Jeff Jenkins is an award-winning content creator, travel journalist, consultant and entrepreneur. Founder of Chubby Diaries and co-founder of Black Travel Alliance, Jeff has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s 50 Notable People in Travel and featured by Forbes, The New York Times, Washington Post, Travel Noire and Essence. Jeff is proud to add travel documentarian to his list of adventures in his new National Geographic series that explores diverse cultures, locations and overcoming fears.
Jeff knew he wanted to blog about traveling, it was then that he found, or rather didn’t find Fat Black Men represented, with that, Chubby Diaries was born. Since starting Chubby Diaries in 2017, Jeff has added a podcast, Chubby Diaries Annual Travel Awards, and most recently a campaign to give people in his community financial access to passports. He has been featured in Forbes, New York Times, Washington Post, Google, Travel Noire, Essence, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet, Texas Monthly, Outdoor Retailers, and The Points Guy. Jeff was most recently named one of Travel + Leisure’s 50 Notable People in Travel. Jeff is currently working on multiple projects and is excited for the National Geographic show to launch. Continuing his work and mission to “Redefine what it looks like to travel.”