After finishing the Ultimate Train Challenge in Saigon, I had the good fortune to land at the Thien Thao Hotel for just over a week to recover. I loved this place; away from the over-priced over-filled tourist district rife with touts, and instead nestled in a thriving area with a more local feel and appeal. The kind owner took us around to some areas of Saigon where foreigners are so uncommon they’re a downright novelty â€“ a great experience we couldn’t otherwise have had on our own.
But before I was truly ready to leave Saigon and Vietnam, a pressing date with a plane pulled me away. In fact, it was three planes â€“ across two continents and an ocean â€“ that delivered me to my new home in Grenada, where I’ll be house-sitting for the next three months.
I’m already loving the people, the weather, the atmosphere, and the accommodation. It’s perfect, and I’m quickly getting into a comfortable pace of life here.
Here are my latest published articles: with some (really) creative uses for tin foil, a budgeting technique to help you stay on track, some very funny signs I spotted in Asia, and a few great articles featuring our Ultimate Train Challenge adventures.
From hardware to household and cooking to cleaning uses, here are 36 more creative uses for tin foil; saving money and increasing productivity.
Want an easy way to consistently stay on track with your monthly budget? All you need is a few envelopes and a little organized commitment. Here’s how.
I have imparted many words of â€świsdomâ€ť to the readers of Vagabondish in days of yore, but not so many so recently. However given my latest traipse through Asia, we’ve resurrected my Signposting series, since there’s just so much great material to go with in Asia. Here are a few:
Profiles & Shout-Outs
While in Saigon, I met Angela and Max â€“ a couple from Seattle who currently lives in Saigon. Angela also writes for TravelFish, and after spending the better part of a week with her, low and behold, we got a mention! Here’s her â€śinside scoopâ€ť about our mighty Ultimate Train Challenge finish in Saigon.
The revered travel site Boots’n’All came out with a great article profiling nine epic round-the-world adventurers on epic quests. Guess what? The Ultimate Train Challenge was one of them! Check out this article for some creative travel inspiration.