Welcome to Walk the Planet

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Hi.  I’m Mark.  I’m a Planet Walker.

And you might be one too!

If you’ve ever felt an overwhelming pull to explore the world and bask in the amazing diversity of people, cultures, arts, and languages, then youʻre probably a Planet Walker.

Or if you’ve ever felt like you want to scale down, get rid of all the unnecessary things of life to focus on that which is most important to you — physicallymentallysocially and spiritually — then youʻre probably ready to Walk the Planet.

And if you’ve ever thought that just visiting a place was an empty exercise and felt compelled to jump in and help the people around you live a better life, then this is the place for you.

The truth is, this isnʻt just a chronicle of how I travel the pla.net with less, learn new languages, build cultural arts skills, and work to make the world a better place.

It is also where you can learn the methods, tips, tricks, and advice so you can do the same!

Walk the Planet isnʻt for tourists.

Itʻs for people who want to become a part of where they visit: to live like a local as a member of the community and a contributor to society.

Whether you want to learn Mandarin in China so you can practice Chinese martial arts, or study Hawaiian on Maui and play the Ukulele, or maybe you want to speak Spanish in Buenos Aires and learn the Argentine Tango, nothing is beyond your reach!

And when you combine that with service to the local community, you bring things to a whole new level.

It is all about reducing down to the essentials, focusing on the priorities, and living an authentic life.

Thanks for visiting, and I canʻt wait to share more with you soon!

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Focusing on the Essentials of Life
December 2018: Essential Clothing
January 2019: Essential Food


Progress, Process and Thoughts


People, Places and Progress


Documenting the Journey
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