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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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The Secret To Packing Light

…is buying a small bag. read more »

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The Quick Guide to In-Flight Exercises

I consider Karina the expert on this one but in case your eyes glaze over every time they see a block of text, here’s a concise guide. read more »

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Get Through Airport Security in Practically Record Time

Learning to perfect the TSA ritual is a rite of passage everyone’s gotta go through at one point or another. read more »

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If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.

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Who Has the Cheapest Calling Rate Overseas?

In which we pit the two heavyweights, Google Voice and Skype, against each other. read more »

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Know Instantly Which Side Your Car’s Gas Tank Is On

I’m dumb. Every time I rent a car and pull up to the gas station, I just pray the fuel is on the driver’s side because who in their right mind checks beforehand. read more »

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Indulgent Travel Porn: National Geographic’s ‘Living in the Age of Airplanes’ Debuts April 10

I’m watching a documentary about airplanes up in the air on a private plane flight circling over Los Angeles. Did I mention Harrison Ford is involved? Yep, that Harrison Ford. read more »


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The Most Hardcore Methods for Finding Cheap Flights

The best way to get the cheapest flight is to search for alternate days and alternate airports, right? Wrong. read more »

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The Five Essential Bags Every Serious Traveler Needs

If you’re gonna jetset around the world multiple times a year every year, you’re going to need some serious gear. read more »

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Just a Quick Note

Each week, I personally oversee every story that gets published here, or am in the midst of writing several myself. read more »

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Texts From the Boarding Gate

Standing in line is boring but using it as time to get lost in a text conversation is not. *Warning: This contains material that is NSFW.* read more »


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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 »

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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 »


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Why Private Hostel Rooms Are Terrible Deals

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

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