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Erica Ho
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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. I also like to eat Mexican food and unfriendly kangaroos for dinner.


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T-Mobile Offers Free In-Flight Texting with Gogo

Maybe I’m a little bit late on the game here but since September, T-Mobile customers can text in-flight for free in conjunction with Gogo. read more »

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Map Happy Is Looking for an Intern

If you love to geek out on travel, read on. This just might be your thing. read more »

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Lyft Line Trumps UberPool in Carpool Showdown

Even though Lyft and Uber have been branded as ridesharing companies for a long time, it has only been now the two companies have competing carpooling services. Overall, Lyft Line is the clear winner with its friendlier and upfront pricing. read more »


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The Guide to Airlines’ 24-Hour Refund Policies

Shit, booked the wrong connection? Each airline gives customers 24 hours to cancel and change their ticket, without penalty. And we’ve got the deets. read more »

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The Quick Lowdown to Turkey Travel

Dive into Turkey, with everything you need to know in a quick glance. This is only a taster of the hot mess of West and East you’re about to encounter. read more »


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Set Your Camera’s White Balance With White Paper

White balance was something I learned about pretty late in the game. It’s a shame because its not a difficult concept to wrap your head around. read more »

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Turn On Full Brightness for Mobile Boarding Passes

Do you know what’s embarrassing? When you scan your phone… and then nothing happens. read more »

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Don’t Pay in U.S. Dollars Abroad

Though I’ve pointed this out before, this is a reminder to decline to pay in dollars when you’re outside country borders. read more »

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MY AUNT’S sage advice for vacationers: “Decide on all the clothes and all the money you will need; then take half the clothes and twice as much money, and you will have a wonderful holiday.”

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Why Manufactured Spending Is Irresponsible

Nothing says obsession like creating spreadsheets of the credit cards you’re churning so you can get a chance to fly in Singapore’s suites. read more »

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The Key Factors That Affect Jet Lag

It would be great if there was some catch-all but perhaps the best way to beating jet lag is to know all the different elements that affect it. read more »

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Should I Travel With a Suitcase or Backpack?

The differences between traveling with a suitcase and backpack are vast. What you should reach for when it’s time to pack up the belongings can differ depending on the trip and what you’re looking for in a bag. read more »


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In Defense of the Aisle Seat

According to Quartz, rich Americans like the aisle seat the best. Now that’s just classist. read more »

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The Platypus PlusBottle Doesn’t Eclipse the Vapur Eclipse

When my Vapur Eclipse broke earlier this year, I was devastated. It was time to look for a collapsible water bottle alternative. Though the Platypus PlusBottle is fine, I still think there are better products out there on the market. read more »


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How To Pack Light as a Girl (and Stay Stylish)

Being a girl can work to your assets or against you when it comes to traveling light. Fortunately I’ve had 28 years to deal with my baggage. read more »

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