05 Jun 2018
TRONO Ambassador: Ryan Formosa
Your perfect chair, everywhere.. that’s the essence of TRONO. We love going outside to enjoy everything nature has to offer. Our worldwide community of adventurers, travellers, photographers, snow fanatics, hikers, beach lovers, outdoor activists, dog walkers, digital nomads and photographers is exploring the world in comfort with us. They take their TRONO anywhere, and they come from everywhere over the world: from Hawaii to Finland to California to Austria! Get inspired by their stories and enjoy their best travel moments. This month: Ryan Formosa from Australia.
Name: Ryan Formosa
Lives in: Australia
What is your favorite destination (and why)?
I haven’t been to a huge amount of places yet and have never even left Australia. I live in a state called South Australia that is at the very bottom of Australia, I have been to most places in the state and it is filled with some awesome places. My favourite destination would have to be Beachport. I love 4wding and getting off road and also i love the coast and this combines the two together. Endless sand dunes to drive on and absolutely incredible coastline. I can’t wait to go back soon as I was only beginning to get into photography last time I went, so my photos weren’t to impressive.
What is your best travel memory?
My best travel memory is a hard one to pick. I have done lots of travelling around my state when i was younger with my family, but I would have to say my latest big family trip from South Australia to Darwin is my best memory. Seeing things such as Uluru, Mataranka Springs, Litchfield National Park for the first time opened my eyes to see how different the climates of Australia are and how quickly they can change. Also it was a great time spent with the family all done by car in 2 weeks.
What is your favorite picture on your feed and what’s the story behind it?
My favourite image I have taken is from my trip to Darwin. We were camping out of the back of a ute and sleeping in swags every night. This one night we pulled over into a rest area to camp for the night as it was getting dark and its not really a good idea to drive at night where we were due to the animals that could appear out of nowhere (cows, kangaroos, camels). We set up, cooked dinner and was just hanging out and i noticed the stars where extremely bright. I decided to start taking photos of the milky way and teaching my sister how to do it. I was just amazed on how incredible the milky way was since it was pitch black in the middle of Australia and absolutely no light pollution.
Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from a few photographers or just my love for being outside and wanting to share it with others. The photographers I have always looked up to are Chris Burkard, Mitch Cox and Stefan Howarth.
Do you listen to music during your hikes?
I do listen to a bit of music on my hikes, but I always have my stereo blasting in my 4WD on my way to places. I find it’s a great way to get pumped up and even more excited for the destination you are heading to and then when your jam comes on you sing it at the top of your lungs.
If you could move to another country for a year, where would it be?
Ive never been over seas, but I think I would either move to somewhere in Indonesia or New Zealand, I’d like to experience a place with a different culture to myself, but then again the South Island of New Zealand has always been a dream of mine because it is still such a natural and just incredible views over and over again.
If you could go back in time and visit any city or country in another time period, when and where would you go?
I honestly couldn’t choose out of the places I have been to, they are all so different but all have so many good things about them. Living in Australia it’s unbelievable how many different environments we have all year round.
Where or when do you use your TRONO the most?
I'd definitely say I use my TRONO at the beach or on the banks of the Murray River the most. This is where I spend the most of my time actually sitting around and taking a rest.
What is the best travel advice you want to give?
Take everything in on every adventure. No matter if its a day trip or your away for months on end. Just make the most of every experience and everything that happens. If something doesn’t go as you planned don’t worry, theres other ways of getting around it. Just take it as it comes and enjoy every second of the outdoors, because it’s truly incredible.