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


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Planning a trip to Belize

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What to do after college? Part 1

  So, what to do after college? The eternal question. Should I start working? Should I go to Grad school? Should I join the peace corp? Well 11 years ago I found myself asking the...

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Your Mosque-ing Me Crazy (Thailand)

Your Mosque-ing Me Crazy (Thailand)

Thailand is a country known for Buddhism, in fact 90% of the population is Buddhist but in southern Thailand, closer to the Malaysian border, there is an emerging Muslim population. While the Thai mosque isn’t...

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Top Ten Travel Scams in Southeast Asia

Top Ten Travel Scams in Southeast Asia

Traveling in Asia can be intimidating at times, the languages, foods, and unknown surroundings. There are countless stories about naïve western tourists being swindled out of their hard earned greenbacks. The travel scams in Asia...

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