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

The Hero Series

What does it mean to be a hero? Does the world need to be saved? And, if so, who will be the chosen one? I’m fascinated that we are all be born with an instinct to save the world. This series is an exploration of whether life is a game of king of the mountain, or if we are all gifted in our own way.

A foster cat waiting for the door to open.
Planning

Finding purpose in life

Do you ever wonder what is the meaning of life, and what is your purpose? I explain the meaning of life in the simplest term. Once we answer this question, we can then explore how to live a fulfilling life or, in other words, how to turn dreams into reality.

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? 

A photo of us mimicking the pose of the presidents on Mount Rushmore.
Scott's Adventures

How to make a memorable moment

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.

The Hero's Journey
Ideas

What is an adventure?

Words like adventure, hero and epic have become cliches that have lost their meaning. So unfortunately we can’t say: “I’m a a hero going on an epic adventure,” and be meaningful. So, what exactly is an adventure? And how do we make every day an adventure?

A infographic that shows a cloud on one side (a dream) and a box on the other side (reality). All you need to do get from one side to the other is to take steps of action, in other words, participate.
Worksheets

How to turn dreams into reality. Part I.

The “magical” formula for turning dreams into reality that I discovered while traveling the world. 1) Dream it. 2) Map it. 3) Play it.

A close up of the artistic cover of the Hero With A Thousand Faces. Hundreds of real people, like a mosaic, paint the picture of a hero.
Ideas

What is a hero?

Is it true that the only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible. Is that what it means to be a hero?

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.

The Argo Renaissance painting by Lorenzo Costa
Ideas

What is an Argonaut?

The etymology of argonaut The word “argonaut” (Ancient Greek: Ἀργοναῦται) comes from an ancient tale sung of the strongest and bravest band of heroes ever assembled in Greek Mythology — Jason and the Argonauts (literally meaning sailors of the Argo). This myth chronicles Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece and the restoration of his family’s

Ovid Metamorphoses illustrated by Johannes Baur. Book 7, Plate 63.
Ideas

The story of Jason and the Argonauts

This ancient, archetypal myth helped create the structure for all stories that have followed. This classic myth chronicles Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece and the restoration of his family’s throne. An exciting story retold in modern English.

The Argo and the Argonauts sail into sunset
Ideas

The story of Jason and the Argonauts for kids

The myth of Jason and the Argonauts and the quest for the Golden Fleece for kids with fun illustrations. Based on one of the first heroic adventures ever told.

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