Adventures

It’s our mission to feature inspirational adventures of all kinds, even those in your own backyard

Before you go anywhere, whether that be a vacation, sight-seeing tour, backpacking cross countries, volunteer mission, expedition or a full-fledged adventure, it’s useful to learn what an adventure is and how to set a theme to your travels.

Below are all the inspiring adventures that we’ve featured for the last twenty years.

Adventures by category:

Aquatic Bicycles
Backpack
Backyard
Bicycle Tourist
Bike
Boat
Budget
Canoe
Charity
Dance
Eco-Tour
Everest
Extreme Adventure
Favorites
Famous Explorers
Filmmaker
Fly
Hike
Horseback
Kite
Mars
Mountain Climb
Physically Challenged
Quest
Road Trip
Row
Run
Sail
Scooter
Senior
Solar-Powered
Solo
Space
Swim
Tourist
Tricycle
Unicycle
World Records


Scott’s Big Adventures

ongoing rtw Potential trip on mars

ambassador Scott’s World Record: First man to ride a bicycle across state lines.RAGBRAI.  The world’s oldest and  largest bicycle ride.

MIcroadventure in bali The inner adventure of writing a book  about cycling around the world

  • 2019: This list gets harder to maintain because the older I get the more I see everything as an adventure! I’m currently loving gardening and making homegrown, homemade fermented hot sauce!
  • 2018: The Dominican Republic, including living in a tree house, whale watching, bike riding and horseback adventure through the jungle to a waterfall. (Sorry, I haven’t had time to post all this great stuff.)
  • 2017: Total solar eclipse.
  • 2015: Joshua Tree National Park, Sedona, AZ and more.
  • 2012: Wisconsin bicycle tour.
  • 2011: USA road trip, including Arizona’s Meteor Crater.
  • 1997: Cross country bicycle tour from ocean to ocean and border to border. The warm-up for my world trek.
  • 1994: European Backpacker.
  • 1992: Study abroad student in the United Kingdom.
  • And much more.
The Argonauts 15 year anniversary logo

A 20-year adventure. During the California gold rush in 1849, the miners were nicknamed argonauts; and, coincidently during California’s second gold rush, the dotcom boom, The Argonauts Inc. was born in San Francisco exactly 150 years later. In 2019, we celebrated twenty years online, outlasting hundreds-of-thousands of other websites.


About our adventures

Before the era of blogs

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 a webzine, blog or guest post existed, and long before social media was created and made it easy to share content.

Another goal was to post the stories in real-time. At this time, we could see the Internet was going to revolutionize global communication, but the infrastructure and technology still weren’t in place. 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.

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Feature Explorer

Feature Explorers:

Al Humphreys cycling in SudanJust Giving

Meet Goran Kropp Meet Göran Kropp

Rounding The Horn

david clarkThe Oldest Person to Sail Solo Around the World

Thailand and Laos by Bike

Throwing Stones to Save the World

Women Across the Millennia: A Greek Adventure

Cameroon Where the Road Ends and the Walking Begins

This is the story of one woman, and how her real education began the moment she set out to travel the world.

A Traveler Honors Her Soul

Baines-camel festivalFor the Love of Travel

A Photographer is at Home with the World

“The experience of traveling has always been a great mentor for me, a far greater mentor than academia.”

Gia Marie AmellaHer Sacred Island

“I wanted to show what it’s like to live in a country that never really found its place.”

Getting an Education During Summer Vacation

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.”

The Making of a Mountain Climber

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… “

Encounter Your Soul in Antarctica

“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.

Havana In and Out of Cuba

An Illegal Trip Turns into a Financial Nightmare

Re-Realizing My Roots

A Wedding Offers a Double Dose of Indian Culture


Travelogues:

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.

Doug Sovern on Mount EverestA Trip to Mount Everest

KCBS news reporter updates his trip via satellite phone, including news of 6 deaths.

Photo Pictorial Antarctica

See the photo pictorial or read the complete journals of his Antarctic adventure.

Mississippi SteamboatDown the Mississippi River by canoe

Dick and Ingrid Adams Retired couple bicycles Alaska

See the photo pictorial or read the complete journals of their Alaskan Adventure.

manfred shulze riding a horse Around the world by horse

Promoting a world without borders

The Americas and Europe on a bicycle

Cycling the North Eastern United States


Columns:

To The Stars: Space Tourism

Backyard Adventures

Making a living while traveling the world


Photo Pictorials:

Yucatan Yucatan Photo Pictorial

Discoveries of American Highways

“Like being in a giant amusement park, alternating between ever-changing geography and roadside curios.”

EGYPT: A Ride Into The Desert, My Friend?

Thailand: A Photographer’s Eden

TIBET: A World Away

African Photo Pictorial

pictorial photo The Faces of Everyday Life

pictorial photo Iranian Photo Pictorial

The Treasury, Petra, JordanFeature photo


Famous Explorers:

Jupiter and Voyager 1Explorer of the Cosmos, Journeyman of the Mind

Jane GoodallTarzan’s Real Jane

The Amateur

We came in peace for all mankind


Miscellaneous Stories

Everything is an adventure if you have eyes filled with wonder.

The Legacy of Julia

Burning Man — A pagan desert fiesta

Search for Extraterrestrial Life From Your Home

INDIA ENTERS THE POLLUTION AGE

Denis Hayes No, You Didn’t Miss Earth Day…

Because Earth Day is Every Day

TattooThe Traveling Tattoo Artist

Argentine Tango

An Emotion that turns into Dance

A Poetic Journey

A story on traveling poets, Joi Barrios and Abena Songbird

What’s your favorite poem?

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.

  • Dennis Snader: Dennis shares stories about his bicycle trip around the world with Scott.
  • Hannu Berghäll: Backpacking Asia and teaching English in China.
  • Mike and Linda: Quit their jobs, sold their car, rented their condominium and took an 18-month journey to disconnect and reconnect to what’s important.
  • Marty Page: An Aussie Gap Year. The Australian ritual of fun and more fun for recent college graduates.
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