From Colombia to Ethiopia, Jordan to Macau, Word Travels follows the real-life drama as freelance travel writer Robin Esrock and METRO travel columnist Julia Dimon battle deadlines, jetlag, and culture shock in order to find the next great story. Filmed in 12 countries across six continents, Word Travels reveals the unseen truth of professional travel journalism the truth behind the byline.
S01:E01 - Bolivia - High on the Write Stuff
Indigenous female wrestling; biking the world's most dangerous road.
S01:E02 - Ethiopia North - Agreeing to Disagree
Robin and Julia deal with social issues, mechanical faults and differences of opinion.
S01:E03 - Venezuela - Slugging it Out in the Jungle
Jungle survival lessons; swimming with dolphins; hunting moriche worms.
S01:E04 - Jordan - Press Trip Cinderellas
Julia uncovers hip bars and malls of Jordan, while Robin ventures to the ancient city of Petra.
S01:E05 - Colombia - a Story Clear as Mud
Julia discovers the art of buying emeralds; Robin visits the bulletproof tailor of Bogota.
S01:E06 - Ethiopia South - Going Tribal
A trip through the Lower Omo Valley both shocks and inspires Julia and Robin.
S01:E07 - Dubai - File Under: Boomtown
Robin sandboards and snowboards on the same day; Julia has to rush as a story falls through.
S01:E08 - Latvia - My Job Is a Prison
Robin investigates stag parties; Julia works in a most unusual hotel; backstage at a circus.
S01:E09 - Yukon - a Story Tough to Swallow
Robin learns about huskies and dogsledding; canceled flights affect Julia's story.
S01:E10 - Lithuania - Digging Up Roots
Some stories are important to write, even when they dont want to be written. Researching the rise of genealogical travel, Robin traces his roots to a small town where his grandfather was born, and then died and that tragedy remains thick in the air. Julia looks into a quirky Soviet theme park, where the harsh history meets communist kitsch. Two unique experiences of the same country, and two very different stories to file under deadline.
S01:E11 - Thailand - Ive Got a Big Story Here
Julia finds a Canadian-run kickboxing school; Robin goes to cooking school; elephant reserve.
S01:E12 - Hong Kong & Macau - Underground and Over Edge
Robin and Julia check out the Hong Kong underground for something cutting edge.
S01:E13 - New Zealand - Nothing to Fear but Reality Itself
Robin creates a two-page spread; Julia explores a geo-thermal wonderland.
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