Nicole Russo – Associate

Nicole and JABooks, books, and more books are responsible for Nicole’s wanderlust and semi-nomadic lifestyle. Way back in grade school, she became hooked on reading about fascinating people in far away places and then made a choice to spend her life actually visiting those people and places around the world.

Living in 4 countries and 7 states and exploring 6 continents so far (that pesky Antarctica will happen someday!), Nicole has carved a niche in the adventure travel and safari industry. With nearly 20 years of experience in various roles, Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge about Africa and destinations further afield to the Next Adventure team.

Nicole’s degree in Environmental Studies from George Washington University has been integral in her past roles as an educator for the U.S. Forest Service, various nature centers, and as a docent at a prestigious zoo. Today, she is happier spending time closer to home teaching her young son about the natural world while helping him discover new places and new faces.

Email Nicole directly at nicole@nextadventure.com

 


 

Trip Reports

Serendipity

On Location in Kenya with Parts Unknown

In March 2018, Kili McGowan, Next Adventure’s Managing Director, accompanied the Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown crew during their time on Lewa […]

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Kili visits King Lewanika Camp

In May of 2017, Kili was invited to join the first group of guests to experience the new King Lewanika […]

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Kili & The Snoring Rhinoceros

In the quiet pre-dawn, our small group huddled together around the tea and coffee that the camp staff had so […]

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Magical Mashatu - Kelly's Trip Report

We got to watch these elegant cheetah brothers move through the beautiful countryside, standing up on massive boulders for a […]

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A Crash of Buffalo on the Serengeti

Sorting through the Serengeti

With so many truly spectacular natural wonders within relatively close proximity, it’s no surprise the Northern Circuit and Tanzania’s Serengeti plains […]

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Ele eating in the crater

Tanzania’s Northern Circuit Shines

With so many truly spectacular natural wonders within relatively close proximity, it’s no surprise Tanzania’s Northern Circuit and vast Serengeti plains […]

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Lions in South Luangwa, Zambia

My Private Zambia - On Safari with Allen Bechky

Elephants of all sizes were splashing in the mud, rolling in the goop, lying in it from side to side, […]

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Kudu in the Grass, Linyanti

A Spin Through Bots & Zim

In May, I had an opportunity to travel with African Bush Camps to experience their intimate safari camps in Botswana […]

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Barasingha (Swamp Deer) in Kanha NP

Charismatic India - March 2016 Trip Report

Close your eyes. Think of India. What images come to mind? Maybe the romantic Taj Mahal? How about your favorite curry dish? […]

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Let Zim be your guide

Zimbabwe has long been a favorite destination for us at Next Adventure. I was first there as a two year […]

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Beyond Primates

Delving into Uganda’s Wildlife Havens Uganda is renowned for tracking and viewing both the rare Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzees. These […]

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Scouting India's Best Wildlife Safaris

Over the last few years, Next Adventure has arranged a handful of tiger safaris in India, but it wasn’t until […]

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