Episode 87: Gary Arndt – Photographer of the Year, Founder of the Travel Photography Academy, Co-host of the Podcast: This Week in Travel
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In March 2007 Gary Arndt sold his house, started traveling, and has probably done and seen more in that time than he has in the rest of his life combined. So far Gary has visited all 7 continents, over 130 countries, all 50 US states, every Canadian province, every Australian state and territory, over 150 US National Park Service sites and over 315 World Heritage Sites.
In 2014 Gary Arndt was named as the Society of American Travel Writers Photographer of the Year, the 2013 & 2015 North American Travel Journalists Association Photographer of the Year, and a 3x Lowell Thomas Award Winner. 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.
As if that wasn’t enough, Gary Arndt has also hosted his own podcast since 2009 as the co-host of This Week in Travel, an award-winning weekly podcast which covers travel industry news. He is also the host of The Global Travel Conspiracy on the CBS Podcast Network. And today, Gary shares the story of how he turned his passion for travel into a career in photography, and how before 2003, he didn’t even own a camera