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Robin
Esrock

Renowned International Travel Personality and Bestselling Author of The Great Australian Bucket List

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Having chased his bucket list to over 110 countries across 7 continents, renowned travel writer and bestselling author Robin Esrock knows how to tell a good story.

Robin’s articles, stories, columns and photography have appeared in major publications on five continents, including National Geographic, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, South China Morning Post, Readers Digest, the Melbourne Herald, Dubai Gulf News and Toronto Star.

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Robin has been profiled as a global travel expert by 60 Minutes, ABC Morning News, Channel 10, CNN, ABC Radio, 9News, MSNBC, CBC, the Wall Street Journal, the Sydney Morning Herald and many other outlets. He was honoured as Master of Ceremonies at the Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York (sharing the stage with Buzz Aldrin and Ken Burns), and his TEDx talk is one of the most popular travel talks on the TED network.

The creator and co-host of the 40-part television series Word Travels, Robin has been seen by millions of viewers in nearly two dozen languages on the National Geographic Channel and Travel Channel International. A recognized pioneer in travel blogging and social media, Robin is the bestselling author of The Great Australian Bucket List and The Great Global Bucket List (Affirm Press).

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Breaking Boundaries

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.

The Great Australian Bucket List

Weaving in photography, video and his trademark humour, renowned international travel writer Robin takes us on a remarkable journey to every state and territory, sharing the destinations, activities and personalities that breathe life into the nation, along with the inspiring insights he's picked up along the way.

The Power of Story (Tourism and Hospitality)

In competitive industries cluttered with information, how do you get your story through? Using real-world examples, Robin discusses the impact of storytelling as a means of connecting with both media and consumers, offering advice and suggestions gleamed from working with dozens of major publications, and hundreds of tourism organizations.

How to Get Overtourism

Can you have too much of a good thing? Ask Bali and Barcelona, Dubrovnik or Monkey Mia. Ask frustrated tourists unable to access overcrowded museums or devastated popular landmarks, from Venice and the Great Barrier Reef to the summit of Everest. A perfect storm is changing the face of modern tourism around the globe. As a bestselling "bucket list" author who has ticked off attractions in over 100 countries, Robin Esrock admits he's complicit His latest hot topic keynote explores the roots and impact of the overtourism phenomenon, and how destinations, marketers, attractions and operators can encourage responsible travel, before its too late.

Isn't It Dangerous?

Renowned adventurer and bestselling author Robin Esrock has visited over 100 countries on seven continents. Throughout those travels, he has never been attacked, robbed, or even violently ill. He has, however, faced the wrong end of an AK-47 in Ethiopia, a tribal spear in Papua New Guinea, and hungry piranhas in Venezuela. Despite all this, Esrock refuses to be labelled an adrenaline junkie. Instead, he shares with audiences his unique insights and practical strategies for the management of risk, both on the road and in the workplace.

Audience: Keynote, Transport, Government, Transport, Corporate
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Feedback
Robin gave a virtual presentation to our Risk Advisory team and he truly ticked off all the boxes. He cleverly customized his key messages, thought-provoking ideas and practical takeaways while drifting in and out of jaw-dropping adventures, ensuring everyone was fully engaged. Robin’s stunning images and enthusiastic personality brought a super energy to the afternoon, and I highly recommend him to any company looking to inspire, motivate and mobilize their people. Deloitte

We are all looking to share different and unique experiences with our clients and Robin’s presentation hit the mark. He was generous with his time and the virtual event was a big success. In an era of COVID, Robin was able to help my clients escape and see the world. His stories were engaging and the photos were inspiring. We have received amazing feedback from our clients.

RBC Wealth Management

Delivered via Zoom and spanning a diverse range of themes, Robin’s presentation was visually engaging with beautiful photography, captivating storytelling, insightful observations and witty anecdotes. He was more than agreeable to fine-tune his delivery to ensure it met our goals. I highly recommend him as an inspiring team building activity.

EA Sports

Robin took our 50+ clients on a world tour to help us whittle down our bucket list. Along with his wild stories, his insights into happiness, taking risks and engaging with different cultures was exactly what we needed. Not being able to share adventures and laughs with family and friends has been tough on us all. Robin brought that feeling of adventure, enlightenment, and insight back to us, helping us appreciate the many adventures that await in store.

Canoe Financial
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