Scott’s Adventures

What is adventure? Adventurers are like explorers. You could say an adventure is poorly planned and you got more than you bargained for; or, you could say your playing with the mysteries of life and pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human. These are stories of Scott’s adventures through life, like riding a bicycle around the world, being the Cultural Ambassador to Argentina and — hopefully — many more, big and small.

A picturesque white garage in Santa Barbara that was remodeled into a "cottage"

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For sale: Scott’s life. Jeep, apartment, and more. Any reasonable offer accepted.

Planning the tour — Route

I’ve just planned a tentative route circumnavigating the country of about 12,500 miles, which should take 62 weeks at a minimum. That’s 50 miles/day 4x per week. I’m using Adventure Cycling’s maps as a guide.

The glow of a fire at night on the hills over Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Wildfires

To celebrate my new and improved blog (Ugh! who knew I’d be a computer programmer too….) I’ve decided to post these pics of the fairly recent dangerous fires.

Falling Uphill Book Tour Splash Screen

Falling Uphill Book Tour

Scott circumnavigates North America on a bicycle towing a trailer of books. Update 6-2010: I’m a little sad to announce that the bicycling part of

More questions for the next book

Thanks to Colleen (a registered nurse) for some more questions that might make the chapter titles for the next book. How often did you need to access real medical care (beyond the tribal “medicine man”), and what was the quality in comparison to the US?

Scott Stoll's bicycle under a redwood tree and obscured by cobwebs in the morning light.

New Year’s resolution — Time to dust off the cobwebs

The years have gone by fast. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since my return to America — or has it been 4 years? Days are more like hours now, perhaps it’s due to being lost in the computer world for most of my waking life.

Scotts adventure in Bali 09

Scott’s Adventure in Bali

Scott renews his spirit of adventure in Bali, Indonesia, an island full of spirit, art and crafts.

World touring bicycles loaded with supplies lean against each other in the early morning fog. Kickstands are one of the items we left behind.

Dennis’ Bicycle Ride Around the World

Read about Dennis’ bike ride around the world. These are one of the last examples of a travelogue written prior to the invention of blogs and social media.

mother of adventure

The Mother of Adventure

A Mother’s Day Tribute Update: Having traveled the world for years after writing this article it is interesting to discover that one of the most

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