Think you’re a dedicated blogger? Try selling your business and home to commit your life to blogging, and travelling in this case. Because this is exactly what Travel Blogger, Gary Arndt decided in 2007. 7 years later and he has visited all 7 continents, which is over 170 countries and territories around the world. This includes every US state, 125 US National Park Service sites and over 285 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can read about his travels on his blog Everything Everywhere.
Last week I attended the World Travel Market in London to hear him talk about St Helena and interview him about his experiences. This was as part of my role at Keene Communications. Gary is an extremely insightful and confident public speaker who clearly absorbs a ton of information about each destination he visits.
You can listen to his talk and interview by clicking play below (audio linked across from the St Helena Wirebird blog).
Gary Arndt is a prime example of why I work in PR but haven’t pitched to a journalist for a year; a relatively controversial blog post of mine that some flacks just can’t hack. His reach rivals many travel magazines, he produces content that most journalists simply do not have the skills for (such as high quality video production). Although remember, the best PR campaigns are integrated — traditional journalism is still relevant.