Beautiful views at La Loma Jungle Lodge

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Epicure & Culture was founded by intrepid traveler and responsible tourist Jessica Festa in 2012.

It is an award-winning online responsible tourism, culture and food/drink magazine helping road warriors and global citizens have more authentic, ethical and meaningful experiences.

The site receives over 45,000 unique visitors and over 56,000 pageviews per month. Visitors come to the site from 173 countries, mainly from the United States (48%), the United Kingdom (8%) and Canada (6.5%).

In terms of social media, Epicure & Culture is active on Facebook and Twitter , with partners having the added benefit of also having content shared on Jessica’s travel blog, Jessie on a Journey (over 40,000 unique visitors per month) and the site’s social channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (over 55,000 social media followers).

Epicure & Culture has been featured in top publications like USA TODAY, AFAR, Four Seasons Magazine, Smarter Travel and more, with awards received from, Discover Corps and Travel Junkette, to name a few.

Please visit our Press & Projects page for more information.

Partnership Options:

  • Press/ Social Media Trips
  • Freelance Writing / Copywriting / Content Creation
  • Brand Ambassadorship / Partnerships / Advertising
  • Responsible Tourism-focused Itinerary Planning & Consulting
  • Sponsored Interviews & Posts
  • Recipe Submissions
  • Custom NYC Tours & Photo Safaris (through our co-branded tour company)
  • Blog Consulting & Public Speaking
  • Photography & Video Creation
  • Contest, Giveaway & Event Promotion
  • Experiential Reviews of Apps, Products & Services
  • Campaign & Event Planning
  • …ideas? We are always open to new partnership ideas.

Focus Topics:

Responsible Tourism & Travel: No matter where or what travel experiences we’re having, our main concern is always traveling smarter and more responsibly. We have a sub section on the site called Get Involved that also highlights responsible projects and initiatives making the world a better place. Epicure & Culture’s founder, Jessica Festa, is also the founder of the Responsible Travel + Tourism Collective and the Assistant Media Network Coordinator for the Travel+SocialGood Media Network.

Transformative Travel: Moving personal reflections and insights from experiences on the road.

Responsible AccommodationWe love highlighting experiential accommodation that functions in a responsible manner and immerses guests in local culture.

WomenWe love highlighting extraordinary and inspiring women making strides in responsible tourism and social good.

Food & Drink: One of our favorite ways to explore a destination is through the food and drink, especially interesting concept eateries, venues with ethical twists and those pioneering unique trends. Epicure & Culture founder Jessica Festa is a certified sommelier.

Recipes: Epicure & Culture showcases their recipes in a unique way, as each is written with a story of the dish’s cultural background or the author’s special connection to it. So, while a recipe for ravani wouldn’t be published, a story on ravani that traces its Middle Eastern roots and includes a recipe would be perfect.

Art & Culture: No trip to any destination would be complete without experiencing the local culture. We enjoy featuring immersive cultural experiences in a narrative, enlightening manner.

Get In Touch

To get in touch about working together, please email editorial (at) epicureandculture (dot) com.

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