Featured Adventures

Argonauts — Adventurers and Explorers — on the cutting edge frontier.

A wood engraving of a penny farthing from the 1870's.

Taming the Bicycle by Mark Twain

This humorous essay by one of America’s greatest authors gave birth to many famous quotes about riding a bicycle. And it was written in 1884 shortly before women suffragists.

Two Blind To Ride

Here’s an incredible story. Two legally blind people will be riding a tandem bicycle unassisted from Argentina to Alaska.

Cycling the 6

Social media has really helped promote cycle touring, push the envelope and has become a major vehicle for creating awareness. Here’s a noteworthy adventure and cause.

Team expedition rows to the North Pole

British explorer Jock Wishart and Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky have unveiled a remarkable mission to conquer what could be one of the world’s last great “firsts” — the first rowing attempt to one of the world’s Poles.

First (known) man to walk down the Amazon

Congratulations to Ed Stafford who just finished his epic 2-year walk down the Amazon River. Which Sir Ranulph Fiennes says is “in the top league of expeditions past and present.”

Haidar Taleb to Travel 200 Miles in Solar-Powered Wheelchair

Man to Travel 200 Miles in Solar-Powered Wheelchair

Haidar Taleb, the disabled 47-year-old from the United Arab Emirates is about to embark on a 200-mile voyage across the desert in a solar-powered wheelchair which he designed and built himself.

Father and Son Launch iPhone Into Space

Backyard Adventures. Cool fun mini-expeditions helping students and parents become modern argonauts. Second in my series of Backyard Adventures is The Final Frontier.

Growing Power

Sustainable Living: As seen by a man who cycled the world. I am excited to participate in the Growing Power Conference this week.

Plastiki

One of my favorite books as a kid was Kon-Tiki.Here’s an interesting adventure that I’ve been following. Plastiki, a boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles nears end of Pacific voyage.

NG Ultimate Adventurers 2010 Gallery

National Geographic’s top adventurers from 2010, including an acquaintance of mine, Mark Beaumont, who holds the speed record for cycling around the world.

The fruits of inspiration

I’ve never wanted to measure my life by money, which lately has been an overly idealistic philosophy; nonetheless, I believe in measuring my life by new experiences and new opportunities.

Scott and bicycle before mountain of salt with dramatic color range

Milwaukee Magazine — Tour de Force

My story in the acclaimed Milwaukee Magazine was on the newsstands in March and was a sweet summary of my trip. Wish I had a professional photographer following me around the world. Can you guess what that white stuff is?

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