Memorable storytelling has always been Erika’s career focus. She’s a two-time Emmy Award–winning former television journalist turned strategic communicator, now writing about travel experiences, culture, wellness, and lifestyle. When she’s not training for her next half-marathon or packing for another trip, you’ll find Erika hanging out in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, teenaged son, and personal zoo, which includes a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and two cats.