I am a former reporter for TIME in Hong Kong and former closet geek at Gizmodo and Lifehacker. My work has also appeared in Yahoo!, MSN, Mashable, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Quartz to name a few places. I've also traveled over half a million miles in the last few years and been on every continent except Antarctica. My family still thinks I'm on vacation.
The AeroPress needs no introduction. For years, its taunted me on Amazon as the best, “the best” coffee maker for brewing coffee. But it looked like it belonged in a science lab. Just give me a regular French Press, please.
It’s been a long time since I’ve owned a car so it’s been a long time since I jumped on top of the driving train. But being in L.A. does weird things to you, like forcing you to drive and eat lots of fish tacos.
Take it from someone who once left their paycheck in the back of an airplane seat pocket. (Yes, physical check. It was also payday so I wanted to grab my check before I left for my trip. I did not go home nor pass Go nor collect $200 in between all of this.)
So aside from buying a month’s worth of veggies and toilet paper at Costco, it’s also perfectly acceptable to use a Costco card to get through airport security. That membership just keeps paying for itself.