Ryan Lavery

Ryan Lavery

Ryan, from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, has been on the road with us in South America, the Nile Route and East and Southern Africa since April 2015.

- What did you do for a living before becoming crew?

I worked as a Timber Harvesting Manager in Scotland for a forestry company.

- Why did you become Dragoman crew?

I thought it would be really cool to work and travel at the same time, and I just happened to stumble upon an advertisement for Dragoman at the time and knew straight away that this was for me.

- What's your favourite destination?

So far my favourite place has been the Amazon jungle, hanging over the side of a boat fishing for piranahas, seeing the enormous trees and all the diverse species of animals was amazing.

- What has been your favourite or most memorable occasion on the road?

We were all in a canoe on Lake Panacocha watching the sunset in silence - the birds were chirping, monkeys screeching, and insects buzzing. No one spoke for about 15 minutes, it was surreal!

- What's the most essential item in your backpack?

My head torch.

- What is your one piece of advice to future overlanders/passengers?

Get out there and see the world!