Articles written by: Jessica Festa

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 doing orphanage work in Ghana.

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Travel Guide: Food, Culture And Responsible Tourism In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Looking to travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand? Epicure & Culture caught up with responsible tourism expert Chiang Mai expat and the creator of the travel and lifestyle blog d travels ’round to learn about the food trends, local culture and how to travel responsibly in this fascinating — but not […]

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Delicious Pad Thai. Photo courtesy of Luca Nebuloni.
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Travel Guide: Food, Culture And Responsible Tourism In Bangkok, Thailand

Looking to travel to Bangkok, Thailand? Local travel and food writers Sam and Pete from Travelling King dish on food trends, local culture and must-have experiences in this fascinating city. 1. For those wanting to have a memorable Bangkok experience, head to Chinatown and Silom Road to enjoy some traditional […]

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Miami street art. Photo courtesy of IVESONE.COM.
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4 Great Cultural Attractions For A True Taste Of Miami

Although Miami is known for its miles of white sandy beaches for lazily working on a tan and partying nightclubs, the city is also home to many cultural treasures. For a true taste of the city, be sure to soak up all of its cultural attractions, including museums, galleries and […]

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Trip Tips: A Local’s Guide To Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Trip Tips: A Local’s Guide To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Looking to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina? Epicure & Culture caught up with Andres M, a Buenos Aires local tour guide, to learn how travelers can immerse themselves in local culture, savor tasty delicacies and go beyond the guidebook in this fascinating city. 1. For those wanting to have a […]

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Pasta. Photo courtesy of Benjie Ordonez.
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A Look At The Mafia’s Control On The Italian Food System (And What’s Being Done About It)

‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli’, the iconic quote from The Godfather reflecting the relationship between food and the Mafia that is a continuing reality in Italy. This blog explores the Mafia’s control of the food system in southern Italy, along with the rise of the anti-mafia land movement, providing […]

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