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Gary Arndt

I sold my home in 2007 to travel around the world for a year. That year has turned into a decade as I never really stopped. Early in my travels, I discovered world heritage sites and I started going out of my way to visit them. The first few didn't require any extra effort, but when I made a special trip to the island of Rennell in the Solomon Islands, I knew I was hooked. 

During my travels, I taught myself photography and have been named Travel Photographer of the Year three times in North America. 

I have been to over 350 UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world. I photograph and document each site I visit and post about it on my website. 

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Corvey 10-Dec-18

Corvey by Gary Arndt

I visited here in the summer of 2018 when I drove from Belgium to Berlin.

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Hawaii Volcanoes 15-Nov-18

Hawaii Volcanoes by Gary Arndt

On my list of world heritage sites, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is listed as my very first site. When I began traveling full time in 2007, my first stop was in Hawaii, and my first stop in Hawaii was the Big Island. 

I had previously visited here in 2006 on a geology field trip, so I guess that would actually be my first visit to the park. 

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Battir 19-Mar-18

Battir by Gary Arndt

The village of Battir is not far from Jerusalem and is right on the Israel/Palestine border. In fact, there are Israeli train tracks which go right past the terraces at the bottom of the hill.

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Bethlehem 19-Mar-18

Bethlehem by Gary Arndt

Traveling to Bethlehem from Jerusalem is not difficult if you are not an Israeli. There are some restrictions when going into the Palestinian Territories, and your van might get searched crossing the border, but dozens of buses and tour groups do this every day and it is quite normal. There are currently no safety issues going to Bethlehem.

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Incense Route of the Negev 12-Mar-18

Incense Route of the Negev by Gary Arndt

The ruins which currently exist at these sites mostly date back to the crusader era, even though the cities themselves are much older. That is why you will see Christian iconography and other symbols. The towns were part of a network of trading sites which extended from Oman, through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Israel. The Natebean city of Petra was also part of the same trading network.

I visited Avdat and Shivta National Parks, which are pretty easy to reach by car. You could visit all of the sites by car in a day trip from Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv. 

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Name: Gary Arndt

Country: USA

Visited WHS: 382

Most Impressive: Nahanni National Park

Proposal New WHS: Denali National Park

Website: https://Everything-Everywhere.com

Update 2018-12-03 11:41:46

  1. Ancient Thebes : 5.0
  2. Angkor : 5.0
  3. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks : 5.0
  4. Florence : 5.0
  5. Galapagos Islands : 5.0
  6. Glacier parks : 5.0
  7. Grand Canyon : 5.0
  8. Great Barrier Reef : 5.0
  9. Gunung Mulu : 5.0
  10. Hawaii Volcanoes : 5.0
  11. Iguazu National Park : 5.0
  12. Istanbul : 5.0
  13. Kakadu National Park : 5.0
  14. Lord Howe Island : 5.0
  15. Nahanni National Park : 5.0
  16. Namib Sand Sea : 5.0
  17. Nan Madol : 5.0
  18. Petra : 5.0
  19. Pyramids (Memphis) : 5.0
  20. Rapa Nui : 5.0
  21. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras : 5.0
  22. Rock Islands : 5.0
  23. Rome : 5.0
  24. Vatican City : 5.0
  25. Victoria Falls : 5.0
  26. Yellowstone : 5.0
  27. Yosemite National Park : 5.0
  28. Carlsbad Caverns : 4.5
  29. Lalibela : 4.5
  30. Yakushima : 4.5
  31. Aksum : 4.0
  32. Belize Barrier Reef : 4.0
  33. Chaco Culture : 4.0
  34. Copan : 4.0
  35. East Rennell : 4.0
  36. Grimeton Radio Station : 4.0
  37. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump : 4.0
  38. Island of Gorée : 4.0
  39. L'Anse aux Meadows : 4.0
  40. Los Glaciares : 4.0
  41. Mesa Verde : 4.0
  42. National History Park : 4.0
  43. Olympic National Park : 4.0
  44. Purnululu National Park : 4.0
  45. Quito : 4.0
  46. Rjukan / Notodden : 4.0
  47. SGang Gwaay : 4.0
  48. Shark Bay : 4.0
  49. Te Wahipounamu : 4.0
  50. Wood Buffalo National Park : 4.0
  51. Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin : 3.5
  52. Fraser Island : 3.5
  53. Great Smoky Mountains : 3.5
  54. Gros Morne National Park : 3.5
  55. Gulf of California : 3.5
  56. Gusuku of Ryukyu : 3.5
  57. Heritage of Mercury : 3.5
  58. Maloti Drakensberg : 3.5
  59. Mammoth Cave : 3.5
  60. Mistaken Point : 3.5
  61. Ningaloo Coast : 3.5
  62. Robben Island : 3.5
  63. Taos Pueblo : 3.5
  64. Tongariro National Park : 3.5
  65. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park : 3.5
  66. iSimangaliso Wetland Park : 3.5
  67. Antigua Guatemala : 3.0
  68. Australian Fossil Mammal Sites : 3.0
  69. Brimstone Hill Fortress : 3.0
  70. Dinosaur Provincial Park : 3.0
  71. Forts and Castles Gold Coast : 3.0
  72. Fossil Hominid Sites : 3.0
  73. Garajonay : 3.0
  74. Gondwana Rainforests : 3.0
  75. Grand Pré : 3.0
  76. Guanacaste : 3.0
  77. La Fortaleza : 3.0
  78. Mapungubwe : 3.0
  79. Monticello : 3.0
  80. Mount Carmel Caves : 3.0
  81. Necropolis of Bet She'arim : 3.0
  82. Old Town Lunenburg : 3.0
  83. Poverty Point : 3.0
  84. Preah Vihear Temple : 3.0
  85. Quirigua : 3.0
  86. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station : 3.0
  87. Saint Catherine Area : 3.0
  88. Santo Domingo : 3.0
  89. Sian Ka'an : 3.0
  90. Tasmanian Wilderness : 3.0
  91. Twyfelfontein : 3.0
  92. Valletta : 3.0
  93. Vigan : 3.0
  94. Willandra Lakes : 3.0
  95. Willemstad : 3.0
  96. Bridgetown : 2.5
  97. Melaka and George Town : 2.5
  98. Morne Trois Pitons : 2.5
  99. Pitons Management Area : 2.5
  100. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River : 2.5
  101. St. George, Bermuda : 2.5
  102. Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves : 2.5
  103. Bahá’i Holy Places : 2.0
  104. Ban Chiang : 2.0
  105. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan" : 2.0
  106. Beemster Polder : 2.0
  107. Corvey : 2.0
  108. Defence Line of Amsterdam : 2.0
  109. Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba : 2.0
  110. Joggins Fossil Cliffs : 2.0
  111. Joya de Ceren : 2.0
  112. Miguasha Park : 2.0
  113. Qal'at al-Bahrain : 2.0
  114. Quebrada de Humahuaca : 2.0
  115. Tlacotalpan : 2.0
  116. Battir : 1.0
  117. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates : 1.0
  118. Royal Exhibition Building : 1.0
  119. Sangiran Early Man Site : 1.0
  120. Stari Grad Plain : 1.0
  121. Vredefort Dome : 1.0
  122. White City of Tel-Aviv : 1.0
  123. Aachen Cathedral
  124. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  125. Abbey of St Gall
  126. Acropolis
  127. Agra Fort
  128. Amiens Cathedral
  129. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  130. Ancient Kyoto
  131. Ancient Nara
  132. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  133. Auschwitz Birkenau
  134. Australian Convict Sites
  135. Ayutthaya
  136. Bahla Fort
  137. Bali Subak system
  138. Bamberg
  139. Baroque Churches
  140. Bauhaus Sites
  141. Belfries
  142. Bellinzone
  143. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  144. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  145. Bethlehem
  146. Biblical Tells
  147. Birka and Hovgarden
  148. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  149. Blenheim Palace
  150. Borobudur
  151. Botanical Garden, Padua
  152. Bourges Cathedral
  153. Boyana Church
  154. Brugge
  155. Brú na Bóinne
  156. Budapest
  157. Caceres
  158. Cahokia Mounds
  159. Canterbury
  160. Cape Floral Region
  161. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  162. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  163. Central Highlands
  164. Cesky Krumlov
  165. Champagne
  166. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  167. Chichen-Itza
  168. Choirokoitia
  169. City of Bath
  170. City of Luxembourg
  171. Classical Weimar
  172. Cologne Cathedral
  173. Cordoba
  174. Corfu
  175. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  176. Costiera Amalfitana
  177. Cracow
  178. Curonian Spit
  179. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  180. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  181. Drottningholm
  182. Dubrovnik
  183. Durmitor National Park
  184. Edinburgh
  185. Engelsberg Ironworks
  186. Everglades
  187. Fagus Factory
  188. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  189. Fatehpur Sikri
  190. Ferrara
  191. Flemish Béguinages
  192. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  193. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  194. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  195. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  196. Genbaku Dome
  197. Giant's Causeway
  198. Granada
  199. Grand Place, Brussels
  200. Greater Blue Mountains
  201. Gwynedd Castles
  202. Gyeongju
  203. Ha Long Bay
  204. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  205. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  206. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  207. Himeji-jo
  208. Historic Cairo
  209. Hoi An
  210. Holasovice
  211. Holy Trinity Column
  212. Horyu-ji Area
  213. Humayun's Tomb
  214. Hué
  215. Hwaseong Fortress
  216. Iguacu
  217. Incense Route of the Negev
  218. Independence Hall
  219. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  220. Itsukushima Shrine
  221. Jongmyo Shrine
  222. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  223. Kandy
  224. Kernavë
  225. Kew Gardens
  226. Kinabalu Park
  227. Kinderdijk
  228. Kotor
  229. Kutna Hora
  230. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  231. La Lonja de la Seda
  232. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  233. Le Havre
  234. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  235. Litomysl Castle
  236. Liverpool
  237. Luang Prabang
  238. Luther Memorials
  239. Lübeck
  240. Macao
  241. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  242. Major Town Houses
  243. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  244. Margravial Opera House
  245. Maritime Greenwich
  246. Masada
  247. Maulbronn Monastery
  248. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  249. Medina of Marrakesh
  250. Medina of Tétouan
  251. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  252. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  253. Messel Pit
  254. Meteora
  255. Mir Castle
  256. Modena
  257. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  258. Mont-Saint-Michel
  259. Monte San Giorgio
  260. Mostar
  261. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  262. Muskauer Park
  263. My Son
  264. Mérida
  265. Naples
  266. Nesvizh
  267. New Lanark
  268. Nikko
  269. Nubian Monuments
  270. Ohrid Region
  271. Old City of Acre
  272. Old City of Berne
  273. Old City of Jerusalem
  274. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  275. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  276. Palmeral of Elche
  277. Paphos
  278. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  279. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  280. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  281. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  282. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  283. Plitvice Lakes
  284. Poblet Monastery
  285. Pompei
  286. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  287. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  288. Potsdam
  289. Prague
  290. Prambanan
  291. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  292. Primeval Beech Forests
  293. Qhapaq Ñan
  294. Quedlinburg
  295. Quseir Amra
  296. Qutb Minar
  297. Québec
  298. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  299. Ravenna
  300. Red Fort
  301. Redwood
  302. Regensburg
  303. Reichenau
  304. Reims
  305. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  306. Rhaetian Railway
  307. Rideau Canal
  308. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  309. Riga
  310. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  311. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  312. Royal Palace at Caserta
  313. San Antonio Missions
  314. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  315. San Gimignano
  316. San Marino and Mount Titano
  317. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  318. Sceilg Mhichíl
  319. Schokland
  320. Schönbrunn
  321. Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
  322. Seville
  323. Siena
  324. Sighisoara
  325. Silk Roads
  326. Skogskyrkogarden
  327. Speyer Cathedral
  328. Split
  329. St. Petersburg
  330. Statue of Liberty
  331. Stećci
  332. Stoclet House
  333. Stonehenge
  334. Stralsund and Wismar
  335. Struve Geodetic Arc
  336. Sukhothai
  337. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  338. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  339. Sydney Opera House
  340. Taj Mahal
  341. Tallinn
  342. Tarraco
  343. Teide National Park
  344. Telc
  345. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  346. Thingvellir
  347. Tikal National Park
  348. Tower of London
  349. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  350. Trebic
  351. Trier
  352. Trogir
  353. Tugendhat Villa
  354. Uluru
  355. Um er-Rasas
  356. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  357. Vall de Boi
  358. Van Nellefabriek
  359. Venetian Works of Defence
  360. Venice and its Lagoon
  361. Verona
  362. Versailles
  363. Vicenza
  364. Vienna
  365. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  366. Villa d'Este
  367. Villages with Fortified Churches
  368. Vilnius
  369. Vizcaya Bridge
  370. Völklingen Ironworks
  371. Wadden Sea
  372. Wadi Rum
  373. Warsaw
  374. Wartburg Castle
  375. Westminster
  376. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  377. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  378. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  379. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  380. Würzburg Residence
  381. Zollverein
  382. Úbeda and Baeza