Gary Arndt

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

Name:  Gary Arndt

Occupation: Traveler, Blogger, Photographer

Hometown: Appleton, WI

Residence: Nomadic

Twitter: @EverywhereTrip


Pinterest: EverywhereTrip

How often do you fly?    I fly well over 100,000 miles a year and usually have elite status on a three major airline alliances.

How many countries have you been to? I have been to 114 countries and territories as listed by the Traveler Century Club:

How many continents have you been to?    I have visited all seven continents.

Favorite American city?  Lahaina

Favorite international city?    Istanbul, Jerusalem, Bangkok

Least favorite country?  None. I’ve never been anywhere that I wouldn’t return to.

Favorite airline?   Singapore Airlines

Favorite aircraft type?   747

Aisle or window? Aisle

Favorite airport lounge? I hardly ever get to use lounges. I have no idea how to compare them.

Favorite U.S. airport? MSP

Favorite international airport? Singapore

Favorite hotel? Livingstone’s Lodge, Bangkok

Favorite cruise line? I’ve only been on 3 cruises in my life. Based on that I’d say Princess.

Favorite island? Waya Lailai, Fiji

Favorite fancy restaurant? Picasso’s, Las Vegas

Favorite hole in the wall?  JD’s Drive-In, Appleton, WI

Favorite travel movie(s):   Lawrence of Arabia

Favorite travel show(s): Frozen Planet

Five things you bring on a plane? Noise canceling headphones, iPad, iPhone, Pen, Passport

What do you always seem to forget? International electrical adaptors

Favorite travel iPhone app(s):  TripIt, Trippy

Most embarrassing/worst travel moment: I got denied entry into the nation of Kiribati because my passport got wet.

What’s your dream destination? Ngorongoro Crater

Favorite travel website(s) – besides, of course!:

Best travel tip: The ability to adapt is more important than the ability to plan


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