Philosophy Dialogue Series
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Dialogue Room (Comal 116)
Monday, April 11, 3:30pm Presented by Russell Eric Dobda
I am very excited to be presenting a talk at Texas State for the philosophy department! Here's a synopsis; there will be Q&A. Everyone is welcome to attend!
As we embark on world travels, we have many choices on how our experience unfolds. With traditional tourism, we may be tempted to follow the herd and experience a package of sights touted as "must see" by our travel agent. With this approach, we often seek the comforts of home wherever we may go. This can make us feel safe and secure, knowing what we will get before we go, but there is another way. Online social networks allow us to truly connect to the cultures of far off places by introducing us to locals. This enables us to cast away our own layers of living so we can see the world from another perspective. This type of experience also enables us to see that the values we've been brought up to believe may not apply where we find ourselves. Bringing along a mindfulness practice allows us to perceive these differences, and it also helps us to understand that when things don't appear to go our way that they are actually working out perfectly.
I just spent 30 minutes speaking with Dayvee and Lori about traveling the world. We covered a lot of tips and some fun stories. Here's the replay below! Thanks to www.daily-affair.com and www.lorimacbrown.com for having me on!
A look at the Couchsurfing social network. This is one lecture from my online course, Travel Deep on the Cheap with Technology and Mindfulness.
I am really excited to be a speaker and workshop presenter at SITSum Atlanta next week! No matter how many couches or beds upon which one has slept worldwide, a night at the Atlanta Midtown W in Atlanta is an object of magnificent gratitude. My workshop will blur the lines between tourist and local by linking them together and creating a cultural experience for all parties involved. It also covers how technology and social networks make that happen on both ends of the experience. Check me out the schedule. I'm sure I'll write more about this next week after I return from the experience!
So, you want to travel? You want to go SOMEWHERE? You don't care WHERE you go, but you know you JUST WANT TO GO? Well, here's a little video that shows you how to use Skyscanner and Kayak Explore to help you find a destination, based on the cheapest flight prices. It's a lecture from my online course. Oh, and here's a link to take my course for half off. Happy travel hacking!
I recently published an article on traveling with technology and mindfulness on selfgrowth.com. It's a nice and brief overview of how the travel industry has changed in the 21st century, and it sums up my philosophy about travel! Read it here.
May 22, 2015
Save Thousands of Dollars and Live Like a Local on Your Next Vacation!
Just in time for the summer travel season, learn how to go deeper for cheaper with the new wanderlust guide, How To Spin the World Around: With Cheap Travel, Technology and Mindfulness. Russell Eric Dobda outlines how to use your smartphone as a personal travel agent while you make your travel dreams come true with a mindfulness practice. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or about to leave home for the first time, learn about all of the latest and greatest travel apps, websites, and advice to turn your next trip abroad into the journey of a lifetime.