Who is this guy?

I am a 25 year-old MSc student currently studying Outdoor Education at the University of Edinburgh. I have lived in Hamilton, Ontario (in various decrepit student houses), near Edmonton, Alberta (at a beautiful summer camp), in Nadungoro, Kenya (in a Maasai village), on the Atlantic Ocean (in the bowels of a cruise ship), in my trusty tent at campsites (and ditches) from Vancouver to Mexico, and of course in my hometown, Acton, Ontario, Canada.

What is he doing?

Trying to create an interesting space for my long-neglected love of writing (and sometimes silly pictures). Searching For The Road Less Travelled is a place on the web for stories and musings about life, adventure, and the outdoors.

If you have something you’d like to share on this site that seems to fit, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

Why is he Searching For The Road Less Travelled? What does that mean?

The title of this blog is inspired by a line from Robert Frost’s 1920 poem The Road Not Taken:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”

This quote challenges me to seek out refreshing, genuine experiences that help me to understand and navigate this often-confusing life.  By Searching For The Road Less Travelled, I aim to clarify thoughts, explore ideas, and have a bit of fun.

I have a question/comment.

That’s okay, you don’t need to raise your hand. Just write it down in the comments section,  I do love feedback.

Happy adventuring!

Patrick Byrne

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hiya, Patrick –
    First, thanks for stopping by the blog, my little project. As such, I clicked on over here, and, I must tell you, I love what you have going here! Seeing your pictures of Scotland has brought back many fond memories of my time there. I lived in County Fife for a few months last year while studying abroad, visiting family, and touring. Also, I had no idea that Edinburgh had an OE program – as this is one thing I may be pursuing further, as well as trying to relocate to Scotland, I’m inspired to check this out! So, in sum – many thanks! 🙂
    – Megan

    • Thanks Megan!
      Scotland definitely is a beautiful place, nice to hear that you have loved it as well. Do let me know if you have any questions about OE at Edinburgh, I’d love to help if I can!


  2. Just read your story on Lesley Carter’s Bucket List Publications and let me tell you it was great! How awesome that you were able to go on this trip and even more awesome that it was self-discovery in disguise. Awesome. I’ve become a fan 😉 Looking forward to reading your adventures.

  3. Hi there- Found your article on Lesley’s Bucket List blog and needed to read more from you! Your story was so touching and fun. It brought tears to my eyes to hear about the generosity and kindness of random strangers and your building trust. What an accomplishment and experience, very impressive!!


      • It says March 23rd on the bottom of the post, not February 23rd :/ Guess she has a full schedule! (Which makes my entry that I only submitted today a long way away! lol) Looking forward to reading the second half!

      • (Whoops, ignore my last comment I guess, I stand corrected) Loved the second post. So happy to read about your whole journey. Amazing and touching!

      • Thanks very much! I was pretty luck to have the opportunity. It’s funny how you can look back and see how everything fits into place all neat and tidy in the end, but throughout the process it is rather different! Cheers

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