the big fat world

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Come join me around the world on a Big Fat World Trip, where the people you go with are almost as important as the destination. 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…

Get Global Entry in 3 Easy Steps

Get Global Entry in 3 Easy Steps

Get Global Precheck in 3 Easy Steps Global Entry is a must have for anyone who travels or will travel in the next 5 years. It’s like the US Government giving you a big thumbs...

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Emirates Business Class: Luxury at $65 hour

Emirates Business Class: Luxury at $65 hour

Emirates Business Class: Luxury at $65 hour I recently had the rare occurrence to upgrade from economy to business class on Emirates flight from Milan to JFK. I have never flown business class internationally before...

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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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