Jessica Poitevien

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Jessica Poitevien is a freelance travel writer currently based in South Florida but eagerly awaiting her next adventure. Her favorite topics are food, travel, and culture, but she'll write about almost anything that piques her curiosity. Jessica is a regular contributing writer for Travel + Leisure but also has bylines in Condé Nast Traveler, Business Insider, Fodor's Travel, and more. When she's not traveling or writing, you can find Jessica stoking the flames of her other obsessions: baking shows, talking to strangers, and exploring nature. * 9+ years of experience in writing, editing, and content creation * 3 years spent living and working abroad (Spain and Colombia)

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Latest from Jessica Poitevien
Brightline, a speed train, in South Florida
This High-speed Train Connects Miami and West Palm Beach for the Perfect Florida Vacation
Zephyria Yachting's ship interior and exterior
This Turkish Yacht Company Is Taking Travelers on the Trip of a Lifetime Around the Aegean Sea
Views of Liberia from Ducor Hotel
Liberia Will Host Its First 'Journey Home' Festival in Honor of Juneteenth — Here's What That Means
Elephants in Kenya for Amboseli Tembo Naming Project in Kenya
Kenya Had an Elephant 'Baby Boom' — and Now You Can Adopt One
Interior of Lindt's Chocolate Museum with oversize spoon of dripping chocolate
Lindt Home of Chocolate Has the World's Largest Chocolate Fountain
Rolling vineyards surround the city of Paso Robles, California.
The Best U.S. Small Towns to Visit by Train — From California Wine Country to New York's Hudson Valley
Jessica Poitevien at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Why This East Coast State Is the Perfect Destination for a Girls Getaway
Vatican Staircase taken in 2015
Explore the Sistine Chapel From Home on a Virtual Tour With the Vatican Museums
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, Georgia at sunset
This Georgia Island Has One of the Best Beaches in the U.S. — Known for Its Unique and Beautiful Backdrop
Exterior Summer Salt Cottages in Arcadia National Park
30 Adorable Private Cottages Are Coming to This Coastal Town in Maine — and We Got a Sneak Peek
Aerial view of Siesta Key, Florida
This Florida Town Has One of the Best Beaches in the U.S. — Known for Its Incredible White-quartz Sand
Conrad Maldives's overwater villas, with luxury bathrooms and bedrooms
This Maldives Hotel Is Spread Over 2 Private Islands — and Just Refreshed Its Floating Villas and Overwater Spa
Pool with desert rock formation in view in the distance
This Sedona Hotel Has a Luxe Spa, Fire Pits, and Incredible Views of the Red Rocks for a Dreamy Desert Getaway
St. Somewhere Holbox renderings of property
This Mexican Island Is Getting a New Boho-chic Resort — With Plunge Pool Suites and a Swim-up Bar
View over Estero Bay
These Incredible Vacation Homes Are Between 2 of Florida's Most Coveted Destinations — and They All Have Ocean Views
A couple in a reefsuite from Journey Beyond Cruise Whit Sundays
These Underwater Suites in Australia Have the Most Impressive Views of the Great Barrier Reef
The F W. Woolworth building where the first "sit-in" for integration occurred in 1960.
4 Small Towns to Visit Along the U.S. Civil Rights Trail
Edgewood Tahoe Suites villas, 2bedroom spaces and 6 bedroom villas
This Lake Tahoe Resort Is Debuting Gorgeous New Waterfront Villas — and We Got a First Look Inside
Azzurra Castle in Grenada, Caribbean styling, brightly colored rental space in a castle structure with a pool
This Caribbean Castle Comes With Its Own Private Beach and Royal Gardens
The pools of The Founder's Villa at Rosewood Mayakoba
One of the Best Hotels in Mexico Just Debuted Its First Beachfront Villa — With Infinity Pools and 6 Decked-out Suites
Exterior of the Rocky Mountaineer train on the Canda route
This Glass-domed Train Is Bringing Back an Incredible Route Through the American Southwest — and Celebrating With Epic Discounts
Rear view of woman sitting on beach sand watching the sea
Travel After Trauma: How Two Women Used Travel to Find Themselves Again
The Harriet Tubman statue in Auburn, NY
This New York Town Is Honoring the Bicentennial of Harriet Tubman's Birth With 7 Months of Celebrations
Issa Rae's Hosted Airbnb Home in South LA, Highlighting Black Culture from decor to neighborhood to experience
Issa Rae Will Host You for the Ultimate Weekend in LA — Complete With a Stay in a Gorgeous, Midcentury Modern Airbnb