Nomad nature travel is the culmination of nearly a decade travelling the world, sleeping and living in everything from vans to hammocks to mobile homes to bamboo huts, falling asleep to the sounds of jungles, rivers and oceans, spending thousands of hours snorkeling, diving, hiking, birding, herping, and guiding other amateur naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts in some of the most spectacular places on earth.
From the jungles of the Colombian Amazon and flooded grasslands of the Orinoco to the dipterocarp forests of Malaysian Borneo; from the world’s most diverse coral reef ecosystems in West Papua to the wadis and coral-fringed coastline of the Sinai; the wetlands of the Maya Biosphere Reserve and national parks of Southern Thailand to the ABC islands of the Caribbean and the Pine Savannas of Florida.
You won’t find the same top 10 lists that are mindlessly regurgitated throughout the adventure travel industry on this site. My goal is to provide thoughtful, informed reviews (of gear and destinations) that people who are serious about authentic nature and wildlife travel will respect and benefit from.
Alex - Founder at nomad nature travel
In 2015, I left my corporate job at a large bank to take a chance on a lifestyle that I had always fantasized about but was always too comfortable and complacent to pull the trigger on: digital nomad-dom.
I was tired of the city–the constant construction, the sirens, the subway, rush hour and the concrete jungle–but I didn’t want to travel (and work) for travel’s sake.
I wanted to use this lifestyle to fund what I was actually passionate about: nature and wildlife photography.
First exposed to nature and wildlife in the deserts around Phoenix, Arizona and raised on the West Coast of Canada, camping, hiking, fishing, snorkeling, looking for gartersnakes, tagging salmon, exploring tidepools, and birdwatching with my dad, what I should have done after high school was pursue a scientific education in conservation, ecology and biology. Instead, I chose commerce and finance.
Today, I’m the chief editor, writer and reviewer at nomad nature travel, as well as the co-founder and videographer at NNT productions and the author of The Nature Traveller’s Handbook, a guide to 150 research stations and private reserves throughout the tropics that offer access to the best and most important remaining wild areas throughout our planet’s biodiversity hotspots.
I channel my lifetime of outdoor living and adventure travel experience, on land and under the waves, into all of our gear and location reviews.
NNT Productions (nomad nature travel productions) is the other component of nomad nature travel. This is the digital media segment of our business. It combines my search engine optimization and videography experience with the sound & video editing, graphic design, social media marketing and paid advertising experience of my girlfriend and travel partner, Tessa Gill (seen below snorkeling in West Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Indonesia).
Tessa is an Irish artist who studied fine arts at the University of Malaga and has a long list of illustration, marketing and content creation credits to her name. You can find her on Instagram.
- Videography serfices
- SEO services
- PPC services
- User Generated Content services
- Social media marketing/management services
To businesses and non-profits in the nature and wildlife travel niche. I encourage you to visit out our official NNT Productions Page here. You can also check out our latest video project below–the supercut compilation of some of my favourite wildlife experiences over the past 10 years as a promotional complement to the release of my book “The Nature Traveller’s Handbook.”
The mission: helping others live the dream
For the past 8 years, I have been fortunate enough to live my passion, spending thousands of hours in the most beautiful natural areas, chasing the best nature and wildlife travel experiences throughout the planet’s biodiversity hotspots.
I even managed to live out a dream as a wildlife guide in SE Asia and South America, helping others experience spectacular nature and wildlife.
I hope you find the reviews, insights, recommendations and guides born out of all that experience helpful as you explore our beautiful but suffering natural world.
Get in touch with us
Our overarching goal is to make nature & wildlife travel and outdoor adventures easier, while, hopefully, showcasing the best nature and wildlife travel experiences on the planet. And, while we are experienced adventure travellers, we are always open to suggestions and learning new things. If you ever have ideas on how to improve the site and any of its resources, we’d love to hear from you.
Visit our contact page for a full list of email addresses or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach us on our social media pages.