Rebecca Gummere is an award-winning freelance writer, lifelong traveler, and blogger whose work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The Rumpus, Alimentum, and other publications. She taught composition to college students, worked for a domestic violence/rape crisis agency, and in another life served three Lutheran pastorates. She is currently working on her first book, Chasing Light, a travel memoir. When not on the road, she lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where she is involved in nonprofit work addressing food inequality. Follow her on Instagram: @rgummere.