Hey there, I’m Ryan Mazure – Part time photographer, filmer, paraglider pilot and electrician. My passion for travelling and getting outside came when I was 23.
My best friend Scott and I decided we needed something different. We set off on a trip that would change my life in more ways than one. Since that very first trip, we’ve continued to travel and experience this magical planet we call home.
Its been 8 years since that first trip but here I am compelled to tell my story and share adventures from over the years.
Travelling for me in the beginning was to live as cheaply as possible. I was the definition of a hippy backpacker. I spent my first 2 months overseas in Sumatra, Indonesia. I learnt to speak Indonesian, because you just can’t get by there without it. I also lost 16 kgs in 10 weeks. I went from 84kgs all the way to 68 and my whole being was being changed right in front of my eyes. It was in many ways a total 180 from what my former life was like.
Scott and I climbed 10 volcanoes and had a lifetime of lessons during those 2 months there. I learnt what it was like to live in poverty, yet I had a choice to leave and the people I was staying with didn’t. You grow up really fast when you’re put in situations like that.
Like all things though the travelling style changed as time went on. I got older, interests changed and traveling wasn’t for the sake of travelling, it was for learning. I enrolled in French language school in Chamonix, learnt to paraglide in Nepal, learnt alpine climbing in the Alps and took as many expedition/adventure trips as I could. Then I met my wife.
Life happens in the most unexpected ways when you just focus on yourself. We met on the rooftop of a hostel in Nepal and 18 months later we got married in New Zealand. We moved home to Australia for 18 months and decided that it just wasn’t for us. So here we are, overseas as a married couple.
This time is different though. My wife is a digital nomad so we stay in places for long periods of time – usually 6 weeks or more. As you get older you get jaded from travelling. Its true – long flights, overnight bus trips and moving every day or 2 just gets old. You burn out and just long for one place to call home for a little while.
Here on this site you’ll find a collection of adventure stories, how to guides, photography tips and travel related topics from over 8 years travelling around the world.