About Me

Hi, I’m Ryder.

I’m a world traveler, graphic designer, camp counselor, scientist, immunologist, student, teacher, pilot, and whatever else I decide to be this week.



I was born in Canada, but call quite a few places around the world home. These days, I’m currently hanging out in Toronto, Canada. I’ve been fortunate enough to take advantage of manyย opportunities placed in front of me, and have created some opportunities of my own by living and working abroad.

I’ve got an educational background in science, and am currently working on my Masters in Biomedical Engineering. For a while I was working out of the field, travelling around and doing various jobs you can expect a world traveler to do (Cruise ship work, Teaching English, etc). As of right now, I’m settled in Toronto, but that might change tomorrow.

I’ve travelled all around the world, and I want to show you how it can be easier than you might think. I started my blog, RYDAWAY, as a way to remember all my travels, tell my stories, and offer advice to anyone who happens across it.ย Feel free to leave a comment, ask questions, or share anything that I’ve posted here. Best of luck, and happy travels!

Where I’ve Been

While I haven’t been everywhere, I’m working on it! The more I travel, the more I realize there’s so much to see. I’ve got two continents left to do; South America, and Antarctica. I’m currently in Toronto, Canada.

So far I’ve visited 36 countries. Click on them below to see some of my posts:

People Iย Follow

Travelling and blogging, I’ve met a lot of people. Here are a few people that you should definitely check out.

  • thisgirlabroad – Everything you ever wanted to know about Hong Kong and More
  • nomadicsamuel – An excellent resource for everything expat
  • thatbackpacker – Another excellent resource for living abroad – tons of articles on Europe and Asia

Want to get in touch?

Message me here, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. You can also follow me on instagram.