Marica Van Der Meer
Marica van der Meer is a Dutch photographer, travel author and cyclist who has managed to combine her passions for travel, bicycling and photography into the nomadic lifestyle and career of her dreams. After studying management and tourism in Utrecht, Holland, Marica took jobs in several countries, including France, the former Yugoslavia, the Canary Islands, the US and Hawaii, before settling into office work as a tour operator in Amsterdam. Feeling stifled, a fleeting memory of the Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia, brought her swiftly back to South America for one last journey: a 17,000-mile bike ride from the tip of South America to Alaska. Marica’s first book, From Fire to Ice, captures her incredible determination and the enthralling landscapes she encountered in the Americas. This became the first of many epic adventures. To date, she has published seven books and founded Marmee Reizen, a travel company that specializes in tours to South America, Africa and Asia.