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…

Six Things to do in Barbados

Six Things to do in Barbados

Although Cheryl Cole and Rihanna regularly hang out there, Barbados isn’t just the playground of the jet setting crowd. It’s a place for average Joes and Joannas to let their hair down, too, and for those who...

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A Travel Video: Point A to Point B

To inaugurate my recent 3 month voyage to Asia, I took a short travel video (2 minutes and 55 seconds) of my first 3 days flying from Charlotte, NC USA to Boracay Island, Philippines. I took...

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Disappearing island- Honda Bay Tour

Crossing the pond with style and grace

During the first fifty years of the 20th century, ocean liners were the primary means of crossing the Atlantic Ocean, think the Titanic without the sinking part.  Many famous vessels made their mark on history...

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Ronald's Filipino Cousin Donnie!

Weird Philippines

Weird seems to sprout everywhere and weird Philippines is no exception. In my continuing series of ‘weird‘, I bring you weird Philippines. I saw many cases of the weird and unusal and just plain funny here. Here...

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