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Chez Chesak
Freelance writer, Executive Director, OWAA
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About me

‘Chez’ Chesak is an award-winning adventure travel writer, 30 year veteran of the outdoor industry, Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and President-Elect of The Society of American Travel Writers.

His works have appeared in The Los Angeles Times,, 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.

Why did you join the community?

To connect with other travel community members.

What is your favorite travel destination?

There's no good answer to that because there are so many GREAT places to go! I do particularly love Namibia though.

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Yes. Seriously. Where DON'T I dream of traveling too, right? I'm kinda hooked on Guam these days though.

What was your first travel job?

VP at an adventure travel association

What do you want to learn more about?

Great outlets that want to publish more of my travel writing.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Open our minds.