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

Backyard Adventures

Fun mini-adventures that you can do right in your own backyard — literally. I’ve always been an advocate that anything can be an adventure if you have eyes of wonder. Most people think this is kid’s stuff, but I challenge adults to find an adventure in their everyday life, too, and to have fun while doing it!

Update: Most of our activities for kids (parents and teachers) have a new home on Dreamaplay.com. Visit us for even more fun.

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.
You can visit Mars right from your own home or backyard in more ways than one. Yes! Seriously.
Here is an easy backyard adventure that I have done 3 times already. You can easily spot the International Space Station flying overhead. It looks a lot like a fast airplane except that's a lot higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour.
Collect your own rainwater with this simple setup. Not only is it free, but rainwater contains its own natural fertilizers.
What better way to have a backyard adventure than to grow a garden? We recommend you start with a potted plant like basil.
Do you stop to smell the flowers and sip the nectar of life? Or do you just flutter past everything and let your wings get caught in the winds of life?
This is a great, life-sized example of just how much stuff we consume. Now multiple this by every school in the country. Wow! That would be about 137,000 plastic elephants.
Your adventure, should you choose to accept it, is to build your own compost bin at home. This is a great way to recycle your scraps and reduce your eco-footprint.
Backyard Adventures. Fun, mini-expeditions helping students and parents see the world with eyes of wonder. First in my series is the Photo Safari.