Scottzamek.com
The online home of One More Horizon
"One bicycle . . . one man . . . 25,000 miles. A story for the ages."
​​Welcome . . .

Among other things, this is the online companion to the book, One More Horizon, which details my 25,000-mile journey around the world on a bicycle. The odyssey spanned four continents,  more than forty countries, as well as countless rivers, mountain ranges, and deserts (and prison in Syria, and detention in Pakistan, and hepatitis and . . . well, you get the picture.)

The photo journal matches the book, but it tells a story on its own as well.

New in 2018​​
The Hitchiker's Guide to Life
“I’ve got a gun under my seat, so don’t try anything.” Such were the types of rides Scott Zamek encountered after chucking his job, donning a backpack, and hitchhiking 10,000 miles around the dusty roads of America. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Life puts us in the passenger seat, right next to the bizarre assortment of characters who pull over to offer a friendly lift—from movie actors, fading rock stars, and gun-toting criminals, to drug dealers and battle-hardened army lieutenants. And of course, none of them fail to offer their extensive views on subjects such as fire ants, Doctor Who, and Ghidorah the three-headed monster, or even a sure-fire way to survive a chemical attack if you happen to lose your gas mask on zero day.

Yet, we are constantly reminded that the nature of travel is also deeply philosophical. This story is about living a life without boundaries, about removing the chains forged by modern society; it is a poetic account of the hidden corners of America, a reminder that parts of this world have yet to succumb to the steel blade of a contractor’s backhoe. In the end, we are left looking inside ourselves, at the summits we can achieve by staying true to what lies waiting, dormant, within the limitless spirits of every human being.
Paperback now available on Amazon

Kindle version also available on Amazon Kindle