Gary Arndt
Gary Arndt
Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt

3x Travel Photographer of the Year. I have visited over 120 countries and all 7 continents! DOWNLOAD MY FREE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY EBOOK http://bit.ly/2aHmykh

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Italys Amalfi Coast is one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in Italy. When I was there in 2013 we hiked the Walk of the Gods which is a trail high up in the mountains far above what you could possibly see just driving along the coast. Have you been to the Amalfi Coast?

The vast majority of people who visit the Eiffel Tower do so in the middle of the day. This is when all the tour groups visit and when the public transportation is running. However I highly recommending making a visit at night. It is a totally different experience and a completely different vibe than what you will experience during the day. Quite frankly it is a lot more fun.

Here is how you can get a photo of the Taj Mahal with no people in it. There are two ways you can do it both of which are very straight forward and can be applied most locations around the world. The first option is to show up early. I got this photo of the Taj Mahal by showing up 90 minutes before the gates opened. I was first in line first through the gate walked quickly to the entrance of the main area and had a glorious two minutes where I could photograph the building without any…

The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately represented in symbols of speech nor by speech itself. The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their powers in attempting to portray its features. Language and illustration combined must fail. John Wesley Powell

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia Spain is a collection of buildings on the dry riverbed of the river Turia. The river was rerouted around the city after a terrible flood in 1957. Construction on the project began in 1996 after most of the structures were designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure includes an opera house a planetarium an aquarium a science museum a bridge and a venue for sporting events and concerts. The opera house shown in the back right…

San Marino is the worlds smallest republic the worlds oldest republic and one of the smallest countries in the world period. Completely surrounded by Italy I was curious as to how San Marino still exists as all other city states in Italy were merged into Italy in the 19th century. Basically two random things happened which allowed San Marino to remain a country. The first happened during the Napoleonic invasions in the late 18th century. Antonio Onofri was a friend of Napoleon and out of…

One of the worst experiences I had traveling was visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza. I had one person jump into my car (as it was moving) to try and sell me a camel ride. I had one guy at the security check (where the metal detectors werent plugged in) try to take something out of my camera bad. While I was there it as a constant barrage of people trying to sell me or scam me cheap crap and camel rides. As bad as my experience was I cant recommend avoiding the pyramids. It is after all…

One of my favorite buildings in the world is the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul Turkey. The reasons why it is such a great building are several fold. First it is really old. It was build between 532-537 by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. This is a full 600 years before construction was started on Notre Dame in Paris and 800 years before it was opened. There really isnt anything of this size and age anywhere in the world. The other amazing fact is that even though it is much older than most…

I had many people ask me yesterday why South Georgia was one of my favorite places on Earth. This is one reason. Incredible amount of wildlife. I've posted several photos like this before on Instagram to show just how many penguins are on South Georgia. Another reason is the landscapes as you can see from yesterday's photo. Finally the island has history. Even though there is no permanent human settlement on the island it had a big part to play in the Ernest Shackleton expedition and it…

Cooper Bay on South Georgia Island. Hands down one of the greatest places I've ever visited.