Still in desert camouflage, I picked her up carefully, gave her a gentle hug and a kiss—my first kiss to my first child.
About Chez Chesak
“Chez” Chesak is an award-winning adventure travel writer, a 20-plus-year veteran of the outdoor industry, executive director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and chair of The Society of American Travel Writers’ Central States Chapter.
His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Fodors.com, Good Housekeeping, Rachel Ray Every Day, Ohio magazine, Cincinnati magazine, Rails-to-Trails, Family Vacation Critic, and dozens more outdoor/adventure publications and websites. He’s also done travel segments for his local FOX affiliate and on American Forces Radio and is a regular “expert” contributor to USA Today’s 10Best. Learn more about him at chezconnects.com.