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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.



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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…

Top 5 Places to Go In Croatia

Top 5 Places to Go In Croatia

Croatia, glorious Croatia is a country I could go back to over and over. It is geographically so varied from the plains to the mountains to the coastline. It has a very robust (and delicious)...

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Traveling to Croatia on Budget

Traveling to Croatia on Budget

Croatia is perhaps one of the most beautiful Mediterranean countries around and still quite affordable as long as you know where to find the savings. If you can learn to shave off some expenses, you...

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5 Things to Do in Pula Croatia

5 Things to Do in Pula Croatia

Pula is sea-side city in Istria, a peninsula in NW Croatia. The main reason to come to Pula is for the well preserved roman architecture, food and wine There was something I heard several times from locals...

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Before the last tunnel

Driving the Croatia Riviera

Not much prepares you for the visceral experience of driving the Croatia Riviera. You just aren’t expecting it to knock you out with it’s beauty the way it does. Driving from the rainy and cold capital...

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