Jessie on a Journey was created in May 2011 with a goal of giving readers both valuable information on travel and destinations, as well as inspiring readers to get out there and have an adventure of their own. Within a short period of time, Jessie on a Journey became a highly trafficked site for solo female travelers, adventure-enthusiasts, backpackers, and those interested in having a journey of their own. Each day, the site continues to gain more readers through web searches, viral marketing, forum posts and word-of-mouth. Moreover, the site is currently syndicated on We Blog the World and Tripheros.
The creator and writer of the site, Jessie Festa, has experience traveling all over the world in many different contexts. Some examples of her experiences include:
Backpacking Europe, both alone and with friends
Backpacking South America alone
Backpacking through French Polynesia
Biking through Taiwan
Exploring Jordan from top to bottom
Studying Abroad in Sydney, Australia
Teaching English in Thailand, South East Asia
Backpacking New Zealand and Fiji
Hiking through towns in South East Asia and China
Working at an orphanage in Ghana, Africa
Cruising through Central America, Mexico, and the British Virgin Islands
Road trips through North America
And much more…
Through her personal experience, Jessie is able to provide knowledge, strategies, and inspiration for travel itineraries as well as encounters in cultural immersion.
Who Does Jessie on a Journey Target?
While Jessie on a Journey targets all travelers due to the wide variety of travel topics, the majority of readers are based in the United States and Canada. Moreover, the site will often get hits from readers in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, as well. Some major areas of information include:
Domestic Travel within the US
Internal and Spiritual Journeys Through Travel
Entertainment and Nightlife
Food and Wine
Health and Wellness Advice
Forms of Advertising Offered:
Social Media Campaigns
The advertiser will work with Jessie to create a targeted campaign that will be presented through her social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram).
Jessie enjoys creating partnerships with travel, gear and tech companies with similar values and audiences. The Ambassador Sponsorship option is a large-scale partnership in which Jessie becomes an advocate for the company through product placement in posts and photos, reviews, social media mentions and banner ads/widgets.
The advertiser will work with Jessie to chose a section of the blog that they think will work best for the advertisement. Even when a reader navigates away from the homepage of the site, the advertisement will continue to be displayed.
Text Link Sponsorship
The advertiser will be able to choose a post on the site that will include a text link to their site as their preferred anchor text.
The advertiser will be able to choose a post on the site which will include a blurb detailing your sponsorship, including 2-3 text links and anchor text of your choice.
Your product, service, or website will be reviewed by Jessie on the site in a 300-500 word post. While the review will be completely honest, it will be written in a positive tone. A link to your website as well as accompanying photos will also be included. This review will be highly publicized through social media, forums, and relevant online groups.
Press and Social Media Trips
Jessie is currently available for press trips and social media trips anywhere in the world. She is happy to write articles, blog posts, and take pictures for her website as well as other publications and organizations such as tourism boards, accommodation providers, dining establishments, and more.
If you are interested in advertising, would like to discuss rates, or have any further questions, you can contact Jessie at JessieonaJourney (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form below.
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