Sometimes, the best thing we can do with our faith is take it on the road.

Curated by Lori Erickson

Top 10 Reasons to Go on a Pilgrimage

Ten reasons to pack up your spiritual kit bag and hit the road.

Photo Credit: Bob Sessions



The Holy Dirt of Chimayo, New Mexico

Sometimes called the Lourdes of North America, this humble adobe church in New Mexico attracts those in search of healing of body and soul.

Photo credit: Bob Sessions


Taizé: Where the Souls Are Saved by Singing

Taizé is an ecumenical community in France whose influence has spread throughout the world, especially through its meditative style of music.

Photo credit: Bob Sessions


Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles and God by Lori Erickson

Near the Exit: Travels with the Not-So-Grim Reaper by Lori Erickson

Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred by Phil Cousineau

Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin

The Pilgrim Journey: A History of Pilgrimage in the Western World by Jame Harpur

A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan

Walking the Bible: A Journey Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler

Films & Documentaries

The Way (2010)

Eat, Pray, Love (2010)

Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring (2004)

Into the Wild (2007)

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016)


Spiritual Travels

Sacred Destinations

Spiritual Travelings

Tour Companies

Faith Travel Association

Amish Country in Northern Indiana 

More than 20,000 Amish live in northern Indiana, making this one of the largest Amish communities in the country. A visit here gives insights into one of America’s most intriguing religious traditions.

A School for the Soul: Richard Rohr’s Center for Action & Contemplation

The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a pilgrimage site for those who admire the writings and witness of Richard Rohr.