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Us jumping on the Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Hi, we’re Andrew and Amy, welcome to Our Big Fat Travel Adventure. In 2013 we left our home in London to explore the world indefinitely, working along the way to fund our journey. This site is our guide to life as perpetual nomads where we share our travel adventures, trip costs and tips for working and living abroad.  Read more about our story here or find out how to work with us.

What are you looking for?

Planning a travel adventure of your own? Looking for ways to work and earn money abroad? Want to know how much it costs to travel the world? We’ve got you covered. Start by checking out popular posts on these topics.

How much does it cost to travel the world?

As we travel, we track all of our spending and publish detailed breakdowns of how much our trips cost. We hope you find this information helpful when budgeting for your own adventures, here are some of our most popular cost posts:

How much does it cost to travel America?
New Zealand travel costs
How much does it cost to travel Europe?
The cost of living in Chiang Mai
How much does a trip to Peru cost?
See our travel costs page for more

Coins and money from around the world

Teaching abroad

To help fund our travels, we both taught English for a year in Vietnam and managed to save £14,000 between us. As a qualified teacher from the UK, Andrew has also taught in London, Spain and Portugal. Here are some of our most popular guides about teaching abroad:

What’s it actually like to teach in Vietnam?
Why take a TEFL course?
How to teach English in Spain
Tales of an English teacher in China
Our How to Teach English in Vietnam e-book
See all of our articles about teaching abroad

Andrew teaching in Vietnam

Travel planning

Visas, vaccinations, zero-fee bank accounts, packing lists and insurance. The travel planning process can be pretty overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together a series of articles to help you plan the perfect trip. Start by reading:

Our top credit and debit card for travel
A guide to vaccinations for travel
Our packing list
Long term travel insurance
How we find the best flights
See all of our travel planning articles

Amy carrying the 35L Thule AllTrail backpack by the sea

Popular destinations 

Looking for travel inspiration? Browse stories and guides from some of the most popular places we’ve visited:

New Zealand
Browse more articles by country on our destinations page.

Koh Lanta sunset

Living abroad

We balance periods of fast-paced travel with living abroad. While we’ve spent just a month in places like Prague, Spilt and Medellin, we’ve stayed for a year in Thailand and Vietnam and we’re currently based in Portugal. Find out more about expat life in these destinations:

Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Life in Hanoi, Vietnam
Living in Portugal
Living in Prague for a month
Living in Croatia for six weeks
Living in Toledo, Spain

Man sleeping on motorbike in Hanoi

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If you have any questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

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