I asked how they met… it was in Hawaii, on the Big Island of course, at a local cafe called Day Light Mines. There was a band playing but the music stopped when Ryan saw Corinne. It was her smile he told me that drew him in. Ryan is not the typical guy… he is extreme and adventurous in ways that scares people and he is so kind. He goes for what he wants. And he wanted Corinne. She walked past him and instantly he asked her her name. From what I recalled of the story it was INSTANT attraction. I see it like a scene in a movie. Hawaii breeze coming in through the open doors, ocean waves below crashing, and a jazz band playing in the background. Can you see it? Soft lighting and happy faces.
With in and instant their lives shifted. No longer was it just Ryan’s adventure or Corinne’s adventure moving out from South Carolina to teach kids on island.. it slowly but surely because their adventure. They are travelers, hikers, ocean lovers, risk takers, and dream makers. They are SO HAPPY and it’s contagious. They started an organization together called Paradise 2 Purpose whose goal is to help individuals/ organizations travel but with more of a mindful, conscious, environmentally sustainable way. They believe in helping people in every culture they travel too through outreach and sustainable ways. They are rockstars who are also getting married next month!!!
I met Ryan a few years ago on my first trip out to the Big Island with some friends. Through the art of social media we stayed connected and I watched his life change when he met Corinne and have traveled a long on their journey through instagram with creating Paradise 2 Purpose. They are some of the coolest people I’ve met and wish you all could meet them as well. check out their website: https://www.paradise2purpose.com/