Planning

How to plan any adventure. Travel resource. Travel tips. Frequently asked questions and inspirational ideas.

Vietnamese money, called Dong, piled on a colorful bed spread.
Planning

How much does it cost to cycle around the world?

Money and budget: The third most important factor to travel. Update: This article was originally written by Dennis as an estimate. Scott updated the numbers with the actual cost of his trip around the world on a bicycle between 2001-2005, so I think everything got more expensive. Below you can read about how we estimated

Scotts knee surgery. A picture of laparoscopic surgery and the inside of Scott's knee
Planning

Health and Safety

Health: The Most Important Factor While Traveling What happens if you get sick or injured? I vividly recall the scene in the San Francisco restaurant. I was seated with my fellow riders in the midst of a bicycle trip down the West Coast. The conversation turned to what was next in life for each of

121 Bikepacking Experts Share Their Routes Around The World. A fun infographic with illustrations of famous world cyclists, including Scott Stoll. It also includes the route, distance, type of bicycle, months on the road, money spent, start and finish location and websites.
Planning

Bicycle Touring Infographic

121 Bicycle touring experts share the details of their trip. I’m honored to be one of them. You can see below that bicycle touring is sport that almost anyone can do.

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler
Guest Adventures

Thoughts on being American in the age of terrorism

Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures. We’ve been long overdue for an update. So we checked in with Andy and asked him how the last 19 years of constant travel has influenced his world view on being American, especially in light of terrorism, a new development since then.

Wheel bug or assassin bug on a leaf
Guest Adventures

Troubleshooting health issues while traveling

Nothing will put the brakes on a trip like getting sick or injured. Travel tips on staying healthy, being prepared and curing the common traveler’s woes.

Vietnamese money, called Dong, piled on a colorful bed spread.
Planning

How to travel the world on a budget

Money Tips & Tricks Note: This article is a work-in-progress. For more info about money and budgets, read Scott’s budget for traveling around the world on a bicycle. The most basic tip is to be as self-sufficient as possible. Your three biggest expense will be transportation, lodging and food. So these are the areas to

Lance Armstrong Livestrong
Guest Adventures

Challenging Oneself

This recent guest post arrived just days ahead of a news story about Lance Armstrong full of controversy, upset and — maybe — inspiration.

A water bottle with holes poked into it is attached to a shower head to make a sprinkler.
Planning

Scott’s Best Travel Tips and Tricks

i.e. Lessons learned the hard way A few suggestions that are a step beyond the obvious. Here are my top 12 travel tips: Just do it! If you choose to bicycle tour, get on a bike and go. You’ll figure it out fast. Enjoy the ride. This may sound cliché, but I was surprised by

Masthead planning resources
Big Ideas

How to turn dreams into reality

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

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