About Inger

Inger is a San Francisco-based freelance writer who writes mostly narrative-style pieces and personal essays on travel and family life. In her travel blog, Pieces of Heaven, Inger writes about her explorations in the Bay Area and beyond, focusing on those aspects of our crazy and troubled world that make life so beautiful, interesting and inspiring, because, as noted by French writer Jules Renard, “on Earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” Inger’s very first travel story, The Backpack, won a second place award in the 2015 Travelers Tales / Solas Awards travel writing competition, and her travel pieces have been published in The Expeditioner, Travelers Tales and hopefully, one day, many other acclaimed online and print travel magazines. Inger also enjoys writing about family life and parenting related topics, and is a regular contributor to parenting websites Mommy Nearest and San Francisco Mom’s Blog.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia-area and carrying both a U.S. and Swedish passport, Inger feels very fortunate to call San Francisco home while having the opportunity to frequently travel the world with her family. She is lucky to be married to a man whose appetite for travel is even greater than her own and has two school-aged daughters who are better behaved on an airplane than in a car. Even her Ragdoll cat, Charlie, is an excellent traveler, regularly traversing the Golden Gate Bridge for visits to the wine country. Inger finds spiritual inspiration in yoga and the great outdoors and counts Swedish summers, Italian reds, and impromptu 80’s dance-parties among her favorite things.