I became a full-time journalist in 2009, after a decade-long career in the ranching and outfitting industries. Since then, I've contributed to a wide-range of publications: National Geographic, Town & Country, Outside, Men's Journal, VICE, Bloomberg, and others.

In 2015 - 2016, I served as a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellow in Russia and Kazakhstan. For nine months, I explored how these two nations are rebuilding their agricultural industries, which were decimated by the collapse of the Soviet Union. My reporting won a Gold Award for "Special Packages/Projects" at the 2016 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards (my fourth Lowell Thomas).

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Contact me: info (at) ryantbell.com

Photo Credit: Michael Hanson Photography