Stories & Photos from a Big, Beautiful World

2013 Media Kit

Updated July 2, 2013


What is CollazoProjects?

CollazoProjects has been the online home of Julie Schwietert Collazo and Francisco Collazo since 2008. A former psychotherapist and counselor turned professional travelers and expats, we turned our gift for eliciting and listening to other people’s stories into new careers: those of writer and photographer.

On CollazoProjects, we share stories and photos from a big, beautiful world. Though our special interest is in Latin America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Spain, and our home base, New York City, we’re interested in the whole wide world, and pride ourselves on being able to find and share the overlooked stories about people, places, and experiences that other people tend to miss.

You can find more of those stories elsewhere online and in good old-fashioned print magazines. Our work has been published in: BBC/Lonely Planet, Budget Travel, Centro y Sur, DISCOVER, Fodor’s Travel Guides (Puerto Rico; Caribbean), FOX News Latino, Latina, Ms. Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Scientific American, TIME, and the in-flight magazines of Aer Lingus, Delta, Martinair, and Singapore Airlines, among others. We’ve also produced apps and other multimedia content. Our complete and current list of publication credits are on our website.

Our goal on CollazoProjects is to inform and inspire readers about people, places, and experiences so they can go out and listen to others’ stories... and create their own!

Want to learn more about us? Please visit our “About Us” page on CollazoProjects.

What is our online reach?

                      twitter:                   6,248 followers        

                      facebook:              872 friends (Julie’s personal); 285 likes (CollazoProjects page)

                      instagram:        629 followers

                      foodspotting:         76 followers

                      pinterest:        298 followers

                      foursquare:         153 friends

                  klout:                   influence score of 64 (out of 100)


            Our user handle on most of these platforms is “collazoprojects.”


If there are any other analytics you’d like to see, just ask! Please email us at to specify your request.

What other experience and skills do we have?

-App development

We created the “San Juan Insider” app, available through iTunes, and have two other destination-based apps in progress.

-Consulting for tourism boards and destination marketing organizations 

Julie has worked as an editorial and social media consultant for several tourism boards and destination marketing organizations, including Belize and Suriname.

-Positioning and promoting online content effectively

As managing editor, Julie led MatadorNetwork, the world’s largest online travel magazine, to become a two-time, consecutive winner of the Society of American Travel Writers Lowell Thomas Award, “the Pulitzer of travel writing.” She was also lead faculty for Matador’s online travel writing and new media school, MatadorU, which received a special commendation from the SATW judges during her tenure. Having worked at Matador from 2006-2012, Julie knows how to position and promote online content effectively for optimal coverage and reader engagement.

How can we work with you?

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What are some of the events we’ve covered?

Human tower building in Times Square: New York City (2012)

Transfer of space shuttle enterprise to Intrepid: New York City (2012)

Launch of Disney’s “Brave”: New York City premiere (2012)

Ferran Adria’s private tour of exhibit in Barcelona: Barcelona, Spain (2012)

Tianguis Turistico: Acapulco, Mexico (2011) and Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, Mexico  (2012)

Pinta Art Fair: New York City (2010 & 2011)

New York City Food & Wine Festival (2010)

Bicentennial of Mexico: Mexico City (2010)

HBO International Latino Film Festival: New York (2010 & 2011)

Havana Film Festival of New York (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Opening of The High Line: New York City (2009)

Barack Obama’s Election: Live blogging the election from National Public Radio’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (2008)

Protests in Mexico City (2008)

Please email us at to request specific details of these and other projects.

What kind of partnerships do we accept?

Many different kinds! Please contact us at to discuss your needs and goals.

How can you contact us?


Phone:        001-917-536-3753

Skype:        collazoprojectsconsulting