Erin Kirkland

  • Erin Kirkland is a travel writer based in Anchorage, Alaska, specializing in travel to Alaska. She is the author of "Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State With Children" and publisher of, Alaska’s only family travel resource.
  • Her work has been featured in a number of national magazines, online publications, radio, television, and the state's largest daily newspaper.


Kirkland is a former travel writer for Tripsavvy. She was a regular contributor specializing in travel to Alaska. 

She is the author of "Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State With Children" and publisher of, Alaska’s only family travel resource. 

For two years she was the managing editor of Outdoor Families Magazine, an online publication encouraging travel to the great outdoors.

Her work has appeared in Alaska Magazine, Huffington Post Travel, Fox News Online, Working Mother Magazine's online, Outdoor Families Magazine, travel referral service, Alaska Coast Magazine, Anchorage’s CBS affiliate, KTVA 11, Alaska Travelgram Radio Show, and Alaska Public Media, and the Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage Daily News). 


Kirkland graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a bachelor's degree in recreation management and leisure studies. She also earned a graduate certificate in gerontology at the University of Washington.

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