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

Falling Uphill

Stories about the journey and the making of the book

More stories about Scott’s bicycle ride around the world, including stories about the writing of Scott’s best-selling and award-winning book — Falling Uphill. Falling Uphill is a metaphor for happy accidents or learning from mistakes and how often we are actually better off for our mistakes. It was the philosophy of life Scott learned while traveling around the world on a bicycle.

Here is one of the funniest chapters about how my friend Edwin traded a pen for a sheep as he tried to teach a Tibetian shepherd a "lesson". Also included is a video chapter about a heart-warming story of sharing a meal in a mud hut high in the Andes Mountains.
Many years later, this question is still one of the most common questions about my journey around the world on a bicycle. Did you break a world record? The short answer is yes and no. In this article, I'll explain the rules for circumnavigating the globe according to Guinness World Records, and, more importantly, how we are all setting our own personal records every day.
My debut video as a backup dancer in a Bollywood blockbuster movie. This is the catchy song "Mohabbat Hai Mirchi" from the movie "Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne."
My award arrived in the mail for the anniversary edition of Falling Uphill. Yay! You could call this my coming of age journey. The sequel is planned for 2037. I imagine I'll have some interesting perspective as I do it all again. Well... maybe not the whole world via bicycle. Thank you Next Generation Indie Book Awards
The rule of thumb when preparing for a trip is to leave half of everything at home and you'll still be carrying too much. Here is a supply kit and tips for almost any adventure.
A guide for the complete beginner. Including tips on voice warm-up, voice acting, room noise, equipment and audio resampling process.
This career-changing and life-changing event led to the incendiary moment which compelled me to ask, "If I could do anything, what would I do?"
The short answer is: you can ride any bike. I rode a mountain bike. Practically speaking, you'll want a touring bicycle. More about how to choose a touring bike below.
Here is my ever-changing, ever-incomplete and subjective and very biased top-10 list of the best and worst the world has to offer from the seat of a bicycle.
How does one define bicycling around the world? Well, you wouldn't get very far trying to bicycle around the equator since it is mostly water. However, you could try lugging your bicycle to the North or South Pole, once there you could finish the trip in minutes. Or...
FAQ's, tips and tricks to help you plan your bicycle ride around the world.
Below are some of my favorite pictures of my trip, featured in newspapers all over the world. I took over 4000 photographs, most of them using a 35mm film Canon Rebel, sending the rolls of film home one-by-one in the mail.
Here is my before and after picture after riding my bicycle around the world. I like to think that the change on the inside is even more dramatic.

Falling Uphill

One Man’s Quest for Happiness Around the World on a Bicycle

In one week, Scott Stoll lost his job, his best friend, his girlfriend and his confidence. Disillusioned with society, full of angst, suffering from depression, and with nothing left to lose Stoll asked himself a question: “If I only have one life, one chance, if I could do anything, what would I do?” 

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