Erika Owen

  • Erika has written for The Spruce since March 2019
  • She has a dual degree in Magazine Journalism and International Relations from Drake University
  • She has written for, Travel + Leisure, Departures, Bon Appétit, Healthyish, Epicurious, Martha Stewart Living, The Points Guy, Jetsetter, and more



Erika Owen started writing for her high school paper and hasn't stopped thinking in headlines since. Through college, she ran a music website called Band Bombshell that covered local and international acts coming through Des Moines and found herself in New York City after graduation working for publications like Fast Company, GQ, Martha Stewart Living, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and Epicurious. Today, she runs audience development for Architectural Digest, while writing—mostly about Iceland—in her down time. Speaking of Iceland, if she's traveling, there's a good chance she's exploring new spots in Iceland ... or at least thinking about Iceland. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @erikaraeowen.



She has a dual degree in Magazine Journalism and International Relations from Drake University.


About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.