Travel Books & Articles


 Iowa: Off the Beaten Path (Globe Pequot Press, Tenth Edition, 2017): A journey along the highways and byways of Lori’s home state, from the Bridges of Madison County to the Loess Hills.



The Joy of Pilgrimage (Resurrection Press, 2007):  A reflection on the meaning of spiritual travel, with descriptions of sites that include Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Buddhist temples in Japan and South Korea.



Sweet Corn and Sushi (McMillen Publishing, 2004): This bilingual book about the sister state relationship between Iowa and Yamanashi, Japan, was chosen as the 2004 Iowa Children’s Book of the Year and given to 40,000 schoolchildren.



The Mighty Mississippi: A Traveler’s Guide (Globe Pequot Press, 1995): A guide to the attractions, lore, and history of America’s greatest river.




Lori Erickson is also the author of three collections of ghost stories published by Quixote Press in 1987 and 1988: Ghosts of Johnson County, Iowa; Ghosts of Linn County, Iowa; and Ghosts of the Amana Colonies.


Lori Erickson’s articles have appeared in many publications, both in print and online. Her credits include:       

Magazines: AAA Living; America; Better Homes & Gardens; The Christian CenturyEndless Vacation; Family Circle; Family Fun; Franciscan Media; Group Tour Magazine; House Beautiful; Light of Consciousness Magazine; Midwest Living; National Geographic Traveler; Parenting; Porthole Cruise Magazine; Rand McNally; Robb Report; St. Anthony Messenger; Successful Living; The Iowan; Travel & Leisure; Woman’s Day Magazine

Newspapers: Arizona Daily Star; Cedar Rapids Gazette; Chicago Tribune; Christian Science Monitor; Daily Herald (Chicago); Des Moines Register, Kansas City Star; Los Angeles Times; Miami Herald; Minneapolis Star Tribune; Philadelphia Inquirer, South China Morning Post; Toronto Globe & MailUSA Today; Winston-Salem Journal

Online: Beliefnet; Better After 50; Episcopal News Service; Huffington Post; Lightworkers; Next Avenue; Travel Muse

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