In 2015, I left my corporate job 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. I didn’t want to travel (and work) for travel’s sake, however; I wanted to use this lifestyle to drive and fund what I was actually passionate about: nature and wildlife photography.
For the past 7 years, I have been fortunate enough to live my passion. I have worked a wide range of freelance digital jobs–writing, editing, marketing, translation–and intermitently as a wildlife guide in SE Asia and South America, in search of predominantly (but not exclusively) reptiles and amphibians. Most of my disposable income has been spent on the gear you need to live this lifestyle: that of the nature and wildlife-focused digital nomad.
I wanted to create a hub and also a community for digital nomads (current or aspiring) that will help make this lifestyle possible.
This website is the culmination of more than 7 years of travelling the world, sleeping and living in everything from vans to hammocks to mobile homes to bamboo huts, 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 reef ecosystems in West Papua to the wadis and coral-fringed coastline of the Sinai; the mountains of the Albanian Riviera and national parks of Southern Thailand to the ABC islands of the Caribbean and the Pine Savannas of Florida.
I hope you find the reviews, stories and recommendations born out of all that experience helpful as you explore our beautiful but suffering planet. The nature nomad life is an enormous privilege and I want to help others realize and live it too.