Get To Know Jeff Jenkins, CHUBBY DIARIES


Jeff Jenkins and I literally ran into each other at the New York Times Travel Show in January. He was walking and filming and I was pushing my chair away from the table. A meet-cute of friends! He took photos of my friend Sita Sarna and I while we finished lunch and we started chatting. Folks, he’s an ORLANDOAN living in Austin, Texas and a graduate of Edgewater High School. He’s doing his thing in the travel world as Chubby Diaries and I’m super excited he said he’d share a little about himself with us.


Childhood memento?
I don’t have one

Recent acquisition for your home?
I haven’t bought anything for our house in months lol 

Current obsession?
Video editing! I can’t get enough of it. Learning how to produce I video is amazing and getting better at the skill.

Favorite hobby?
I love singing and going to the movies. 

Always on you - watch, memento, etc?
I have two rubber bands that I wear on my right wrist that I never take off. 

Favorite spot in your home?
The living room it is where I work and relax after work.

Favorite neighborhood restaurant?
Asia Cafe is by far my favorite restaurant in Austin. 

Favorite neighborhood shop?
HEB is a grocery store that I love so dearly. Low prices and friendly staff. 

Favorite way to focus on wellness? 
I love to pray and mediate every morning. I believe that grounds me for my day and brings me focus on the task at hand.

Favorite place visited in the last year?
Belize! By far one of my favorite places to travel to in Central America.

Best gift recently given?
I bought my friend 2 You Are Here coffee mugs from China. 

Best gift recently received?
I am very blessed already and to be honest I don’t think I’ve gotten anything recently. 

Most inspiring book you’ve read?
The 10x Rule 

The thing you most love about your city?
I love the energy of Austin. It continues to grow so I am making new friends consistently. I love the vibes and the food, its the cool part of Texas. lol 

Best thing about what you do?
I get to help people live life now. Also help people overcome their fears of traveling 

At the top of your to-do list?
Create Marketing from our Group tours that we are offering later this year! 

Other work projects?
I am doing series of restaurants in Austin. So I'm trying and reviewing food from some of the most iconic to the new must try restaurants 

On your bedside table?
iPhone, Apple Watch and remote to my sleep number bed 

A film that holds a special place in your heart?
Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory! I loved it so much because as a child they would show the movie at least twice in elementary school a year and it was like it took me to another world where I could dream big! 

Jeffrey Jenkins
CEO, Chubby Diaries
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