Erik Trinidad is a freelance writer, whose written work has appeared on Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Travel,, Saveur, Cooking Channel, The Huffington Post, and Epicurious.

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Will a 14-lb. Bowling Ball Float in the Dead Sea? (Video)

When you think of the activities that tourists usually do in Israel — exploring historic ruins, visiting religious sites, enjoying water sports or nightlife...

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Can a Really Powerful Electromagnet at CERN Cut Through a Piece of Cheese? (Video)

In a previous video, I answered the question: “Will a 14-lb. bowling ball float in the Dead Sea?” Now, in a new video in a series that aims to combine themes of travel, science, culture, humor, and a ...

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How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Ever feel like telling your boss to “take this job and shove it,” so you can drop everything and travel around the world? Well, really, what’s stopping you?

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10 Amazing Treks That Won’t Take Weeks

Your boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. By “boots,” I mean hiking boots, and by “walking,” I mean walking out in nature, a.k.a. hiking. There are hundreds of awesome destina...

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Bar Serves Bloody Mary Garnished with Burgers

You may have enjoyed a bloody mary during a casual Sunday brunch. It is, after all, one of the quintessential brunch cocktails served at many restaurants. The basic recipe is simple: mix tomato juice ...

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Geocaching for Beginners

Ever feel like going on a real life treasure hunt? Then you should get into the fascinating world of geocaching, an exciting activity that is part treasure...

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In Kenya, Edward Norton’s “Club” Fights for the Environment, the Animals, and the Maasai — Along with Others

In a recent interview with Groupon Grassroots (the community fundraising arm of discount dealer Groupon), actor Edward Norton spoke of his environmental...

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How Common Are Skydiving Accidents?

Skydiving is one of the ultimate thrills you can have, provided you’re not scared of jumping out of an airplane or helicopter, or generally acrophobic...

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Honing Survival Skills on a Weekend Trip

Is it possible to learn everything you need to know about surviving in the wilderness over a single weekend? Not really. But you can certainly learn...

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World-Class Surfing Tournament Starts in New York Amidst Little Waves

The Big Apple is known for a lot of world-class things, but one of them isn’t surfing — until perhaps now. Quiksilver and the Association of Surfing...

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How Easter Island Got Its Name

This Easter holiday, you may (or may not) be wondering about one thing: just how did Easter Island get its name? One of the world’s most remote...

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Maker Faire NYC: Robots, Lightning, and the Ultimate Rube Goldberg Machine

Robots, lightning, singing fish, and a giant mousetrap might not usually have anything in common, but they do when it’s Maker Faire, the tri-annual...

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This Is What It's Like to Get Shot in the Stomach

You can most definitely survive a gunshot to the stomach — particularly when you’re wearing a bulletproof vest — but did you know you can you do so with a...

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Why Pay Annoying Airline Baggage Fees When You Can Wear Your Luggage?

Decades ago, riding the rails around Europe with a Eurailpass was the preferred way to get from country to country, especially for the college backpacking...

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This Winter, Brace Yourself for Gandolf the White (Winter Storm)

Ever wonder why hurricanes and tropical storms get proper first names like “Katrina” and “Isaac,” when powerful winter storms get...