Falling Uphill

These are stories about the writing of Scott’s best-selling and award-winning book — Falling Uphill. It was an amazing adventure all by itself. 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.

A DVD of the Bollywood movie “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne."
Books

My Bollywood debut as a backup dancer

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.”

Falling Uphill Next Generation Indie Book Award 2018 Memoir Personal Struggle
Books

My Indie Book Award Arrived

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

How to make an audiobook with a cat. *Sarcasm*
Big Ideas

How to record a travel audiobook

A guide for the complete beginner. Including tips on voice warm-up, voice acting, room noise, equipment and audio resampling process.

Kenyan school children jump for joy when they got their Falling Uphill books.
Books

Falling Uphill in Kenya

Inspiring dreams Finally, it took two months for my package of books to arrive in Kenya. I marked the package “educational material for children,” and luckily no one stole it as often happens. I love how the photo captures them jumping in the air, just like they are falling uphill. I hope the books encourage

Vamos Chicas Paraguay Peace Corp-12
Books

Vamos Chicas Vamos

The Spanish edition of my “Falling Uphill” kids book “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” is being used by the Peace Corp in Paraguay to teach kids how to read and dream.

El Che Guevara and the hammer and sickle tastefully painted on the back of a road sign in Argentina
Backyard Adventures

Where are you from?

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Planet Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, the Known Universe, and have called various places home.

how to fall uphill infographic
Books

How to fall uphill

Here is a fun new graphic that I created. It has been simmering in my brain for years. I think it really captures the essence of how doubt and fear are essential to any adventure. The trick is harnessing that emotional fuel and turning disadvantages into advantages.

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Guest Adventures

Falling Uphill in Paraguay with the Peace Corps

Scott Stoll is an author from my hometown who served as the U.S. Embassy’s cultural ambassador in Argentina during the 2011-2012 school year. His time in Argentina and collaboration with Argentine schools resulted in a Spanish language version of his book, Falling Uphill: The Secret of Life, about his 4 year journey around the world on his bicycle.

Scott feeding a Bengal tiger
Scott's Adventures

Returning home as an essential part of travel

Before I even returned home from bicycling the world, I wondered if I would see everything in a new light of wisdom. Will returning to Waukesha, Wisconsin be full of fanfare or boredom?

Students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of "Cayendo Hacia Arriba," the book that we created together.
Books

Celebrating the book

Pictured below are the students from Argentina holding their certificates of achievements and their copy of “Cayendo Hacia Arriba” the book that we created together. In my opinion, the celebration of the book is the most important step. It helps the students realize their purpose in life, take a step of action with their passion

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