Hello, my name is Rya. I grew up in the Adirondack mountains of upstate NY. I lived in Burlington, Vermont for 4 years after college and currently I live in Bend, Oregon. I love the outdoors, skiing, snowboarding, traveling, food and wine, dogs, art, running and sunshine. I have two giant dogs that I love dearly and I'm a sucker for pooches. I've traveled extensively in South and Central America and I hope to start knocking off Asian countries from the bucket list in the near future. I am a great planner, I love to research and look up everything there is to know about a place before I go.