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jessica festa

Epicure & Culture editor Jessica Festa


Founder of Responsible Tourism Twitter Chat (#RTTC)

Member Of The Association of Food Bloggers


To learn more about me, you can check out the following interviews at:

Charles McCool, Life By Design


Travel With Bender

Airline Miles Experts

International Air Transport Association

Meet The Nomads/Flip Nomad

Go! Girl Guides

Johnny Jet


OneTravel (Beach Travel)

Viator (A Local’s Guide to Brooklyn)

The Gift of Travel

The Displaced Nation

Wanderlust and Lipstick

Fix Reserve Culture Shock

Friendly Planet

Her Packing List (Packing & Backpacking)

Go Power Kick

Gotta Keep Movin’ (The Travel Ten)

Fit When Traveling (Staying Fit On The Road)

HotelClub (NYC’s Hidden Gems Revealed)

Travelgreek Travelcast with Cycle O’Donnell (Podcast)

The Traveling Eye (Radio)

Melodia Stereo 96.9 (Colombia/Radio)

Not A Ballerina


HostelBooker’s Featured Album (India)

Spoke(n) Art Cycle Photography


Author of “Epicure & Culture’s Ultimate Guide For The Responsible Traveler

Co-Author Of “Hostels 101: The Ultimate Hostel Guide”

Contributor To The “Solo Traveler Accommodation Guide”

Author Of “The Hungry Hipster’s Guide To Williamsburg, Brooklyn”

As Seen On

Along with editing Epicure & Culture and Jessie on a Journey, Jessica’s work has appeared in:

US News & World Report Travel

International Air Transport Association


Huffington Post

Outside Magazine



Shermans Travel

The Financialist

Digital First Media’s network of 75+ newspapers

Business Insider

Untapped Cities

AOL Travel

The Daily Meal



The Matador Network


Travel + Escape (Online and Digital)

A Luxury Travel Blog


Eagle Creek


The Culture-Ist

Go Overseas

Go Nomad

Europe Up Close

Europe a la Carte

The Expeditioner


Travel Squire

Flight Network


Brooklyn Exposed

Travel Longer (digital)

Discover Magazine (print)

Long Island Pulse (print)

Wild Junket (print)

Up! Magazine (print)

bThere Magazine (print)


Weekly Roundup (USA TODAY Sports)

yTravel Blog


9 Noteworthy Reads (AFAR)

This Week In Travel (Four Seasons Magazine)

Travel Tag Roundup (Travel Freak)

So Much More Hawaii (1/24/14)

So Much More Hawaii (2/18/14)

Odyssey Treks


Sunday Spotlight Series: Things To Do In Japan (y Travel Blog)

Travel/Culture Blog Takes To Twitter, Kickstarts Conversation (General Motors)

Info My Travel

Amazing Reads of the Week (Airline Miles Experts)

November 2014 Roundup & Best Links (Twenty-Something Travel)


The Best Travel Blogs To Follow In 2016 (Culture Category; Discover Corps)’s official Longlist for the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015

50 Kick-Ass Female Travel Blogs To Follow In 2014 (Travel Junkette)


Travel Bloggers Reveal Their Biggest Lessons From Traveling (Food & Photos Around The World)

Ask the Experts: Best Advice for Aspiring Travel Writers (Caroline in the City)

Have You Glimpsed AFAR? (AFAR)

Travel Stories: The Bolivia Makes Me “Hot” Edition (

Travel Bloggers Share Their Perfect Romantic Getaway (Travel Photo Discovery)

31 Travel Experts Share Their Best Tips For Packing Light (Tortuga Backpacks)

Sydney Travel Tips (The Blonde Abroad)

Syndicated On

The Culture-Ist (Regularly)

TripHeros (Regularly)

Yahoo! Network (Regularly)

We Blog The World (Regularly)

Business Insider (Regularly)

Matador (Regularly)

Daily Meal (Regularly)

The Culture-Ist (Regularly)

The Winerist (Rhone Valley Wine Guide)

TV5MONDE (French Polynesia’s Vanilla Island)


12 Tips for Southeast Asia (The Points Guy) 

USA Today 10 Best Judge (USA Today)

Hottest Food Trends for Travelers in 2015 (SmarterTravel)

Johannesburg’s Art Scene Is Thriving, But At What Price? (The Guardian)

10 Things Winemakers Won’t Tell You ( Wall Street Journal (Print))

Gift Guide For Globetrotters (Epicure & Culture Tote Bags/Globetrotter Girls)

Teens Invited To Make Gingerbread House (The Frederick News Post)

Live Engagements

KPAM Morning Radio Show (6/22/2015, making money on travel photos & solo female travel)

Frommer’s Travel Show (5/24/15, about mindless ways to make money on the road)

“Travel Expert” Speaker and “Travel Babel” Speaker at the 2014 New York Travel Festival (April 26-27, 2014)

Meet Plan Go Speaker (May 6, 2014)


You can contact Jessica via social media or use the contact form below.




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