations.[21][22] In 2010, he was one of 25 selections for Time Magazine's best blog list.[23] He appeared as a guest character in the April 10, 2007 edition of PvP.[24]


  1. ^ A Conversation With Gary Arndt, Blogger and Perpetual Traveler - Dainel Fromson - The Atlantic
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  16. ^ 2014 SATW Bill Muster Photo Competition
  17. ^ 2014 Central States Writing and Photography Winners
  18. ^ SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Awards For Works Published in 2012 - 2013 Winners
  19. ^ Society of American Travel Writers Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition Awards for Work Published in 2011-2012
  20. ^ 2012 Writing/Photo Contest Winners - SATW Central States Chapter
  21. ^ 2013 NATJA Award Winners
  22. ^ Northern Lights Awards Winners for Works Created in 2012
  23. ^ Time Magazine
  24. ^ April 10, 2007 PVPOnline

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