Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Jackie Chase realized in her high school years that she wanted more than just college, a career, and family. While working for an airline she tasted the world and found the nourishment she hungered for. But things change.
Marriage, four children, and dozens of pets all have their demands on one’s life. She introduced her family to other cultures with backpacking/hitchhiking trips to Mexico and Guatemala. Jackie’s daughter Katherine showed a preference for more remote travel compared to sailing trips. And that is when the “real” travel began. After returning from a month with teen Katherine living in huts with Stone Age people, Jackie discovered she loved adventure and photo/journalism. A new career developed. She wrote the featured articles for Transitions Abroad several times as well as for Marco Polo. More changes.
With her marriage over and children grown, she began a search for harmony within herself by traveling the most remote corners of the world. Without any foreign language skills, she figured out how to face the challenges of finding guides and transportation to unknown villages. She began to weave her fascination with other cultures into journals and later books.
Jackie now shares her 110 country travel experiences in five books which have earned over two dozen awards. Her unique “voice,” takes you into the scenes accompanied by story-telling photos of life in cultures we seldom observe