Jessica Esa Follow Instagram Courtesy of Jessica Esa Jessica has been a TripSavvy contributor since October 2019. She is a freelance travel writer and runs a translated literature and travel blog with her partner. Experience After spending several years living in Asia, she now splits her time between East Asia and London with some adventures in-between. Her work has appeared in Fodor’s, The Culture Trip, Matador, Seeker, and others. She also blogs at Books and Bao. Education She holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Exeter. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.