Travel Resources

Need help planning your travels or adventure?

Welcome to the Argonauts travel resource section! These are handpicked online resources that we’ve have found extraordinarily helpful to plan journeys of any kind. Please send us your recommendations. Begin your travel planning below.

Most importantly, 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.

Need some ideas of where to go?

Need some inspirational role models?

Info for the bicycle tourist (more general travel info below)





  • Google maps is indispensable. Don’t miss the hiking and biking directions.
  • Adventure Cycling. Your number one place for biking maps.
  • Garmin GPS
  • Antipode Map. This is a fun way to see what’s on the opposite side of the planet from you, and a great tool for planning your record-setting trips.

GPS Trackers

  • These are new since I traveled the world, but now serious adventurers don’t leave home without them. Below are a few products to get you started.
  • Spot Tracker
  • DeLorme



  • — Couch surf the world. Or host other travelers:
  • — Warm showers and accommodation for bicycle tourists.
  • — The craigslist for bicycle touring with sleeping accommodations.
  • You can’t go wrong at Hostelling International. And hostels, in general, are great.
  • Servas Travel — Pre-screened way to connect with people.
  • Try this to find guest homes all over the world.
  • Don’t forget a tent.


US embassies, consulates, visas and passports


  • Country and area codes
  • Skype. Internet phone and video calling. 1.9¢ anywhere in the world. Free Skype-to-Skype.
  • Phone cards. (Update: Since the invention of the mobile phone, these seem to be going to extinct.)


  • Much to my surprise internet cafes are everywhere!





San Francisco Bicycle Coalition banner ad
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition banner ad. Scott designed way back in the 90s.
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