Jeff Chu

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Jeff Chu is an editor-at-large at Travel + Leisure. He began his journalism career as a London-based writer for Time magazine, covering politics, society, and culture across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He subsequently became a staff writer for Time in New York and then an editor at Fast Company. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?" and co-author, with the late Rachel Held Evans, of the New York Times best-seller "Wholehearted Faith."

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Latest from Jeff Chu
A dish from Iche restaurant in Ecuador, using local ingredients
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A swimmer in the water off of the Brando resort in French Polynesia
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A dish from Bocavaldivia restaurant
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A woman walks through a market wearing a dress by brand 4
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A smiling rescue pig named George, on the grounds of the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY
3 Travel Experiences Centered Around Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue: Global Vision Awards 2022
Photo of sonic-boom-free supersonic jet against a blue sky and clouds
These Travel Companies Are Setting a New Standard in Responsible Tourism: Global Vision Awards 2022
Aerial view of the SCIE:NCE Center at Soneva Fushi
6 Hotel Brands Changing Travel for the Better: Global Vision Awards 2022
The Breakers Hotel
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Underbelly of JetBlue plane
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Intrepid Travel
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Photographer Cristina Mittermeier underwater with her photography gear
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Akua kelp-based burger
4 Food and Agriculture Projects Tackling Climate Change, Employment, Biodiversity, and More
Community ranger Ruth Sikeita (27), from Olaisiti conducts a daily widlife patrol at the Olgulului Ololarashi Group Ranch in Kenya
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A vision impaired guest with Planet Abled feeling an object with the help of a guide
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Seals in Kaikoura, New Zealand
3 Destinations Leading the Charge for Sustainable Tourism
Aerial rendering of the Ritz-Carlton Fari Islands Resort
4 Impact-driven Hotels and Hospitality Brands
A group of Veja sneakers
3 Brands Creating More Sustainable Options for Travel Essentials
Caribbean & Co Founder Ursula Petula Barzey in St Lucia
3 Collectives Working to Make Travel More Sustainable and Inclusive
Photographs from a market in Malaysia, and a crab dish at a upscale restaurant in Kuala Lumpur
How a New Generation of Malaysian Chefs Is Evolving the Nation's Multicultural Cuisine
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is pictured after disembarking from the catamaran La Vagabonde at the Santo Amaro docks in Lisbon
Five People Changing the Way We Think About Sustainable Travel
Sunset over Nkhotakota National Park
The Initiatives, Organizations, and Governments on the Forefront of Conservation and Sustainability Today
Canoeing on Karl-Heine Canal in Leipzig, Germany
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