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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5 Ways To Enjoy Wildlife On Holiday – Without Harming Them

Wildlife tourism and visiting animal attractions on holiday is as popular as ever. Most Bucket Lists feature animal-related activities in their Top 20 – including swimming with dolphins, whale watching, having a photo with a tiger and so on. Unfortunately, […]

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Slovenia Eats: Your Ultimate Guide To Ljubljana’s Culinary Culture

I’m an fan of getting to know a city through not only its food, but its purveyors and delicious small businesses. On a recent trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, I signed up for a tour with Ljubljananjam Food Walks, created […]

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Notes On Growing Up Italian In Brooklyn (And Keeping Yesterday’s Traditions Alive)

My life began in a little place called Brooklyn, New York, as the daughter to a Sicilian father and a Neopolitan mother. When I entered the world my mother was 38 and my Father was 50, but it didn’t take […]

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Colombia Travel: How To Explore Medellin Like A Local

Looking to explore Medellin, Colombia, like a local? Epicure & Culture caught up with Pablo Alvarez-Correa, founder of Real City Tours S.A.S, to get his take on how to get to know the city beyond the typical tourist sites. 1. […]