Gary Arndt runs one of the most popular travelogue-style blogs in the world. He’s one of Twitter’s top 50 people and generally pretty well known around most of the internet’s coolest social networks. This week we talk to him about something more important than geekery: he’s on the last leg of a mammoth two-year round-the-world trip.
During this interview we discuss his travels in the Pacific, Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Oh, and his home country — the United States. He talks about diving with jellyfish in Palau and visiting war zones in Cambodia; how to find accommodation and travel successfully without a guidebook.
Gary supplies the monthly travel wallpaper and weekly travel photos, and has also shared his favourite Pacific islands. Visit his site, Everything Everywhere and learn how to travel around the world, read his stories and see more travel photography. All the photos on this post are by Gary and used by permission.
And now for something completely different
Honor Dargan, who we told us about travel in Tokyo, Japan, is a regular guest on the Japan Podshow (iTunes) which is a fun show about travel and expat life in Japan. She’s also starting a live twitter chat along with Shane Sakata. They will be available to answer all your Japan questions at Japan Discovered.
Hostelbookers are celebrating their fifth birthday with five-cent hostel beds and a great giveaway.
And don’t forget you can win a $50 iTunes or Amazon voucher, by following the instructions here.