Jessica van Dop DeJesus

Travel and Food Writer

Location icon Washington, DC

International traveler, cook, and eater. Defense IT Analyst by day, Marine Officer on the weekends, and travel and food blogger in between.

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IDEA171: Go on a Food Tour to Travel your Own Backyard

As travelers, we sometimes forget to discover our own backyard. We are caught up with work, family, and getting things done around the house. I live in Washington, DC and there is no shortage of things to do in the city. From free access to Smithsonian museums to new exciting restaurants there is always something interesting to experience.


Sitting atop a hill with a view of lush tropical Puerto Rico is Agroponicos Cosecha de Puerto Rico , the only aquaponics farm on the island. As you enter the greenhouses, you hear the sounds of el coqui, the iconic tiny singing frog, a symbol of Puerto Rican pride.

Something is Abuzz at Sofitel

By Jessica van Dop De Jesus Washington, DC and Brussels have a lot in common: both are capital cities and government centers. The list can go on about their embassies, lobbyist firms and economic influences. In both cities, the luxurious Sofitel brand accommodates politicians and dignitaries.

Ten Sustainable Restaurants in DC

By Jesica van Dop De Jesus Washington, DC has always been known as a city of politics and power players. However, it is now starting to gain recognition as a foodie city. New restaurants are popping up not only in the city, but its bustling metro area as well.


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Destination Inspiration: Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, the capital of Europe is known for its beers and waffles, but there is so much more. It is underrated compared to its neighbors Paris, Amsterdam and London. However, when you look deep into the city, with its art nouveau architecture, beautiful off the beaten path gardens, and cafes it's definitely a must-see city.

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Destination Inspiration: Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean with a vibrant culture and colorful landscape. As a territory of the United States, there is no passport required (Puerto Ricans are US Citizens), no lines through customs, and no tedious currency exchange. It's the perfect escape for Americans on the east coast to take for a long weekend.

Forty-Eight Hours in Prague

Details Published: Tuesday, 23 June 2015 09:00 Written by Jessica van Dop DeJesus Prague is a city of history, architectural beauty, and old world glamour. My first time visiting was to run the Prague Marathon and the second time was for a weekend getaway when I was still living in Brussels.

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Destination Inspiration: Washington, DC

Once upon a time Washington, DC was considered a touristic afterthought, filled with politicians and student groups. People rarely ventured beyond the National Mall. Recently the city has taken another reputation and has been listed in publications such as Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, and Travel and Leisure as a must-see destination.

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11 Instagram Hidden Gems: Travel Themed Accounts

As a travel blogger, I get a lot of inspiration from travel photos on Instagram. Love that a simple hashtag can transport you to a different continent, can make you taste new food, and meet amazing people. This is a collection of some great travel photos on Instagram from accounts that will encourage you to book a plane ticket today.

24 horas en Madrid | Cenar y Viajar con Jessica

En abril de este año, mi esposo y yo celebramos nuestro matrimonio por segunda vez. Esta vez lo hicimos en Barcelona, rodeados por amigos y familia europea. Teniendo en cuenta el aumento del costo de los pasajes aéreos, me decidí a hacer algunas paradas a ciudades que añoro en mi camino a la gran fiesta: Madrid y Bruselas.

Forty-Eight Hours in Brussels

Details Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014 05:00 Written by Jessica van Dop DeJesus Brussels, Belgium, is an underrated city. Beyond the Eurocrats is a city with beautiful architecture and some of the best food and beer in the world. I had the privilege of living in Brussels for six years and experiencing it from a local perspective.

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