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I guess you want to know who Erica Ho is.
I travel first and write second, even though I started the other way around. I used to be a reporter for TIME in Hong Kong and before that, a closet geek over at Gizmodo and Lifehacker. Now I travel over 100,000 miles a year on what my family still is convinced is a four-year-plus "vacation." I also like to eat Mexican food and unfriendly kangaroos for dinner, but never together because that's kinda weird.
If you haven’t been able to tell, we’ve been on a number bender lately. It’s not all for naught, I promise. read more »
Richard Branson // Virgin Group CEO // TIME
This has been a real first for me but I have enjoyed the experience and I have nothing but respect for what our fabulous flight attendants do every day to keep us safe.
Now why would you want to book on Air France’s French website instead of their American one? Sometimes, the easiest way to save a few bucks is to book an airline ticket on their home website. read more »
Erica Ho // May. 16, 2013 // 1 Comment
Now that just seems sheisty, doesn’t it? That’s not going to stop us from telling you how to do it. read more »
There are things that are still free on a plane? Ok, apparently. read more »
Oops, cat’s out of the bag. Now what about the rest? read more »
Erica Ho // May. 13, 2013 // Comment
Google has got the Midas touch, doesn’t it? They’ve just added a host of new features to Google Translate’s Android app that would make any traveler happy. read more »
I’m pretty sure I have an Excel sheet in the unfathomable depths of my computer’s hard drive somewhere, using the price of a Big Mac to figure out how expensive a country is. read more »
I know it’s a little bit off-putting sleeping at a stranger’s place, but hey, I’m still alive after surfing and hosting in five different countries. read more »
Erica Ho // May. 8, 2013 // 1 Comment
Probably don’t need to learn how to speak it, but good to know if someone is asking you. “Is that all? How about tea, dessert or an embarrassing birthday celebration for you?” read more »
Is it possible United has finally managed to do something right? Seriously, I’m still not happy about you guys jacking up your change fee. read more »
Want to keep using your cell phone like normal on vacation? If you really can’t put the phone down while you’re hanging out in Belize, you can almost stay just as connected with a few tricks – without huge roaming costs or relying on Wi-Fi. read more »
Erica Ho // May. 1, 2013 // Comment
It’s time for a little girl advice. Contrary to popular belief, viewing a mountain top in a North Face jacket does not make it ten times better. read more »
It’s not a definitive guide to tipping etiquette around the world, but its a start. read more »
When I used to live on the other side of the world, I always dreaded about getting ‘the call.’ Simply, all it meant to me was that even if I got on the next flight, I would never make it in time. read more »
Erica Ho // Apr. 24, 2013 // 3 Comments