Erin Gifford

Erin Gifford

Erin Gifford is a travel and outdoor recreation writer with more than 15 years of experience. She has contributed to The Washington Post, Parents, AFAR.com, LonelyPlanet.com, Chicago Tribune, and AAA World, and she's the founder of GoHikeVirginia.com and Kidventurous.com. Her first hiking guidebook, Hiking with Kids Virginia: 52 Great Hikes for Families, was published in 2022. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia.

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