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

Guest Adventures

Our Mission: To inspire people to embrace their fears and turn their dreams into reality. (We’ve been featuring adventurers since 1999, before “blog” was even a word, and long before “social media”.) To contribute your inspirational story contact us. We like to showcase all kinds of adventurers, whether you are on the cutting edge frontier or doing a backyard adventure.

adventures before social media
Guest Adventures

Adventures before the era of blogs

When Scott’s first adventure-travel website, theArgonauts.com, came online in 1999, our vision was to give adventurers a forum to share their adventures in real-time — as they were happening!

Dolly Sods Wilderness panorama. Flowing boulders in the foreground followed by rows of pine trees, mountains and clouds.
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Old friends never die

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 and Patrick standing on Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The highest point in Africa. 5895 meters.
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A new way of seeing

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!

Thunder Mountain Trail, Utah. A hoodoo that resembles a statue from Easter Island.
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Desolate Highways to Thunder Mountain and Beyond

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, Oncoming Traffic. Cycling the world.
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With the sun on our right

Tim and Laura Moss quit their jobs to cycle 13,000 miles around the world. Riding across deserts, over mountains and through jungles, they braved climatic extremes from sub-zero blizzards to the sweltering tropics.
But this is not a book about cycling.
It is a book about the world and its people.

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
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Exploring Yellowstone, Hiking Glacier, and the Unexpected In-Between

A six-day road trip to Wyoming and Montana delivered much more than the landmarks… Editor’s Note: Before the word “blog” even existed, Mark Loftin was an adventurer and contributor to our website. 17 years later, I’m glad to see he hasn’t lost his adventurous spirit. In this post, Mark discovers an unexpected theme to his

Tom Lais Bicycle Tour Logan Pass
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Tom’s Bicycle Tour of Africa

Home is where the bicycle is. Editor’s Note: I’ve met few men who love bicycling as much as Tom. That’s actually an understatement. Tom just thinks and sees the world like a bicyclist. “What if everyone commuted to work on a bicycle…?” “What if they made a bike path here…?” Or, “What if…?” He loves

Rachel Hugens and Patrick on the equator in Africa. Before and After. 1994 to 2015.
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Dreaming of Doing the Absurd

And 3 strategies to achieve the impossible Editor’s Note: I’ve been following Rachel’s adventures for a while, and I can say I’ve been jealous and inspired more than once, especially with her recent bike ride across Mongolia. We’re honored to have her as a guest, and she reminds us that despite the obstacles that “the

Colin Angus R2AK Day 10
Guest Adventures

Race to Alaska

See live updates as Colin Angus rows/sails from BC, Canada to Alaska. Intro and Day 12 update below.

Andrej Berlec and his Solar-Powered Bicycle.
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Solar-Powered Bicycle

Editor’s Note: After suffering knee pains, Andrej Berlec invented his own solar bicycle. Now he can ride up to 250 km per day. He doesn’t have a lot of money left after building his prototype so he hopes to launch a Kickstarter Project to fund mass production. By Andrej Berlec Location: Slovenia Invention of a

Nicolai Bangsgaard Kick Scooter Adventure
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Caribbean kick scooter adventure

Editor’s Note: If you think riding a bicycle around the world is crazy, try kick pushing a scooter. The locals think it’s crazy too. Don’t miss this inspirational documentary by Danish anthropologist and adventure Nicolai Bangsgaard. Don’t call it a holiday By Nicolai Bangsgaard. Location: Carribean As far as I remember, I never had a

Tom Allen and Leon McCarron walk heroically again through the mountains of Iran
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Karun River, Iran. From Source to Sea.

We’ve heard a lot of great things about traveling Iran — history, hospitality, cuisine — and Tom Allen’s unique journey traveling the Karun River from source to sea proves that and more. Be sure to watch the trailer to his film below, a successful Kickstarter project and “Official selection of the Kendal Mountain Festival 2015.

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