Erin Gifford


Professional Experience

I am a freelance writer covering travel, food, parenting, lifestyle, pets, and home improvement. My writing has appeared in Chicago Tribune, Parents, USA Today's GoEscape,,, TravelAge West,,,, AAA Traveler Worldwise,, and I am also a family travel expert and founder of, an award-winning travel resource. When not seeking out new adventures, I'm crossing off the next state in my quest to run a half-marathon in all 50 states (so far, I've run in 28 states).


15 Years
15 Years


10 Years
Home & Garden
10 Years
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (10+)

Work Samples


As I rode the Hurricane Turn Train into Alaska's wilderness, I was particularly glad I’d opted for a seat in the glass-enclosed dome car, able to soak up every panoramic view of this stunningly beautiful and off-the-grid area.
The natural deserts of the American Southwest are sublime destinations for restorative healing, boasting luxury resorts with meditation gardens, holistic body treatments, reflection pools, and stunning views.
As one of the few small appliances that consistently garner a place on the kitchen counter, your coffee maker should do more than just brew—it should make a statement. Want a glamorous conversation starter that will wow your guests? Here are nine options.
It's easy to be the best-dressed dog on the block, thanks to these tail-wagging styles.
For aspiring athletes, there's a lot to love about the Winter Games, but there's a lot more to love when you can learn and participate in the events, in some cases with former Winter Olympians.
One of the most inviting summer trends is here, so make room for one more in the cocktail pool that’s turning small backyards into refreshing getaways.