Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • “Enjoy The Sky”

    “Enjoy The Sky”

    I always attempt to fly out of my comfort zone and entrust my flight experience to the local carrier. Who better to prepare me for the Egyptian culture than Egypt Air, or so I thought. So, I arrive at John F Kennedy three hours in advance just as I was prompted. I had done my […]

  • Le Meridien Cairo Airport

    Le Meridien Cairo Airport

    If convenience is something you value while booking a hotel reservation, you will not find anything in Egypt more convenient than Le Meridien Cairo Airport. You literally walk through immigration, down the escalator to baggage claim, through customs and up a ramp that leads to a skybridge. That skybridge brings you to an elevator that drops […]

  • Peponi- My Kigali home

    Peponi- My Kigali home

    I have been truly fortunate to have had really great experiences with Airbnb, and my time with Vysakh was no different. My room at Peponi consisted of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a full kitchen. The inclusion of breakfast served as the cherry on top. This Kigali stay was suppose to be my escape from […]

  • Cooking With Paon

    Cooking With Paon

    My mother was a home economics teacher by trade. I love to cook because it provides so many memories of me sharing the kitchen with my mother while she walked this earth. Camila, a yogi from Rio de Janeiro, recommended Paon who was highly ranked on TripAdvisor. That recommendation did not disappoint. The experience started […]

  • Ketut Liyer

    Ketut Liyer

    “All I have for sure is his name- Ketut Liyer- and the memory that he lives in a village just outside the town of Ubud…. What might his address be? “Medicine Man, On His Porch, Bali, Indonesia”?- Elizabeth Gilbert Eat, Pray, Love, written Elizabeth Gilbert, is one of my favorite books if not my absolute […]

  • My First Airbnb Experience

    My First Airbnb Experience

    I am not always the first onboard with change. When traveling I found myself in a routine of researching the closest Sheraton or Marriott locations, simply out of habit. The free night stays you receive from collecting so many points always made it difficult to try something different. Who doesn’t like free? However, I wanted […]

  • Blooming Lotus

    Blooming Lotus

    “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36 (KJV) Falling in love with the book Eat, Pray, Love written by Elizabeth Gilbert and a basic love for yoga led me over to Google in search of Balinese yoga retreats. Blooming Lotus had […]

  • Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

    Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge

    My experience in Belize was far better than I could have ever expected and I owe that to Sleeping Giant Rainforest Lodge. I went to Belize to live out my personal definition of a vacation, which is making time for nothing except R & R (Rest and Relaxation). The way I visualized my trip I […]

  • Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

    Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM)

    Visiting the Actun Tunichil Muknal while in Belize was the single best excursion I have ever partaken during my many years of travel. As a former Track & Field All-American I will admit I lost myself over the last few years, but have worked hard over the last twelve months by dedicating more time to becoming […]

  • My Travel Bucket List

    My Travel Bucket List

    If my memory serves me correctly, I believe I was 22 when I decided that my travel goal would be to travel to all seven continents before 25 and conquer the “2007 New 7 Wonders of the World” before 30. At that time the seven new wonders consisted of: Great Wall of China (China), Christ […]

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