Ryan

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A self-proclaimed corporate escape artist with a severe disdain for the mundane, a hammock addict, an adrenaline junky, and a dreamer. This blog is a collection of my travels and mis-adventures; an odyssey of oddities you if you will, not to find myself but to create myself. To seek out true knowledge first hand by discovering cultures around the world with an open mind and naked eyes.
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31 Insanely Powerful Travel Quotes to Inspire You to Hit the Road

Travel quotes are an amazing way to find inspiration to hit the road. Here are 30 inspirational travel quotes that will give you serious wanderlust!
Photo of Krka National Park in Croatia in Autumn with the rushing water, orange and yellow trees, and Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs standing before the waterfall with a denim jacket and big brim hat staring outward.

Krka National Park in Autumn is A Must See in Croatia

Krka National Park is perfect escape from Split Croatia and famous for it's never-ending waterfalls. Here is Krka National Park in Autumn in Photos.
Photo of Ryan Brown of Lost Boy Memoirs standing atop a rocky overlook above Kotor Montenegro, looking down at the pearl of Montenegro on a cloudy day from the mountaintop. The walled city, turquoise blue

Broke Abroad: A Week in Europe with No Access to Money and a Near...

Have you ever found yourself broke abroad because your bank card stopped working or was stolen? I've just survived a week abroad with no money, here's how.
Photo of a sail boat on turquoise water with mountains in the background, shot with Croatia FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm film and Canon AE1 Program 50mm lens.

Croatia by Sea in FujiFilm Superia 200 35mm

While at sea for the summer in Croatia, I take my Canon AE-1 Program 35mm camera and test out Fujifilm Superia 200 in this beautiful country.
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Stuck Without Money Abroad… Again.

Have you ever found yourself with a lost or damaged bank card abroad with no money? I have, plenty of times, and it has happened again. What do I do now?

The windy city – ten free attractions in Chicago

Sightseeing in the US doesn’t have to cost you the earth! Here we debunk another expensive city, and bring you some top attractions to see for free in Chicago. Ahhhh Chicago. The very name conjures...

Nostalgia and The Shadow of Depression that Follows Me Around the World

Living with depression is hard enough, but traveling with depression can be much harder and even dangerous. And I'm followed by its shadow around the world.
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The Brutality of Budget Travel, and Why We Do It

Budget travel allows you to see the world on the cheap, but sometimes that extreme low budget travel breaks you. This is one of those times.

Exploring the Grand Canyon South Rim | 25 Breathtaking Photos

The Grand Canyon is a World Wonder, and there no question why. It is breathtaking and awe-inspiring. Here are 25 photos of the Grand Canyon to show you.
Become a world traveler in 5 steps photo Ryan of Lost Boy Memoirs in New Zealand at Tongariro Crossing.

Start Traveling the World in 5 Simple Steps

Do you want to start traveling but don't know how? You can live that dream! Here are 5 simple steps on how to start traveling the world!
Travel blog graphic for 2 years of Adventure: Ryan of Lost Boy Memoirs inside salvation mountain in California at sunset. Featuring travel videos from India, Australia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, United Kingdom, and Scotland. Shot on GoPro Hero 3+ and Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom.

Don’t Miss These 5 Offbeat and Odd Attractions in the California Desert

California has some weird attractions, and things get even more strange in the desert. Here are 5 odd and offbeat attractions not to miss on a road trip!
Photo of the car wheel held by a man's hand driving along a highway into the desert of California.

Road Trippin’ America: Highlights from the West Coast

"Damn does it feel good to be moving again..." The warm California air whipped through the open windows of our camper and the orange jagged horizon unfolded endlessly before us as we rolled on down...

How my Broken MacBook Pro Taught me a Valuable Life Lesson

How much value do we put into things as opposed to the raw value being alive? Recently, my Macbook Pro was destroyed, and taught me a valuable life lesson.

Lost in Los Angeles Vol. 2: Forgotten Items in a Teal World.

Lost in Los Angeles is a photo series about wandering L.A. to photograph what is odd, fascinating, abstract, beautiful, or eye-catching, and share it daily.
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Lost in Los Angeles Vol. 1: Things, Architecture, and a Taco Piñata.

Lost in Los Angeles is a photo series about wandering L.A. to photograph what is odd, fascinating, abstract, beautiful, or eye-catching, and share it daily.
Stop Dreaming Become a World Traveler in 5 Simple Steps Poster. Photo of a hand pressed against an airplane window with the Colorado Rocky Mountains below. Photo take with Canon AE-1 Program analog camera and Kodak Ektar 100 35mm film.

My Return to California: Giving up Safety for Sanity to Find a Home Base

I've returned to the USA after 2 years of travel, and returned to California to build a base. With good and bad experiences, who knows how it will go.
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Exploring the Beautiful Temples of Bagan Myanmar

Bagan Myanmar is a must-visit in Asia and famous for its 2,000+ temples surrounding a beautiful valley, and considered the "Angkor Wat" of Myanmar"
Photo from Thingyan Water Festival in Myanmar. Shot on GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition, edited on Lightroom and VSCO film.

Travel Video: Thingyan Ground Zero

Thingyan is the New Year celebration in Myanmar, and one of the world's biggest and craziest water battles. Come watchwhat it's like to experience Thingyan!
Photo from Thingyan Water Festival in Myanmar. Shot on GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition, edited on Lightroom and VSCO film.

Thingyan Festival in Myanmar: The World’s Most Epic Water Battle

The Thingyan Water Festival in Myanmar is the world's biggest water fight, a beautiful Buddhist celebration, and an awesome insight into Myanmar culture.
Photo banner of Edinburgh depicting old town Edinburgh Skyline. Taken by Ryan Brown on Canon 650D Rebel T4i, edited in Lightroom with VSCO.

Lost In Edinburgh | 50 Fantastical Photos That will make you want to visit...

Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland, has a storied history and fantastical vibes about it. Here are 50 photos as I wander lost in Edinburgh.

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