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Gary Arndt Checks In From Byron Bay, Australia

Gary Arndt HeadshotGlobal Travel Correspondent Gary Arndt checks in from Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. Gary is planning an extensive tour of a country he has visited several times before and finds always fascinating. Gary’s thoughts on visiting Australia are especially interesting since they provide an explanation of why travel is endlessly fascinating.   Here’s an excerpt from Gary’s thoughts on the trip.

“I’ve been to Australia six times now, but my first and biggest trip to Australia was back in 2008 when I spent almost 5 months in the country and visited every state and capital city. I drove from Melbourne to Cairns and from Darwin to Perth. I even took a bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs.

I’m often asked if I revisit places I’ve been before, and the answer is a resounding YES! Most of the stops on this trip are places I visited in 2008, but it was under different circumstances. My photos from 2008 were OK, but I have a much better idea of what I’m doing now. Also, after years of daily photos, I’ve pretty much run out of decent photos of Australia to post on my site. So if nothing else, I’ll be able to restock my portfolio with Australia images. Photography aside, I also like revisiting amazing places. I don’t know why someone would ever pass up the opportunity to visit places like Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef or Sydney Harbor, even if they had been there before.”   Read More