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
Downtown aerial of Fernandina Beach, Florida near Jacksonville.
This Florida Beach Town Has Loads of Southern Charm, a Shrimp-themed Festival, and Year-round Fun for the Whole Family
Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch
This California Flower Field Will Be the Most Instagrammable Travel Spot This Spring
Travel Items to Shop From Black-owned Businesses Before February Is Over
The 12 Best Travel Essentials to Buy From Black-owned Businesses This February and Beyond
A mountain and Jessica Poitevien on a bridge in Costa Rica
Why Costa Rica Is the Perfect Wellness Destination — Hot Springs, Forest Bathing, and Beautiful Hiking Trails Included
Town of Los Alamos, New Mexico on the left and center, the Omega Bridge in the middle and the Los Alamos National Laboratories on the right.
Los Alamos County in New Mexico Is the Healthiest Community in the US
The group Toni Ko hiked Kilimanjaro with
Beauty Entrepreneur Toni Ko on Summiting Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro — With a Full Face of Makeup
Rendering of National Museum of African American Music
This Nashville Museum Is Dedicated to African American Music
Exterior of Piaule Catskill
This Hotel and Spa Is a Mountainside Sanctuary of Relaxation — and It's Only a Few Hours From NYC
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
Interior dining space in planetarium dome at The Alchemist in Copenhagen
These Are the 15 Most Expensive Michelin-starred Restaurants in the World
Zephyria Yachting's ship interior and exterior
This Turkish Yacht Company Is Taking Travelers on the Trip of a Lifetime Around the Aegean Sea
Aerial view of Kempinski Floating Palace Dubai
Dubai Is Getting a Floating Resort — Complete With an Overwater Helipad and Luxury Houseboat Villas
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
Interior space of king bedroom with kitchenette at Azure Sky hotel in Palm Springs
This Midcentury Modern Hotel in Palm Springs Is Perfect for West Coast Road Trippers
Empty Ocean Drive in the morning, South Beach, Miami, USA
25 Best Things to Do in Miami, From Art Museums to Food Halls
Harriet's Bookshop in Philadelphia and Owner Jeannine Cook
This Philadelphia Bookstore Honors Harriet Tubman's Legacy With Literature, Art, and Activism
Missy Wilson on a backpacking adventure across Alaskan wilderness
How This Travel Group Is Helping Women of Color Connect With the Outdoors
Rocky Mountaineer passing Vermilion Lakes near Banff
This Glass-domed Train Is One of the Most Scenic in the World — and It's Offering Discounted Tickets Now
Students at the United Aviate Academy train for their future pilot careers
United Airlines Became the First Major U.S. Carrier to Open Its Own Flight School
Aerial view of Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa
This $100 Million Resort Has the Tallest Rooftop Bar in Cabo San Lucas
A woman snuggles up to a cow at The Gentle Barn
This Animal Rescue Farm Lets You Hug Cows, Cuddle Turkeys, and Give Belly Rubs to Pigs to Destress
Piazza San Marco and Church of San Giorgio Maggiore at sunrise.
The 10 Best Cities in the World for Art Lovers, According to Data
A fugu fish on a bamboo board
Japan's Most Dangerous Dish Is a Poisonous Blowfish That Requires a Special Chef's License to Prepare It
Entrance to Vicus Caprarius
There's a Secret Archaeological Site Under the Trevi Fountain in Rome — and You Can Visit