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

Planning

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

San Jose, Puerto Rico Hotel
Guest Adventures

Living like a local to improve your Spanish

Travel Tips for Full Immersion Language Learning Editor’s Note: Adventure and exploration can mean many things like learning a new language; and, learning the basics of a new language is an essential tool for any world traveler. I can testify that the best way to learn a language is the full immersion method. But it

Map of the 159 best bicycle touring destinations in the world.
Scott's Adventures

159 bicycle touring destinations you must see

Map of the 159 best bicycle touring destinations in the world from the leading experts — world cyclists that have been there and done that.

Vietnamese money, called Dong, piled on a colorful bed spread.
Scott's Adventures

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.
Scott's Adventures

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. For more life-saving tips and tricks See Supplies and Resources & Advice and Travel Tips from our guests. For more bicycle touring tips and tricks, see our Frequently Asked Questions about the world bike tour. Here are my top