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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. 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.

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This Travel Spice Rack is Perfect for Vacation Rentals

At first glance, the Mobile Foodie Survival Kit looks like another pretentious piece of Brooklyn hipster swag. Despite that, its actually a great spice rack if you’re going away for extended periods of time. read more »


How To Plan for a Last-Minute Vacation

The good news is that you have options. You’ll just have to learn to roll with the punches a little bit more, which isn’t that hard. read more »


Why the Concept of Solo Female Travel Is Ridiculous

For some reason, people have always encouraged me to write on my own experiences about traveling alone as a single female. read more »


The Hound and Arya’s Travel Guide to Westeros

The tourists are coming. Who isn’t excited about the newest season of Game of Thrones and more importantly who doesn’t want to go to all those places they go to? read more »

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Is WhatsApp Completely Useless in the States?

If Facebook hadn’t bought WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion, most Americans would never have known what it was. Now it’s that company I wouldn’t have minded owning with one hundred thousand other people. read more »


Ingenious Packing: Highlight Items You Might Forget

Packing. I could go on and on forever about the subject, but there’s one small tip that makes a huge difference. read more »


Introducing Our New Forums and Discussion System

The seasons are changing and so is the site. Starting now, we’re closing commenting for good and will be moving everyone toward our new discussion boards. read more »

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The Presidential Approach to Jet Lag

How has each leader of the free world approached the hazards of jet lag? Each personal technique seems just as different as how they liked their eggs for breakfast. read more »


Saying It Right: The Number “Thousand”

Knowing the the place value of a number is good. read more »


Why Most Plane-Ticket Buying Advice is Bogus

Airline ticket buying advice is mostly all stupid. That is except, of course, mine. read more »

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The atmosphere in the airplane cabin is literally as dry as the Gobi Desert.


Is It Possible To Hitchhike Safely?

It’s crazy to believe there are still places out there that practice it and that I won’t chance across a mass murderer by accident. read more »


Put Your Face on Your Luggage To Never Lose It

It’s certainly one way to make sure your luggage never ends up in the wrong hands. Not literally your face, but a picture of your face would probably suffice. read more »

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This Scratch Map Details All the Places You’ve Been

For years, I’ve been looking for the perfect map to adorn my walls. But I think I’ve finally found The One. This scratch-off map comes alive on the walls, revealing a kaleidoscope of colors once you’ve marked the places you’ve visited. read more »


Credit Cards: Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred the Best?

If you follow any travel blog, you probably know that the Chase Sapphire Preferred gets peddled around the most like a cheap whore. read more »

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