Adventure to Peru

Adventure to Peru

Unbounded Adventures recently returned from our 9-Day tour of Peru. On this amazing Tour we visited Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and spent four remarkable days in the Amazon Jungle at an Ayahuasca Retreat.

The tour was designed to offer unique experiences of different places with culture, adventure, and the opportunity to participate in the life-changing experience of an Ayahuasca Ceremony. This blog is to review the tour and talk about the experience of the Ayahuasca Ceremony.

Touring and Tripping the Jungle - Ayahuasca Travel

Touring and Tripping the Jungle - Ayahuasca Travel

In February 2015, an article was published in the New York Times called The Trip Treatment. The article uncovered the results of decades’ worth of scientific research into psychedelics. From 1953 to 1973, the federal government funded research into the effects of psychedelics on people. This was just long enough to help spark the free-love and hippie movement of the 1960s. The research was eventually de-funded and shut down after Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act of 1970 and put psychedelics on the Schedule 1 list of drugs, in response to a subculture of people who began to use them recreationally.

As a result of the Controlled Substance Act, psychedelics gained a cultural stigma and were viewed as harmful and dangerous – however, research shows just the opposite. In the past decade research into psychedelics has reemerged, and it shows they actually can have a positive impact. Psychedelics are being tested on everyone from perfectly healthy individuals to people with mental disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, PTSD, alcoholism, autism and even patients with terminal cancer. The results of the studies have been impressive to say the least – psychedelics are actually proving effective to treat or cure mental illness and disease in patients. Even healthy people are exhibiting positive results and are displaying more openness and acceptance in all parts of their lives, leading to increased overall happiness. Not only that, research has proven that under proper supervision psychedelics are safe for users and non-toxic

Chasing History - Budapest to Prague

Chasing History - Budapest to Prague

A big thanks to Aaron Fitt for contributing and writing about his recent multi-day tour from Budapest to Prague, with a lot in between. Aaron is an editor and writer for D-1 Baseball. Prior to that he was a writer for Baseball America. Aaron has covered college baseball for over 10 years, contributed to countless media outlets, and is considered to be one of the premier college baseball writers in the country. Aaron currently lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Virginia and two dogs, Trixie and Cali. You can follow or get in touch with Aaron on Twitter @aaronfitt

By Aaron Fitt

I like to think of myself as a fairly seasoned traveler. I've been to all 48 contiguous U.S. states, all around the Caribbean and Canada; I've been to Japan and the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. But until this fall, I'd never been to Europe — it was a gaping hole in my traveler's credentials. There are so many places I want to visit in Europe that I really didn't know where to begin, but I've always been fascinated by the Danube River region in Central Europe, so my wife Virginia and I decided to go there for our first European vacation together.

We flew into Budapest and met up with our private tour guide for the week, Helena. We found it very helpful to hire someone to drive us from city to city, facilitate our hotel accommodations and local tour guides, recommend dinner spots and help us navigate the foreign cultures. Helena was a joy to spend the week with but also did a good job giving us some alone time to explore and relax by ourselves, and we highly recommend her and Movis Private Tours, who handled all of the details for us. It just puts your mind at ease to travel knowing that you are in good hands with a trustworthy guide.

28 Days In The Desert - Surviving Survival School

28 Days In The Desert - Surviving Survival School

I was 19 when I got my first taste of solo travel. I graduated from high school the year before and watched friends take the money they got for graduation and use it to buy things like cars and stereo systems. Some were smart and saved it or used it for college, but not me — I took the small amount of money I saved and decided I wanted to travel. I wanted to go somewhere and do something new and different. At the time I was reading a book on wilderness survival, and at the end of the book the author talked about different wilderness survival schools that give you the chance to learn to survive in the woods. There was one course that stood out above the others, the book said it was the most difficult and extreme survival school out there, but not for the faint hearted: The Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS). They would bring you in the desert of Utah for 28 days and teach you to survive with only what you could carry, and that meant no tent, sleeping bag, or stove. That also meant no TV, phone, computer, email, school or work for 28 days. I was all in.