When theArgonauts.com first came online in 1999, our vision was to give adventurers a forum to share their hopes and dreams and pass along the boon of their adventures, like new ideas and lessons learned. We were an online adventure magazine before the concept of webzine, blog or guest post existed, and long before social media was created and made it easy to share content. In fact, the only way many adventurers had to share their inspirational story was to email us and have us post their story online. Many people wanted us to automate these features, which would have essentially been one of the first blogging platforms. TheArgonauts.com was ahead of its time, and unfortunately could never find the estimated $50-100,000 to create the features that companies like Facebook and WordPress now make so free and easy for everyone.
Even with the invention of social media, we still love to share your story; and it gives all of us greater reach. So, don’t forget to submit your inspirational story.
This is the story of one woman, and how her real education began the moment she set out to travel the world.
“The experience of traveling has always been a great mentor for me, a far greater mentor than academia.”
“I wanted to show what it’s like to live in a country that never really found its place.”
Dr. Lillian Larson: “I travel in order to enrich my life and the life of others. I feel that I can help bring remote parts of the world a little closer together.”
Paul Mansky: “You’re on top of the world, vast views in every direction. 5,000 feet down to the floor of the valley… perfect blue sky… the wind blowing… “
“Where would you go to find the answers to life’s deepest questions? Is there a God? Why am I here? Is there life after death?” For seventy-six year old Professor Graham Collier, the answers were found in Antarctica.
An Illegal Trip Turns into a Financial Nightmare
A Wedding Offers a Double Dose of Indian Culture
Before social media existed or mobile devices became commonplace, The Argonauts gave dozens of people a chance to share their story as it was happening. Here are some of our favorite adventures.
KCBS news reporter updates his trip via satellite phone, including news of 6 deaths.
Promoting a world without borders
“Like being in a giant amusement park, alternating between ever-changing geography and roadside curios.”
Everything is an adventure if you have eyes filled with wonder.
Because Earth Day is Everyday
An Emotion that turns into Dance
A story on traveling poets, Joi Barrios and Abena Songbird
American Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky
And a few more classic journeys types.
The following are miscellaneous travelogues. These were email updates before the era of digital devices and social media that we posted so the world could follow along with the journey in real-time. They are perhaps not very interesting in retrospect; however, they represent some classic solutions to an alternative lifestyle of living on the road.