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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.
Maybe I’m a sucker because I pay for in-flight Wi-Fi. Turns out there’s a bunch of services on your phone that work without needing to pay up. read more »
Ask anyone about what they think the best seat is on the plane and they’re bound to tell you it’s the bulkhead or an exit-row seat. However, each type of seat comes with their own advantages and disadvantages. read more »
Erica Ho // Oct. 8, 2014 // 3 Comments
Do you actually enjoy spending time at the luggage carousel waiting for your bag? Then, by all means, please buy a black suitcase. read more »
I am merciless with my maps. Sometimes after going through a three-day beating with me, a map will be completely unrecognizable. (“What did you DOOOO?” is something I hear a lot.) read more »
Erica Ho // Oct. 3, 2014 // 4 Comments
The problem with advice is that most people don’t know what to do with it. We dish out lots of travel advice here and now we’re going to dish some about our own advice. read more »
So after I wrapped my latest two-week excursion in New York and Portland, I may have been dealing with a few different types of hangover. read more »
It’s easy to fall in the trap to think because most North American lounges suck, all lounges are like that. But when I’m gunning for status, I’m not gunning for free upgrades or checked baggage. I’m gunning for lounge access. read more »
Erica Ho // Sep. 30, 2014 // 2 Comments
If you see this little green tag when you get gate checked, look alive. Chances are, you’ll run into this on short flights serving express routes. read more »
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Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.
Hilton HHonors seems to be running a promotion where they’re making it easy peasy to gain status. Do I need to dangle the free Wi-Fi carrot again? read more »
This infographic gets down and dirty about where the water is drinkable, lest Montezuma’s Revenge make a visit upon you. read more »
Google Voice is a great little hack for staying connected abroad. It’s never been a perfect fix but one of our readers finally ironed out all the kinks. read more »
Little did I know most airport security procedures prefer you lay your suitcase lengthwise—handle going in headfirst—along the scanner belt. read more »
It can be tempting to incorporate a red-eye flight into your itinerary but there are so, so many reasons why you should avoid them altogether. read more »