I'm Erica Ho, the founder of Map Happy.
I started off as a tech and Australasia reporter for Gawker, TIME, CNN, The Atlantic and more. My career—and passion for traveling— has led to over a million miles on the road, including four years abroad in China and Mexico.
Map Happy provides travelers with the tools, gear, and information to get to, thrive and truly connect with their destination, its culture and people.
Since then, we‘ve helped 7 million readers experience the world in an accessible manner so they can fully immerse themselves in their destination. 🙂
To achieve this honestly, it is also important to us that different viewpoints are also part of this blog. In our opinion, the people who write about the world should look like they come from the world.
I'm a firm believer that traveling is the gateway to bridging people of all backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, and walks of life together.
You haven't traveled the world until you walk in someone else's shoes.
Map Happy is part of the SheMedia and Penske Media network.
Our site also proudly sits on the Society of American Travel Writers'
Digital Publisher's Council and DEAI Committee, and is committed to making sure all voices are equally represented.