A Brief Blog Profile: Everything Everywhere
by Thomas Hynes
Everything Everywhere is a travel blog created by Gary Arndt. Gary grew up in Wisconsin and didn't even see salt water until he was 21 years old. But, boy would that change. In 2007, he sold his house and went to see the world. In that time, he has visited over 100 countries, 49 US States, 100 US National Parks and over 150 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First off, I didn't know there were that many National Parks in the U.S. And secondly, I'm jealous. Take a look around the blog and you'll quickly see why.
Like I said, the guy's been everywhere. Bungee jumping in New Zealand? Check. New Year's party in Thailand? Check. Spelunking in Borneo? Oh, you know he has. But it's not all glamorous. There's also this post on how to deal with the loneliness of travel. That's a refreshingly honest angle on this whole 'sell everything, see the world' narrative.
Gary has traveled by plane, train, boat, car, bus, motorcycle, tuk tuk, bicycle, camel, elephant, horse, hot air balloon, and helicopter. And wherever he's gone, he's blogged about it. And like I said, he's been a lot of places. But then there's a post like this one, describing 13 places he'd love to see next. My first thought is: there are places you haven't been? And my second thought is: I bet those aren't the top 13 places he'd like to see. They're probably the only 13 places left he hasn't seen.