Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.
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Scott's Adventures

The Tree of Lost Soles

The perfect vacation versus the unexpected adventure. It’s the irony of being a travel author: on the one hand, I want an adventure; on the other, I want safety and comfort and lots of umbrella drinks and fish tacos.

A foster cat waiting for the door to open.
Planning

Finding purpose in life

Do you ever wonder what is the meaning of life, and what is your purpose? I explain the meaning of life in the simplest term. Once we answer this question, we can then explore how to live a fulfilling life or, in other words, how to turn dreams into reality.

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Ideas

How to measure atmospheric oxygen depletion

This article is more for scientists and field researchers. A practical step forward in determining global oxygen depletion rates. A conclusion to decades of research.

A man wearing a gas mask watches television in a smoggy dystopian world.
Ideas

How long before the Earth runs out of oxygen?

Have you ever wondered how much breathable air is on Earth? And if we will ever run out? Our atmosphere is paper-thin relative to a basketball, and we use its oxygen to power internal combustion engines, like planes, trains and automobiles, and there is a 60% chance that the electricity you are using to read this post came from fossil fuels combined with oxygen.

How much oxygen does a tree produce
Ideas

How much oxygen do plants produce?

I calculate how much oxygen a tree breathes and how much excess oxygen a tree produces in three different ways. Spoiler alert: It’s not a lot.

Choose Your Own Adventure books from Scott's library
Scott's Adventures

Help choose the next big adventure

Help Scott plan his next big adventure. What could possibly be better than riding a bicycle around the world?

Another pile of diet and fitness books and a dumbbell.
Ideas

The Do-Nothing Diet. Part II.

Time for an update on my progress of losing weight while literally doing nothing. A sad update leads to renewed motivation. I also added a few new rules to try, like: Put down the spoon in between bites. 

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Scott's Adventures

Survivor Audition Tapes

My audition tapes for the Survivor TV show including eating a tarantula, a never-before-seen strategy, and funny excerpts from my 2008 handwritten application.

Bridge the gap. An illustration of a bicyclist trying to get over a pit filled, and an illustration of a man stranded on an island trying to get pot of gold.
Worksheets

Bridge the gap

A 3-part worksheet to help you get unstuck. This is an exercise to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your dream. Can you get from one side to the other using either logic or emotions?

A pile of diet and fitness books. Comparing and contrasting them is the beginning of a mindfulness diet.
Ideas

The Do-Nothing Diet

My first life experiment will be about a topic that seems commonplace: how to lose weight. Here I try a variation of a mindfulness diet. I call it the Do-Nothing Diet. Can I lose weight by literally doing nothing?

Rachel and Patrick's first day on the bikes
Guest Adventures

Another one for the Bikes

After hunkering down for a year during the pandemic, at 71-years-old, Rachel begins her fourth bicycle tour with partner Patrick.

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