Scott Stoll logo world traveler. A bicycle wheel and the globe symbolizes Scott's journey around the world on a bicycle.
Scott riding his bicycle on Mars. The background is actual Mars, and the photo of Scott is from Tibet.
Scott's Adventures

Scott’s name lands on Mars

Aboard the Perseverance is my name, “Scott Stoll,” engraved on a silicon chip. Does that make me an astronaut? Are dreams written in stone — or silicon? Can Martians read? 

Underground kayaking Kentucky
Scott's Adventures

The Big Scotty Five-Oh!

A weekend in Red River Gorge, near the Adventure Capital of Kentucky, gave me time to think about what I’ve achieved in my life so far.

Bahamas license plates mural artwork
Scott's Adventures

The Untold Stories

When I was younger, I wanted to do something never done before. I wanted to conquer the world and stand on the tallest mountain. As I grow older, I see every day as a new adventure.

A close up photo of the Bahamas' pink sand beach and cockle shell.
Ideas

A reverse psychology trick for depression

You will be surprised what you discover with this reverse psychology trick that we can use on our “bad” emotions, whether that be depression or anything else.

Railroad tracks and scenic view
Guest Adventures

Is travel by train worthwhile in the USA?

Traveling the country is often considered to be a road trip in a car, but travel by train can allow for a different kind of enjoyment seeing the vast spaces and places of the continental US.

Unlocked bicycle waiting to be stolen
Planning

How to Prevent Bicycle Theft in 4 Steps

More and more people are now opting to ride their bikes. If you are a new rider, you may be wondering how to keep your bicycle safe. Here are four easy ways to prevent bicycle theft.

Venice Canal Historic District, Italy.
Planning

A Checklist of What to Do Before Your European Tour

Europe is a large continent with many different countries and cultures to explore and experience. This is what makes it a very enticing travel destination for many vacationers. However, before you jump on a plane, it is important to ensure you are prepared with a checklist of your essentials before traveling. Tickets When you are

adventures before social media
Guest Adventures

Adventures before the era of blogs

When Scott’s first adventure-travel website, theArgonauts.com, came online in 1999, our vision was to give adventurers a forum to share their adventures in real-time — as they were happening!

Two contradicting memes side-by-side. Batman slapping Robin telling him, "Happiness is a choice." And a sad dog thinking people don't understand that depression is not a choice. ."
Ideas

Happiness is a choice, or is it?

Welcome to part 3 in my series on depression. Today, we will discuss whether happiness is a choice or not. And I will give you two more simple solutions to feeling better right now.

Do cats get depressed
Ideas

Is depression bad?

Is depression bad or good, abnormal or normal? Is depression a bodily sensation or an emotional feeling? The answer will surprise you and help you feel better.