As a TPG contributor since 2016, Ryan's passion for points and miles began when he used rewards to plan a three-week honeymoon to New Zealand and Tahiti. Now Ryan uses his expertise to produce a wide variety of rewards-focused content to help TPG readers maximize their points and miles and achieve their travel dreams. As a lover of travel from an early age, Ryan previously worked as both a river guide in Utah and a tour guide in the cruise industry in Alaska and Japan after graduating from the University in Virginia in 2008. Ryan then attended Tulane University Law School, where he graduated in 2013 with a focus in maritime law. When he is not working as an attorney, Ryan enjoys weekend getaways with his wife, Samantha, and exploring his beloved hometown of New Orleans.