Jeff Jenkins headshot
Jeff Jenkins headshot

Jeff Jenkins

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 was recently named one of Travel + Leisure's 50 Notable People in Travel and has been featured by Forbes, The New York Times, Washington Post, Travel Noire, Essence, and Lonely Planet. An experienced motivational speaker, Jeff is 100% authentic, transparent, and a ton of fun.
The U.S. is home to 63 national parks and 423 national park sites, and it took a global pandemic to make many of us realize just how lucky we are to have them. With flights grounded and borders closed, we were forced to find solace in our own surroundings, leading many of us to discover the healing power of nature for the very first time. As bucket-list trips across the world were canceled, Americans finally took the time to camp, hike, sightsee, and unwind in our own backyards — and in doing so we found that sometimes, the trip of a lifetime is just a drive away.
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