Robert is passionate about travel and exploration.
He has traveled with undergraduate and medical students to six continents.
He has done fieldwork in Papua New Guinea and East Africa on malaria and HIV.
He has been to the lowest place on earth in Jordan and has climbed the tallest mountains in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Wales.
He has trekked through Patagonia, the Milford Track in New Zealand, the hill regions of Thailand, Cradle Mountain in Australia, and the Cambrian fossil beds of the Canadian Rockies.
He has floated buoyantly in the Dead Sea and the salar lakes of the Andean altiplano, taken a polar plunge off Deception Island, Antarctica, gone cage diving with great whites in South Africa, swam with piranhas in the Amazon and dolphins off Zanzibar, snorkeled with sea lions and penguins in the Galápagos and with sharks in Belize.
He has scuba dived in the Mozambique Channel, the Andaman Sea, the blue hole of Belize, the Colombian Caribbean, the north shore of Papua New Guinea, and the Great Barrier Reef.
He explored the pyramids of Egypt and the Yucatan Peninsula, the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, Tikal in Guatemala, the moai of Rapa Nui, the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Tiger's Nest Temple in Bhutan, and Borobudur in Java.
He has rafted the White Nile in Uganda, the Nenana in Alaska, the Shotover River in New Zealand, and the Trancura in Chile.
He has gone surf boarding in Costa Rica, snowboarding in Dubai, and sand boarding in the Atacama.
He has gone zip-lining in Rincón de la Vieja; canyoning in Pucón; parasailing in Puerto Vallarta; helicoptering over the Milford Track and Iguazu - the largest waterfall in the world; and ballooning above the Masai Mara and the Valley of the Kings.
He has photographed long nosed elephants in Tanzania, long-nose elephant seals in California, long-nosed proboscis monkeys in Malaysia, long-snouted alligators in the Everglades, long-necked giraffes in South Africa, long-necked giraffe weevils in Madagascar, the tallest flower in the world in Kew Gardens, the largest flower in the world in Malaysia, porpoising polar penguins, the elusive aye-aye, and devils in Tasmania.
He fended off a mysterious rash in Trinidad, tsetse flies in Tanzania, and leeches in Borneo.
He hung out with monks in Bhutan and monkeys in India, baboons in Tanzania and gorillas in Rwanda; spent time at a lion research station in Botswana; walked with lemurs in Madagascar, has been charged by hippos and elephant seals, and accompanied crocodile hunters in the Sepik and Hadzabe Bushman near Lake Eyasi.
Created: September 8, 2011
Last modified: July 31, 2014