About Us

Ryne and Cypress

Hello! I am Jenny Rutherford and I love exploring the natural world with my passionate husband Ryne and adorable son, Cypress. We travel on our own, not in large groups or part of a packaged deal. Independent travel not only lowers your travel costs, but also gives you flexibility in your itinerary and lodging options. This definitely adds more stress due to unknowns, but that goes hand in hand with adventure travel.

Independent Nature Travel promotes budget and eco-friendly travel. We hope to encourage and inspire people to travel more. Travelling and supporting natural parks and nature preserves puts tourist dollars more into the hand of local communities and gives them an incentive to protect and not destroy their natural resources. This ultimately benefits local communities and ecosystems.

Ryne and I are biological consultants who typically work for half of the year and travel for the other half of the year. Travel experiences leave us far richer and happier than material possessions.

Cypress Glade Rutherford