Erika Owen

Erika Owen
Professional Iceland Enthusiast.

With 10+ years of writing experience, Erika has covered everything from transparent bubble hotels to why there are tiny holes in airplane windows (there really are). Aside from TripSavvy, she has also written for Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Departures, Jetsetter, The Points Guy, and Epicurious, among other titles. She also specializes in growing audiences on Instagram and creating quality content catered to a social audience.


  • Erika has been in love with Iceland since first visiting in 2016
  • During the day, Erika is the audience development lead for Bon Appétit and Epicurious
  • Since moving to New York in 2013, Erika has written more than 400 stories, spanning topics in design and cooking to travel and DIY
  • Erika speaks at conferences around the country on audience development, creating captivating content, and—of course—Iceland


Erika's work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Departures, Jetsetter, The Points Guy, and Epicurious, among other titles.


Erika graduated from Drake University with degrees in Magazine Journalism, International Relations, and Entrepreneurship. She's been to exactly two frat parties (no more, no less) in her lifetime.

Other work:

  • The Ultimate Packing List for Your Iceland Vacation (No Checked Bag Required), The Points Guy
  • The Best Women's Outfits for Winter, Departures
  • This New Tour Lets You Drink Beer and Hang With the Bats in New Mexico, Food & Wine


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