Mallory Ryan

True North Travel Co

Trusted Advisor

(3 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Custom Worldwide Adventure Travel

My love of culture and nature, as well as wildlife and environment, has led me to an education and career path in the travel industry. I have focused extensively on how tourism can be a positive contribution towards the conservation of our planet. Since traveling the world starting when I was a young kid, I have earned a degree in Travel and Tourism. As a travel consultant, I love customizing adventures for independent travelers wanting local culture, authentic experiences, wildlife encounters, and eco-tourism. I want my customers to get inspired and discover what it is that makes their journey unique and fulfill their desire for something beyond the ordinary. This is how traveling is meant to be!

My Travel Specialties

Worldwide Scuba Dive

I work closely with local dive shops, tourism boards and tour operators. They are able to keep me informed and educated with all of the latest news, destinations, and techniques in the world of scuba. I love working with local shop owners and coordinating dive groups all over the world. From Asia to the Caribbean, from world class dive resorts to week long live-a-boards, I have extensive knowledge on all types of diving experiences.

Worldwide Eco Travel

Working hand in hand with local wildlife organizations and communities focusing on sustainable environmental and humanitarian projects are some of my favorite experiences. I believe that by creating meaningful interactions between people and places, we can shape travel experiences that are much more memorable. One of the most important things in life is relationships with our planet and the loved ones we share it with. In being true to sustainable and responsible tourism, we hope to volunteer to aid and educate local people. My goal is to educate my clients so they can have a wonderful travel experience while respecting the environment and learning about different cultures.

Adventure Travel Specialist

During my years in the travel industry, I have specialized in worldwide exotic adventure travel. My love for travel has led me to many great destinations in Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S. I am always on the move looking for new and exciting experiences.


Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, The Big Island, Africa, St. Thomas, Central America, US Virgin Islands, South America, Thailand, Caribbean


Adventure, Animals & Wildlife, Couples & Romance, Outdoor Activities & Sports, Scuba, Sailing & Boating, Luxury, Water Sports

Supplier Partners

G Adventures, Intrepid, Island Destinations, Adventure Tours, Globus, Avanti Destinations, Un-Cruise Adventures, Monograms


  • PADI certified-Professional Association Scuba Dive
  • Certified by Central America Tourism Association
  • Certified Mexico Specialist
  • Hawaii Tourism Authority Certification
  • Walt Disney Genius Graduate

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My Reviews

Cycle Vietnam

Thank you Ryan for helping me book the best trip ever! I’m an experienced world traveler but could not make up my mind, other than some place I had not been to before, and must be warm. Knowing that I love to bike, Ryan steered me to a 15 day “Cycle Vietnam” tour by Intrepid Travel. Then added maybe after that you could do the “Secrets of Angkor” tour in Cambodia, also by Intrepid. I said ‘sounds great!’ and Ryan signed me up for both (note there is no extra charge to book these trips via a travel agent vs. booking directly). The Cycle Vietnam tour was more spectacular than I could have imagined! A fun group (12), great cycling, a really nice guide, and incredible scenery. The Siem Reap tour was interesting as well.

If you are a solo traveler like myself, G Adventures and Intrepid Travel tours are a great option. Ryan is quite knowledgeable on both.
Thank you Ryan!

By Jody w – Roseville, Minnesota
Traveled to Vietnam ~ East and Southeast Asia

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Knowledgeable, professional, fun, experienced traveler herself. Ryan is an excellent, detailed Travel Agent; you will NOT be disappointed!

By Us 4 – Anodover, MN
Traveled to San Dimas ~  California ~ USA

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Ryan was super helpful with booking my honeymoon. She was great with answering all of the questions we had. Everything went really smooth and couldn’t have gone any better. Will definitely be using Riverdale Travel more for future trips.

By Scott – Champlin, MN
Traveled to Mexico

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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A truly wonderful vacation for both of us!!

Reviewed By Something Fun1&2 – Coon Rapids, Mn
Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean

Mallory was attentive to what we were looking for within the budget we had set and offered multiple suggestions to various places within that budget for us to choose from. She was patient and offered suggestions when we were not sure what we wanted due to never having gone on this kind of trip previously. She answered all our questions at the time and again later on as we thought of some more.

The Perfect Trip From Start To Finish

Reviewed By Becky – Ramsey, MN
Traveled to Caribbean

Mallory ‘Ryan’ was the travel agent who helped us plan our trip (we went on a cruise to the Caribbean). I’d never gone on a cruise before, so I was uncertain of what needed to be done. To say that Mallory was helpful is an understatement. She patiently guided me through the entire process. This included promptly returning my countless emails & meeting with me the many times I requested to come in & speak with her. I’m not computer savvy, so she did a lot of the online preparation that ultimately made our check-in @ the ship so much easier. She was friendly, professional & truly made the entire experience a pleasant one. We had what was probably our best vacation ever, & I give Mallory partial credit for that. From giving us information on how to obtain passports, to helping us choose a cruise line that best suited our needs, to sending an email welcoming us home afterwards, Mallory helped to make every step of the process an enjoyable one. I’ll always be grateful to her!

Haven’t Gone Yet But Ready & Excited!

Mallory with her experience in the travel business was able to save us over $1,000 on our trip. I still can’t believe it. We got non-stop first class tickets for less than I could find on the internet. From this day forward, I’ll only contact Mallory’s agency, Thanks Ryan!

By Joe & Kris – Brooklyn Center, MN
Traveled to Texas ~ USA

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Definitely the best travel agent experience

I used Malloy (Ryan) only one time …. so far…. and she was great. She stayed extra time after a long day and made sure we were happy with our agenda. Ryan went the extra mile to make sure we were satisfied and the trip is just what we wanted. She explored many different areas and hotels for us and was very prompt in emailing the results of the many options she came up with for us. I would definitely use Travel Leaders and Mallory Ryan again.

By Mark – Ramsey MN
Traveled to Florida ~ USA

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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The best trip & hotel experience we had & golf

Reviewed By Rene – Anoka
Traveled to Cozumel ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico

This trip was the best experience we have had account of this special person Mallory Ryan .She is a FIVE !!!

Beach front vacation

Reviewed By Cancun – Ramsey MN
Traveled to Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico

Mallory Ryan was so wonderful and patient with my requests.
I had her look up multiple dates and times for our Cancun vacation.
Changing my mind too many time.
This is our second time working with “Ryan”, and she will be getting another request from me next year for sure.