"I’m Erin, a twenty-something in the United States with a passion for travel. I've waved goodbye to corporate life in the hopes of pursuing my dreams of working in the travel industry. I was first introduced to the magic of hostels during a study abroad program called Semester at Sea, and continued to travel and fuel my interest after earning my degree in Communications and International Relations. After several years of professional experience in writing, sales and marketing, I have decided to channel my efforts into getting involved in the hostel community through consulting, content creation, and research.
I will be traveling around the United States with fellow contributor Byron Bunda to discover the hostel industry through the eyes of America’s best and most unique hostels. The Hostelling Across America series aims to highlight best practices and explore some of the trends and challenges that are specific to American hostel management. Through our efforts, we hope to encourage knowledge-sharing and foster a more tight-knit community of American hostels. If you’re a member of the hostelling community and are interested in sharing your story, I’d love to hear from you!"