The Travel Episodes

The Great Calusa Blueway, Fort Myers, Florida

100 miles on the tracks of the Calusa

The Great Calusa Blueway is an almost 200-mile-long paddling trail off the Gulf coast near Fort Myers. Here Dirk Rohrbach follows the tracks of the Calusa Indians who were once settling in this region in Florida’s Southwest.

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MOAB, UTAH: WHERE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Westworld

Everything in the small town of Moab evolves around outdoor activities. During the high season hundreds of thousands of visitors are pulled in by the spectacular nature. Dirk Rohrbach set out to explore.

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Alaska – Canoeing to the Bering Sea

Big River

»Big River« is what the Athabascan Indians call the Yukon. It’s one of the mightiest rivers on the planet. In this episode, Dirk Rohrbach travels the river all the way to the Bering Sea in a self-made canoe.

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An Odyssey in the Philippines

Me, Love and Other Catastrophes

Fresh from a break-up, Marco Buch sets out on an emotional rollercoaster ride in the Philippines, meeting dancing killers and tattooed girls, and experimenting with Tinder.

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Colorado, U.S.A.

Rocky Mountain High

Colorado is famous for its splendid mountains, to which John Denver’s anthem is dedicated. Dirk Rohrbach seeks their unique thrills, biking over some of the highest passes in the Rocky Mountains.

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Bangladesh

Life and Death in the Empire of the Tiger

When an endangered animal becomes a threat: Marianna Hillmer journeys through the mangrove forests of Bangladesh.

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A reading

Couchsurfing in Iran

Officially, it’s prohibited. Still, Stefan Orth decides to couchsurf through Iran, thereby getting to know a country that doesn’t fit its image of a rogue state.

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Going Home

The End of a Journey

Living out of our rucksacks for a year and a half, always on the move. Aylin Berktas and Stefan Krieger realise that going home is scarier than starting out.

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23 Days in the Antarctic

Happy Antarctica

King Penguins. An ice-water bath. Storms on the polar seas. Susanne Baade and Dirk Lehmann travel to Antarctica on the hunt for happiness.

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Vietnam

Lost in Vietnam

It’s difficult for backpackers to escape the package-deal tourism industry. Philipp Laage takes a trip to Vietnam – and comes face to face with his own shortcomings.

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Somaliland

Welcome to Somalia

Somaliland. A forlorn place, so it seems. Johannes Klaus and Alex The Swede embark on a journey to a country that officially doesn’t exist.

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The Reportages

Immerse yourself in adventure!

100 miles on the tracks of the Calusa

The Great Calusa Blueway, Fort Myers, Florida

100 miles on the tracks of the Calusa

The Great Calusa Blueway is an almost 200-mile-long paddling trail off the Gulf coast near Fort Myers. Here Dirk Rohrbach follows the tracks of the Calusa Indians who were once settling in this region in Florida’s Southwest.

Start Episode

Westworld

MOAB, UTAH: WHERE ADVENTURE BEGINS

Westworld

Everything in the small town of Moab evolves around outdoor activities. During the high season hundreds of thousands of visitors are pulled in by the spectacular nature. Dirk Rohrbach set out to explore.

Start Episode

The Authors

Highway Junkie

Dirk Rohrbach

Dirk Rohrbach is a traveller, photographer, journalist and doctor. His live travel reportage is award-winning, and he also blogs stories of his experiences around the world, writes books and campaigns to preserve the languages of indigenous American peoples. Over the last 25 years he has travelled intensively in North America, and is currently navigating the Yukon in a canoe. Dirk shuttles between America and Europe, without residing permanently in either.

The Travel Episodes

Johannes Klaus

Blogger, Graphic Designer, Traveler. In 2011, his blog Reisedepesche won the Grimme Online Award. Since 2013, Johannes Klaus has been the editor of Reisedepeschen, a leading portal for travel stories. The Travel Episodes is his new baby. He likes German Apple Spritzer (apple juice with sparkling water) in 0.5 l bottles and lives in Berlin.

Overview

Antarctica

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„Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?“

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The Travel Episodes

In The Travel Episodes, boundaries are blended: in inspiring travel reports, selected authors recount their adventures with text, film and photography. The focus is on the story, with no distracting elements. By scrolling, the readers are able to control the pace of the story themselves.

The episodes appear in German and English. Following the Grimme Award-winning „Reisedepesche“ and the leading platform for travel blogs, „Reisedepeschen„, with The Travel Episodes, Johannes Klaus establishes a new form of telling travel stories – with all the prospects that the internet has to offer.

Ein Land, das es nicht gibt
Looking pretty happy about his new baby: Johannes.