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About Jessie on a Journey

Jessie on a Journey, founded by Jessica Festa in 2011, is an award-winning solo female, offbeat and adventure travel blog helping road warriors go beyond their guidebooks and have more authentic, meaningful experiences. 

The blog receives over 34,000 unique visitors and over 54,000 pageviews per month from 210 countries with over 35,000 followers on social media. Please click the following for the most current stats: 

 Jessie is also the founder of the responsible tourism and culture magazine Epicure & Culture (~31,000 unique visitors; ~41,000 pageviews) so partners have the added benefit of having content shared across this platform and its social media channels, as well.

Jessie on a Journey has also been featured in top publications like BuzzFeed, SmarterTravel, Johnny Jet, The Travel Channel, USA TODAY, Frommer’s Travel Show, Bravo TV, BBC's Travel Show and more! 

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As Jessie on a Journey's tagline is "Taking you beyond the guidebook," you'll get your brand showcased in an atypical way. Jessie loves empowering people to travel solo in places they wouldn't expect to, showcasing the lesser-known personality of a place, and highlighting alternative ways to use products. 

An Offbeat Twist

Gorgeous Imagery

Jessie is a professionally trained photographer -- she even runs photo tours in NYC -- and understands the difference between thoughtful composition vs taking a quick pic without intention. She's constantly seeking out interesting actions, important details and moments that tell a story. 

Jessie has been travel blogging since 2011, and over the years has formed a solid relationship with her readers. She knows which topics interest them (and which don't) to be able to take a brand goal and turn it into an organic story that will genuinely interest readers.

A Dedicated Audience

Ways To Partner

Press Trips / Influencer Campaigns / Content Creation / Native Advertising  Brand Ambassadorship / Travel Itinerary Planning / Photo Shoots / Giveaways Blog Consulting / Public Speaking  / Promotional Campaigns

…ideas? Jessie is always open to new partnership proposals!

Syndication Network

Jessie's readers enjoy learning about experiences that enhance both their vacations, and their minds and bodies. 

Hot Topics

Jessie travels solo 85% of the time, and creates guides focused on these experiences to help others hit the road solo.

With these you'll get personal reflections and insights, sometimes moving other times humorous, from life on the road and in NYC.

These guides take you “beyond the guidebook”  to have quirky and lesser-known experiences.

Click topic below for examples

From cycling through India to swimming with sharks in the Galapagos, Jessie loves getting her adrenaline pumping.

Jessie is a native New Yorker. While she roams globally, Jessie has a particular love for NYC and is an expert (and tour guide!) in the destination.

Jessie is passionate about ethical tourism & is Media Network Coordinator for Travel+SocialGood.

Does your app make traveling simpler? Do you offer a non-travel gadget with a unique travel use? These are the types of stories that resonate with Jessie on a Journey readers. 

Jessie on a Journey has worked with prestigious brands

like Marriott, Qantas, South Africa Tourism, Microsoft and more! 

Click the sample campaigns for details. 

Sample campaigns

Le Meridien 2017

Holiday Inn #JoyOfTravel 2016

Public Speaking

Watch Jessie speak at the 2016 iSugar Conference on travel and blogging

  • 1 Instagram/day tagging the client 
  • 1 Facebook/day tagging the client
  • 3 Tweets/day tagging the client 
  • 1 blog post (also syndicated on Epicure & Culture). These will be shared on social media with the client tagged. 
  • Syndication of posts on Epicure & Culture
  • Option to add a giveaway
  • Rights to syndicate these blogs posts on the client's blog 
  • Note: 5-day minimum (or $1500) required
  • Add On: High res versions of blog photos for client to keep for marketing efforts ($500).

Sponsored Post/Giveaway

Note: With all packages the client is responsible for any necessary fees associated with the project, such as travel fees (if travel is needed) and Paypal fees. 

Popular Packages


Press Trips


Social Media 





  • $200/share; $550 for 3 shares 


  • $150/share; $300 for 3 shares 


  • $150 for 8 shares

Each share includes high resolution imagery and tagging of the client 

Maximum Exposure

  • Price is based on client writing the post
  • $350/year if Jessie writes
  • Discounts available for multiple posts purchased (including on Epicure & Culture)
  • Posts spend time on blog homepage
  • Links are "nofollow," as is Google's policy
  • Price includes sharing on Twitter & Pinterest
  • Giveaways incur an additional $200 charge for additional promotion on Instagram, Facebook, extra Tweets & a Facebook widget

  • Narrative blog post based of Jessie's experiences with the product/service
  • 1 Facebook share tagging the client
  • 1 Instagram share tagging the client
  • 3 Tweets tagging the client
  • Facebook & Twitter sharing of the post tagging the client
  • Syndication on Epicure & Culture
  • Option to add a giveaway 
  • Add On: High res versions of blog photos for client to keep for marketing efforts ($500).

Andrea Wickham-Foxwell, My BC Buzz 

We’ve been very impressed with the creative approach to Jessica’s storytelling, especially in capturing such a diverse region as South Australia. The diversity of angles, as well as the number of stories produced, has exceeded our expectations. From only a handful of days of touring in South Australia, we are delighted that Jessica had found many ways to produce thoughtful stories and capture the personalities and companies involved whom she visited. And, we are pleased that she continues to find ways for South Australia to fit in additional story opportunities—even years after she completed the press trip.

South Australia Tourism Commission

Hosting Jessica Festa on the Sunshine Coast of BC was not only a pleasure but it resulted in a ton of coverage for our region. In fact I’ve never received as much coverage from one writer in my entire 14-year career in travel media relations! Less then 24 hours after our press trip ended Jessica had already posted her first blog. Her second followed shortly after and then her third and fourth and over the following year they just kept coming. I really appreciate Jessica’s hard work and professionalism and I would host her anywhere, any time!

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