Omakase – with an open mind, you experience more

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 surprising and innovative in the selection of dishes. I try to apply the idea behind to everything between how I plan my holidayshow I pick my runshow I pick my foodhow I explore cities and how I travel in general. And as I travel 200+ nights per year for both business and leisure (mostly hiking), that’s a lot.

Travel in COVID times?

Travel changed. For now and quite possibly for forever. But wherever you are, make sure you are there. Here are my ideas and tips to make the most out of your non-traveling travel time.

Travel inspiration stories?

When you open up your mind, you experience more. Like that one time I walked solo through the desert. Or my Kilimanjaro story. How I became friends with a bedouin. How I ended up as a karaoke DJ.

Open up your mind?

Say yes more. Prepare better. Close your eyes. Open your mind. Talk to locals. Have the chef or waiter order food for you. A few of the simple things you can do to experience more.

Some of my favorite omakase travel memories

Wherever you are, make sure you are there.

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Destinations

My favorite travel stories

When you travel with an open mind, you experience more, here are some of the stories to prove it.

Latest travel stories

Latest omakase tips and hacks

What to do, how to plan, how to optimise for the best possible travel experience. These are my tips and tricks.

Planning, preparations and tips