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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.
If there was ever a showdown between Kayak and Google ITA Software’s matrix, Google ITA would win hands down. Unfortunately, its main downside is that it can be a little bit tricky finding a place to book the flights. read more »
Erica Ho // Oct. 9, 2013 // 2 Comments
I better start paying a whole lot more attention to these language posts I put up for my trip next week. Um. read more »
This one is such a no-brainer, I can’t believe I’ve never thought about it before. Because if you ever lose anything in a taxi, it’s pretty much as good as gone. read more »
If you’ve got a one-way ticket to another country, then you’re going to want to listen up. Assuming you’re not going there to live. read more »
If you haven’t seen Gabriel Leigh’s short documentary on frequent flying yet, it’s an absolute must. Though “Frequent Flyer” was shot in 2009, the obsession still hasn’t changed. read more »
Erica Ho // Oct. 1, 2013 // Comment
I actually covered this pretty recently, but Kayak recently sent me some hard data on why you should buy your holiday tickets now. read more »
I hate to get all excited, but North American lounges generally suck. I guess I have to take that back when I’m sipping champagne on the outdoor patio of the Star Alliance lounge. read more »
A travel iron isn’t really necessary unless you travel for business. There are still times, gasp, that I need to look like I just haven’t rolled out of bed and popped over to my kitchen table. read more »
Erica Ho // Sep. 23, 2013 // 1 Comment
Fight for your right to a free, guaranteed seat. I keep getting asked to pay for my seat, especially when I shouldn’t have to. read more »
Poutine. Oh my gawd, poutine. Now what is the most efficient route for embarking on a cheese curd, fries and gravy quest over a meager three days? read more »
Erica Ho // Sep. 16, 2013 // 6 Comments
Pretend for a second I’m the advice columnist for a magazine, and pretend for a second that people still actually send reader mail. Actual mail! read more »
There’s nothing I love more than stationary! omg! so when I got this fun packing list pad from a friend, I busted out my nine Muji erasable pens to complement it. read more »
Anonymous // Flight Attendant // Reddit
If we’re not going to make it, we’re definitely not going to tell you. The last thing we need before we die is a riot.