A Backroads Trip Leader since 2005, Travis has led more than 50 trips around the world. With his guests, Travis has danced like an ostrich in Southern Africa, cycled the winding red roads of Prince Edward Island, hiked the glacier-clad mountains of the Canadian Rockies and so much more.
In addition to his unquenchable thirst for travel, Travis also has a strong passion for wildlife and conservation. He holds a bachelors and masters in primatology from the University of Calgary, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. While living and working in Belize, studying black howler monkeys, Travis earned the nickname “monkey-boy.” Recently, he spent three years in Madagascar studying the endangered lemur species. Travis is the director of Planet Madagascar, a conservation, education and community development project, and he loves to share his adventures through writing and photography. Follow his work: www.thetravellingprimate.com and www.planetmadagascar.com.