Robin Esrock

An Internationally Recognized Travel Broadcaster, Journalist, Bestselling Author and Public Speaker

Robin Esrock is a bestselling author, journalist, TV host and public speaker. Having travelled to 115 countries on 7 continents, Robin Esrock’s 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.  A former travel columnist for The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Outpost and MSN,  Robin Esrock has been profiled as a travel expert by 60 Minutes, CBC, MSNBC, ABC, CTV, Global, Travel+Leisure, The Wall St Journal many others.  Sharing the stage with Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns, Robin Esrock was honoured as Master of Ceremonies at the Explorer’s Club Annual Dinner in New York.

Robin Esrock is the creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, and his passion for travel has been seen by millions of viewers in nearly two-dozen languages on National Geographic and Travel Channel International, and on OLN, Prime Video and CityTV in Canada.  These adventures were also captured for his international bestselling book, The Great Global Bucket List. Robin spent years scouring every province and territory for Canada’s most unique experiences, recording his journey in the country’s top selling travel book, The Great Canadian Bucket List.

Robin Esrock has also written two bestselling travel books about Australia. A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Robin currently writes a for Canadian Geographic and continues to travel the world in search of the world’s best experiences.  Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he lives in Vancouver with his wife and two children.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock loves all that the provinces of Ontario and Quebec have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Central Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had in the heart of Canada. Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock explored every inch of central Canada to craft the definitive Bucket List for the region. Running the gamut of nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana, Robin’s personal quest to tick off the very best of Ontario and Quebec packs in enough for a lifetime. The Great Central Canada Bucket List provides a first-hand perspective on: Riding a motorcycle around Lake Superior. Drinking caribou with Bonhomme. Unravelling a mystery in Algonquin Park. Spending the night at an ice hotel. Scaling the via ferrata at Mont-Tremblant. Exploring the great museums. Cave-swimming in the Magdalen Islands

The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences (The Great Canadian Bucket List Book 4)

Most Canadians think of travel as a way to escape the snow, cold, and dreary winter skies. But Robin Esrock loves all that our eastern provinces have to offer visitors, and so will you! The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List highlights the best travel experiences to be had on Canada’s East Coast. Not your typical travel guide, Robin’s recommendations encompass outdoor adventure and natural wonders as well as the unique food, culture, and history of the Maritimes. Categorized by province, The Great Atlantic Canada Bucket List will give you a first-hand perspective on: • Ziplining over a waterfall in New Brunswick. • Harvesting an iceberg for a Newfoundland cocktail. • Exploring Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail. • Walking the seabed beneath Hopewell Rocks. • Cycling across Canada’s island province. • Rafting a tidal wave in the Bay of Fundy.

Word Travels [Deluxe Version]: Dispatches from the World's Best Job

Ever wonder how hosts in travel shows get the job? Backpacking travel writer Robin Esrock came up with an idea for a TV show. A year later, he found himself on a dream, 3-year assignment to 36 countries on 6 continents filming Word Travels- a 40 part series seen on National Geographic, OLN, and Travel Channel International in over 100 countries. Chasing one outrageous adventure after another, WORD TRAVELS recordsEsrock's epic journey both in front of and behind the camera, exploring inspiring oft-overlooked destinations like Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Lithuania, Venezuela and Romania. Robin’s dispatches carry his trademark wit, stunning full colour photos, and eye for the offbeat, providing fascinating insight into each destination, its people, the world of travel journalism, and the reality of TV production. Along the way, we learn how to survive swimming with piranhas, fire doctors, tsetse flies, AK-47 wielding kids, the world’s most dangerous road, food riots, sandboarding volcanoes, running with bulls, and a radioactive weekend in Chernobyl. WORD TRAVELS: Dispatches from the World's Best Job informs, inspires and entertains as it takes you behind the byline, behind the lens, and behind the planet's most amazing destinations.

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