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

Favorite Adventures

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Michael Jason Fox's touring bicycle in Three Lakes, Wisconsin on a snowy day.
Guest Adventures

Walden

A short winter ride turns into an adventure full of thoughtful introspection and inspiration for the coming year. This is one of my favorite guest posts.

Scott dipping his bicycle wheel in the Mississippi River at the end of RAGBRAI XLI
Scott's Adventures

The world’s largest bike ride

I’ve been told many times: “You haven’t cycled the world until you’ve cycled RAGBRAI.” And, now I know why!

Two bicycle tourers in front of the great, snow-capped Andes Mountains.
Guest Adventures

A 400-mile detour in Bolivia

This is an excerpt from Changing Gears: A Family Odyssey to the End of the World by Nancy Sathre-Vogel. Together with her husband and children, Nancy rode her bicycle from Alaska to Argentina. Changing Gears is her travel memoir from her time on the road.

Schmidt Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail Mojave Desert
Guest Adventures

Reflections on a Self-Propelled Summer

With winter weather the current reality it is a natural time to reflect on the past summer and it’s warmth. My past summer was spent walking across the US on the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2660-mile footpath from Mexico to Canada.

Fox Lake Correctional Institute aerial view
Ideas

Prison talk

I had the honor to speak to the inmates of Wisconsin’s medium security prison, Fox Lake Correctional Institute. It was one of my more challenging presentations.

Scott feeding a Bengal tiger
Scott's Adventures

Returning home as an essential part of travel

An introduction to enjoying the little things in life and finding an adventure right in your own backyard. Before I even returned home from bicycling the world, I wondered if I would see everything in a new light of wisdom, or whether I might die of boredom.

Welcome to Yebrail Matta school
Scott's Adventures

Ambassador to Argentina

A quick summary of my trip as Cultural Ambassador to Argentina with my 5th and favorite video of distributing 2000 books to the kids.

A wood engraving of a penny farthing from the 1870's.
Guest Adventures

Taming the Bicycle by Mark Twain

This humorous essay by one of America’s greatest authors gave birth to many famous quotes about riding a bicycle. And it was written in 1884 shortly before women suffragists.

Seal of the United States Department of State
Scott's Adventures

Cultural Ambassador

While traveling during a time of war, I always thought of myself as the bicycling ambassador, and now I’ve been honored by the United States Department of State to be the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina for the 2011-2012 school year.

Chips happen
Scott's Adventures

Wisconsin Bicycle Tour

This summer I did a mini bicycle trip from coast to coast in Wisconsin, which means from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. Well, mini may not be accurate, but everything compared to going around the world seems mini.

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