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

Scott’s Adventures

These are stories of Scott’s adventures through life, like riding a bicycle around the world, being the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina and…  hopefully, many more, big and small. I invite you along for the ride to discover, learn and become a better person and make the world a better place.

A story about getting fit both physically and mentally to swim one mile. I also share the process that I created to harness different types of passion. Did you know there is more than one kind of passion? I didn’t. In retrospect, it’s a similar process that I used to cycle around the world. And, it’s a process that you can use to achieve your goals, too.  
My girlfriend and I were returning from a three-mile hike to see Delicate Arch, the most photographed landmark in all the national parks. The sun had set, and we had a few more minutes of twilight when a loose bull crests the trail ahead.
Many years later, this question is still one of the most common questions about my journey around the world on a bicycle. Did you break a world record? The short answer is yes and no. In this article, I'll explain the rules for circumnavigating the globe according to Guinness World Records, and, more importantly, how we are all setting our own personal records every day.
Another mis-adventure. I’m more of a misadventurer than an adventurer. Though I may look like a bumbling fool, I love the surprise of leaping before I look. However, often I get much more than I bargained for as I do in this Jamaican adventure.
I went on an archaeological dig uncovering the history of the Hopewell Native American Culture. The dig also dug up some memories of my great-grandmother and old childhood fear that I finally get to lay to rest.
In this adventure, I cycle the best road in the country, Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park before the road opened to cars. I dodge a few bears and bear poops along the way. Not everyone is so lucky.
The perfect vacation versus the unexpected adventure. It's the irony of being a travel author: on the one hand, I want an adventure; on the other, I want safety and comfort and lots of umbrella drinks and fish tacos.
My audition tapes for the Survivor TV show including eating a tarantula, a never-before-seen strategy, and funny excerpts from my 2008 handwritten application.
Scott swims from one island to another overcoming his fear of water and fulfilling an old dream.
Scott applies to be a crew candidate for the dearMoon project to fly to the moon and back aboard the SpaceX Starship as one of the first space tourists.
Aboard the Perseverance is my name, "Scott Stoll," engraved on a silicon chip. Does that make me an astronaut? Are dreams written in stone — or silicon? Can Martians read? 
A weekend in Red River Gorge, near the Adventure Capital of Kentucky, gave me time to think about what I've achieved in my life so far.