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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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The Guide To Bringing Sports Equipment Onboard

Last time I checked, ski season isn’t exactly over yet. Too bad bringing on sports equipment is the death knell of all baggage fees. read more »

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This Spreadsheet Will Calculate How Much You Save By Bringing Your Own Liquids

I have to admit I’m pretty terrible with this one. My method of coping with travel-sized toiletries is stealing them from hotel bathrooms and randomly stocking up during Target shopping trips. read more »


Goodbye, Zimride! Try These Rideshare Alternatives

Zimride is no more. At least for those who aren’t part of a university or business network affiliated with the company, anyways. read more »


Poll: Which Seat Would You Pick Between These Two?

I was just trying to pick between the lesser of these two evils for my flight tomorrow. Explain in the comments!


Pass Your Driver’s License Off as a Student ID

In my early 20s, I would have probably done anything to save a buck. read more »

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How to Travel During a Snowpocalypse

Unfortunately, Arctic dogsledding is not an option for most travelers this week. Here’s what to do if Winter Storm Juno has you trapped under her cold, icy thumb. read more »


Extend Your Whatsapp Subscription for Free

If you’re a big Whatsapp user, I’ll let you in on a secret. You probably don’t need to pay for the service. read more »


It’s Not Worth It To Check In Just for Liquids

You’re really going to shell out $25 for a bag when it costs $3-4 max for a shampoo bottle at your destination? Think about it.

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Your Personal Guide To Moving Abroad

Between Karina and me living abroad for almost nine years collectively—and Sydney jetting off for New Zealand soon—we’ve cornered the market on this. read more »

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The Quick Lowdown to Hong Kong

I used to watch the boats sail back and forth in the harbor from my cubicle and this junk (or boat) was always a distinctive blot on the waterfront. When I moved to Hong Kong, I didn’t believe there could be a city crazier than New York. read more »


Marriott Rewards Members Now Get Free Wi-Fi

Who would have thunk Marriott would give away free Wi-Fi? You don’t even need status because all you need to do is to sign up as a Marriott Rewards member. read more »

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Bringing the Comforts of Home Along on a Trip

The most common complaint I ever hear from people traveling is that they miss the comforts of home. I have solved this problem for you because I am just as lazy at home as when I’m traveling. read more »


Debunking the Cookie Browser “Hack” for Good

Finally, it looks like people are catching on to what I’ve known for years: clearing your cookie browsers won’t help you get a cheaper ticket. read more »


Map Happy Is Looking for a Spring Intern

Sydney can’t stay forever so Map Happy is looking for a part-time intern (~20 hours) for a minimum of two months starting in February 2015. read more »

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This Theory May Explain Malaysia’s Bad Luck With Plane Accidents in 2014

Is it a strange coincidence that all major fatal commercial crashes last year involved a Malaysian airline carrier? The answer could be rooted in an old cultural theory that looks at how pilots and first officers operate in emergency situations. read more »

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