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. After a bike accident left him with a modest insurance settlement, Esrock quit his job to set off on a one-year, solo, backpacking adventure to 24 countries. He recorded his year of living dangerously through articles, photographs, videos, and interviews, pioneering a new era of travel journalism. In his multi-media presentations, Esrock shares lessons from the road on breaking boundaries, risk management, the power of good storytelling, and more.
Esrock’s travels have been published in several major publications worldwide, including National Geographic Traveler, The Guardian, Toronto Star, Reader’s Digest, and the South China Morning Post. He is also a featured travel expert for 60 Minutes, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Travel, Huffington Post, CBC, CTV, Global, Breakfast Television, and more, while also a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, MSN, Outpost Magazine, Matador, and other publications.
Esrock also developed, co-wrote, and co-produced Word Travels, the first TV series to show the truth behind the byline, where he and his co-host travelled to 36 countries on six continents. Nominated for a Best Documentary Series Award, the show aired on National Geographic International and Travel Channel International in more than 100 countries. He also created the award-winning adventure-culinary show Get Stuffed, produced award-winning multimedia projects for Destination Canada, and wrote creative copy for clients including Ford Motors, Intercontinental Holiday Inn, and Bell.
A bestselling author, Esrock’s first book, The Great Canadian Bucket List: One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences, quickly became a smash national bestseller, topping Amazon’s travel, history, and guidebook categories. He is also the author of the international bestseller The Great Global Bucket List and The Great Australian Bucket List.
A Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Esrock has visited more than 110 countries on seven continents and continues to write, blog, share, and film his ongoing adventures.