Travel planning services
As well as working as an author and travel writer, for over four years Jessica worked for one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies; guiding a melting pot of nationalities (Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, Canadians, Brits and a smattering of Italian, Dutch, German, Mexican, South African, Japanese, Greek and Brazilian thrown in for good measure) across the Middle East and North Africa. She has led tours in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. She was instrumental in starting up new tours in Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon and has considerable experience in writing trip itineraries and tour planning as well as leading and guiding trips.
She has a passion for the people and places of this region, for its rich history and convoluted politics. Jessica is available to be hired as a consultant for travel advice, trip planning and itinerary writing and also can be hired as a tour leader for your private group (taking all the hassle of beforehand planning and on-the-road organisation off your hands). Drop her a line here if you’d like further details.
What past clients have said about Jessica's tours:
"Had a great time, saw some amazing places, shared once in a lifetime experiences in the company of some wonderful people in the hands of
a dedicated and knowledgeable leader. Her love of the Middle East was evident in the ways she shared so much with us and the enthusiasm she has."
- Sheila Murphy, (Australia)
"Phenomenal knowledge and excellent organisation."
- Robert Gass, (New Zealand)
"Jessica is absolutely GREAT! She has the perfect combination between enthusiasm, fun, organization, discipline, comprehension, tolerance, knowledge, experience and she knows how to provide solutions. I tried hard with myself to find something more that I could expect from a tour leader but I could not find anything! Thanks Jess!!!"
- Stamatios Kalogiannidis, (Greece)
"Jess rocks. She can talk to anyone and has so much knowledge and enthusiasm, I could listen for hours. And she does all those small things that we hardly notice, but make a leader great. Totally changed my preconceptions about the Middle East, such a wonderful trip!"
- Erin Farmer, (UK)
"Jess certainly goes the extra mile - her buoyancy and knowledge were non-stop."
- Sandra Taylor, (USA)
"The history that Jess could relay back to us was excellent. So much energy!"
- Peter Lambert, (Australia)
"I felt so lucky landing Jess as my leader, she is friendly, super enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the Middle East."
- Kate hagan, (Australia)
"Enthusiastic, energetic, almost unflappable. She was the best tour guide once could want."
- Ann meyer, (USA)
"Fantastic. Jess, the tour leader really added something else to the trip with her love, knowledge and understanding of the Middle East, the geography, the people and the food. A golden and irreplaceable
asset is Jess Lee."
Kathryn Moran, (USA)
"Great leadership, encyclopaedic knowledge and love of the Middle East came through in commentary – very informative."
- Gavin Taylor, (Australia)