When you travel with an open mind, you experience more.

Wherever you are, make sure you are there.

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... like that one time I walked solo through the desert for two weeks straight.

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... when I summited Mount Kilimanjaro.

... that one time I got lost in an Iceland snow storm.

... that one time I went to Greenland.

... when I went partying with strangers in Tokyo.

... when I walked that ancient Japanese pilgrimage trail.

A few words on traveling with an open mind.

On omakase travel.

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 holidays, how I pick my runs, how I pick my food, how 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. This is my notebook with plans, thoughts, ideas, routines, hikes, hacks, destinations, reviews and stories.

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Kumano Kodo Stamps
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May 29, 2020

Collecting stamps on the Kumano Kodo

Proud. Kid-like proud. Proud-that-you-as-a-five-year-old-where-able-to-write-your-own-name-and-the-teacher-would-recognise-it-proud. The moment the super friendly lady at the Kumano Hongu Heritage…
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Laser beam obstacle course
May 8, 2020

Doings: Laser beam obstacle course

Having fun isn't expensive or difficult. With an omakase mindset, you can turn every moment,…
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