Jessica Festa

About the Author

Jessica Festa is the editor of Epicure & Culture as well as Jessie on a Journey. She enjoys getting lost in new cities and having experiences you don’t read about in guidebooks. Some of her favorite travel experiences have been teaching English in Thailand, trekking her way through South America, backpacking Europe solo, road tripping through Australia, agritouring through Tuscany, and volunteering in Ghana.

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Ethical Intentions: Why Giving Isn’t Always Good

For many people, the words “giving” and “good” are almost synonymous. Giving is a selfless act. It helps others. It makes both parties feel, well, good. Even when your intentions are in the right place, there are times when the […]

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Drinking Culture: A Sip Of Corfu, Greece

While many people know Greece for its wine — especially Santorini with its assyritiko — there’s another island offering a completely different drink experience. Actually, it offers two. On the beautiful Corfu, home to attractions like Sisi’s Palace, Mount Pantokrator […]

Some Like It Hot: The Best Spicy Cocktails In New York City

Some Like It Hot: The Best Spicy Cocktails In New York City

Some like it hot. For those who do, a spicy cocktail is probably on your preferred menu. If you find yourself in New York City, where craft cocktail bars litter almost every street, you’ll be in hot cocktail heaven. To […]

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Top Ways To Explore Nature In Trinidad And Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is full of fun and interesting outdoor experiences. Here are some of my favorite: 1. Buccoo Reef A popular dive and snorkel site on Tobago — along with Speyside Gardens, home to one of the world’s largest […]

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A Sustainable Wellness Getaway At Al Capone’s Old SoCal Hideaway

“Qigong is the practice of mindful of your body, mind and breath,” explains Michael, my Tai Chi instructor for the morning. “If you’re mindful of your breath and body but not your mind, you’re not doing Qigong.” It’s a sunny […]

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Chocolate And Spirits Unite Sustainably In Brooklyn, New York

Chocolate and liquor are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of healthy food and drink. Additionally, they’re not typically two items you imagine pairing together; however, at Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, single origin Dominican cacao and […]

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Ultimate Guide To Apres-Ski In Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah, is home to a vibrant ski culture that not only focuses on the slopes, but also on what happens after everyone’s hit the hills. Après-ski venues litter the city, each offering their own unique twist on the […]