Meet Jackson Stubbs

Written by  Jackson Stubbs

Hello to all our readers,

Jackson Stubbs here. I’m a Marketing Coordinator with Solimar International’s Undiscovered Travel Collection. I enjoy sports, the outdoors, and probably most of all, traveling (my travel list is long but not specific; I’ll go anywhere I haven’t been before, and I’d like to get back to few of the places I’ve already seen).

Born and raised in Melrose, MA, I have had a keen interest in traveling since I was in elementary school. My parents took me on a number of awesome trips around North America and Europe in my younger days, and I caught the travel bug sometime back then, which is good because it got a little boring spending most of my time three blocks from where I was born.

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These traveling experiences developed into a passion for encountering new cultures and helping people less fortunate than me, and in the summers of 2008 and 2010, I participated in a research and development project in a rural community in Nepal (that is where I am in the picture above). Living with, learning about, and helping the people of this impoverished village inspired me to get into the development field. This experience also allowed me to witness first-hand how responsible tourism can benefit the economic development of poor communities, which ultimately brought me to where I am today.

With Solimar’s Undiscovered Travel Collection, I work on marketing for community tourism enterprises in East Africa in an effort to promote sustainable tourism and strengthen the economies of local communities. I am on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube all day getting the word out, but I do a lot of writing and editing as well, which suites me just fine (those who know me would say that I have the horribly impolite habit of correcting people’s grammar) and this provides me the forum to do that without making people want to forcibly shut me up.

As for the future, I hope to continue my travels, live and work abroad in the development industry, establish new relationships, and share my experiences with anyone willing to listen, which hopefully includes you.

Until next time,

Jackson

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