Biography

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Lori Erickson (Bob Sessions photo)

Lori Erickson grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa and earned a B.A. in English from Luther College and an M.A. in English from the University of Iowa. She’s the mother of two adult sons and lives in Iowa City with her husband, Bob Sessions, who is often her photographer on assignments.

Lori has published more than a thousand articles in national and regional publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens, and House Beautiful.

Her award-winning blog, Holy Rover, describes spiritual sites around the world, while her Spiritual Travels website is an archive of hundreds of holy places in many faith traditions.

Her work has taken her to dozens of countries around the world. She’s a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and the Midwest Travel Journalists Association.

While she writes about a variety of subjects, much of her work focuses on the intersection of spirituality and travel. In addition to writing, she leads workshops and gives presentations on topics relating to writing, travel and spirituality.

Follow Lori on Facebook at Holy Rover.

 

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