Dining Traveler in the Press:

Jessica van Dop DeJesus and The Dining Traveler have been featured in a variety of publications.  Jessica has contributed to publications such as Southern Living, Travel Channel, INK361, Telemundo, Where Traveler and Jetset Extra.  Jessica also shared her travel tips on TV on the now defunct Buenos Dias DC on Univision.  Want to collaborate? Send me an email at jessica(at)

My writing:

Capitol File (Print): Time-Tested Faves Stay Strong

Travel Bank HQ: Best Restaurants for Business Lunch in DC 

Travel Bank HQ: Where to Eat at the DC Airports 

Marriott Traveler: Tackle San Juan Like a Pro on a Weekend Getaway

Marriott Traveler: Where to Find Puerto Rico’s Must-Eat Foods

Marriott Traveler: Plan the Perfect Road Trip Along Puerto Rico’s Jaw-Dropping East Coast

Southern Living: Eat Local in Virginia

Southern Living:  Virginia Weekend Getaways

Southern Living: Grapes to Glass in Loudoun County

Travel Channel:  Dining Traveler Guide to Puerto Rico

INK361 Blog:  Destination Inspiration: Puerto Rico

INK361 Blog:  Destination Inspiration:  Brussels

Where Traveler:  On the Road (and on the Beach) in Puerto Rico

Where Traveler:  Peak to Peak in Colorado 

Edible DC Holiday 2014 Issue (Print)

Immersion Travel Magazine: 10 Sustainable restaurants in DC 

Immersion Travel Magazine:  Something is Abuzz at Sofitel

Live Like You’re Traveling Blog:  DC Food Tour

Head to Jessica’s Clippings Portfolio for more writing samples


Photo Featured: Washingtonian Magazine

DC Refined: These local Instagrammers will give you a serious case of wanderlust

Brit & Co: 9 Travel Bloggers With Killer Curves Whose Instagrams You Need to Follow

Crowdfire Podcast: From Marine, to Expat, to Tourism Influencer

DLG Media: 15 Multicultural Travel Bloggers

On MSN Travel: Oktoberfest Tips

On MSN Travel:  Australia Travel 

On Yahoo Travel:  American Road Trips

Travel Tips on iTrip: 11 Travel Expert Tips: Basic Tricks and Secrets

Advisor:  Travel Channel All American Trips

Interview:  McCool Travel

Interview:  Jetset Times Instagrammer of the Week

Photo Featured in April 2015 Issue of Budget Traveler

Photography Featured in USA Today Digital Edition

Photography Featured in Nightclub & Bar


March 2016 What DC Bloggers say about Espita Mezcaleria, Eater DC

Shared last minute travel tips on Alamo

Shared Australia travel tips on The Active Times 

On May 2015 issue of Conde Nast Traveler (Print)

July 2015  Eater DC Arlington Recap (Interview with Chef Tim Ma)

Speaking Engagements:

April 2015:  Speaker, New York Travel Festival

May 2015:  Panelist, Travel Massive Panel on Social Media, Washington, DC

June 2015: Panelist, Women in Travel, Kramerbooks, Washington, DC

July 2015:  Panelist, Latinos in STEM, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, Washington, DC

July 2015:  Panelist, Bloggers and Social Media, CapFABB, Washington, DC

September 2015:  Featured Speaker, Social Media in Tech, EvoSwitch Netherlands

September 2015:  Panelist, Digital Nomad, General Assembly, Washington, DC

November 2015:  Host & Founder: Women of Color Travel Panel Discussion

July 2016:  Foodista International Food Blogger Conference, Sacramento, CA

Instagram Takeovers:

Visit Antwerp

Visit Richmond

Visit Phoenix

Montreal Tourism 

Stay Arlington

Visit Loudoun

Waldorf-Astoria Boca Resort

Waldorf-Astoria El Conquistador Resort 

Visit Luxembourg

The London NYC Hotel

Viceroy Anguilla Hotel