From a childhood on an Iowa farm, Lori Erickson grew up to become one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. When she’s not on the road, she lives in Iowa City, Iowa.
Lori is the author of the new 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’s articles have been published in hundreds of magazines and newspapers, and she’s also the creator of Spiritual Travels, an award-winning website featuring holy sites around the world.
Media Coverage for Holy Rover
- The Associated Press named Holy Rover one of the top travel books for the 2017 holiday gift season (this article was published in outlets that include the New York Times and Washington Post)
- Chicago Tribune
- USA Today
- Next Avenue
- Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa
- Publishers Weekly
- Detroit News
- Cedar Rapids Gazette (author profile and book review)
- Foreword Reviews
- Religious Travel Planning Guide
Lori’s Upcoming Appearances
Keynote Address to Faith Travel Association (part of the National Tour Association’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas), December 16
Thurber House Evenings with Authors Series, Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, Ohio), February 6, 7:30 pm
“Writing as a Spiritual Practice” Workshop, Iowa Writers’ House, Iowa City, March 2-4