About This Site

Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. (Bob Sessions photo)

Spiritual Travels is a companion to Lori Erickson’s award-winning blog Holy Rover, which covers travel tips for inner and outer journeys. This site focuses on the practical details of how to take those outer journeys.  Here you’ll learn how to plan a pilgrimage to Lourdes, where to eat in Wittenberg when you’re following in the footsteps of Martin Luther, and why you don’t want to challenge a Korean monk to a martial arts match.

Lori has published more than a thousand articles in national and regional publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful.

In September, Fortress Press will publish her memoir Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God. Both irreverent and devout, Holy Rover explores the transformative power of travel through trips to a dozen holy sites.

Lori is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Midwest Travel Journalists Association. She’s also ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church.

Bob Sessions in Utah (Lori Erickson photo)

Bob Sessions in Utah (Lori Erickson photo)

Her traveling companion and photographer is her husband, Bob Sessions. You can reach him at sessions.bob@gmail.com.










All the photographs and text on this site are copyrighted by Lori Erickson/Robert Sessions, except images in the public domain or those that I have obtained permission to use.