Spiritual travels are more than ordinary trips

Lori Erickson—shown here in Florence, Italy—travels the world exploring holy sites. (Bob Sessions photo)

Lori Erickson is one of America’s top writers specializing in spiritual travels.

If you want to take a trip that’s more than an ordinary vacation, follow her lead as she journeys to holy sites near and far.

On this site you’ll find suggestions for itineraries plus a potpourri of history, information, and travel tips. You can:

Whether you want to take an armchair pilgrimage, or one that requires a suitcase, Lori is an invaluable guide on journeys that can challenge, deepen, and change you.


Starting from scratch? Not sure what a pilgrimage is? Here’s some helpful background: 

What is a pilgrimage?

Why spiritual travels are growing in popularity

Top 10 reasons to go on a pilgrimage


From the Chicago Tribune’s review of Lori’s book Holy Rover: “[Erickson] spins a fine yarn and weaves in a mighty dose of insight along the way . . . And her explication — never settling for an off-the-shelf recounting or humdrum heard-it-all-before — digs deep, shining light on little-known nooks and crannies of the religion world’s most uncanny characters and sacred landscapes.”


Featured Destinations:

 

Glastonbury: A New Age Holy Site with Ancient Roots

 

 

Vatican Necropolis Tour: A Visit to St. Peter’s Tomb

 

 

 

Church in Lourdes topped with gold cross

Lourdes: The World’s Most Famous Healing Shrine

 

 

 

The Surprising Spiritual Mecca of Crestone, Colorado

 

 

 

Terlingua Cemetery in Texas

 

 

 

The Holy Dirt of Chimayo, New Mexico

 

 

 

Taize Community in France: Where the Souls Are Saved by Singing

 

 

 

The Transcendentalist Trail in Concord, Massachusetts 

 

 

 

An Icelandic Pilgrimage: Searching for Scandinavian Roots

 

 

 

The Sacred Mountain of Bear Butte in South Dakota

 

 

 

The Arab-American Community of Dearborn, Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

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