Marie Wallner

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How Travel Taught Me to Live With Less

In America, we're taught to be consumers. We <i>need</i> new toys, more clothes, extra electronic devices, flashier cars, and bigger TVs.<p>Bigger. Faster. More.<p>We collect and build up this mountain of stuff that consumes our lives. This stuff that we worked so hard to attain eventually becomes burdens in our …

Lost and Found in Translation

I once had a German professor explain at the beginning of the course that speaking a different language makes you a different person, or at the very least gives you some sort of split-personality. Her theory was that in learning a language you develop a new personality that only presents itself …

30 Bucket-List Summer Adventures

Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation months for many travelers are July and August, and those 62 days fly by -- there's nothing lazy about these dog days of summer. Make your summer one to remember by …

Hammock Camping 101: 5 Reasons Why You Should Switch From A Tent To A Hammock

“Think outside the tent.”<p>It’s a saying I’ve been using since Trek Light Gear began.<p>I grew up camping in a tent. So did just about every one of you …

10 Weeks to a Half-Marathon: Training Plan

Don't shy away from the challenge of running 13.1 miles: Our plan is guaranteed to get you to the glorious finish line<p>Whether you're a treadmill trotter or a road warrior, this training plan will get you across the finish line.<p>Designed by Kim Maxwell, a USA Track and Field coach and personal …

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

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16 Things Master Travelers Do Differently

We all know our basic travel rules (Book in advance! Don't overpack!), but after years of the work-travel-work-travel grind, they can become nothing but empty mantras, tacked onto a list of stale travel habits that don't serve to improve our experience much at all.<p><i>Travel masters</i>, however, are those …