Blank world map
Blank world map. This high res, black and white, printer-friendly map is perfect for students to begin planning their journey around the world. Start by adding in the World Wonders.

Teacher and Reader Guides

We hope you enjoy these thought-provoking questions, quizzes and more. Please send us any ideas you have.

Reader’s Group Guide

A list of thought-provoking questions to help your group re-live the adventures of Falling Uphill: One man’s quest for happiness, and perhaps re-imagine the possibilities of life.

  • Download the Reader’s Guide PDF for adults.
  • Submit your ideas.
  • Scott is also available to visit your reader’s group for a chapter reading or mini slideshow. (Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago metros only.)
  • Get bulk discounts on Falling Uphill for your reading club.
  • Contact us for details.

Parent-Teacher Guide

The guide to Scott’s slideshow and Falling Uphill: The Young Adult Edition includes an exercise for turning dreams into reality, a world-travel trivia quiz, exercises for planning and mapping a world adventure, travel writing lessons, class discussions, Backyard Adventure assignments and more. I spent a week to create this extensive lesson, so it is only available upon request, please contact us.

Bulk discounts for your classroom are available. Scott is also available to visit in-person or through Skype video conference. More info.

Inspire your students to:
  • To be the creators of their own life.
  • To begin imagining the “impossible”
  • To develop basic life skills.
  • To begin mapping their own adventures, whether that be artist, scientist or street sweeper.
  • To peek into the world’s cultures, politics, geography and amazing diversity…
  • To motivate students to partake in regular physical activity and proper nutrition.
  • To educate students to live a sustainable life.
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More stories about the making of Falling Uphill

Book signing at my favorite childhood bookstore, Martha Merrell's in Waukesha, WI.

The fruits of inspiration

I’ve never wanted to measure my life by money, which lately has been an overly idealistic philosophy; nonetheless, I believe in measuring my life by new experiences and new opportunities.

Screenshot of Cycle Now website and Falling Uphill book

Cycle Now interview

Here’s a Skype interview done by Rick Owens, a guy that is truly passionate about everything bicycles. With my experience in the world of websites and video, I can attest that he puts far more effort into these videos than is apparent.

Falling Uphill Book Tour Splash Screen

Falling Uphill Book Tour

Scott circumnavigates North America on a bicycle towing a trailer of books. Update 6-2010: I’m a little sad to announce that the bicycling part of

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