The First Bicycle Touring Author H.G. Wells wasn’t just a visionary when it came to time machines or men walking on the moon, he also wrote the very first book about bicycle touring, which also helped give rise to the female emancipation movement. The Wheels of Chance features a story about a man and a… Continue Reading
The number one bicycle quote of all time. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein letter to his son Eduard, 1930. I thought of that while riding my bicycle. ~ Einstein in reference to the Theory of Relativity. These are some of my favorite quotes… Continue Reading
Editor’s Note: I want to try this. And your guaranteed not to lose your partner. By Christin Lilwall Location: United States A Chinese girl and a British guy ride a tandem bicycle from coast to coast After 5 months in America, riding from LA to New York, I wondered whether the experience had changed… Continue Reading
Editor’s Note: Our guest argonaut cycled the Shimanami Kaido Route, which stretches for 160 kilometers across 6 islands in Japan. He used a GoPro Hero 4 with a head mount and a tripod to film his adventure. It makes we want to do it too. Jacob also has a lot of other fun adventures in… Continue Reading
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. NASA has created an image from Mars unlike anything you’ve seen. It’s a 360-degree virtual panorama that you can control. Just click and grab to look all around,… Continue Reading
I often hear something like this: “The only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible.” Is that true? Is that what it means to be a hero? Society seems to convince us that we all must be a hero and shoot for the moon. But what if we aim for that moon and miss, are we failures? And another definition of a hero is someone who lives their dream despite all odds. But the pitfall of a dream is that our imagination is limited. What if there is something greater than our dream? What if we dream to be an actor, but what if we could change the world as a philanthropist? So, what exactly is a hero?
Words like adventure, hero and epic have become cliches that have lost their meaning. So unfortunately we can’t say: “I’m a a hero going on an epic adventure,” and be meaningful. So, what exactly is an adventure?
We’ve heard a lot of great things about traveling Iran — history, hospitality, cuisine — and Tom Allen’s unique journey traveling the Karun River from source to sea proves that and more. Be sure to watch the trailer to his film below, a successful Kickstarter project and “Official selection of the Kendal Mountain Festival 2015.
Article written by Andy Graham the Hobo Traveler. Read more of Andy’s tips for Making a living while traveling or visit his website hobotraveler.com. Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures on The Argonauts. We’ve been long over due for an update. So we, checked in with Andy and… Continue Reading
Inspiring dreams Finally, it took two months for my package of books to arrive in Kenya. I marked the package “educational material for children,” and luckily no one stole it as often happens. I love how the photo captures them jumping in air, just like they are falling uphill. I hope the books encourage the… Continue Reading
By Lauren Mack, Cheapflights.com Nothing will put the brakes on a trip like getting sick or injured. Despite travelers’ best efforts to prepare and prevent common ailments while on-the-go, it’s inevitable that at some point you may need to troubleshoot health issues while traveling. We spoke to doctors across the U.S. to get their tips… Continue Reading
When Ben, the first man to attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, finished prepping his support boat, he took some time to answer our question about his motivation: “I would say that I am not a swimmer, I am an adventurer who swims and uses his passion to get people’s attention on issues that… Continue Reading