UNESCO World Heritage Site #249: Villa d’Este, Tivoli

From the World Heritage inscription: The gardens of the Villa d’Este had a profound influence on the development of garden design throughout Europe. They are among the earliest and finest of the giardini delle meraviglie and symbolize the flowering of Renaissance culture. On 9 September 1550, Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este (1509-72) arrived in Tivoli, having [...]

Travel, Exhaustion and a Change of Strategy

I am writing this somewhere over the Atlantic ocean between Brussels and New York. I’m returning to the US (briefly) after 4 of the most hectic months of travel I’ve experienced since I began traveling full time in 2007. In just the first 5-months of 2013 I have been to 16 countries, 69 UNESCO World [...]

About Gary Arndt

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