S1 Ep 04: Guest Robin Esrock on Travel Writing, Bucket Lists, and Disarming Spear-Wielding Locals

Join Paul and his guest, travel writer and television host Robin Esrock, as they discuss Robin’s travels, how he became a travel writer and co-host of the Gemini-nominated television show Word Travels (with Julia Dimon). The guys talks about disarming spear-wielding locals in Papua New Guinea; eating fermented shark; and exploring all seven continents of the globe.

Also discussed is Robin’s latest book,The Great Canadian Bucket List, and some of Canada’s most intriguing (but largely unknown) travel spots. Canada’s Dead Sea, quaffing sour toe cocktails in Dawson City, and being a tourist in your own town is also covered.

About Robin Esrock:robin-esrock2012-web1

Robin co-hosted Word Travels, a documentary-style television show with fellow travel writer Julia Dimon; together they covered 36 countries in 6 continents over 40 action-packed episodes. The show has aired on OLN, City TV, Nat Geo Adventure, and Travel Channel.

His writing has been published in over a dozen major publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, Toronto Star and South China Morning Post.  He has been featured on CNN, Forbes Travel, MSNBC, Travel+Leisure, Huffington Post, the CBC, CTV, Global, Breakfast Television, and many others, consulting regularly as a travel expert. Robin has written regular columns for the Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, MSN, Outpost Magazine, and many others. He is the author of the best-selling book – The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences.

Having now visited over 100 countries on 6 continents (adding number 7 soon!), Robin continues to write, blog, tweet, and film his ongoing adventures. He lives in Vancouver with his wife Ana and their daughter Raquel.

Links Mentioned in the Show:

www.robinesrock.com (Robin’s website)

www.wordtravels.tv (Main site for the Word Travels television show)

www.canadianbucketlist.com (Site for Robin’s book and Canadian Bucket List project)

www.pauldeburger.com (Paul’s main business site)

www.pauldeburgerpodcast.com (Paul’s podcast site, and home of Step Up!)