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. 

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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.

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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?“

Pinky

 

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.