Jen Ruiz
Jen Ruiz

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Jen Ruiz
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Jen on a Jet Plane


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About Me:
Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned full-time travel blogger and author. In 2017, she set out to complete 12 trips in 12 months while employed as an attorney. She surpassed her goal, completing 20 trips in 12 months.

In the span of one year, she visited 11 countries and 41 cities, all while managing to be back in time for court by 9am on Monday morning. 

During her self-proclaimed "year of adventure," Jen was able to find airline deals like a $16 flight to Ecuador and $38 flight to New Zealand.

To meet the growing demand for tips on flying for less she wrote her debut book, "The Affordable Flight Guide: How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets and See the World on a Budget." It became a #1 Amazon bestseller in 8 categories and was named a 2018 Readers' Favorite Award winner. 

Jen has since authored three more books. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and has presented at conferences like the Women in Travel Summit and New York Times Travel Show. She was named "Top 40 Under 40" by the Naples Herald.

Jen speaks Spanish fluently and is currently living in Humacao, Puerto Rico.
Solo travel, affordable flights
Jen on a Jet Plane, Matador Network, The Washington Post
Professional Affiliations:
North American Travel Journalists Association
Society of American Travel Writers
Admitted to the Maryland and Florida Bars
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My Recent Work

Article 1 - Title:
Why a small Puerto Rican town’s whole identity is tied to unusual ice cream flavors
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Matador Network
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The best tequila bar in America is in Disney World
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Matador Network
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The most diverse city in the world also has its most exciting food market
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Matador Network
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Article 4 - Title:
How I made almost $700 from a flight delay
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The Washington Post
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Article 5 - Title:
Looking for French Connections in Upstate New York
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The Washington Post
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Matador Network
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Article 7 - Title:
Kyrgyzstan’s traditional hangover cure is a mix of history and assimilation
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Matador Network
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Article 8 - Title:
Hershey, Pennsylvania, is even more chocolate-filled now than it was when you were a kid
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Matador Network
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Article 9 - Title:
I Gave Up Dating To Travel The World And It Changed My Life
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The Huffington Post
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Article 10 - Title:
How I regularly book round-trip international flights for less than $400
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The Washington Post
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