How much do you plan?

I’m seeking more information about Colombia as the date gets closer. I’m asking friends more specifically about the safety in the area. I hear a lot of “If you don’t speak Spanish, you’re screwed.” But I also hear “it’s safe, people are just too scared.” My friend traveled around the cities and stayed there for…

Sick and on the road: A collection of tips for self-care

Today I’m sick. I rested all of yesterday. The day before it started with a headache, yesterday it grew into aches, the headache got worse, and I started sneezing. I thought of two causes for this cold: Either… The stress of travel is getting to me. or… Taking probiotics is confusing my immune system It’s…

A really big Subway post

Do me a favor, bookmark this post now. You’ll thank me later, and I’ll tell you why a couple paragraphs down. Got it in your bookmarks? Here’s a handy guide in case you’re unsure how to do that. Good. Let’s get into it. NYC is known for many things… Loud streets, never sleeping, timeless museums (there…

All the juicy luggage info you’ve been waiting for…

Author’s Note: I will continually update this post as I find better advice to give you. If you find something I say which your experience totally disagrees with, email ProjectUnchained@gmail.com and I’ll check out what you’ve gone through and consider adding it to the post! When you travel, you need to bring some things with…

Walking and Eating in NYC

NYC is a great place to stay for people who like to be stimulated. If you’re someone who enjoys activity, novelty and a lot of walking, what are you waiting for? The first thing you’ll notice about NYC is that it never sleeps. While traffic has surges at certain times, they’re more like small mounds….

NYC post – What are the chances I’d eat here?

When travelling there are many surprises. Dead car batteries, black eyes from insecure housemates I probably will never explain on this blog, and a spontaneous free press trip outline some of my surprises on my road trip this past summer. Travel is never without it’s hiccups and unexpected fortunes, no matter how much you plan. This is why it’s one…

In Colombia, No Dar Papaya

That’s right folks, you shouldn’t give papaya. In America, we often say “‘Murica!” or “This is America!” in response to someone telling us we can’t trespass on that sweet climbing surface that just happens to be a local grocery store. It’s our culture’s mantra, we’re a land of the free, home of the brave. We…

On the Road Again – Becoming Jack Kerouac: Part I

Leaving my apartment yesterday morning, I sang the opening tunes to a favorite song of mine, “On the road again.” The last time I was in this position I felt free. I felt the world was presented anew. It was mine to explore! That feeling of impending excitement rushed back yesterday. I felt free again, able…

Colombia is known for…

… Let’s find out! Now that I’ve become true to myself and pursued a passion close to my heart – writing about travel and self-awareness – rather than my weaknesses – attending a linear path in college towards a life others want for me, but I don’t want for myself, I feel more clear-headed. I…

One thing, when done right, can change your life…

Author’s Note: This post gets deep and dirty into some of the more intense moments of my past. It can explain a lot of the reason why I’m so motivated to better my health and explore. I like to seek explanation from the past as to what my motivations are in the present. As I…

A Catch-Up Post

(Pic is of graffiti in Colombia) Pre-article: So you’ve probably seen the click-funnel for the giveaway, right? I am giving away one of my journals! I hand-make them myself, taking about 3 hours in total. you get 3 hours of my valuable time AND a cool journal! Unanimously I’ve heard they are professional and well-built….