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herptraveler

With a passion for travel and for herpetology, I plan on embarking on a year-long Eurasian adventure early 2012, exploring many countries and getting to know their reptilian wildlife.
herptraveler has written 22 posts for Herp Traveler

Sitting with Science

I’m a science buff. A scientist at heart, it’s what I eventually want to go to school for–one PhD in animal behavior, another in bio engineering (that’s more than just a Dream, I’ll have you know). At the moment, I have little more than a high school’s education as far as the sciences go. However, … Continue reading

Series: Personal Goals for 2012

I’ve decided to revisit the goals I had set down for myself three months ago in an attempt to narrow down my plans to a coherent list rather than random notes scribbled haphazardly every which-where. Things have changed, and as predicted, my plans have morphed into a more feasible grid of the next six months … Continue reading

I’m going to die early.

So, after four weeks of pain-in-the-ass moving (moving needs to be instantaneous–get on it science!), I’m living in a mostly-finished house with no carpet or heat with the onslaught of winter approaching, making this a butt-ass cold house and a sorry predicament. Add to that, one of my jobs (I told you I got a … Continue reading

Baby Steps

So, yesterday I finally got a second job. It was a lot easier to get than I expected, and now I work mornings at Burger King and evenings at a grocery store slicing meat. It’s not glamorous, but glamorous wasn’t what I was asking for anyway. The ‘New Hire’ excitement is only just beginning to … Continue reading

And I’m Back, with Two Major Changes

Okay, so it’s become apparent that I’m no good at this, at least not yet. I am notoriously bad at keeping up blogs, posts, twits, and anything that is even remotely tied to a daily diary. That said, I’m doing much better with this than I normally would be. The fact that I made six … Continue reading

Humiliation and Sweat

Yesterday, I posted very compelling reasons for exercising, and they don’t only apply to traveling. Today, I’m letting you get a peek at my own exercise session. Unfortunately (for you) my sister’s video camera has no batteries, so you don’t actually get to laugh as you watch me collapse every other time I do a … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Start Exercising Before Traveling

I’m going to start by saying I don’t know the first thing about exercise. I’ve never done it. I would say aside from Physical Education in high school, but I never considered that anything other than torture in the form of Jazzercise. Now, I may look skinny, but don’t let my size fool you–none of … Continue reading

Letter to the Future

Hi future, We haven’t met, but I’ve heard a lot about you around town. You already know all about me, so let’s talk about you. How are you? Where are you? Are you living it up in Japan like I discussed, preparing to head on home to good ol’ Californ-eye-ay? Perhaps you’re in Russia, having … Continue reading

And now, for something completely different.

Everyone has their own reasons for traveling; things they want to take away from the unique experience, specific missions for their travels, personal goals they don’t tell anyone else. Usually it’s a mix between all three, as is my case. Before I start going into my own mission and goals and such, first, a little … Continue reading

My Itinerary (I guess). The joys of flexibility!

Yes, this is a post about my itinerary in regards to my planned RTW trip, though I want to make it clear that my itinerary is extremely flexible. Neither the times (Hah! times?) nor the destinations are solid, and I’m leaving plenty up to fate. The stages of planning are early yet, and though they … Continue reading

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