Close your eyes and remove yourself from the everyday. Now picture your toes sinking into soft white sand as waves kiss your ankles. It’s a serene feeling that everyone should experience. That’s why I started RumShopRyan.com, I want to bring the Caribbean to all that have the same island passion as myself. If you dream of island bliss and wish you could be exploring secluded beaches then you have come to the right place. My only advice is to stop dreaming, stop wishing, and just go. It might just change your life as it did mine.
Who Is RumShopRyan
Howdy! I’m Ryan and I hail from the land-locked, can’t get any further from the ocean, state of Kansas. I moved to laid back southwest Florida in 2001. I didn’t know a single person and didn’t have a job. Risky I know, but the ocean was calling and I had to answer.
I’m a huge fan of Kansas City sports, so you’ll probably see a lot of Jayhawks, Chiefs and Royals attire in my photos. Kansas City is a great town and I’m glad I’m from there, but the coastal life was calling. It’s kind of like Kenny Chesney’s “island boy” song. Check out the lyrics and you’ll see what I mean.
I write because I’m passionate about the Caribbean and the island lifestyle, and it’s my way to share it with you. If it has anything to do with the Caribbean, rum drinks, beach style music, or Caribbean culture, you’ll be able to find it on this site.
When in the Caribbean you’ll find a camera around my neck and note pad in my pocket. This is how I document the experiences in unique and interesting ways and bring it back to you, the Castaways.