About Me

About Jen

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 the world 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 traveling made me happy, and I wanted to prioritize it. Instead of after-work drinks or weekend brunches, I began redirecting my money towards cheap flights and excursions. Last year, I managed 6 trips. This year, I’m going for a full dozen.

You see, I turn 30 in 2018, so as a bucket list to my twenties, I’m attempting 12 trips in 12 months. I have a lot I want to see while I’m still “young” and intend to take advantage of having the financial and personal freedom to explore the world at this time.

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 beautiful wonders this world has to offer.

Be sure to come back every month to see where I’m off to next, and follow me on social media for pictures and updates.

Till next time, safe travels!

– Jen

Read My Writing

My work has been featured in several different publications, including but not limited to the following:

The Washington Post:

How I Regularly Book Round-trip International Flights for Less than $400

Matador Network:

23 Puerto Rican Foods the World Should Know and Love

Paste Magazine:

Take Five: Tapas in Barcelona

9 Free Things to Do in Athens, Greece

8 Worthy American Wine Regions Outside of California

15 Must-See Philadelphia Attractions

Battle of the Theme Parks: Disney v. Universal

Elite Daily:

9 Ways To Make Sure You Don’t Run Out of Money While Traveling

8 Affordable Spring Break Destinations for Those of us who are Broke AF

Why You Should Take a Solo Trip Abroad to Ring in the New Year

7 Ways You Can Turn Your Blogging Hobby into a Full-Fledged Business

Work with Me

I would love to work with you to help promote your business! Here are some samples of past partnerships on the blog:

One Happy Hotel: A Review of the Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

A Creative Dining Experience with Chopped Champion Keith Pears at the SOCO Kitchen + Bar in Toronto

Destination Paradise: My Staycation at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida

Brands and PR representatives, feel free to email me at jenruizwriter@gmail.com for my media kit and further information.

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