Photo Credit: David Hughes
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.
It’s easy to fall in the trap to think because most North American lounges suck, all lounges are like that. But when I’m gunning for status, I’m not gunning for free upgrades or checked baggage. I’m gunning for lounge access. read more »
Erica Ho // Sep. 30, 2014 // Comment
If you see this little green tag when you get gate checked, look alive. Chances are, you’ll run into this on short flights serving express routes. read more »
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Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.
Hilton HHonors seems to be running a promotion where they’re making it easy peasy to gain status. Do I need to dangle the free Wi-Fi carrot again? read more »
This infographic gets down and dirty about where the water is drinkable, lest Montezuma’s Revenge make a visit upon you. read more »
Google Voice is a great little hack for staying connected abroad. It’s never been a perfect fix but one of our readers finally ironed out all the kinks. read more »
Little did I know most airport security procedures prefer you lay your suitcase lengthwise—handle going in headfirst—along the scanner belt. read more »
It can be tempting to incorporate a red-eye flight into your itinerary but there are so, so many reasons why you should avoid them altogether. read more »
It’s time to amp up the Facebook envy some. But that’s only achieved by knowing what elements come together to make an awesome vacation photo. read more »
I don’t know why we’re still talking about this. If you’re prone to seasickness, carry some around. read more »
If you need a package stat, you can often have it sent to your temporary place of abode where they will hold it for you. Mail comes to hotels, too. read more »
Those two days you’re traveling? If you’re planning a trip, make sure to account for those lost days in your itinerary. read more »
Earlier this year, I decided to bail on United’s frequent flyer program. I was switching to another Star Alliance airline but wanted to keep all my perks. read more »
I was trying to play it cool, looking at the countless number of buttons inside the Rolls Royce, when I shot a glance across at my friend. “I just want to play with them,” I whispered to her. read more »
Erica Ho // Sep. 11, 2014 // Comment
There was once a man, a woman and a middle seat. This is the story of how they landed an entire row on the plane by themselves. read more »