A long last, my follow-up book, "Further Off The Map: Fifty-Three Tales of Adventure Along the Rougher Edges of American Wilderness" is finally available in paperback or Kindle editions on!

To celebrate, I am throwing a release party tonight in Santa Barbara in collaboration with my friend Melanie Hutton, who is releasing her own CD of middle eastern/world music.  There will be stories and songs, with an 8-piece band!  And yes, I'll be playing my tinwhistle on a track or two.  Visit to learn more about the event... perhaps to hear how it went!

I am immensely proud of the book.  The editing process was exhaustive, with several friends helping along the way.  These stories should give you many nights of entertainment, safe on your couch, in your bed or by your fireside.  And for the family members who might get freaked out at the cliffs, animals and violent weather, just remember.... I survived.  :)

Now, to congratulate you for getting to the end of this blog post, from November 12th-16th, my first book "Off The Map" is available to you on Kindle for FREE!  Find it here:

Enjoy the new adventures!

-- Bryan



Welcome to the new site, everyone!

This website has been in the works, at least in my mind, for a good while.  I wanted a convenient way for people to find me, and my writings, in a form that's less clunky than good ol' Facebook... although that page will continue to play host to fresh photographs in the years ahead.  Here, people can access...

GALLERY - A cascade of some of my best images over the years, for when you need visual inspiration

ABOUT - Where I can tell the story of how I came to be a reckless adventurer, and how I've survived.

JOURNAL - Where I can keep a bona fide blog... a home for summer articles and shorter pieces during the colder seasons.  Here I can also respond to questions from my readers and give advice about cross-country travel on a minuscule budget.

I hope you'll find something entertaining or illuminating within these digital pages in the months ahead.  Should you feel inspired, head over to the CONTACT section and let me know what you think!

Safe journeys,

-- Bryan