Tag archives for Erik R. Trinidad

Namibia’s Landscape Safari

It’s hardly controversial to say that one of the biggest draws of traveling to sub-Saharan Africa is the prospect of seeing wildlife. But, if you’ve ever been on a traditional safari, you know they can involve a lot of sitting around in an off-road vehicle, waiting for animals to reveal themselves. During the longer stretches, I often find myself…

To Mush or Not to Mush: Dogsledding in Québec

Many new to the world of dogsledding opt for a leisurely ride in a sled while a musher leads them across the snowy landscape with some help from a team of tireless canines. However, as I learned on a four-day crash course in Quebec, dogsledding is a much more challenging affair when you’re in the musher’s shoes.

Heli-Skiing 101

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I’ve been snowboarding for 17 years, but am a complete novice when it comes to skiing—just above the beginner’s ski school lesson of forming a “pizza wedge” to slow down, and straightening out to “French fries” to accelerate. Unfortunately for me, my snowboard boots were in baggage limbo along with the rest of my luggage and…

Making My Way Through Saguenay

I found myself in the Canadian countryside for the first time, poised to have a deeper, more authentic Québécois experience in the French-speaking Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. Don’t worry if you don’t speak French; a love of nature seems to be a universal language there.

Authentic, Staged, or Somewhere in Between?

I’m not sure quite what I was expecting when I arrived at the National Mask Festival in Papua New Guinea. I think I envisioned a gathering of PNG’s many tribes in a big grassy field surrounded by jungle. But I soon discovered, as I was passing through the tickets-required entryway, that it’s a far more organized affair.