Hi, I'm Erica and I created Trip Scholars

for curious travelers, just like you!

Travel is one of life’s greatest teachers! Make the most of it with Trip Scholars.

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Travel is one of life’s greatest teachers and I am committed to helping others make the most of it. I am an expert in travel education and love supporting other curious travelers with transformative trip research. 

Trip Scholars is unique in that it is focused on your time before, during, and after travel. I want to help you turn your one week vacation or your weekend getaway into many months of inspired discovery! We will help you find the best the best ways to learn more about your destinations so you can be a more engaged traveler. We also dig deep into why we travel and how it can be transformational.

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I apply my wide range of teaching and coaching experiences with my love of travel to help you make the most of your time before departure.

I have had the privilege of teaching adults, teens, and kids of all ages. I have served as Director of Hawai’i Montessori Schools, and as a founder of The Family Learning Program, an alternative learning community. I’ve been a public school teacher and a long-time secular homeschool parent.

I am a Certified Travel Education Coach, Certified Independent Travel Advisor, and have spent many years as a creative problem solving coach.  I have also served as a volunteer naturalist, political activist, and on behalf of children and families. 

This wide breadth of  experience guides me in helping travelers discover what will inspire their own self directed learning!

I am also an avid traveler myself and love international excursions, local camping, and everything in between. I especially love visiting sites related to geology, archeology, and history with family and friends or solo.

I am a pretty nerdy traveler! I’ve kissed many rocks around the world and often cry in museums. I also love celebrating what is unique about a place by getting to know locals and savoring their food and drink specialties!

For the last 17 years, we have been homeschooling our kids, often through travel. I devoted many hours to trip research and travel education to find the best resources to help our family learn through travel. 

As you already know, it can be a lot of work and very time consuming to sort through a lot of poor quality options to find the gems! I dreamt of a hub where curious travelers could go to quickly and easily find the best in trip research. 

I built the Trip Scholars site to solve the problem and serve other curious travelers! Visit the  Blog, where we dive in deep with articles on learning about specific destinations, travel skills, and unique approaches to travel.

If you want to go even further, please consider working with me directly in one of my travel education workshops or one-on-one as your Travel Education Coach!

The seeds of Trip Scholars were planted 30 years ago when I met my husband Brandon in college, where we were both majoring in philosophy. Back then, our trips were often taken with our last $20 and the goodwill and auto mechanic skills of the people we went to see. 

We used to dream about being able to take road trips with a cassette narration about the history, cultures, and natural history of the places we drove through. 

What a long strange trip it has been since then, both personally and for the world! Now through this site, I’ve gathered loads of exciting ways to learn through travel.

I am also a best selling author, public speaker, travel education writer, and photographer. I’ve been published on over 60 travel sites, been a guest on multiple podcasts, summits, and our local NPR station and seen in Wander Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Apartment Therapy.  I want to put my experience and expertise to work for you!

I love to connect with my readers. Sign up for my newsletter (and get a free gift) so I can share the best travel education tips straight to your inbox. Find me on social media or send me a message at [email protected].

Happy travel planning,


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