Featured Adventures

Our Mission: To inspire people to embrace their fears and turn their dreams into reality. (We’ve been featuring adventurers since 1999, before “blog” was even a word.) To contribute your inspirational story contact us. We like to showcase all kinds of adventurers — or as we like to call them, Argonauts — whether you are on the cutting edge frontier or doing a backyard adventure

Brian the Vancouver bicycle angle

Angels on every corner

An amazing story of faith, trust, intuition and a bicycle angles all framed in the story of a beloved bicycle lost and then found.

Vietnamese money, called Dong, piled on a colorful bed spread.

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

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

Andrej Berlec and his Solar-Powered Bicycle.

Solar-Powered Bicycle

Editor’s Note: After suffering knee pains, Andrej Berlec invented his own solar bicycle. Now he can ride up to 250 km per day. He doesn’t have a lot of money left after building his prototype so he hopes to launch a Kickstarter Project to fund mass production. By Andrej Berlec Location: Slovenia Invention of a

A gondola in the canals of Venice, Italy.

Explore Venice the City of Water

The Digital Nomad Part 2 I’m Jacob Laukaitis, a 21–year-old digital nomad who’s already been to more than 35 countries in the last almost 3 years. I enjoy making travel videos and sharing them with the world. Here’s my newest one from my trip to Venice. Before coming to Venice, I’ve heard varied opinions about

Nicolai Bangsgaard Kick Scooter Adventure

Caribbean kick scooter adventure

Editor’s Note: If you think riding a bicycle around the world is crazy, try kick pushing a scooter. The locals think it’s crazy too. Don’t miss this inspirational documentary by Danish anthropologist and adventure Nicolai Bangsgaard. Don’t call it a holiday By Nicolai Bangsgaard. Location: Carribean As far as I remember, I never had a

Rob Lilwall

Tandem bicycle ride across America

A Chinese girl and a British guy ride a tandem bicycle from coast to coast Editor’s Note: I want to try this. And you’re guaranteed not to lose your partner. By Christin Lilwall Location: United States After 5 months in America, riding from LA to New York, I wondered whether the experience had changed me?

Shimanami Kaido Route crossing a bridge

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Route

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 us want to do it, too. Jacob also has a lot of other fun adventures in

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

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.

Tom Allen and Leon McCarron walk heroically again through the mountains of Iran

Karun River, Iran. From Source to Sea.

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.

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler

Thoughts on being American in the age of terrorism

Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures on The Argonauts. We’ve been long overdue for an update. So we checked in with Andy and asked him how the last 19 years of constant travel has influenced his world view on being American, especially in light of terrorism, a new

marc jason bicycle tourer riding down a road with steep snow banks

For Those Who Want More From Life

Mark Jason explains his motivation for riding a bicycle around the world and gives some advice for living life to the fullest.

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