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 climbed the tallest mountains in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Wales and has been to the lowest place on earth in Jordan. He has trekked through Patagonia, the Milford Track in New Zealand, the hill regions of Thailand, and the Cambrian fossil beds of the Canadian Rockies. He has floated bouyantly in the Dead Sea and the salar lakes of the Andean altiplano, snorkeled with sea lions and penguins in the Galápagos and sharks in Belize, and scuba dived in the Mozambique Channel, the Andaman Sea, the blue hole, and the Great Barrier Reef. He explored the pyramids of Egypt and the Yucatan Peninsula, the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Tikal in Guatemala, the moai of Rapa Nui, the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the Tiger's Nest Temple in Bhutan. 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, snow boarding 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 largest waterfall in the world, and ballooning in 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, and the largest flower in the world in Malaysia. He hung out with monks in Bhutan and monkeys in India, baboons in Tanzania, and gorillas in Rwanda; he walked with lemurs in Madagascar, accompanied crocodile hunters in the Sepik and bushman near Ngorongoro, fended off leeches in Borneo, and spent time at a lion research station in Botswana.
Created: September 8, 2011
Last modified: September 8, 2011