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:
- browse topics via the search box or click on Spiritual Sites Around the World.
- subscribe to Lori Erickson’s newsletter.
- buy her books Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper (a book about places that have helped her come to terms with mortality) and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God (a memoir told through trips to a dozen holy sites around the world).
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:
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.”