Robin Esrock

Robin Esrock

Vancouver, British Columbia
Renowned Travel Writer, Bestselling Author & TV Host
Robin Esrock is a keynote speaker, global adventurer, bestselling author, travel writer & TV host for the world's bucket list experiences & adventures. Having travelled to over 110 countries on 7 continents, his stories and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, South China Morning Post and Sydney Morning Herald. Robin spent years scouring every province and territory for Canada’s most unique experiences, recording his journey in the bestseller The Great Canadian Bucket List. He has also written two bestselling travel books about Australia.
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Robin Esrock’s success as a global adventurer, travel writer, bestselling author and international TV personality is no accident, although it did start with one. Struck down on his bike at a Vancouver intersection, Robin hobbled away with a broken kneecap, and one year later, a modest $20,000 insurance settlement. It was just enough for him to pack up his things, quit his job, and set off on a one-year solo round-the-world backpacking adventure to 24 countries. Committed to record his year of living dangerously, he uploaded weekly reports, photography, videos, reviews, and interviews with every person he met. In doing so, he pioneered a new era of multi-platform, switched-on and wired-in travel journalism, leading to adventures beyond his wildest dreams.

Robin Esrock could look back on several careers before stumbling upon this exciting new one. He rode the new media boom in the late 1990′s, working in London for the Sunday Times, BBC, Reuters and FilmFour. Immigrating to Canada, he founded a Vancouver record label before working for a music agency with clients including Coldplay, Norah Jones and Bryan Adams. Once he discovered travel writing, his own star took the spotlight as a writer and then eventually a motivational speaker. Robin’s stories have been published in over a dozen major publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, Toronto Star, Readers Digest, Escape Magazine, and the South China Morning Post.

He has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Travel, MSNBC, Travel+Leisure, Huffington Post, ABC, the CBC, CTV, Global, Breakfast Television, and many others, consulting regularly as a travel expert. Robin Esrock has written regular columns for The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, MSN, Outpost, Matador, and Pakistani fashion magazine She (because, why not?).

Noticing the fascination and misconceptions surrounding the profession of travel writing, Robin conceived what became the first TV series to show the truth behind the byline. Word Travels took Robin and co-host Julia Dimon to 36 countries on 6 continents, filming 40 action-packed half-hour episodes. In addition to hosting, Robin developed, wrote, and co-produced the show. Nominated for a Best Documentary Series Gemini Award, the show airs on National Geographic International and Travel Channel International in over 100 countries and 21 languages. In Canada, it is a popular fixture on OLN, FX, and CityTV, also airing on TVB in China, and Outside TV, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and PBS in the USA.

Robin created the award-winning adventure-culinary show Get Stuffed (OLN/Nat Geo Adventure), has produced award-winning multimedia projects for Destination Canada, and has written creative copy for clients including Ford Motors, Intercontinental Holiday Inn, Jetstar, and Bell. He was honoured as Master of Ceremonies at the prestigious Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, sharing the stage with the likes of Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns.

Writer and TV host, Robin Esrock also spoke about the wonderful lessons of travel with a TEDx talk that has over one million views online. Robin was named as one of Gear Junkies Outdoor Ambassadors, a list of adventurers, inventors and athletes from the past 110 years that includes Ernest Shackleton, Eddie Bauer, Robert Baden-Powell and Steve Irwin.

Robin’s first book The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences – garnered critical acclaim and extensive media coverage offering insights and strategies for Canadians for one-of-a-kind travel experiences around the world. It quickly became a 20x national bestseller, topping Amazon’s Travel, History, and Guidebook categories for years. He is also the bestselling author of The Great Global Bucket List, The Great Australian Bucket List and 75 Must-See Places to Take the Kids (before they don’t want to go).

Robin has served as the Executive Director of the Greater Vancouver Media Association, Vice President of the Travel Media Association of Canada (BC Chapter), and he is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. He currently writes a column called Bucket Listed for Canadian Geographic. Scuba diving in Papua New Guinea, racing Lamborghinis in Italy, volcano boarding in Nicaragua – it’s all in a day’s work. Having visited over 110 countries on 7 continents, Robin continues to write, blog, share, and film his ongoing adventures. He lives in Vancouver with his wife, two children and their pet rats.




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Robin Esrock Topic Presentations

life on the edge - a wild look at managing risk and dreaming big

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop Session
  • Over the course of his career, renowned travel journalist, TV host, and bestselling author Robin Esrock has dived with giant crocs and great white sharks; sand-boarded an active volcano; visited war zones; leaped the world’s highest bungee jump; biked jungle death roads; swum with piranha, and even been set on fire. With hard-won insights from a lifetime of adventure, Robin demonstrates that staying safe on the road follows the same principles as managing risk with our careers, projects, investments, and life in general.  Illustrated with eye-popping photography, incredible experiences, and engaging storytelling, Life on the Edge invites everyone to dream big, overcome both personal and professional challenges, and build a better bucket list.

    Audience: Keynote, Corporate, Finance, Education Length: 1 Hour

breaking boundaries - how to overcome the impossible

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop Session
  • With the world as his canvas, Robin Esrock reflects on the unique life experiences that have enabled him to break through the personal, professional and organizational boundaries that stand in our way. This entertaining talk helps audiences recognize, respect and ultimately hurdle over their own limitations. Incorporating themes of transformation, intention, instinct, and curiosity, Breaking Boundaries distils hard-won, often hilarious takeaways into inspiring strategies for future success.

    Audience: Keynote, Corporate, Education, Government, Medical, Real Estate Length: 1 Hour

refill the canadian bucket list - a celebration of the great white north

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop Session
  • Across every province and territory, Canada’s top travel personality introduces us to Canada’s most unique and fascinating destinations and activities. There’s something here for everyone: nature, food, history, thrills, culture and plenty of ideas to fill up your bucket list.  Packed with inspiring insights, engaging storytelling, and stunning visuals, join us for a one-of-a-kind virtual adventure.

    Length: 1 Hour

refill the global bucket list - big dreams and better travel

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop Session
  • It’s time to dream big! From pole to pole and in-between, renowned travel personality Robin Esrock takes us to some of the world’s most stunning destinations and activities, in this fun, punchy, and inspiring presentation. There’s  something here for everyone: thrills, food, history, nature, beaches, and plenty of ideas to fill up your bucket list.

    Length: 1 Hour

finish the sentence

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop Session
  • Technology stitches our world together, even as uncertainty pulls us apart at the seams. It’s too easy to forget just how similar we all are, and how every voice has something to say. Robin once asked thousands of people from every conceivable background, to answer the same three questions. Shared along with his own unique background, the results are poignant, funny, and thought-provoking, shining a much-needed light on universal passions and challenges.

    Length: 45 mins

seasonal for halloween - the world's spookiest places

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop Session
  • To celebrate Halloween, we’ve asked renowned travel writer, bestselling travel author, and National Geographic TV host Robin Esrock to explore the world’s creepiest destinations. Having reported from over 100 countries on 7 continents, Robin has personally visited enough weird and spooky destinations to make our goosebumps crawl, including the ghost city outside of Chernobyl, a bizarre bone church, underground catacombs, a medieval museum of torture, haunted prison hotels, and ghostly Civil War mansions.  Illustrated with stunning images and fun storytelling, we invite you to join Robin for a spook-tacular virtual event.

    Length: 50 mins


Robin was able to transport our team through a visual journey across Canada, inspiring us to discover more of our own backyards than we thought possible. Robin is an incredibly engaging speaker and presenter – we definitely recommend having him host your next event!


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The Great Central Canada Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences (The Great Canadian Bucket List, 2)
The Great Central Canada Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences (The Great Canadian Bucket List, 2)
The Great Central Canada Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences (The Great Canadian Bucket List, 2)
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