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  • WORD TRAVELS

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Word Travels discovers the truth behind the byline.

From the paradise oceans of The Maldives to the war zones of Sri Lanka, TV viewers get the opportunity to follow the extraordinary lives of Robin Esrock and Julia Dimon, two of Canada's hottest young travel writers, in the docu-series WORD TRAVELS. With stunning visuals filmed across four continents, each kick-ass half-hour episode gives viewers the real goods about professional travel journalism. Whether coping with jetlag, breakdowns or cultural differences, Robin and Julia throw themselves into the action looking for the most dramatic and interesting stories to tell their readers.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Word Travels: Thailand
    Reversing their traditional roles, Robin and Julia switch beats as they head to northern Thailand, investigating about people who travel to learn.
  • Word Travels: Bolivia
    Dimon investigates indigenous female wrestling, while Esrock hits the mountains to bike down the world's most dangerous road.
  • Word Travels: Ethiopia North
    Esrock tests his 'people chain' theory following unlikely leads to a remarkable story while Dimons bargains for a goat in Africa's biggest market.
  • Word Travels: Venezuela
    Heading deep into the Orinoco Delta, Esrock swims with dolphins and catches a piranha dinner, while Dimon hunts the elusive moriche worm..
  • Word Travels: Jordan
    Jordan is a country of contrasts. Dimon discovers the hip bars and malls of modern Amman, while Esrock gallops into the ancient city of Petra.
  • Word Travels: Latvia
    After looking into life backstage at one circus, Robin probes stag parties while Julia decides to put herself through hell in one unusual hotels.
  • Word Travels: Columbia
    Julia looks into the art of emeralds. Robin visits the bulletproof tailor. Both go to Cartagena for a dip inside the crater of a chocolate mud volcano
  • Word Travels: Ethiopia South
    Traveling via the Lower Omo Valley, what Robin & Julia discover both shocks and inspires them, as they grapple with their ethical responsibilities.
  • Word Travels: Dubai
    Finding and experiencing stories is not always smooth sailing.Robin decides to sandboard and snowboard on the same day, but the weather do not permit.
  • Word Travels: Yukon
    It's -30C in the 'Great White North', Julia's story is derailed by cancelled flights. Will she make it to Whitehorse to get her story?
  • Word Travels: Lithuania
    Researching the rise of genealogical travel, Robin traces his roots to a small town where his grandfather was born, and then died.
  • Word Travels: Hong Kong And Macau
    It's tough to find something new to peak the interest of editors. In Hong Kong, both writers decide to head underground to find the cutting edge.
  • Word Travels: New Zealand
    Robin and Julia learnt how a life on the road impacts personal relationships, and how to keep a stable head when your world is constantly changing.
  • Word Travels: Sri Lanka - Steeped In Culture
    In this episode, Julia explores the impact of domestic turmoil on tourism, while Robin learns about the manufacturing of world famous Ceylon tea.
  • Word Travels: Korea - Find Myself, Find My Story
    We will spend a night in the Buddhist temple, to learn about Buddhism, and experience life in a monastery.
  • Word Travels: Philippines - The Pros And Cons
    Robin and Julia come to Palawan to enjoy the sea life, beaches and limestone cliffs. After that, they visit a penal colony with a team of TV crews.
  • Word Travels: Canada's West Coast - Bags To Riches
    Vancouver is a piece of land that is always covered by snow. Robin will bring us to know more about the Tofino's surfing community over there.
  • Word Travels: Slovenia
    Let's look at the tiny nation in Central Europe: Slovenia. We will start our journey at Lipica, the birthplace of the legendary Lipizzaner horses.
  • Word Travels: Romania - On The Run
    Travel to the Transylvanian countryside in Romania and join the cultural tour to know more about the music, food, and farm life of a village.
  • Word Travels: Maldives - Over The Honeymoon
    Join us to explore the world's ultimate honeymoon destination: Maldives. We will also follow Julia to discover life in the capital of Male.
  • Word Travels: Road Trip To Genesis
    You will know more about Genesis, after joining Robin and Julia to investigate a story about biblical tourism.
  • Word Travels: Ukraine - Radioactive Writing
    Julia discovers the best things to see and do in Kiev in 24 hours and Robin chases a story about an eerie former nuclear missile base.
  • Word Travels: Taiwan - Some Like It Hotter
    Taipei: From eating at a toilet themed restaurant to learning about fire therapy, this episode is not worth missing!
  • Word Travels: Belize - Oh Maya!
    Robin and Julia immerse themselves in the Costa Rican jungle. While Julia enrolls herself in a jungle survival course, Robin explores cave waterfalls.
  • Word Travels: Jamaica - Roots, Rock N' Writin'
    Robin and Julia party it up Jamaican style, learning about Rastafarians and dancehall then travel to the South Coast and meet some interesting locals.
  • Word Travels: Mexico - Wrestling With Headlines
    Julia is blessed by a Satan worshipper and Robin finds himself in a wrestling ring!
  • Word Travels: Sri Lanka: Steeped In Culture
  • Word Travels: Philippines: The Pros And Cons
    Robin and Julia go to Palawan to enjoy the sea, beaches and limestone cliffs. Then they visit a penal colony along with a TV crew.
  • Word Travels: Ukraine: Radioactive Writing
    Julia discovers the best things to see and do in Kiev in 24 hours while Robin chases a story about an eerie former nuclear missile base.
  • Word Travels: Taiwan
  • Word Travels: Belize: Oh Maya!
    Robin and Julia immerse themselves in the Costa Rican jungle. While Julia enrolls in a jungle survival course, Robin explores the cave waterfalls.
  • Word Travels: Jamaica: Roots, Rock N' Writin'
    Robin and Julia party, Jamaican style, learning about Rastafarians and dancehall. They travel to the South Coast and meet interesting locals.
  • Word Travels: Canada's West Coast: Bags To Riches
    Vancouver is always covered by snow. Robin tells us more about the Tofino's surfing community over there.
  • Word Travels: Mexico: Wrestling With Headlines
    Julia is blessed by a Satan worshipper while Robin finds himself in a wrestling ring!
  • Word Travels: Korea: Find Myself, Find My Story
    We will spend a night in the Buddhist temple, to learn about Buddhism, and experience life in a monastery.
  • Word Travels: Romania: On The Run
    Travel to the Transylvanian countryside in Romania and join the cultural tour to find out more about the music, food and farm life of a village.
  • Word Travels: Maldives: Over The Honeymoon
    Join us to explore the world's ultimate honeymoon destination: Maldives. We also follow Julia to discover life in the capital of Male.
  • Word Travels: Taiwan: Some Like It Hotter
    From eating at a toilet themed restaurant to learning about fire therapy in Taipei, do not miss this episode.
  • Word Travels: Bolivia
    Dimon investigates indigenous female wrestling, while Esrock hits the mountains to bike down the world's most dangerous road.
  • Word Travels: Sri Lanka - Steeped In Culture
    In this episode, Julia explores the impact of domestic turmoil on tourism, while Robin learns about the manufacturing of world famous Ceylon tea.
  • Word Travels: Korea - Find Myself, Find My Story
    We will spend a night in the Buddhist temple, to learn about Buddhism, and experience life in a monastery.
  • Word Travels: Philippines - The Pros And Cons
    Robin and Julia come to Palawan to enjoy the sea life, beaches and limestone cliffs. After that, they visit a penal colony with a TV crew in hand.
  • Word Travels: Canada's West Coast - Bags To Riches
    Vancouver is a piece of land that is always covering by snow. Robin will bring us to know more about the Tofino's surfing community over there.
  • Word Travels: Slovenia
    Let's look at the tiny nation in Central Europe: Slovenia. We will start our journey at Lipica, the birthplace of the legendary Lipizzaner horses.
  • Word Travels: Romania - On The Run
    Travel to the Transylvanian countryside in Romania and join the cultural tour to know more about the music, food, and farm life of a village.
  • Word Travels: Maldives - Over The Honeymoon
    Join us to explore the world's ultimate honeymoon destination: Maldives. We will also follow Julia to discover life in the capital of Male.
  • Word Travels: Road Trip To Genesis
    Learn more about Genesis, after joining Robin and Julia to investigate a story about biblical tourism.
  • Word Travels: Thailand
    Reversing their traditional roles, Robin and Julia switch beats as they head to northern Thailand, investigating about people who travel to learn.
  • Word Travels: Hong Kong And Macau
    It's tough to find something new to peak the interest of editors. In Hong Kong, both writers decide to head underground to find the cutting edge.
  • Word Travels: New Zealand
    Robin and Julia learnt how a life on the road impacts personal relationships, and how to keep a stable head when your world is constantly changing.
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