Blocking a beautiful view on South Georgia Island in 2004.

About me

I'm Ryan, and I travel to cold places when I can afford to do so - I've been fortunate enough to make three visits to Alaska and three trips to the Antarctic. Occasionally I'm found on roadtrips in the United States living in the back of a Subaru, and in moments of temporary insanity I have also led groups of friends to the Galapagos Islands to swim with sharks and whales.

When not traveling my home is in Culver City (near Los Angeles). Other places where I've slept in the same room for extended periods of time have included the Bay Area, Cleveland, Nashua (NH), and to a lesser extent Phoenix, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.

Photos, travel logs, contact information and other nonsense can be found at

I was very active in the launch of the new Wikivoyage project, and my efforts in that process were rewarded with a lawsuit filed against me; the amazingly great people at WMF helped defend me, and I wrote about the ordeal on my website.

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My first contributions to Wikivoyage. Looking at edits made prior to reading every single guideline and policy makes for a humbling reminder of why it is important to be patient with new contributors who don't fully "get" how Wikivoyage works :)

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