Jessica is a widely published travel content creator. She’s the founder of The Dining Traveler, and the author of the coffee table book The Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Eating Well, Washington City Paper, and Southern Living. She was raised in Puerto Rico and began traveling over twenty years ago as a young Marine. From serving as a translator in the Senegalese countryside to interviewing chefs in Peru, she loves learning about cultures, food, and people. She has traveled to more than fifty countries and lived in six. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube @DiningTraveler.
The only tropical forest in the US National Forest System, El Yunque is rebounding from hurricane damage with a newly reopened visitor’s center and eco-friendly accommodation options. Nomad Jessica shares what she loves about this park and her favorite things to do here.
Many travelers don’t know much about Puerto Rico beyond its historic capital of San Juan. Puerto Rico native Jessica shares her tips on the hidden side of the island, from quiet beaches and lively towns to experiencing the local culture.
Getting around Japan is simple and fast traveling via Shinkansen, the high-speed train service connecting major cities throughout the country. Nomad Jessica shares her tips.
Driving is the easiest and most convenient way to get around Puerto Rico, but like any destination, it has its challenges. A Puerto Rico native shares what you need to know about safety, road conditions, the local drivers, and other transport options.