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Win one of FIVE copies of “Lost on Planet China” by J. Maarten Troost

This week I have a great prize. J. Maarten Troost is one of the best travel writers working today. He has written such popular books as The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific and Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu. I’ll be giving away FIVE [...]

The Paradox of Travel Blogging

You may have noticed a significant amount of inactivity from myself on Twitter and on the website during the last week. Since I left Florence I’ve been extremely occupied taking photos, running around seeing things, experiencing Italy and generally doing things that travelers do. The problems with a travel blog is if you are traveling [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #63: Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls

From the World Heritage inscription: As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. Among its 220 historic monuments, the Dome of the Rock stands out: built in the 7th century, it is decorated with beautiful geometric and floral motifs. It is recognized by all three religions [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #62: Masada

From the World Heritage inscription: Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. It was built [...]

Daily Travel Photo – Jerusalem

Not only is the Western Wall in Jerusalem not the “wailing wall” you’d expect, it is a downright happy place. Most of the activity when I was there surrounded around boys having their Bar Mitzvah ceremony. There is so much demand to have your Bar Mitzvah there it almost seems like an assembly line. Women [...]

The Tourist of Venice

After my tiny two day adventure in the tiny country of San Marino, I arrived in Venice where I have been for the last day. Venice is an amazing city. The moment you leave the door of the train station you are hit with the Grand Canal and every sterotype of the city you’ve ever [...]

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My name is Gary Arndt. In March 2007 I set out to travel around the world...
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