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

Ideas

These are all my good ideas and bad. I recommend you start with my favorite ideas. Or try doing a search. My ideas are sprinkled everywhere like seeds and some grow up to be books.

A close up photo of the Bahamas' pink sand beach and cockle shell.
Ideas

A reverse psychology trick for depression

You will be surprised what you discover with this reverse psychology trick that we can use on our “bad” emotions, whether that be depression or anything else.

Two contradicting memes side-by-side. Batman slapping Robin telling him, "Happiness is a choice." And a sad dog thinking people don't understand that depression is not a choice. ."
Ideas

Happiness is a choice, or is it?

Welcome to part 3 in my series on depression. Today, we will discuss whether happiness is a choice or not. And I will give you two more simple solutions to feeling better right now.

Do cats get depressed
Ideas

Is depression bad?

Is depression bad or good, abnormal or normal? Is depression a bodily sensation or an emotional feeling? The answer will surprise you and help you feel better.

Mental Health Checkup and Toolkit
Ideas

Mental Health Checkup & Toolkit

Homeschool your family in an optimistic mental health strategy that not only teaches how to manage stress and stay healthy but get excited about the future.

A packing list from a bicycle tour guide in 1897. See the article to read the complete list.
Ideas

A bicycle touring packing list from 1897

Times have changed! Both culture and technology. How many of these items from the Victorian era would you include on your cycle touring packing list?

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.

Share the Road. Same rights, same rules. Illinois license plate. Bicycle advocacy slogan.
Bicycle Quotes

Bicycle Slogans

Popular bicycle slogans with the original source. Also bicycle sayings, advocacy slogans, expressions, gnomes, anonymous quotes and more. Great for T-shirts and memes.

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?

Author versus the blank screen. How to write an online article for the internet.
Ideas

Writing for the digital medium

Guidelines to writing an article that will be indexed by search engines and read by audiences. We’ll use this article itself as a kind of how-to template.

How to make an audiobook with a cat. *Sarcasm*
Ideas

How to record a travel audiobook

A guide for the complete beginner. Including tips on voice warm-up, voice acting, room noise, equipment and audio resampling process.

PWM-teacher-student-releasing-monarch
Books

Help Save the Butterflies

And make the world a more beautiful place Monarch Resources The #1 site for everything about monarch butterflies: monarchwatch.org including how to track the butterflies. How to plant a butterfly garden or waystation. How to fix a butterfly’s broken wings Monarch Migration Google Earth Tour Educator resources by grade. Cincinnati Resources Cincinnati Butterfly Show Cincinnati

Rachel Hugens and Patrick on the equator in Africa. Before and After. 1994 to 2015.
Guest Adventures

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

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