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A step by step guide on how to tell your boss to “take this job and shove it” so you can follow your dream of traveling the world. (Discovery.com, December 2011)
An article about gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda — with an affinity for puns. (National Geographic Intelligent Travel, May 2013)
A gripping tale of survival on the Everest trail is the Adventure Travel Silver Certificate Winner in The 2008 Solas Awards, sponsored by Travelers’ Tales, an annual competition to honor excellence in travel writing.
An article about riding through the Canadian Rockies from Vancouver to Edmonton via rail — eating, drinking, and meeting friendly Canadians along the way. (Saveur, September 2012)
A beginner’s guide to the world of geocaching, a real life treasure hunt game in which participants use GPS devices to locate over a million objects hidden around the world. (Discovery.com, November 2011)
A research report about the recreational sport of tree climbing, its techniques, its do’s — and its don’ts. (Discovery.com, November 2011)
A round up of ten suggestions for taking more engaging photos in the great outdoors. (Discovery.com, October 2011)
Erik heads back to Europe to visit friends in Berlin, Geneva, Aberdeen, and southern England for a couple of weeks, and takes in the scenery and sites along the way — including the nuclear physics research facilities at CERN, Scotland’s Highland Games, and even a kung-fu master who started to show off his moves at the legendary Stonehenge.
ABOUT ERIK R. TRINIDAD
When he’s not making a living as an interactive/motion designer or playing with fast food, Erik R. Trinidad is a travel writer, blogger, video host and producer focusing on adventure and culinary content. His work has been featured on National Geographic Intelligent Travel, Discovery.com, Saveur, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, Pilot Guides’ GlobeTrekkerTV.com, and BootsnAll.com. His short story “Disbelief of Wonder” appears in the best-of-travel-humor anthology, Hyenas Laughed at Me and Now I Know Why, which also includes the work of Tim Cahill, Doug Lansky, Jennifer Leo and Rolf Potts. He has also referenced his travel experiences in his solo book, Fancy Fast Food: Ironic Recipes with No Bun Intended.
For over ten years, Erik has traveled to the seven continents of the world — from Timbuktu to Kalamazoo — with a curiosity for exotic foods and a thirst for adventure (and writing material). In his travels, he has been mugged at knifepoint in Cape Town, extorted by corrupt Russian police on the Trans-Siberian Railway, stranded in tornadic storms in the American midwest, and air-lifted off the Everest Trail by a helicopter that was thankfully paid for by his travel insurance. But it hasn’t been all fun; he has also donned a tuxedo amidst the penguins of Antarctica, paraded with Carnival-winning samba school Beija Flor in Rio, run for his life at Pamplona’s “Running of the Bulls,” cage-dived with great white sharks, gotten shot point-blank in the stomach in Colombia (while wearing a bulletproof jacket), and above all, encountered many people around the world, including some Peruvian musicians in Cuzco who learned and played “Y.M.C.A.” at his request. He loves the irony that, after everywhere he’s been, he has never been to Mexico.
Erik writes stories and news articles when he’s at his base camp in New York City, and continues his blog when he is on the road — provided he’s not occupied tracking down lost luggage.
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Read about Erik in this feature article from Filipinas magazine by National Geographic Traveler Associate Editor Amy Alipio.