Jessica van Dop

442 Flips | 12 Magazines | 10 Likes | 24 Following | 41 Followers | @diningtraveler | Creator of The Dining Traveler Website. Curator of Beautiful Experiences. 

Hotels in DC

Since my husband is Dutch, we often have visitors from other countries who sometimes want to stay in a hotel, so I am always scoping out great local …

Hospitality

Eating in Okinawa

Eleven years ago, I departed Okinawa, Japan wondering if I ever would return to this misunderstood tropical paradise. Two weeks ago, I found myself …

Japan

The Magic of The Belmond Hiram Bingham Train ⋆ The Dining Traveler

Some people say that planning a trip is almost as much fun as the actual trip itself. And it’s especially fun planning a trip to a long-anticipated …

South America

A Gift Guide For Travelers ⋆ The Dining Traveler

What do you gift to those who have been around the world and appreciate functional gifts? Well, I fall into that category. That’s why I decided to …

Travel Influences: Paul Carlson of The Royal DC

When I met Paul Carlson, the owner of The Royal DC, a beautiful and unique cafe in Shaw, Washington, DC, I knew I had to interview him for my Travel …

Escapes

Thinking where to stay in Koh Phangan, Thailand? Cocohut Beach Resort & Spa is the answer. This amazing facility is located in Leela Beach in the …

Belgian Beer Story

One of the things you cannot pass up during a trip to Belgium is beer. I must admit, I wasn’t into beer until my arrival to the country nine years …

Exploring (and Eating) in Singapore and Penang ⋆ The Dining Traveler

<i>This post was created in partnership with</i> <i>Visit ASEAN</i><i>. As always, opinions are my own. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) turns 50</i> …

Amore! Liguria Weekend Trip ⋆ The Dining Traveler

As I prepared for my trip to Milano for the World Expo, we decided to add a Liguria weekend trip to the itinerary. I had never been to this beloved …

On the Road

So what makes this travel blogger qualified to ramble about travel safety tips….. As many of you know, many of my travels stem from my work as a …

A Day at the Legendary Baumaniere in Provence ⋆ The Dining Traveler

We arrived at Baumaniere – Les Baux de Provence, a magical name that stands for beauty and excellence located in a natural valley carved in the rocks …

6 Tips For Using Public Transportation While Traveling ⋆ The Dining Traveler

Growing up in a small town in Puerto Rico and Western NY, I rarely traveled by public transportation. It wasn’t until I left for college that I …

Escapes

Every year for my birthday in January I plan a trip somewhere warm. This year, I had my heart set on Brazil. It was magical as I always believed it …

Tools - Flipboard

<b>48 Hours in Aix-en-Provence, France</b><p>We say that 48 hours in Aix-en-Provence is always a good idea. Even a better idea is to stay at Renaissance …

Have baby, will travel! Tips on traveling with baby!

I would like to preface this flying with baby post by stating that: Don’t worry, I am not going to become a mommy blogger.! Ok, that’s done. However, …

Where to Stay in Cambridge

• Earlier this summer, I took a weekend escape to Boston to meet my friend Maria how was doing an executive course at Harvard University. We planned a …

Destination Wedding in Barcelona ⋆ The Dining Traveler

Have you ever thought of a destination wedding in Barcelona? Six weeks ago, we had a lovely Eurotrip. It began in Brussels, continued to Madrid, and …

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While the name of this restaurant may make you think that the focus of the venue is only on beverages, in reality, there are a host of delicious …

Inspiration

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted a travel themed baby room. However, room decor or DIY are not my forte. Given that we travel quite a …

Insider's Look

Lately, I have been flying more on Delta from Reagan International Airport (DCA). It’s the closest to my house and work, making it easy for a weekend …

Why You Should Visit Seoul ⋆ The Dining Traveler

When travelers think of Asia, they immediately think of exploring Tokyo, Bangkok, or Hong Kong. Very seldom do I hear Seoul on anyone’s radar. I am …

Thoughts

The more I travel, the more I realize I may have chosen the wrong profession. I should have been a spy given that people from all over the world …

Eating in DC: O

A new addition to DC’s ever-growing Union Market area, O-Ku, is now open and brings a fresh Japanese flavor to the neighborhood. Bryan Emperor is the …

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It’s great to see how Washington, DC has evolved from a place where herds of student groups come to tour the monuments to an eclectic city with a …

Dining in DC

I am one of those Indians who really, really loves Indian food. The flavors, the spices, the vegetables—I think it’s all so good. Sadly, there are …

Escapes

For the past decade, Barcelona has been one of my go-to cities for a short getaway. In my humble opinion, there are not that many cities in the world …

Food & Dining

My Picks

When you grow up on an island that is 110 miles long and 35 miles wide, there’s plenty of family outings that include beaches! It’s hard to pick …

Piccola Travels

When the Dutchman and I found out I was pregnant with Baby Dining Traveler, we decided that having a child would not stop us from seeing the world; …

ThinkFoodLab

ThinkFoodLab is Jose Andres’ ever-changing food laboratory, where he and his talented team can bring to life whatever culinary theme they have been …

Virtual Travel

Switzerland will always hold a special place in my heart because my husband and I met and went on our first date in the lovely Swiss city of Geneva. …

Gruyere