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Taking you
beyond the guidebook

to inspire you to live
your best life through travel

Come join me!


jessie festa, solo female travel blogger

Taking you beyond the guidebook

to inspire you to live your best life through travel

Come join me!

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Your Adventure Starts NOW.

About Jessica Festa

Hi! I’m Jessie, a conscious solo female travel blogger exploring NYC and beyond.

Think of me as your travel blog BFF, as I want to help you make your travel dreams a reality.

Here’s a little secret:

You do not have to wait until you have a ton of money saved up or a travel partner — even if you’re a female — to start traveling now.

Whether you’re a solo traveler craving spontaneity, a wanderer in search of more than your typical sightseeing, or a blogger with dreams of making travel a profitable lifestyle, my aim is to help you fulfill your dream of traveling and bring more meaning and fulfillment to your journey.

The goal:

To help you awaken your curiosity through real-talk and resources for exploring the world — and experiencing life — #BeyondTheGuidebook.

That also extends to those wanting to monetize their passion for exploration through travel blogging, whether you want to hit the road full-time or add extra income on top of your 9-to-5.

(Because yes, you can totally run a profitable travel blog and keep your desk job!)

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Confidently travel solo

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Travel Beyond The Guidebook

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Profitable travel blogging

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My private NYC Photo Journeys are part tour, part photo shoot. See New York City with a local licensed guide *and* get professional photos from the experience to keep!

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