Paddy in the Big Apple helped The Rapid Traveler with his Buenos Aires trip, starting an online travel correspondence, and tonight they shared beers at Exchange Place, gazing at the iconic New York skyline across the water.
Like The Rapid Traveler, Paddy plays the travel hacking game to fund backpacking trips across the world. Travel hacking, when going whole hog on deals, often requires multiple email addresses. This is a minor hassle but nice to avoid, especially when accounts such as Gmail start pushing for telephone number verification and limit the number of accounts per telephone number. Paddy has found an elegant Gmail solution in his post, “Multiple Sign-Ups (Gmail Hack).” It turns out that Gmail strips out the periods when processing emails, so one email address become manys just by moving periods around, such as:
And on and on, with multiple periods, too.
Conveniently, these all end up in your main inbox, and labels can be set up to tag one from each ghost account.
As denizens of the UK & Ireland are found of saying, “brilliant!”
Paddy has launched a travel hacking series, so follow him for more.