Media Appearances

Media Appearances by children’s book author and travel podcast host, erika bud

Join Erika on the passports and postcards podcast as she speaks about her transition from a Police Officer to a travel children’s book author and podcast host. Erika recorded this episode from Barcelona where she was living with her son for a month. Some people think you should not take your child out of school, but listen as erika shares why traveling to another country is a great way of educating. (May 20, 2023)

Listen to Erika Bud talk about international travel and her transition from a police officer to children's book author and travel podcast host


Erika had Such a great conversation on the Chats from the Blog Cabin podcast. They discussed Erika’s journey to finding a fulfilling career as a children’s book author and travel podcast host. they also discussed travel tips and tricks and navigating travel obstacles. (Feb 28, 2023)





Erika was delighted to discuss why volunteering is so important, the different ways you can volunteer, and how volunteering is related to international travel. Watch her on YouTube now. (Feb 10, 2023)



Join Erika Bud as she discusses traveling the world with kids on The Achievers podcast. (Jan 11, 2023)



Erika Bud was so honored to join ABC7 Chicago and CBS Chicago on the news to discuss family travel tips for the holidays and to share the first picture book of the series, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia. (Nov 16, 2022)




Travel tips to reduce stress over the holidays

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:44PM

CHICAGO (WLS) — AAA predicts 54.6 million people will travel 50 or more miles for Thanksgiving 2022, the third busiest for travel since AAA started tracking in 2000.

Traveling with kids can be stressful.

Erika Bud is a travel expert and author. She says parents need to prepare before going to the airport.

“Make sure you have a plan B and C, think about it before you get there,” said Bud.

She also reminded parents to pack plenty of snacks for kids, and be prepared with games.

Bud recently wrote a book called “Mission to Australia.” It’s to help inspire a love of travel in kids.

“I wanted kids to get excited about travel and learning about other cultures,” said Bud.

The book includes augmented reality to bring the book to life.


Listen as author, Erika Bud, discusses the first picture book of the Travel Rangers series, Travel Rangers: Mission to Australia on the Reading with Your Kids podcast. (Mar 31, 2022)