The value of travel isn’t so much in scratching off a list of destinations, of making money or working through a bucketlist of city trips. It is about making memories that last a lifetime – stories worth remembering and sharing. Here are some.
My latest stories
Here are the 3 stories I most recently posted to my blog:
I travel to make memories. That is pretty much the reason why I embrace the concept of omakase. The Japanese habit of omakase (お任せ) when you’re ordering at a restaurant pretty much means, “I’ll leave it up to you”, inviting the chef to be innovative and surprising in the selection of dishes. I try to do it in every city I visit, and apply the idea behind to everything between how I pick my runs, how I pick my food, how I plan activities with my kids, how I explore cities and how I travel in general.
It makes you more open for new experiences and therefore, you make more memories. Here are some of my favorite travel stories and memories.
As I hike and run a lot, many of my stories are related to hiking or running: New York City Marathon, the Athens Marathon, my Jordan Trail experience or my adventures in Iceland (Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls) to name a few.
My favorite stories
Here are all the stories I collected on this blog:
- Karu tuleb, karu läheb
- A chance encounter on a bridge
- My all-time favorite stories
- How I ended up bar crawling with strangers in Tokyo
- The night I knew I wanted to marry her.
- How I ended up as a karaoke DJ at an Italian graduation party
- The story of my strange friendship with a Bedouin
- Cairns – a tribute
- Jordan Trail Dana to Petra solo hike
- How I ended up doing the haka in New Zealand
- Fimmvörðuháls trail solo hike (Iceland)
- Running the New York City Marathon
- Laugavegur trail solo hike (Iceland)
- Running the Athens Marathon (Greece)
- Omakase: Kanteki in Tanabe (Japan)