Fred Mertz is the name of a character on I Love Lucy, played by William Frawley. He is best known in this role as the landlord to the Ricardos, and for being a warm-hearted, lovable, cheap bastard. Fred Mertz is an alias for Maria, the author of this blog
Copper wire was invented when Fred Mertz and Maria got into a fight over a penny.
****CURRENT****Fred Mertz Travels The World (November 2012-???
The mission: two years on $10,000. Fred Mertz sold her gametes to cover the cost of airfare and visas. Europe, India, Asia, Australia, and then…? As usual, making pennies stretch and doing the unthinkable.
Fred Mertz’ Triumphant Return! (September 2010 – July 2011)
The truck broke down. Fred Mertz worked three months to make $5,000, and set back to Europe with a fine-tuned method of travel. With limitless freedom, and a no clue where the hell she wanted to go, she sought her extremes on her own: physical, mental, and emotional.
Fred Mertz Meets America (March 2010 – May 2010)
Fred Mertz met Europe with $10,000. After 20 months of travel, Fred Mertz finished Europe with $5,000 remaining. Now, Fred Mertz does the Great American Outdoors Trip–on $2,000.
Fred Mertz Meets Europe (June 2008-February 2010)
Fred Mertz went to Europe with $10,000 and without a plan. How long would the money last? How much could be accomplished?
1) If you are wondering how to travel on a shoe-string.
2) If you are curious about where to travel.
3) If you want to hear about random acts of human kindness.
4) If you want to live vicariously through others.
5) If you want to know how to be a nomad.
6) If you are a friend, family member, or stalker of Maria.