“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
~ Winston Churchill
Go Ahead, Make our Day!
The Nomadic Tribes are always seeking new and exciting travel & lifestyle destinations to visit! We welcome inquiries for…
Press or Sponsored Trips to develop experiential stories & advertising, (destinations, scuba diving, resorts, wineries, dining and other adventure activities)
Brand Ambassadorships & Campaigns
Photography & Video (Underwater, Topside & Aerial)
Writing & Social Media Coverage
Speaking Engagements – Keynote, Seminars & Breakouts
Workshops & Seminars
Reviews (Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Airlines & Adventures)
Day or Multi Day trips/tours
Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Travel Products Reviews & Gear Testing
Exploration & Research Expeditions
We are Matador Ambassadors for Matador Network, an independent media company and nexus of travel culture worldwide. It was the world’s first interactive travel magazine that has taken the best of professional journalism and online community and blended the two to create something much more compelling than either by itself. It is now one of the largest independent travel publishers online, “reaching over 13 million unique monthly visitors!”
AquaLung Drywear (formerly Whites Drywear) continue to sponsor us. We have worn their drysuits and dive gear cold water diving in British Columbia, Alaska and Hudson Bay, Manitoba. Aqualung wetsuits served us well while snorkeling with whale sharks in Mexico and during our dives with tiger sharks in the Bahamas.
Our target audience leans toward well educated, affluent and active adventure 50-plus demographic. We are self-confessed generational agnostics, as Jett is a tail-end Baby Boomer and Kathryn is a front-end Generation X.
Additionally, as current members of the British Columbia Association of Travel Writers, and former members of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, we have in recent years expanded our editorial reach into topside adventure travel and destinations.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
~ Lao Tzu
Where The Hoodoo Magic Happens
Do you wish to promote your destination, product or brand? At home, abroad, or plumbing the ocean’s depths we travel the globe with passion. As professional freelance writers and image-makers, we enjoy sharing our insight and insider tips. Through our mind’s eye we source and create travel content, photography and video, combined with the reach of social media, to deliver engaging and informative travel information. We also review hotels, resorts & spas, restaurants, wineries, bar mitzvahs, scuba equipment, travel gear, photo equipment, martini bars & gin joints.
Nothing in life is FREE. No company worth its bottom dollar doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything without expecting a return on investment. We always deliver a rat’s ass… ahhh ROI. Our glowing testimonials speak to this. We are not in business for freebies, or random perks. We only accept free stuff if it’s something that interests us and we believe it is something The Nomadic Tribes engaged audience would find of equal interest.
We have, and do, turn down trips and offers wherein we feel it is simply not a good fit, or it is a resort or destination we would never travel to on our own dime. We are fair and ethical in all our business dealings and expect the absolute same in return. It all comes down to integrity. Our work must benefit all concerned. This not only extends to our business associations, but also to our readership.
Unless stated in our blog posts, all images and reviews appearing on The Nomadic Tribes reflect our own experience and research. We are happy to review relevant travel & lifestyle related products or services. Send us an email if you have something you feel would be of interest to our readers.
Social Media Stats
Starting from zero when we launched The Nomadic Tribes travel blog on July 15, 2015, we’ve made some measurable progress. Here’s where we’re at:
Twitter: 15,100 + followers
Facebook: 3,120 followers
Instagram: 11,300 + followers
We also continue to build our following on Pinterest and Google+. As we grow our online presence and our social media stats reach for the stars, we will be all Whirling Dervishes about it here.
Klout attempts to quantify a person, or a businesses, social media influence through a variety of platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, among others. The scores run from one to 100 with 40 being average. Klout does not take relevance into consideration. With the average Klout Score being 40, it’s generally considered that Klout scores of 50+ are killing it in the social media arena with regard to engagement and influence. Klout users with a score of 63 are deemed to be in the top 5% of all social media influencers.
We were understandably thrilled to have earned some Blog Awards for “The Nomadic Tribes” travel blog after only being up and running for a few months. We remain a work in progress destined to manically take over the world. (“Oops, did we just say that out loud?”)
It’s also important to mention that our work reaches far beyond social media stats as we have worked as diving photojournalists and travel writers since 1990 and continue to partner with many great magazines, companies and brands in the scuba diving and travel industry. Check out our glowing Testimonials below.
What Others Are Saying
Over many years he has fine tuned photographic and lighting techniques, allowing him to capture stunning images of the underwater world, its’ inhabitants, and their relationships. He is a very good writer, and the combination of his writing and images portray very well the essence of exploration and discovery that is scuba diving. This in turn is what attracts people to visit various locations of the underwater world.
Jett, and a very few others, have presented British Columbia underwater on the world stage, and have been responsible for the marine environment on British Columbia being ranked as one of the richest and most diverse ecosystems in the world. Without his fine work, much of British Columbia’s excellent worldwide reputation as a diving destination would not have developed.
John DeBoeck, Director, Dive Industry Association of British Columbia
Thank you, thank you, thank you! That (you sent me these images) pretty much made my day. You see, every Tom, Dick and Harry sends me tons of Underwater stuff (not that I can’t still use your images) but topside shots are so hard to come by that I was thinking of flying down to do it myself. 🙂 It warms my heart that you got some nice ones! I’m looking forward to honoring your work in our brochure.
Henrik Rosén, Vice President, Wakatobi Dive Resort
“Another incredible human being full of ALOHA, compassion and understanding. Jett is also a new admin for our Facebook page and an integral part of our organization.”
We will… also take you out to Queen Charlotte Strait’s Seven Tree Island as Jett and Kathryn Britnell explore it. “The Britnell’s” do a great job painting a picture of the area for our readers.
Rick Stratton, Editor, Publisher, Dive News Network
What a wonderful article about Cozumel, Jett & Kathryn. You are highly talented at your profession. Keep up the great work and if you could send me your links on new articles that would be great. Take care and please keep in touch. God Bless.
Deanna Campbell, Owner, Two D’s Diving and Tour Adventures, Cozumel, Mexico
Over the years we have hosted many journalists and photographers onboard the various Nautilus vessels. Jett Britnell is definitely one of our favourites and we consider him a good friend. It’s always a pleasure having him onboard. Not to mention that his various articles have been very useful in increasing the visibility of our business.
Mike Lever, Owner and Captain, Nautilus Explorer
Wow…you can write!
Rick Stratton, Publisher, Editor, NORTHWEST DIVE NEWS Magazine
Hi Jett! Great stuff! (as usual). Regards, Phil
Dr. Phil Nuytten, Publisher, Editor, DIVER Magazine (Canada)
Jett has been a regular and reliable contributor to DIVER Magazine for many years. Our readers often remark on his well written articles. Our editors look forward to receiving his well prepared and easy to work with material.
Peter Vassilopoulos, Publisher, Editor, DIVER Magazine (Canada)
Seeing your images laid out like this and re-reading the piece made made me long for both Canadian waters and good ol’ Fuji Velvia film saturation! Gorgeous.
Diego Garcia, Editor, Scuba Diver Australasia Magazine (Singapore)
I just wanted to let you know that the latest issue of UWP is now available. It’s another bumper issue thanks to your contribution and I’m very pleased with the way it has turned out.
Peter Rowlands, Editor / Publisher, Underwater Photography Magazine (UK)
I have uploaded the low res images to the designer for your Browning Pass article, and the final copy edits are done. So, we are just waiting for first draft from the art director. I fully expect it to be stunning. Thank you.
Stephen Frink, Publisher, ALERT DIVER Magazine
Hi Jett and Kathryn. HARBORS Magazine summer issue is at the printer, the diving article looks great!
Katherine S. McKelvey, Senior Partner/VP Marketing and Publishing, HARBORS – The Kenmore Air Destination Magazine
Here’s the Tiger Beach piece online. Great article, by the way!
John Tapley, Managing Editor, SCUBA & H2O ADVENTURE Magazine (USA)
Anyway you cut it, your stories are all first rate, and anything you send would be awesome!
Doug Smith, President / Editor, DEPTH Magazine (Canada)
We will be using your most awesome photo from Vanuatu titled “Diver and Soft Coral” for the cover of NORTHWEST DIVE NEWS. We love it!! It is incredible and the colors are amazing. Many thanks and most appreciated!!!
Selene Peterson, Executive Assistant to Publisher, Production Manager/Expo Coordinator, Dive News Network
I just wanted to let you know that I read through your interview replies and I am absolutely blown away by your amazing photography! Your interview was among the most interesting I’ve done to date, and I really enjoyed the amount of history/stories that you included about yourself and experiences. Thank you for doing such a well thought out job; your writing is top notch.
Dave Seeram, Editor/Publisher, PHOTOGRAPHYBB Online Magazine
I have had the pleasure of working with Jett Britnell over the last several months, as he has been submitting editorial to DEPTH Magazine. His editorial is very informative, and the photo’s that he sends to illustrate his editorials are some of the best in the business. I consider myself very lucky to be working with Jett, and I look forward to utilizing more of his stuff in the near future. I would highly recommend Jett’s work to be used in any dive magazine you may be considering.
Doug Smith, President / Editor, DEPTH Magazine (Canada)
I’m really excited to be working with you again. Your photos are amazing, and your writing is incredibly engaging!
I.J. James, Production Manager, DIVE NEWS NETWORK
Congratulations, you can be proud of all you have done!
Hey Jett. I have the story and images. Looks great! I appreciate you getting them to me so quickly, along with the word count, you just make it that much nicer for us. Thanks!
Sarah Wilson, Editor, NORTHWEST DIVE NEWS Magazine
I am just putting the finishing touches to the July issue and then it is all hands on deck for the August issue, which will be the redesigned magazine. Your Nakwakto Rapids piece is going into the relaunch issue, as it is definitely something out of the ordinary.
Mark Evans, Editor, SPORT DIVER Magazine (UK)
Many thanks to Jett Britnell who not only supplied the incredible photograph featured on this issue’s cover but also the excellent feature article about diving around Vancouver Island that accompanies it.
Philip Stone, Publisher, Managing Editor, WILD ISLE Magazine
Wow! just received a copy of the December issue of DIVER Magazine. We are all very impressed down here. It was two years ago that you were here and we all pretty much forgot about your plans for a “side bar” on caverns to be included in the Cozumel article. Well it looks like we got even better! AQUATECH would have taken out advertising had we known.
I am surprised to say the least on the cavern shot that you got of me. Hell, I think you only took two or three images of me and to get a result like that. Wow! Steve Gerrard is also impressed as he has not been able to get a shot like that in the caverns after many tries. Also, the copy you wrote is right on line. A nice informative read that really says it all.
Bil Philips, Cave Diving Expert, New York Explorers Society, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Thanks, Jett, your images were beautiful so the layout was all yours!
Craig Sinclair, Art Director, Redwood Custom Communications
We received our copy of DIVER Magazine this morning, and I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with your article. I feel you really captured the spirit of our business and of Hornby in a delightful and positive manner. The pictures turned out very well! The shot of the diver with the octopus is especially good.
Amanda Heath & Rob Zielinski, Hornby Island Diving
When you called last week, I had not yet received my current issue of DIVER Magazine. It was waiting for me when I got home last night. I opened it up and saw myself looking out at me! Thank you very much for an excellent article and referral. It is already paying dividends. I have had three people in four days that have come out with us after reading your article.
Kevin VanCleemput, Shallon Diving Charters
Thank you! Your photos are so important to my book 99 DIVES, starting with the magic of Browning Wall on the front cover, and then the inside photos and the sea lions on the back cover. I am so thrilled with what all of your photos have added throughout the book from cover to cover. Thank you, Jett. I hope you are happy with it too.
Betty Pratt-Johnson, Dive Book Author, 99 DIVES
We are leaving for Cozumel on Saturday. Your story in DIVER magazine made us want to go there.
Vancouver Diving Couple
We met Jett Britnell when he came to Vanuatu to do a story for FISHEYE VIEW Magazine on the MV Coriolis. We found Jett to be very professional in his approach to the story. It was obvious that what he did was important to him, as of course it was to us. Jett spent his time in search of some photos that would make the story special.
We feel that he did indeed succeed in photographing and writing a story that was special. The response from Jett’s article in FISHEYE VIEW was much greater than we had hoped for. We feel this is entirely due to the quality of the article. If as they say a picture is worth a thousand words, this was an eloquent article to say the least.
Jett’s article was largely responsible for bookings by Stephen Frink, Dr. Eugenie Clark, and Chris Newbert. We feel that the article was largely responsible for our success at DEMA. We used a photo taken by Jett for the centerpiece of our booth and a reprint of his article as our main handout. We feel that Jett and FISHEYE VIEW Magazine have contributed a great deal to our present success.
Judy Beaty & Bob Bowdy, MV Coriolis, Vanuatu
We have known Jett for many years and have enjoyed seeing his spectacular slide shows. Jett’s underwater photographic skills and his unique composition and attention to details all combine to produce a visual treat for divers and non-divers.
Dave & Renate Christie, Rendezvous Dive Ventures
I’ve gone through your online galleries and your photographs are truly amazing. But, I’m sure you’ve heard that before.
Donna Vieria, Editor, DREAMSCAPES TRAVEL & LIFESTYLES Magazine
It was a well-written and respectful article, “Sacred Burial Sites of British Columbia’s First Nations.” I couldn’t have said it better myself – and that’s my business! I’m going to have my employees read it as well. Maybe, I can convince one of them to take up diving with me.
Garth L. Baldwin, M.A., RPA, Principal, Drayton Archaeology
A Small Sampling Of Our Magazine Articles in PDF Format
Our Stories & Images Have Been Published In The Following Media
Scuba & H2O Adventures
Diver Magazine (Canada)
Scuba Diver Ocean Planet (Singapore)
Dive Photo Guide
Adventure Magazine NZ (New Zealand)
Northwest Dive News
Northeast Dive News
Midwest Dive News
The Telegraph (UK)
Scuba Diving (USA)
Sport Diver (USA)
PhotoComment (South Africa)
The Globe and Mail Newspaper
Underwater Photography E-zine (UK)
Travel Thru History
Harbors – Kenmore Air Destination
Around the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest Diver
Canadian Diver & Watersport
EZDIVE E-zine (China)
Sportdiving in Australia
Underwater Photographer (UK)
Underwater Geographic (Australia)
General Motor’s Motion Magazine
BC Dive Guide 2004
British Columbia Magazine
Diving & Resorts
Scuba Diver Australasia
Our Magazine Cover Shots
Companies We Have Worked With
Wakatobi Dive Resort
Browning Pass HideAway Resort
Air New Zealand
Tealia Tea Company Ltd
Dive News Network
BC Dive Adventures & Kayak
Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia
Marine Trades Association
Sea & See Travel
Vancouver Coast & Mountain Tourism
Sport Diver UK
Pitt Meadows Golf Club
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)
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