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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 To Cancel a Trip If Someone Dies

If you’re reading this, it’s not good. It means something bad has happened to someone you care about and someone I care about. read more »


Book a Refundable First-Class Ticket To Get Lounge Access

There are tricks and then there are tricks. This is one of the dirtier ones. read more »

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The Cenzo Duffle Delivers a First-Class Bag at a Fraction of the Price

This bag makes me want to go and book a Singapore Airlines First Class suite and then drink so much champagne that the flight attendant has to drag me off at the end of the flight. And I would totally do that, if it didn’t mean I’d have to declare bankruptcy after. read more »


Why Private Hostel Rooms Are Terrible Deals

In fact, more often than not, they’re practically the same price as hotels. read more »


Do You Use Tinder When You’re Traveling?

I personally don’t but that doesn’t stop people from swiping right. read more »


The Only Time It’s Cheaper to Check In Than Carry On

Strangely, is on a flight with Frontier. read more »


In Memoriam of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of when MH 370 went disappearing over the friendly skies. read more »

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Don Draper Would Have Loved This Vintage Hartmann Suitcase

I was visiting my parents this weekend when I ran into a serious problem: I could not find a bag to bring back all the stuff I had bought. So they went hunting in the closet to find something, while I worried they would shove me with something akin to an embarrassing grocery bag. read more »


Quick Reminder: Airbnb Rentals Are Negotiable

Remember that you can always negotiate with your Airbnb host for a better deal. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!


How To Find Fifth Freedom Flights

Now that you know how cool fifth freedom flights really are, this is how you find one. read more »


The Makeup Packing Question

TSA explicitly states anything in liquid form—from mascara to nail polish—must be packed into a clear quart bag. Girls, all that worry is pretty much unfounded. read more »

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The Quickest Way To Earn Star Alliance Gold

Everyone is upset over the fact it’s not so easy to earn Star Alliance Gold on Aegean Air anymore. That’s not true: it’s still one of the easiest ways to beat the system. There’s just a Grecian vacation in your future now. read more »


SPG Rewards Officially Loves Uber

It’s a good thing at least someone loves Uber, because I don’t love Travis Kalanick, who’s possibly the worst human being on earth. But maybe you love Starwood and free hotel stays! read more »


Book Each Hotel Night Separately for the Best Rate

Apparently, it isn’t uncommon for hotels to upcharge travelers to the most expensive nightly rate, without them realizing it. read more »


This CollegeHumor Vid Is Totally Worth Watching

“How do you let a man in a suit tell you when you get to be naked in the sun?”

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