When Ericka Chickowski was a kid, her parents told her she had too many recreational interests. Little did they know these would serve her well in her career as a freelance writer. Over the better half of a decade, she has covered everything from river rafting to llama trekking. Ericka's travel stories have appeared in publications such as The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Alaska Airlines Magazine, and Midwest Airlines Magazine. She is also a respected technology journalist who has garnered awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for column, feature, and humor writing.
Ericka grew up in Washington, but she moved to San Diego less by choice than by compulsion. The region captivated her with its perfect synthesis of her two youthful passions: beaches and mountains. As a little one, she toddled on Florida's beaches armored in orange water wings with pail and shovel in hand. Sunny skies were replaced with cloudy ones when she moved to Seattle, but she loved wandering mountain peaks and old-growth forests too much to hold a grudge against the rain.
Today, Ericka lives in a cottage by the beach in San Diego with her husband, Paul, and their lovable mutt, Sandy, though she still makes regular visits to the trails, museums and restaurants of her home state. Since her migration south, Ericka has gained an appreciation for fish tacos, unapologetic jaywalkers, and well-inked tattoos.
San Diego resident Ericka Chickowski guides visitors through this premier West Coast destination, covering everything from the legendary surf spots of San Onofre to the nightclubs of the Gaslamp Quarter. More