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…

Video Series: Traffic in India

Traffic in India has to be one of the most chaotic, confusing, rule less, if not dangerous forms of traffic in the world. Worse than the whizzing motorbikes of Saigon and the anything goes drunkenness...

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Weird India Animals- the classic goat in sweater

Weird India

Sweet, weird India where have you been all my life? In my ever expanding series of weird things and places, I am attempting to recount all the glorious weird I saw in this country on...

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Canoe sculptor outside Aria

Things to do in the ARIA Las Vegas

Vegas, sweet Vegas. Always having held a special place in my heart, I often lament (and post) about her. Las Vegas can sometimes be like the porridge Goldie Locks ate, sometimes too cold, sometimes too...

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Those more dying sky cranes

Dubai’s Endangered Sky Crane

There was a joke a few years back that the national bird of the Unites Arab Emirates is the sky crane. It was estimated that 16% of the world’s sky cranes were in Dubai alone....

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