Bryan Snyder grew up exploring the rolling hills and shady creeks of upstate New York. A year abroad in Scotland, filled with hitchhiking adventures in the highlands and journeys to ruined castles convinced him that he needed to find employment outdoors. So after college, Bryan taught natural science to young students at various environmental schools from Maine to Hawaii before settling on the West Coast.Through trial and error, Bryan learned how to travel on the limited budget of a seasonal outdoor educator, which enabled a series of summertime odysseys in the Sierras and Rocky Mountains. Two decades after coming to the West, Bryan continues to tempt fate in the thorniest of natural landscapes. His “Off The Map” trilogy of adventure stories documents his numerous encounters with bears, storms, cliffs and other near-catastrophes.Today, we’re going to learn how those stories inspired Bryan to pursue a lifestyle of adventure and how he inspires other to find their own passions in the outdoors and travel, through writing.This podcast is sponsored by Vestigo and produced by Force Media.