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.

things to do in iceland      Iceland Posts


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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…

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Cuba (For Americans)

Top 5 Reasons to Go to Cuba (For Americans)

Cuba has been in the news a lot lately. In January 2015, President Obama discussed easing the draconian sanctions against this island nation. While not much under the surface has changed, the how of getting to...

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Wow Airlines $400 Flights to Europe

Wow Airlines $400 Flights to Europe

I recently discovered a budget carrier called Wow Airlines. They are an Icelandic airline offering incredible deals to Europe and Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. Wow recently launched a $99 fare sale from the two US...

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How to Become a Travel Blog Influencer

How to Become a Travel Blog Influencer

When I started travel blogging in 2009, things were simpler, as least they seemed to be. You could write a great article, post it and people would read it. At one point in my blogging career,...

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Oludeniz- Taken from Cliff

Oludeniz: Turkey's Dead Sea

[google-maps width=500 height=400] Oludeniz, or dead sea (olu = dead & deniz=sea), is perhaps the most famous vacationing spot on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Simply google Oludeniz and the resulting images are a reason it’s so...

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