Jedidiah Jenkins

Travel Writer

Jedidiah Jenkins refers to himself a travel writer but it’s hard for us to leave it at that. He came up on our radar when we briefly heard about some crazy guy who was planning to ride his bike from Oregon to Patagonia. We loved his story and we’ve followed his journey ever since. Jed’s trip was inspired by his parents, who walked across America over the course of 5 years in the 1970’s. He is currently writing a book about that ride, a book that’s written to/for his younger self and other like-minded creatives.

Jedidiah is also the Executive Editor at Wilderness Magazine. His brilliant, relatable writing and stories have caught the attention of TedX Talks, Huffington Post, The Great Discontent and many more. Jed wholeheartedly believes in a life of curiosity and choices and that’s a belief that we can get behind. |  @jedidiahjenkins



We asked Jedidiah to choose a word that ends with -ity that best represents him.

Curiosity because the universe is too complex to comprehend, and I refuse to pretend that I know it all. I'd rather be a student forever.




I hope that this film is a healthy nudge for people to shake up their lives a little bit. Jed's radical choice to quit his job and ride his bike across the world is a perfect challenge to the rest of us to get out of the routine and make some scary decisions. If you're afraid of a decision ahead of you, you're probably on the right track. Choose it.


We profiled Jedidiah to find out the type of things he carries.

  • Little moleskin
  • Black pen
  • Burts bees chapstick
  • Beard oil
  • Face oil
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Headphones
  • An iphone charger
  • External battery



illustrations/motion by @merylrowin