Who Am I?
Hello! I’m Jen, a solo female traveler and adventurer. Like you, I’ve always wanted to travel but found excuses not to, like, “I can’t travel because I have a real job,” or “there’s no point in going so far for such a short period of time,” or the ever reliable, “I’m broke.”
Then one day, I chucked that mentality. I realized that traveling made me happy, and I wanted to prioritize it. I found a side hustle and learned how to book cheap flights, becoming the equivalent of an extreme couponer for air travel overnight. This past year, I set out to take 12 trips in 12 months while employed full-time as an attorney. I surpassed my goal, completing 20 trips in 12 months to destinations like Greece, Argentina, Thailand and Iceland. What’s more, I paid $400 or less per ticket, with award flights costing as little as $5 one-way and roundtrip flights on budget airlines averaging $300 roundtrip.
The opportunity to settle down hasn’t presented itself to me just yet, so in the meantime, I plan on seeing, learning and doing as much as possible. And I hope to share it all with you! Which is where Jen on a Jet Plane comes in.
Too many people put off traveling till they retire or find someone to enjoy it with. I’m here to tell you that if you’re bold enough to chase your own adventures, the universe will reward you in unexpected ways. If you’re brave enough to travel solo, you will find a community that will never let you feel alone.
I hope I can inspire others to become extended long weekend vacationers and, like me, see some of the wonders this world has to offer.
Be sure to come back and see where I’m off to next, and follow me on social media for pictures and updates.
Till next time, safe travels!