- Answers.comCaribbean Category Expert Writer (CEW), 2013 - presentEducate and inspire others about Caribbean travel and activities. http://Caribbean.Answers.com
- SunStream Hotels & ResortsSEO/Social Media Marketing, 2013 - presentResponsible for generating targeted content for hotel websites, social media networks and blogs. Manage Google Adwords and Facebook ad campaigns and hotel reputation management.
- RumShopRyan.comCaribbean Travel Blogger, 2009 - presentRumShopRyan.com is a Caribbean travel blog I started as outlet for my island passion. It has grown into one of the largest Caribbean travel blogs on the internet. My passion is to travel the islands and bring that experience back to people through photos, stories and videos.
Close your eyes and remove yourself from the everyday. Picture your toes sinking into the sand as the waves kiss your ankles and listen to the coconut palms rustle in the gentle sea breeze. That’s a nice feeling isn’t it? I live a little bit of that life and want to share my tropical dreams with you.
My name is Ryan and I hale from the land-locked, can’t get any further from the ocean, state of Kansas. I moved to laid back southwest Florida back in 2001 and have never looked back. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Kansas City area and am a huge Chiefs and Jayhawks fan (Royals too but it’s difficult) but the coastal life was calling. Kind of like Kenny Chesney’s “island boy” song. You thought I was going to say his “On the coast of somewhere beautiful” song didn’t you? That song is about a girl, doesn’t really fit now does it.
I write because I’m passionate about the tropical lifestyle it’s my way to share it with you. If it has anything to do with the islands, the Caribbean, or umbrella drinks, I’m going to write about it or pass along interesting info I find to you. What a great guy I am right? What can I say, I aim to please.
You can find a treasure chest of great photos, videos and other salt life entertainment on my Facebook fan page, Facebook.com/RumShopRyan and if you really want to read what’s going down in my world you can follow me on Twitter, Twitter.com/RumShopRyan.Why RumShopRyan
Why the name RumShopRyan? Because rum is good and it makes me happy. Any questions? Seriously though i chose the name because of what a rum shop is. On Barbados rum is king. They have places called rum shops were friends come to socialize or “lime” as the call it. People from all walks of life just conversing over a flask of rum as equals. That’s what I want RumShopRyan to be, a place for beach loving people to come and share their love of the salt life.
- Pittsburg State UniversityAdvertising, 1996 - 2001