Places I Remember with Lea Lane

Machu Picchu, The Ganges, Israel, Sedona, Angkor Wat & More: Deep, Spiritual Travels

August 24, 2021 Lori Erickson is one of America's top travel writers, specializing in spiritual journeys that will "change your heart." Season 1 Episode 30
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Machu Picchu, The Ganges, Israel, Sedona, Angkor Wat & More: Deep, Spiritual Travels
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Lori Erickson, an award-winning travel writer, shares intense experiences around the world, and discusses deep, meaningful travel, often of great beauty.
-- We talk of  spiritual journeys, not only for religious reasons. Lori's trip to Lourdes showed her how people rely on faith. and she reflects on the beauty of a Maori area in New Zealand. Lea remembers an evening ceremony in a  Kauori forest in New Zealand, and climbing a hill of Buddhas in Borabudur in Java.
-- We discuss spiritual experiences at the  Dead Sea, sunset at Sedona Arizona, and memories of Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Walden Pond, Ephesus Turkey, and Crestone Colorado.
-- At Assisi, with its beautiful church paintings and lovely piazza, Lea  attended a jazz concert , and explains how to her, music is a form of spirituality. Lea also mentions the Sanctuary of Apollo in Delphi Greece, where the Oracle sat in ancient times.
-- Lori remembers the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and the expressions of public devotion.
-- We end with our most memorable spiritual travels. Lea reads from her travel book, Places I Remember about  solar eclipse. Lori talks about Bear Butte, Idaho, where she often returns.
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Lori Erickson lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with her husband, and  is one of America's top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She's the author of Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper (which won a Silver Indies Award for 2019 Religion Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews) and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God.

Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, National Geographic Traveler, and Better Homes & Gardens.  Her latest book is
The Soul of the Family Tree: Ancestors, Stories, and the Spirits We Inherit.
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Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written many travel books, including Places I Remember, and has contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter, Travelea on Instagram, and  blogs about travel at forbes.com  Contact her at placesirememberlealane.com.
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Why this spiritual niche?
Early travel for was for spiritual purposes
Tips/planning/prompting on how to travel spiritually
Can be more difficult than a normal trip, such as pilgrimages
Evaluation when you return
Lori's trip to Lourdes, France
Lea remembers a forest of kauri trees
Borabadur, Java -- Hill of Buddhas
The Dead Sea
Sedona, Arizona -vortexs and sunsets
Angkor Wat, Cambodia "spirit of the ages"
Walden Pond, Massachusetts, "little cabin on a small lake"
Ephesus, Turkey
Crestone Colorado
Assisi, Umbria Italy
Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi Greece
Western Wall, Jerusalem
Lea's special memory -- solar eclipse
Lori's special memory -- Bear Butte Idaho