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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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Tourists Can Now Visit China for Up to 10 Years

I stopped visiting China sometime when I realized I had handed the government over $560+ in tourist visa fees. read more »

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This Is Exactly How Much In-Flight Wi-Fi Will Cost You

Nowhere in the world of aviation is anything as opaque as in-flight W-Fi pricing. Luckily, this handy chart will let you gauge to the tee how much getting online will cost based on flight distance. read more »


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Review: The Bulky J-Pillow Is Comfy, Not Portable

I have a confession to make. I hate neck pillows. So when Karina asked me if I wanted to take the J-Pillow review, a part of me died inside. read more »

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The Rules of Engagement—or Flirting—on a Plane

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who’s not only age appropriate and single but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move. read more »


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The Muji Hard Suitcase Might Be the Best Budget Carry-On Luggage Out There

If you love me, you’ll buy me luggage. From that perspective, Muji’s hard case suitcase is straight up pure travel porn. It’s also the best thing I’ve reviewed on this site so far, at a price that can’t be beat. read more »


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Southwest Launches Free Beats Music Streaming

I haven’t really written enough about Southwest but the company announced yesterday that from now on, it will offer free Beats music streaming for its passengers. read more »

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Your Global Entry Card as Counts as Valid ID

That means if you’re a Global Entry member, you can show them that card instead of your driver’s license at the security checkpoint. read more »

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T-Mobile Offers Free In-Flight Texting With Gogo

Maybe I’m a little bit late on the game here but since September, T-Mobile customers can text in-flight for free in conjunction with Gogo. read more »

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Map Happy Is Looking for an Intern

If you love to geek out on travel, read on. This just might be your thing. read more »

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Lyft Line Trumps UberPool in Carpool Showdown

Even though Lyft and Uber have been branded as ridesharing companies for a long time, it has only been now the two companies have competing carpooling services. Overall, Lyft Line is the clear winner with its friendlier and upfront pricing. read more »


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The Cheat Sheet to Flight Refunds (Within 24 Hours)

Shit, booked the wrong connection? Each airline gives customers 24 hours to cancel and change their ticket, without penalty. And we’ve got the deets. read more »

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The Quick Lowdown to Turkey Travel

Dive into Turkey, with everything you need to know in a quick glance. This is only a taster of the hot mess of West and East you’re about to encounter. read more »


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Set Your Camera’s White Balance With White Paper

White balance was something I learned about pretty late in the game. It’s a shame because its not a difficult concept to wrap your head around. read more »

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Turn On Full Brightness for Mobile Boarding Passes

Do you know what’s embarrassing? When you scan your phone… and then nothing happens. read more »

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Don’t Pay in U.S. Dollars Abroad

Though I’ve pointed this out before, this is a reminder to decline to pay in dollars when you’re outside country borders. read more »

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