Are you ready to travel the world? On this episode, we get insight into what it’s like to be a full-time travel entrepreneur from Jen Ruiz – five time Amazon bestselling author, TEDx speaker and award winning travel journalist. We’ll hear about her incredible journey from lawyer to solo female traveler behind “Jen on a Jet Plane”, and discover how she makes money in creative ways while living an adventurous lifestyle. Plus, Jen opens up about her mindset shifts that enabled her to see money differently and find success as a globetrotting entrepreneur! Join us for this illuminating conversation with an inspiring example of turning passion into sustainable income.

Jen’s Journey From Lawyer To Full Time Travel Journalist

It all started when Jen, nearing her 30th birthday, decided to challenge herself to go on 12 trips in 12 months. Little did she know, this challenge would completely change the trajectory of her life.

As the year progressed, she found herself not only meeting but exceeding her goal. With a hunger for exploration, she embarked on 20 trips, visiting an impressive total of 41 cities across 11 countries. Along the way, she attended her first travel blogging conference, which acted as a catalyst for her realization that she was more excited about her side work of travel blogging than her career in law.

This revelation sparked a fire within her. She realized that she could turn her passion for travel into a full-time endeavor. With unwavering determination, she self-published her first book, sharing her travel experiences and insights with the world. This proved to be a turning point in her life, as it demonstrated that she could earn a living through her writing and online presence.

To support herself while building her entrepreneurial income streams, she began teaching English online. This provided her with the flexibility and stability she needed to fully dedicate herself to her travel writing and entrepreneurship pursuits.

In 2018, after five years of juggling her legal career and side endeavors, Jen made the bold decision to quit her job and dive headfirst into her passion for travel writing and entrepreneurship. Since then, she has been living life on her own terms, exploring new destinations, documenting her adventures, and inspiring others to follow their dreams.


The journey from practicing law to becoming a travel author and digital entrepreneur hasn’t been without its challenges. However, Jen’s story serves as a testament to the power of following one’s passions and the rewards that come with embracing a life of adventure and freedom.

If you find yourself yearning for something more, take inspiration from our guest’s journey. Dare to dream big, step out of your comfort zone, and pursue what truly sets your soul on fire. Whether it’s travel, writing, entrepreneurship, or any other passion, remember that it’s never too late to redefine your path and create a life that fills you with joy and fulfillment.

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