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Jessica Korteman
Travel writer, Japanese Food Guide
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About me

Travel writer. Formerly based in Tokyo. Now living in Melbourne.
Jessica is a freelance travel writer for Lonely Planet. She is also the Founder and Editor of Japanese Food Guide, a Japan-focused travel publication with an all-female team dedicated to providing a new kind of content on a much-loved destination. Learn more:

Why did you join the community?

I want to join because I'd like to connect with the travel community and like-minded people here in Melbourne.

What is your favorite travel destination?

Japan and Turkey

Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

Researcher and on-the-ground interpreter/translator

What do you want to learn more about?

Sustainable travel

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Discovery, knowledge, connection