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Erin Craig is a writer and chronic foreigner. She can usually be found in Asia – scuba diving in Thailand, riding the rails across Vietnam, and studying throat singing in Mongolia. Her latest adventure involves a one-way ticket to South Korea, where she hopes to solve the mystery behind the nation’s bizarrely sublime fried chicken (a project currently deep in the research stage).

Erin has written for such international publications as National Geographic Traveler, the BBC, Ms. Magazine, Morning Calm, and The South China Morning Post.

Her article on Genghis Khan’s missing tomb was highlighted as one of BBC Travel’s ‘Best of 2017.’

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Selected clips:

National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Once Upon a Time in Mongolia - September/October, 2018 issue



The unusual reason Chinese tourists are going to South Korea - October 2, 2018

The country trying to make all its people happier – August 18, 2018

In South Korea, age is measured in bowls of soup – February 20, 2018

Mongolia’s obsession with pine nuts – January 15, 2018

Mongolian teenage girl grapples for a future in sumo – July 31, 2017

Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found – July 19, 2017

The trees keeping Vietnam afloat – April 18, 2017

A city with too much history to handle – March 20, 2017

An uncharted underground world – June 16, 2016

The end of the famous Bamboo Train? – April 18, 2016

A free meal with South Korea’s monks – May 22, 2015


Atlas Obscura

The bloody past of Korea’s ‘Honeymoon Island’ – May 11, 2018

Misadventures Magazine

Controversial/Universal: How roller derby conquered the world – Summer, 2017


Morning Calm Magazine (Korean Air)

The Metro Museum of Art – March, 2017


Ms. Magazine

Taking the Wheel – Summer 2016


Get Lost Magazine

Korean Confection – January 2016


The South China Morning Post

Vietnam’s Reunification Express celebrates a double anniversary

and keeps getting better with age –  February 24, 2016

What’s a Taiwanese taco shop doing in Da Nang, and why is the food so good?– January 14, 2016


Roads & Kingdoms

Hot dogs and bean pops on the far side of the world – June 8, 2015