the big fat world

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Come join me around the world on a Big Fat World Trip, where we are running marathons in Iceland and drinking wine in Croatia. We build community on each and every trip and 5% of the trip proceeds goes to a local organization making a difference in another part of the world.

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We LOVE Iceland!

Learn more about the country of fire & ice with BFW posts. Also look for fresh posts in December when BFW tours goes back to see Iceland in full winter mode.

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Vietnam or Bust

Vietnam is one of my favorite countries and can’t wait to go back, but in the meanwhile, enjoy these articles.



Vietnam Posts


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Top 10 Posts from Around the World

A nice collection of all Top 10 posts I have written over 40+ countries.

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Top 10 Posts


From the Blog…

Dusk @ Rex Hotel rooftop bar

Top 10 Things to do in Saigon

Looking for things to do in Saigon. You won’t be disappointed as Saigon or it’s new name Ho Chi Minh City is awash in investment currently. The cities first modern skyscraper is open and there is a...

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Bitcoin and Travel

Bitcoin and Travel

Bitcoin and travel are perhaps my most favorite things right now and believe it or not they have a wonderful symbiotic relationship. I am starting my own tour company (finally) called Big Fat World Tours and...

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signs for the lines at the Taj Mahal

India Travel Tips

India can and will chew you up and spit you out if you let it. I have compiled a list of India travel tips for the India 1st timer and seasoned /unseasoned traveler. India was...

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Top 5 Underrated European Cities

Top 5 Underrated European Cities

When it comes to great places to enjoy your precious time away from work, Europe is on the top of my list. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a romantic retreat with that special someone, relax...

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Anna Maria Island

Why You Should Visit Tampa

It’s that time of year when you want to go on holiday, when the ground is frozen and your skin is pasty white. Why should you visit Tampa, Fl? Why not? Based on the eastern...

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