Jessica Poitevien

Jessica Poitevien

Jessica is a New York-born freelance writer who’s also lived in California and Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2012, she started her expat adventures in Spain and Colombia, while also launching her writing career. With seven years of travel writing under her belt, Jessica has bylines in National Geographic, Alaska Beyond, Matador Network, Insider and more. She’s also the former Web Editor of Recommend, a travel agent-focused magazine. Jessica blogs about travel, food, digital nomad life, and more at She Dreams of Travel. When she’s not writing, you can find Jessica stoking the flames of her obsessions: baking shows, talking to strangers, and exploring nature.

Most Recent Works

Here’s What Vanlife Is REALLY Like

Here’s What Vanlife Is REALLY Like

Although the idea of living and traveling in a van is nothing new, the lifestyle gained a boost in popularity this year as many people looked for travel options that are safe (hello social-distancing) and actually allowed (ugh...travel bans).
Here’s What Vanlife Is REALLY Like

Here’s What Vanlife Is REALLY Like

Although the idea of living and traveling in a van is nothing new, the lifestyle gained a boost in popularity this year as many people looked for travel options that are safe (hello social-distancing) and actually allowed (ugh...travel bans).