My 10 Biggest Travel Mistakes, Part 1

We all need to humble ourselves. Especially when traveling as a digital nomad. Becoming a digital nomad has its joys. This is mostly what you see in reports. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with focusing on the positive, and everything right about it as long as you’re grounded… …full time travel is exhausting. If…

The Importance of Routine

Routine. Ugh… Especially to a free-spirit. You’re probably thinking: “Joe, you told us you’re going to help us unchain ourselves and become FREE of this nonsense!” And, as your personal shepherd, I will. After this post, you’ll likely feel more excited, safe and ready to explore the world! You’ll think “I am your sheep, Joe,…

How do you start living the lifestyle you want?

This may sound like a (pardon my vulgarity) dick thing to say… But you just do it. Now for a lot of people who are looking to have a more free lifestyle but are running into blocks, it may be difficult. There may be steps you have to take in order to make yourself free…

What is life about?

What… Huge question Joe. Get your head out of the clouds and back on the ground. Nah. To that I say… Nah. Life is too short for dilly dallying and too important for taking lightly. The middle ground is becoming a playful, self-sufficient child. “I’m never going to grow up. I am going to become…

The NYC Masterpost

Here are links to my other NYC posts: Experiences to remember in NYC – Becoming Jack Kerouac: Part II A really big Subway post Walking and Eating in NYC NYC post – What are the chances I’d eat here? In this post you will find how to get around NYC, where to get cheap lodging,…

Silly me – A post on travel planning blunders

Readers, I have a confession to make. I have a blaring problem when I plan things. I run out of money. I kinda suck when it comes to budgeting for something. It is something I am improving on, but I am as good with money as Mister Poe from Mulctuary Money Management is with keeping…

Experiences to remember in NYC – Becoming Jack Kerouac: Part II

Each city has its memorable stuff, NYC is no exception! Before I stayed around the city, I expected it to feel a bit like Manhattan does. Little did I know, New York has much more to offer. Ugh that sounded so cliché. But it’s true. It is January 16th. I have been here for 13…

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! Update 1/27/17: A Smart Lad at thesmartlad.com reviews survival gear. Some interesting…

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….