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. Browse topics via the search box in the upper right corner or click on Spiritual Sites Around the World. You can also:

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

Featured Destinations:

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




Exploring History in Barbados




Viking Trail in Canada: L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland




The Sacred Mountain of Bear Butte in South Dakota




The Arab-American Community of Dearborn, Michigan





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