About

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Above: Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Spain, 2017. Photo by Paxton Swafford.

Hello and welcome to Papers & Airplanes! I’m Carly Erickson Swafford and this site is an assortment of my travel writing, articles, and illustrations.

I was born and raised a few miles north of LA, went to college in Oregon, and then taught English in Italy. I now live Los Angeles with my husband and our dog, where I teach, write, and edit.

I love traveling, taking photos, reading, cooking, and all things college football.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy!

(All articles, photos, and illustrations are by Carly Erickson Swafford, unless otherwise specified.)

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