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.

Best packing list advice for bicycle tourers
Scott's Adventures

The best packing list advice for bicycle tourers

I don’t mean to scare people, but it’s important to know that bicycle touring can be life-threatening if you don’t have the proper supplies. Scott shares his packing list and advice from years of experience traveling.

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

Marcia Clark (aka the Lead Prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson Trial) with her new book "Blood Defense".
Scott's Adventures

Welcome Book Expo Friends

Welcome to all our new friends from the Book Expo America. My partner, Dr Sara Williams, and I had a great time participating as both educators and authors. Pictured above is myself with Marcia Clark, infamous for being the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trials. I actually watched these trials live long ago while

The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover artist's rendition of the rover on the red, sandy Mars surface investigating rocks.
Big Ideas

Imagine standing on Mars

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to stand on Mars? Now you don’t have to thanks to this month’s featured Argonaut, the Curiosity Rover. Stand on Mars in this virtual reality panoramic image.

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.

Scott in a Martian space suit.
Scott's Adventures

Scott Stoll Wants To Go To Mars And Never Come Back

Sometimes Scott Stoll dreams of that first day on Mars. He steps outside, the rusty red rocks kicking up a fine dust beneath his feet. He is in an extra-terrestrial bowl surrounded by an eroded rim that rises gently on the horizon, forming the lip of a vast crater.

Mars One transporter spaceship with solar panels.
Scott's Adventures

Mars One Failure to Launch

The good news is that I won’t have to eat worms and algae for the rest of my life; the bad news is that I failed to qualify for the next round of Mars One.

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