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What Happens When A Small-Town Family Visits The "World's Largest"... Whatever!

A BIG Anniversary Celebration and a BIG Giveaway!

Rubiks Cube

Still one of our most popular posts!

It’s been a BIG year! The Go BIG or Go Home family travel blog has reached its first anniversary of chronicling what happens when our small-town family visits the “world’s largest…” whatever! To celebrate, we have a BIG giveaway prize!

The year began with reports from the world’s largest light bulb in NJ, and the world’s largest rotating globe in ME. Sometimes we were cultural and high class, with visits to one of the world’s largest botanic gardens, and the largest Buddha in the western hemisphere. But we know what the masses REALLY want, so we also ran reports of the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube and the world’s largest toilet!

Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who has followed our posts from the beginning, and those loyal fans who contribute to the conversation with fun comments! Thanks to everyone who has shared their photos of BIG things they’ve spotted on the road! We love to see these on our Facebook page. We especially appreciate everyone who has contributed a guest post, sharing stories of BIG things in places our family hasn’t reached yet.

And now, the fun part! We’re giving away A PAIR OF TWO pre-paid, 3-day adult Go City Cards for the city of your choice, courtesy of Smart Destinations!

Smart Destinations is the premier provider of unlimited sightseeing and attraction admission passes in 15 major North American travel destinations. Smart Destinations’ Go City Cards and Explorer Passes offer pre-paid access to over 425 museums, attractions, and tours for one low fixed price. Smart Destinations products not only allow travelers to save money while seeing the sights but also allow them to skip the lines.

Go City Cards save visitors up to 55% off the cost of regular admission to top attractions and things to do in 11 major destinations including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Oahu, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. The Go City Card offers unlimited admissions to most of the popular attractions in each city for a pre-selected number of days, as well as local dining and shopping discounts.

Do you have plans to visit any of these cities in the next year? You can enter to win the Go City Cards in three different ways. 1) If you haven’t done so before, you can sign up to receive our e-mail notifications when new posts go live. All new e-mail addresses we receive from today through next Friday (7/22/11) will be entered into the drawing. Sign up in the box in the upper right column of this page. 2) Post a photo of a BIG attraction you’ve visited on the Go BIG facebook page. 3) Tell us in the comments below what your favorite Go BIG post has been so far.

Our winner will be notified on or before Wednesday, July 27th, and will be asked to provide a mailing address anywhere in the world. The prize will be mailed directly to them from Smart Destinations, Inc.

Good luck!



  1. Fiona said,
    July 15, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    Whew that is a hard one! I am torn between quite a few posts, but say top two? Hershey’s and the Rain Forest. Congratulations on the anniversary and I look forward to another BIG year.

  2. Tina said,
    July 15, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    I really liked the enormous Gnome. But, I’m particularly fond of the Georgia Aquarium piece!

  3. Jessica said,
    July 15, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! I loved the World’s Largest Bubble Bath, such fun. I also loved the tallest tree house. I want to live there!

  4. Julia Davis said,
    July 15, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    World’s largest monster my favorite post

  5. Paul A said,
    July 16, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    I just signed up for the e-mail updates.

  6. July 16, 2011 @ 1:23 am

    I love reading your posts and gleaning ideas for our travels, but some of my favorite posts have been your Virginia Beach area posts, especially the Sea Monster at Sandbridge Beach. We spent quite a bit of time in the area a few years ago and everytime I read something about the area I remember how much fun my family had.

  7. Jacob said,
    July 17, 2011 @ 4:39 pm

    I am a new e-mail subscriber

  8. Jacob said,
    July 17, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    My favorite article was about the International Center for the History of Electronic Games – I guess I’m an old school gamer at heart!

  9. Angela Winesburg said,
    July 21, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    My favorite post has been the World’s Largest Bubble Bath, I’d love to do that!

  10. april bever said,
    July 21, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Sunscribed to Go Big email updates

    • april bever said,
      July 21, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

      Disregard this post please

  11. april bever said,
    July 21, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Subscribed to Go Big email updates

  12. Erica G said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    My favorite is the Big Balloons post! I love hot air balloons!

  13. Heather McDonough said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    I like the World’s Largest Bubble Bath. That looks like so much fun!

  14. Gianna said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    I subscribed by email.

  15. Gianna said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

    This is a place that my whole family would enjoy.

  16. Dawn S. said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 10:02 pm

    I just signed up for the email updates!

  17. DanV said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    My favorite Go BIG post has been World’s Largest Bubble Bath, Bloomington, MN

  18. heather c said,
    July 22, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    My fave so far: World’s Largest Bubble Bath, Bloomington, MN