Uah singer David Archuleta returned from his LDS mission earlier this year, but he's still got the travel bug.
Archuleta, the former "American Idol" runner-up, is on tour performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, he wrote Friday on his website.
The tour, Archuleta writes, was organized by Dan Clark, a motivational speaker known as a main contributor to the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series. The tour includes a comedian/impersonator, Jason Hewlett, and Archuleta's vocal coach, Dean Kaelin.
Archuleta visited Bahrain and Kuwait before landing in Afghanistan, where he encountered dry desert heat that "feels like a hair-dryer blowing in your face." He also met soldiers who thanked him for "bring[ing] a piece of home".