Erica Ho is a former reporter for TIME in Hong Kong and former geek at Gizmodo and Lifehacker. Her work has appeared in CNN, Yahoo!, MSN, Mashable, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Quartz to name a few places.
Newsflash: Travel is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. As tempting as it is to pull the sheets over our heads, it is has always been impossible to talk about the state of travel without considering the political climate.
Do you know that moment when you are thinking, god, my backpack is completely covered in mud and there is THOUSANDS of dollars of gear inside but we are going to hose it off with a blast of water like nobody’s business?
Call it working, efficient networking, call it a schmooze-fest, call it whatever you like. But on those times I’m required to attend a conference, there’s a part of me that dies inside. Just a little part of me.