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.
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
Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls trail solo hike (Iceland)
Why surprise travel works
I have five different, color-coded toilet bags
Jordan Trail solo hike – all you need to know
Wherever you are, make sure you are there.
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
My latest trips
Before Corona, I traveled 200+ nights per year, after … well … let’s see. Here are some of the latests destinations I visited.
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.