Erica Ho is a former reporter for TIME in Hong Kong and former geek at Gizmodo and Lifehacker. Her work has appeared in CNN, Yahoo!, MSN, Mashable, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Quartz to name a few places.
Over the years, our packing has gotten more efficient and the amount of stuff we bring back has gotten less efficient. Basically, we are hauling the same amount of stuff back that we did in the beginning. 😅