About the Author

When I was a little girl, I used to fold colorful scraps of paper into tiny boats and sail them around the world map in the back of my geography book.

An unchaperoned public library reader, I devoured books about the great explorers like Marco Polo, Vasco de Gama, Columbus, Lewis and Clark, Captain Cook and Darwin.

The world was in those books, waiting for me to find out about it, and to discover who I might be.

I vowed to leave that small Midwest town where I was born and to travel all over the world, maybe even to the moon.

One year, on a visit to the doctor’s office to get vaccinated, I told the doctor of my plans. He laughed, patted me on the head and told my mother that I had a big imagination.

He was right about the size of my imagination.

He was wrong to dismiss my dreams with a pat on the head.

I still haven´t given up on the idea of going to the moon. I would like to see the earth as it truly is: a small, blue, fragile planet floating in a vast, silent blackness.

It would be the essence of awe.

A little over four years ago, I left a very good job to travel.  It was the best decision of my life.  Currently in Paris for the summer, I am headed to London for September.  When I am not traveling, I live in Mexico.  Since I dropped out of the 9-to-5 world, I have traveled throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

I am a woman of many passions as you will see in my blog.  You can see more of my photography and artwork at https://rithafellerman.smugmug.com/.

Welcome! Contact me if you like.  I am always interested in finding new travel partners.  I am especially interested in house sitting opportunities.