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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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Surprise! Cheaper Hotels Have the Best Wi-Fi

An actual study has now confirmed what I’ve known all along — that paying for Internet is highway robbery. read more »


The Actual Cost of an International Trip

Is it really cheaper to take an international trip than vacation at home? To test my theory, I decided to put my money where my mouth was. read more »

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The Rules of Airbnb Sex

Give me a second while I mull this over, pause, slightly gross out and then somewhat reluctantly accept that we’re all human beings here. read more »


Breaking Down Priority Pass Membership Pricing

Perhaps I’m regretting the fact that I didn’t try to requalify for Star Alliance Gold last year, but I really do miss my lounge benefits. read more »


Use a “Fake” Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. read more »


Can I Bring Someone Else Through Global Entry?

I cheer every time I’m out of JFK in less than 20 minutes. But what if I was traveling with a boyfriend? Is my dating pool only limited to Global Entry members? read more »

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‘Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.


Is Fasting the Best Way To Overcome Jet Lag?

There’s a foolproof solution for beating jet lag? It turns out the trick may just be fasting on a particular diet of carbs and proteins. read more »


Chase’s Purchase Protection Replaces My $700 Phone

Travel credit cards get touted for their benefits all the time, but it’s all moot if they don’t stand up to scrutiny when push comes to shove. read more »


Avoid Taxi Scams Like a Pro

It’s been about eight months since I’ve done some adventure traveling, but as soon as I got to Colombia I quickly remembered that no one enjoys being ripped off. read more »

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We must travel in the direction of our fear.


Map Happy Is Hiring

The good news? We have no time to make you go run and fetch coffee. But if you love to geek out on travel, read on. read more »


Google Adds Foreign Currencies Together Easily

Googling can truly be an art form it itself sometimes. Technology, so great. read more »

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The Camry Luggage Scale Is Surprisingly Accurate

Luggage is one of those things that when you need it, you really need it. Better to do it without paying a fortune in excess baggage fees. read more »


Book Before June for the Best Fourth of July Airfare

If you wait until mid-June, you’ll be paying approximately 31% more than what you would be paying now. read more »

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