Here’s why your feelings don’t matter.

Ugh… I don’t want to write this post. What if you guys don’t like it? What if I my friends read it and make fun of me? What if the jobs I’m applying to see this and somehow use it as a basis to reject me? I don’t feel like writing this post. I should…

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….

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…