Erin Gifford
Founder, & AFAR, HGTV Contributor

Erin Gifford is the founder of, an award-winning family travel resource and with tips for hiking in her home state.

She is also a travel and lifestyle writer, writing for such outlets as Parents, Chicago Tribune, and

She's the mother of four and enjoys national parks, quirky roadside attractions, running half-marathons and sometimes combining all three into the epic family road trips she plans each summer.