JESSICA VINCENT

Travel Journalist & Copywriter

 

MEET JESS

Hello! I'm a journalist and copyeditor specialising in cultural, immersive, and adventure travel in Latin America and Europe. I left my content marketing job in London for a life on the road hitchhiking cattle trucks through Cuba, staying with local families in the Peruvian Andes, and sailing through Panamanian waters with Kuna tribes. Since then, I’ve travelled the world reporting for National Geographic, BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, Atlas Obscura, and various in-flight magazines and national newspapers. Outside the travel industry, I craft website and social media content across a range of topics, including health, lifestyle, fitness, technology, legal and content marketing. When I’m not camping out in the jungle, surfing (badly) in the Pacific or stuffing my face with fish tacos, my passion is telling long-form, investigative travel stories about the people, places, and cultures that make our world so special.

 

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MY LATEST BYLINES

Deep dives into little-known traditions, inspiring profiles and immersive, off-the-beaten-path adventure tales. From Mexico and Belize to Peru and Colombia, my travel writing aims to educate, inspire and, ultimately, build a better understanding between people and cultures.

 

MEXICO'S ANCIENT "CAVIAR"

BBC Travel

Loosely translating to “seeds of joy”, ahuautle, or water fly eggs, were considered by the Aztecs to be the food of the gods.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography plays a big part in my storytelling. Whether I'm shooting an Andean landscape or an ancient shamanic ritual, my aim is to capture the essence of a place; what it really feels like to eat, sleep, work and celebrate as the locals do.  

Andean landscape, Peru
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Peruvian festival
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MY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

I've written for award-winning magazines, newspapers, blogs, tour operators, mobile apps and more. In addition to travel writing, I also help businesses, from fitness and health to tech and gaming brands, write great copy for their website and other marketing material, such as emails, newsletters, landing pages and social ads.

If you're a budding travel writer or digital nomad, read on - there's something here for you too.

 
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CONTENT WRITING

Are you looking for well-researched, beautifully written articles for your website, blog or magazine? I'm most comfortable writing about travel, food and lifestyle topics, but I can pen just about anything with a good brief. Thanks to my journalism, marketing and photography background, your articles won't just look and sound great, but they'll be SEO-friendly too.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANCY

Are you a blogger, magazine or brand wanting to get more out of your Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook? Thanks to my own success on social media, as well as working with several big brands such as Lonely Planet, Dame Traveler and Culture Trip, I can spot where businesses are going wrong with social. Whether it’s upping your content game, working on your engagement, or crafting a targeted hashtag strategy, I can help you maximise results on social media.

COPY EDITING & CONTENT MANAGEMENT 

Already have a team of writers, but looking for an experienced journalist to edit, fact-check and produce your content to the highest quality? I can ensure all articles written by your pool of freelance writers are hitting the company tone and voice, have an easy-to-read structure, are ranking as highly as possible on Google through targeted keywords and, above all, that they read beautifully from beginning to end.

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INFLUENCER MARKETING

Are you a travel-related brand looking to partner with social media influencers? My Instagram account, @nomada.travel, has a highly engaged audience of almost 20k travellers. If you’re a brand who shares my values of ethical and environmentally-conscious travel, and you want to reach out to adventurous travellers who are looking for local, meaningful experiences, then please get in touch for a media kit.

TRAVEL WRITING & REMOTE WORK COACHING

Are you a budding travel writer, but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve written a few articles, but you’re not sure how to progress to the bigger publications? I offer group and one-on-one coaching, where I take you through everything you need to know – from how to craft the perfect pitch to where to get your first paid travel gig – to kick-start your travel writing career. For those wanting to get out their 9-5 and travel the world (but not necessarily though being a travel writer or blogger), I also run online workshops on how to start your digital nomad career. Get in touch via email to enroll in a course.

PERSONALISED TRAVEL ITINERARIES

Are you a traveller looking for a holiday a little different from the rest? Do you want to experience the things that don’t make it into the guidebooks and travel blogs? With a lifetime of travel experience (and almost three years on the road full time), I’ve got to know some pretty cool off-the-beaten path spots, unique cultural experiences, and some beautiful places to eat, drink and sleep. If you’re planning a trip to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Peru, Colombia or Spain (more destinations to be added soon) and would like a day-by-day itinerary loaded with tips, hints and awesome things to do, then please get in touch.

CONTACT

Want to work together? Have something nice to say? I'd love to hear from you.

 

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