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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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How Yelp Revolutionized the Idea of Spontaneous Travel

Ten years ago, I remember going to New York City for the first time ever. I had zero idea where to start but I remembered that I could check Citysearch. read more »

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How To Survive the Airport During the Holidays

While the holidays are about nice, happy things like spending time with family, it’s really every person for him or herself at the airport. Better get your battle helmet on. read more »


How To Bring a Pumpkin Pie on the Plane

Nothing says adulthood like learning to make a pumpkin pie from scratch. I’ve already started baking pumpkin and salty honey pies in prep for a real gutfest. read more »


It’s Time To Start Booking Christmas Tickets

Going to go home for the holidays? Better buy those tickets within the next two weeks. Going abroad then? You’re already screwed. read more »


The Everlane Weekender Just Looks Good. That’s It.

Make no mistake, the Everlane Weekender is a classy bag. This is something I’d get for my boyfriend… and then later sneak out to the airport with while he’s sleeping. read more »

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Why Thanksgiving Is the Best Time To Travel Business

Everyone’s getting ready for turkey and some serious travel but maybe what I should do is fly business and grab the turkey in Amsterdam instead. read more »

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The Complete Guide To Hacking In-Flight Wi-Fi

Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting robbed and coughing up full price. read more »


How Long Travel-Sized Shampoo Will Last You

Ever get ready for a long trip and wonder whether that travel-sized bottle of shampoo is going to cut it? Should you throw in another bottle just in case? read more »

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The Quick Lowdown to Australia Travel

There used to be a point in time where I used to joke around that if I had to fly to Australia one more time, I would just finally move there. read more »

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The Lo & Sons O.M.G. Wants To Be the Ultimate Weekend Bag (and Kinda Is)

There aren’t many choices for great overnight bags for us ladies out there: by the time we reviewed the O.G and the O.M.G., I was ready to throw everything in a duffel and call it a day. (Nothing wrong with that.) read more »


Tourists Can Now Visit China for Up to 10 Years

I stopped visiting China sometime when I realized I had handed the government over $560+ in tourist visa fees. read more »

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This Is Exactly How Much In-Flight Wi-Fi Will Cost You

Nowhere in the world of aviation is anything as opaque as in-flight W-Fi pricing. Luckily, this handy chart will let you gauge to the tee how much getting online will cost based on flight distance. read more »


Review: The Bulky J-Pillow Is Comfy, Not Portable

I have a confession to make. I hate neck pillows. So when Karina asked me if I wanted to take the J-Pillow review, a part of me died inside. read more »

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The Rules of Engagement—or Flirting—on a Plane

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who’s not only age appropriate and single but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move. read more »

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The Muji Hard Suitcase Might Be the Best Budget Carry-On Luggage Out There

If you love me, you’ll buy me luggage. From that perspective, Muji’s hard case suitcase is straight up pure travel porn. It’s also the best thing I’ve reviewed on this site so far, at a price that can’t be beat. read more »

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