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Robert is passionate about travel and exploration.
He has traveled to seven continents and has worked with students around the world.
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 spent time in the driest deserts of Chile and the wettest rainforests of Micronesia.
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 and crocodiles in Zimbabwe, 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, with hammerheads in the Galapagos, with mantas in Hawaii and Pohnpei, in 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, Pueblito in Colombia, Tikal in Guatemala, the moai of Rapa Nui, the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Tiger's Nest Temple in Bhutan, Borobudur in Java, Nan Midol in Micronesia, and unrestored sections of the Great Wall.
He has meandered through the Alley of the Baobabs, the Giants Causeway, Monument Valley, Deadvlei, and up to the top of Ayer's Rock.
He has rafted the White Nile in Uganda, the Nenana in Alaska, the Shotover River in New Zealand, the Trancura in Chile, and the Colorado.
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 Puccón; parasailing in Puerto Vallarta; paragliding off of Lionshead in Cape Town, helicoptering over the Milford Track and the expansive Iguazu and Victoria waterfalls; and ballooning above the Masai Mara and the Valley of the Kings.
He has witnessed total solar eclipses in Wyoming and Chile.
He has watched frolicking giant otters and swimming jaguars in the Pantanal.
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,
playful pandas, porpoising polar penguins, the elusive aye-aye, nocturnal tree porcupines, speedy cheetahs, tentative sloths, 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, and has been charged by hippos and elephant seals.
He has partied with Malagasy at a Famadihana, danced with Maasai at a circumcision ritual.
He has accompanied crocodile hunters in the Sepik and Hadzabe Bushman near Lake Eyasi.
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Last modified: June 22, 2021
Created: September 8, 2011
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