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

Inner Journey

All journies have an element of introspection, but these inner journeys were all about personal growth and finding oneself. You could call also this the hero’s journey, vision quest, coming-of-age ritual, spiritual awakening, enlightenment, self-transcendence, self-actualization and many other names.

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. 
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?
In celebration of my website's 20th anniversary and my 50th lap around the sun, I've written an extra-special story about how I live a life worth living, including making memorable moments and how friends shed new light on life.
A heart-warming story about how our true friends never leave us even when they take that last great adventure into the sky.
Rachel Hugens, world traveler by bicycle, shares the biggest lesson she learned after 25 years on and off the road. Avid traveler or armchair traveler, this will change your life, too!
It has been 20 years since adventurer Mark Loftin has contributed his first story to our website. Your future self will thank you for his insights and wisdom that you can apply right now to your travels. Besides it is a beautiful story about biking Thunder Mountain Trail and exploring the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Tim Moss explains how being an accountant is more fulfilling than being a full-time professional adventurer. Don't worry, he explains how you can do both.
In seventh grade, I had a teacher, Mr Montgomery, who changed my life in more ways than one. We exchanged addresses so that we could send each other postcards of our summer vacations.
Rachel tells her story: "I found myself without obligations, dealing with the pain of ending a long-term relationship when the idea of cycle touring started to form."
Mark Jason explains his motivation for riding a bicycle around the world and gives some advice for living life to the fullest.
This recent guest post arrived just days ahead of a news story about Lance Armstrong full of controversy, upset and -- maybe -- inspiration.
Richard discusses how his wife Ingrid has an insatiable appetite for adventure.