E Kipa Mai to Gary Arndt @everywheretrip #VisitLanai

1 Mar

Gary Arndt

Please meet Gary Arndt, currently among the Top Ten Travel Bloggers in the world! He has visited over 80 countries and was also named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 Best Blogs of 2010. Gary, we welcome you to Lānaʻi as the fourth member of our New Media Artist-in-Residence Program.

Gary has been traveling and blogging around the world since March 2007. The road is his official home.

The idea of traveling around the world wasn’t something that gradually dawned on me. It all rather happened in an instant. Once I had the idea, I knew it was something I had to do. That happened about two years before I left on my trip. I had an internet consulting firm I sold back in 1998. Since then I’ve been involved in online gaming and helped found a business intelligence software company. I also spent the two years prior to my trip studying geology at the University of Minnesota (I’m actually a few credits shy of my geology degree). My travel history prior to this trip was a mixed bag. I never saw salt water until I was 21 when I saw Puget Sound in Seattle. I often tell that to people I meet while traveling and it blows them away. Wisconsin and Minnesota are a long way from the ocean.

Gary is also one of three hosts of the popular travel podcast, This Week in Travel, which also includes Jen Leo of the LA Times Travel Blog and Chris Christensen of The Amateur Traveler. Listen to Episode #75 to learn more about this New Media Artist-in-Residence Program.

Please connect with Gary at any of these locations on line, and be sure to follow him on Twitter for live updates while he is here in the Hawaiian Islands. He will be traveling to the island via ferry, courtesy of Expedtions. I wonder how long the internet connection will last en route?

Web: http://www.everything-everywhere.com (be sure to join his email list)
Twitter: http://twitter.com/everywheretrip
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EverythingEverywhere
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CaesarRomanus
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/garndt/ 

Gary arrives March 1st and will be staying at the Hotel Lanai and both Four Seasons’ properties and visiting with the entire Lānaʻi community:

http://www.lanaichc.org – Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
http://www.hotellanai.com (@AquaHotels)
http://www.fourseasons.com/manelebay/ (@FSLanai)
http://www.fourseasons.com/koele/ (@FSLanai)

You can join the conversation with all of the New Media Artists who are visiting now through May, 2011:


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