Ryan Ver Berkmoes – Author & Travel Expert


On the Road: My Travel Blog

Posts of my adventures around the world, including the latest one below:

Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Author, journalist, travel expert, raconteur

What’s Here

Road Trips!

It’s summer and time to hit the road. Some of my favorite US journeys:

  1. Our forgotten past on US 50

  2. America's best North-South roads

  3. Driving to the heart of America

Which Caribbean Island

My online guide to making sense of the myriad choices from Aruba to the Virgins. Find your best choice among 28 islands and groups.

Caribbean on a Budget

The best islands for cheap rum, free sand and big savings.

Eight Great Safari Tips

My BBC guide for South Africa. Plus my interview with a top safari guide.

Undiscovered Hawaii

Molokaʻi is a cultural treasure and my favorite Hawaiian island. Two articles:

  1. Moloka‘i: your portal to ancient Hawaii

  2. Experiencing old Hawaii on Moloka‘i

Lanaʻi is like no other island. My guide.

Order now for summer strolls!

Walking Chicago, 31 Walks in the Windy City

For details and a free sample walk, go here. Order your copy here.

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Trips & Travel

Photos and stories of trips to places as diverse as BaliNew Orleans, Chicago, Ireland and East Timor. Plus ways to make your trips better.

Rants & Raves

Fulminations, insights and other observations on  the horrors of Airports, the wretched excess of Amazon, how to get lost with a GPS and more.


Links to all my books in print plus a random and changing selection of favorite reads on the road.

About Ryan

My experience, media appearances, background, favorite beer of the moment and more.

© 2020 Ryan Ver Berkmoes

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