Erika Owen is a writer, editor, audience development expert, and author of a number of books. She loves discovering quirky corners of the world — especially in Iceland, or the larger Scandinavia region — and sharing them with her audience. She's penned more than 350 stories in her 10+ years as a writer, with bylines appearing in Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, and more. Outside of writing and traveling, she's an enthusiastic doodler and will try any art or craft once.

• 10+ years of writing and editing experience
• Author of three books: “The Art of Flaneuring: How to Wander with Intention and Discover a Better Life,” “Lawbreaking Ladies: 50 Tales of Daring, Defiant, and Dangerous Women from History,” and ”Fodor's Essential Iceland”

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Latest from Erika Owen
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The Science Behind Why You’re More Likely to Click the Color Blue
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All You Need to Know About the Chocolate Hills in the Philippines 
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The Real Reason Why Starbucks Uses Tall, Grande, and Venti
Belize Island
Rent Your Own Private Island Off the Coast of Belize for Less Than $800
Split, Croatia
20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs
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Elevated view across Reykjavik, Capital Region, Iceland
The 5 Best Places to Grab a Drink in Iceland, According to an Insider
Baggage Claim Explained
4 Reasons Your Luggage Could Be Delayed Long After Your Flight Lands
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Netflix Subtitles Settings: How to Change the Font and Color
Boeing 787
An Ex-Boeing Repairman Shares the Causes Behind All of Those Airplane Noises
Le Morne Mauritius Underwater Waterfall
There's an Underwater Waterfall on an Island in the Middle of the Ocean
Travel Quotes - Carl Sagan
40 Inspiring Travel Quotes That Make Perfect Instagram Captions
Swedish Lapland
You Can Go Dogsledding, Sleep in an Arctic Treehouse, and See the Northern Lights From a Hot Tub in Swedish Lapland (Video)
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This hack makes child-proof bottles super easy to open
Aerial view of Newark International airport, New Jersey, New York, USA
The Difference Between Direct and Nonstop Flights (Video)
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5 ways to beat seasickness on your next cruise
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This Is How Much an Airplane Wing Can Bend Before It Breaks
Crystal Bed Therapy
I Tried Crystal Bed Therapy and This Is What Happened
Trampoline Park
The World's Biggest Trampoline Arena Is Opening in Scotland
What Happens To Hotel Soap
This Is What Happens to Half-used Hotel Room Soap (Video)
Highest glass-bottom observation deck Seoul South Korea
The World's Tallest Glass-bottomed Observation Deck Is Making Us Dizzy
Make-Up Applying During Flight
This Beauty Product Was Made for Frequent Fliers
Air Motion Sickness
How to Avoid Motion Sickness on Airplanes
Why Do We Have Lines in Our hands
The Real Reason Why You Have Lines on Your Palms