I haven’t been out of the country since I returned home from Chad in northern Central Africa on January 2nd and for myriad reasons, I won’t be able to go on my next adventure for a while. As a result, I’m stir crazy, restless, and feel like I’m about to lose it.
Because I work full time, people often wonder how I travel as much as I do while holding down a job that is neither travel-related, nor requires much, if any, traveling. Some assume I am paid to travel, or endorse travel-related products and services. Neither is true.
So how do I do it?
I arrived safely back in D’jamena on December 31, 2015, and took my first shower since December 15. I was filthy…to put it mildly. Chad is absolutely extraordinary and otherworldly, and I have over 3,000 photos to prove it!
I was three or four years old the first time I visited Disney World and rode “It’s a Small World.” I remember sitting inside the small boat utterly mesmerized as it slowly rode past hundreds of painted animatronic dolls representing children from all over the world, each dressed in traditional clothing, singing the attraction’s title song. I LOVED that ride. LOVED THAT RIDE! I wanted to jump from my boat, run across the displays, meet every child and learn more about where they were all from. I was literally overcome with the desire to go — everywhere and anywhere.