Travel Photo Essays

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he world is one damn beautiful place isn’t it? As much as I am a fan of stringing together words to form imagery of the people I meet, places I go, or things I see — sometimes that just doesn’t cut it.

Sometimes Mother Nature feels the need to flaunt herself like some ravishing narcissistic pin-up, or a city shocks and awes with jaw-dropping architecture or a fascinating historical beauty lost to time. So a full-page spread is in order.

Here you will find retina rupturing and cortex tantalizing photo essays of destinations I’ve traveled to for your gawking pleasure.

[x_custom_headline type=”center” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″ accent=”false”] // EXPLORE THE PHOTOS BELOW OR CHOOSE A DESTINATION // [/x_custom_headline]

[x_button shape=”square” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”#favorites” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]Favorites[/x_button] [x_button shape=”square” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”#new-zealand” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]New Zealand[/x_button] [x_button shape=”square” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”#haiti” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]Haiti[/x_button] [x_button shape=”square” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”#canada” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]Canada[/x_button] [x_button shape=”square” size=”regular” float=”none” href=”#usa” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”]United States[/x_button]

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[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]FAVORITES //[/x_custom_headline]

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/FullSizeRender-9-copy-2.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/the-most-beautiful-coastlines-around-the-world/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]The Most Beautiful Coastlines From My Travels[/x_custom_headline]After nearly 4 years of travel, I’ve realized something: I gravitate towards beautiful coastlines.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2713-copy1.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/the-most-beautiful-landscapes-around-the-world/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]The Most Beautiful Landscapes I’ve Traveled Through[/x_custom_headline]
I never thought I’d have the opportunity to travel, but after more than 14 countries, I share my top picks.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/20140425-1602371.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/my-favorite-places-to-relax-around-the-world/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]My Favorite Places to Relax Around the World[/x_custom_headline]
Travel is both rewarding and stressful. A balance is important, so here are my top places to chill.

[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]NEW ZEALAND //[/x_custom_headline]

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2720.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/10-incredible-places-to-visit-in-new-zealand/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]10 Must Visit Places in New Zealand[/x_custom_headline]
I was swept off my feet by New Zealand’s diverse natural beauty. And you will be too. Here are my favorites!

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/381154_3026849237091_1438604139_3221514_1205817175_n1.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/a-year-of-travel-across-new-zealand-in-converse/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]A Year Across New Zealand in Converse[/x_custom_headline]
New Zealand was about taking a step towards my travel dream, and my “chucks” were apart of the personal transformation.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2723.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/street-art-wellington/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]The Wild and Crazy Graffiti of Wellington[/x_custom_headline]
There are plenty of reasons to love Wellington, and my main reason was the awesome graffiti galore!

[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]HAITI //[/x_custom_headline]

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2664.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/haiti-in-photos-dont-look-you-might-fall-in-love/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]Haiti in Photos: Don’t Look, You Might Fall In Love[/x_custom_headline]
They tell you not to visit Haiti. But I have photographic proof for you why you should. Beware, you may fall in love.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/20130715-1918221.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/smiles-from-haiti/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]In Photos: Inspirational Smiles From Haiti[/x_custom_headline]While filming a documentary for 10 days in Haiti we discovered an abundance of smiles to be found.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/FullSizeRender-6.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/rustik-treehouse-hostel-haiti/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]Fantasy Fulfilled: A Night in a Treehouse in Haiti[/x_custom_headline]High in the hilltops outside of Port Au Prince lies a secret getaway that’s something out of fantasy.

[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]CANADA //[/x_custom_headline]

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_2730.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/road-trip-through-canada-photo-essay/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]30 Day Epic Road Trip Across Eastern Canada[/x_custom_headline]
For the 2013 Travel Blog Expo in Toronto — Zak, Seattle, Candice, and I decided to take an epic road trip from Newfoundland to Ontario.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/20130608-1334051.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/in-photos-lighthouses-of-eastern-canada/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]Stunning Lighthouses of Eastern Canada[/x_custom_headline]
Lighthouses have always fascinated me — a symbol calling me to far off places. And Canada seems to be filled with amazing Lighthouses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false”]UNITED STATES //[/x_custom_headline]

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/20130627-1516481.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/hike-in-great-falls-washington-dc/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]Hiking Great Falls National Park, Washington D.C.[/x_custom_headline]
Great Falls National Park is one of my favorite places to hike, and is surprisingly hidden nearby the bustling United States capital.

[x_image type=”none” float=”none” src=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_01251.jpg” link=”true” href=”https://www.lostboymemoirs.com/hike-in-great-falls-washington-dc/” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover”][x_custom_headline type=”left” level=”h6″ looks_like=”h6″]Wandering Union Station of Washington D.C.[/x_custom_headline]
After purchasing my first ever DSLR, I took it on a test run where all of my big adventures begin — the marble-carved historic Union Station.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Belinda Kerr
    Posted August 25, 2016

    Hey Ryan,

    Loved the photos from MedSailors trip from Dubrovnik to Split on August 13th. Are the photos available for purchase?

    Cheers
    Belinda

    • Ryan
      Posted November 25, 2016

      Hey there Belinda, these photos aren’t available for purchase but they are on the Facebook page for Medsailors though!

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