Statue of St. James on the Camino de Santiago in Spain (photo by Lori Erickson)

Here’s a selection of books, movies, and other resources you may find helpful as you explore sacred sites around the world:


Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles and God by Lori Erickson

Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper by Lori Erickson

Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred by Phil Cousineau

Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin

The Pilgrim Journey: A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World by Jame Harpur

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan

Walking the Bible: A Journey Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler

Go where your best prayers take you.   Frederick Buechner

Films & Documentaries

The Way (2010)

Eat, Pray, Love (2010)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring (2004)

Into the Wild (2007)

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)

Crucial to finding the way is this: there is no beginning or end.

You must make your own map.     Joy Harjo


Spiritual Travels

Sacred Destinations


All journeys have secret destinations

of which the traveler is unaware.   Martin Buber

Tour Companies

Sacred Earth Journeys

Faith Travel Association


In one sense we are always traveling, and traveling as if we did not know where we are going. In another sense we have already arrived. We cannot arrive at the perfect possession of God in this life, and that is why we are traveling and we travel in darkness. But we already possess God by grace, and therefore, in that sense, we have arrived and are dwelling in the light. But oh! How far have I to go to find You in Whom I have already arrived!         – Thomas Merton



Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She’s the author of the Near the Exit: Travels With the Not-So-Grim Reaper and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God. Her website Spiritual Travels features holy sites around the world.





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