Spiritual Travels

Spiritual Travels

“Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.”
- Abraham Joshua Heschel







What is Spiritual Travels?

Spiritual Travels offers guidance for inner and outer journeys. The focus is on providing practical details of how to take those outer journeys. You can learn how to plan a pilgrimage to Lourdes, where to eat in Wittenberg when you’re following in the footsteps of Martin Luther, and why you don’t want to challenge a Korean monk to a martial arts match.

Why Spiritual Travels?

Certain locations around the Earth have a magnetic pull on our souls. Pilgrimage can be relatively inexpensive. The best sites are often in the most beautiful places and attract the most amazing people both young and old. If you yearn to take a pilgrimage but are unsure where to go or what to do, Spiritual Travels can provide expert guidance about spiritual places near and far.

What is the inspiration behind Spiritual Travels?

The founder of Spiritual Travel Lori Erickson is one of America’s top writers specializing in spiritual travels. She has traveled to and helped guide other pilgrims on hundreds of holy sites in many faith traditions. In three decades of exploring holy sites around the world, Lori has gained valuable insights to help guide others with their pilgrimage.

How can I use Spiritual Travels?

Here you’ll find suggestions for itineraries plus a potpourri of history, information, and travel tips. You can also subscribe to Lori’s blog, Holy Rover, which is hosted by Patheos, the world’s largest website devoted to religion and spirituality. Whether you take an armchair pilgrimage or one that requires a suitcase, Lori is a trusted guide on journeys that can challenge, deepen, and change you.

When to go on pilgrimage?

People are often called to pilgrimage when they are at a transition point in their life and something deeper beckons. Perhaps is associated with a dream that they wish to fulfill or a maybe a vision or quest for what God or the great mystery has in store next for them in their life. It often requires listening deeply to the small whisper inside of you, the one that will ultimately guide you where you need to go.