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Jen Ruiz is the solo travel blogger and lawyer behind Jen on a Jet Plane. She is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and 2-time Reader's Favorite Award winner. Jen is also a 3-time TEDx speaker and has spoken at conferences like the New York Times Travel Show and Women in Travel Summit. She is a 2-time North American Travel Journalist Association Award winner in the "Culinary Travel - Online" category and a freelancer writer for Matador Network and The Washington Post.
Last chance to enter my road trip giveaway with Freeway Insurance! 🚨 3 lucky winners will get a $50 gas gift card to help you take your next adventure 🚙 Don’t miss out! All you need to do is: 1️⃣ Follow @freeway.insurance 2️⃣ Comment on this post and with your dream road trip destination👇 That’s IT! Winners will be announced next week. #freewayfamily #giveaway #giveawaycontest #giveawaytime #giveaway2021 #giveawayusa #roadtrip #roadtrippin #roadtripusa #roadtrip2021 #roadtriptime #giveaways #entertowin
Would you try escargot? 🐌 I did on a food tour with @thetastingtours in St. Augustine! I should say food & wine, since both kept on coming 🍷 Here are some of the delicious places we visited: *CAFE ALCAZAR* Located in the Lightner Museum, you dine on the floor of what was once the largest indoor swimming pool 🏊♀️ This fancy eatery is open for lunch only and serves organic, local ingredients. *ATHENA RESTAURANT* We had flaming cheese and gyros with the best tzatziki sauce I’ve ever had 🇬🇷 Opa! *THE ANCIENT OLIVE* This gourmet grocery store has unique ingredients but the main attraction is the infused oil and vinegars. I’m talking every flavor from bacon to passion fruit jalapeño 🌶 *CASA DE VINO 57* A must for all wine and cheese lovers out there 🧀 Sip your way around the world while listening to live music in their courtyard. *BAR HARBOUR CHEESECAKE COMPANY* They have a cheesecake flight here — need I say more? 🤤 I’ll just throw some flavors out there — bananas foster, raspberry white chocolate, creme brûlée… Needless to say, I was stuffed after this tour! 3 hours well spent and the best introduction to St. Augustine, IMO 🍽 . . . . #thetastingtours #floridashistoriccoast #staugustinefl #staugustineflorida #staugustinefoodies #staugustinelife #floridaeats #floridafoodie #foodiefinds #foodtour #foodtourism #foodtours #foodtourist
Looking for good eats in Puerto Rico? Save this post! 👇 I’ve been living on the island for 2 years and here are some of my favorite, locally owned places on the East coast: *LAS VISTAS CAFE* You have 360° views on a rooftop owned by a local turned restaurateur who lives below. That’s me digging into their fruit platter! 🍉 *EKELEKUA* They have an arepa eggs Benedict that is perfection 😋 *LLUVIA* Has a variety of different breakfast burritos and lunch options. Always hearty, reliable, healthy 🌯 *BACOA* Farm-to-table food with innovate ingredients and recipes. Reservations a must! 🐟 *LA ESTACION* A BBQ spot with Nuyorican flavor. Hello, brisket and ribs! Reservations also a must 🍖 Do you research restaurants before traveling? 🍴 . . . . . #puertoricotravel #puertoricofood #placespuertorico #puertoricorestaurant #discoverpuertorico #visitpuertorico #puertoricoholic #puertoricogram #puertoricoblogger #puertoricoeats #puertoricoinstagram #puertoricobloggers #travelpuertorico
Mother/daughter photo shoot in St. Augustine? Yes please 😍 I hadn’t seen my mom since Christmas 2019 so I knew we had to go BIG for our reunion! A travel photo shoot with @flytographer was just what the doctor ordered. We got dressed up in matching outfits and captured shots around the city for an hour 📸 I’m obsessed with how they came out! There’s nothing more priceless than capturing memories with loved ones. Want to book your own travel photo shoot? Click the link in bio for my $25 discount code! . . . . #flytographer #travelphotoshoot #motherdaughtertrip #motherdaughtertravels #motherdaughtertime #motherdaughterphotoshoot #motherdaughterduo #motherdaughtertwinning #twinningwithmommy #travelshoot #momanddaughtergoals #photoshootsession #floridahistoriccoast
While in St. Augustine, I drank from the Fountain of Youth! ⛲️ This was one of the coolest places I’ve visited in a while. Here are some things you probably didn’t know: - St. Augustine is the oldest city in the US, dating back to 1565 - The Fountain of Youth is a Taino Indian legend, the natives of Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 - Ponce de Leon left Puerto Rico in search of the Fountain, which you can visit today There’s also a planetarium, cannon/weapon demonstrations, and peacocks roaming the premises 🦚 Would you drink from this mystical spring?💧 . . . . #fountainofyouth #staugustine #floridashistoriccoast #lovefl #floridatravel #floridatrip #visitflorida #onlyinflorida #travelflorida #floridatourism #floridavacation #historicplaces #historytravel #travelintime
AD | Ready to hit the open road this summer? Freeway Insurance wants to give you a head start! 🚙 They’re gifting 3 of my followers a $50 gas gift card in hopes of fueling your sense of adventure 🔥 Want to enter to win? 1️⃣ Follow @freeway.insurance 2️⃣ Like & comment on this post with your dream road trip destination👇 That’s IT! You’re just one giveaway from your next getaway 😉 . . . #freewayfamily #giveaway #giveawaycontest #giveawaytime #giveaway2021 #giveawayusa #roadtrip #roadtrippin #roadtripusa #roadtrip2021 #roadtriptime #giveaways #entertowin
These places are offering travel incentives right now [Save + Share] 👇 1️⃣ Malta is giving up to $120 per person when you stay at least 3 days, along with $12/day for food for seniors and students staying longer. 2️⃣ Sicily is offering one free night stay for every three nights you book, along with excursions and discounted flights. 3️⃣ Tennessee is giving away $250 flight vouchers on American, Delta or Southwest when you book 2 nights at a pre-approved hotel. Travel is BACK, baby! And I cannot wait to share more deals and tips with you ✈️ #traveldeals #travelhacks #traveltipsandtricks #traveltips #travelonabudget #getpaidtotravel #travelincentive #travelingtips #traveldeal #travelonabudget #travelinspirations #travelmoreoften
If ain’t no ring on my finger you ain’t going on my gram 🤪 Breaking Cardi B’s rule today to share pictures from my romantic picnic date, courtesy of @paraisopicnics 🧺 I had a wonderful time sitting by the water, playing Jenga, snacking and spending much needed QT with my man 🥰 If you’re looking for a unique, socially distanced date idea, this is it! I especially appreciated how private our setup felt even though we were in a tourist area 👩🏻🤝👨🏼 Save this post for your next Puerto Rico visit! 🇵🇷 What’s the most romantic date you’ve ever had? 💕 . . . . . #gifted #paraisopicnics #picnics #luxurypicnic #luxurypicnics #picnicdate #picnictime #fancypicnic #puertoricotravel #puertoricoblogger #discoverpuertorico #romanticpicnic
Did you do anything fun this weekend? 😎 I tried, but everything in Puerto Rico was closed LOL. While I was trying to hit up attractions, all the owners and staff were at the beach 😆 Honestly, I’m not mad at it! In Puerto Rico, holidays are to enjoy, not to stay open and make more money. Money isn’t the priority — living is. I thought the island mindset would be tiring after a while but I’m seeing the opposite happen — it’s rubbing off on me! Next holiday, I’m gonna take it easy, go to the beach and drink a mojito. That’s what it’s all about 🏝 . . . #islandlifeforme #puertoricoblogger #puertoricoholic #discoverpuertorico #caribbeanisland #islandlivin #puertoricolife #puertoricotravel #puertoricopics #caribbeanliving #ilovepuertorico #beachplease
Warning: this post may cause you to salivate 🤤 If you’re looking for a city with good eats, Durham has you covered! 1️⃣ You can find sweet potato, gingerbread, and even vegan waffles at @dameschickenandwaffles 🧇 Don’t get me started on the different flavors of shmears! 2️⃣ Counting House at the @21cdurham has @chefjeffindurham at the helm creating dishes like this brined & smoked herb marinated chicken 🍗 3️⃣ Coffee lovers (or those who prefer hot chocolate, like me!) can start the morning right at @liturgybeverage ☕️ 4️⃣ Self-proclaimed bagel snobs will be obsessed with the flavors options at @bagelologist, from pecan French toast to spiced fig 🥯 5️⃣ You can’t leave North Carolina without trying BBQ, made with a special vinegar-based sauce/marinade found in the eastern part of the state. Stop by @picnicdurham for a lunch that hits the spot 🙌 Which of these dishes would you most like to try? 😋 . . . . . #durhamnc #durm #durhamnorthcarolina #discoverdurham #foodiesofinsta #northcarolinafoodie #travelandeat #southernfoods #foodpicoftheday #eatgoodfoodonly #goodfoodguide #goodfoodlover #travelfoodie #traveleats #traveleatrepeat #eatandtravel #usafood #eataroundtheworld #ilovenorthcarolina #goodeating #travelfoodies #travelfoodlove
I visited the Burt’s Bees headquarters while in Durham, North Carolina! 🐝 Burt’s cabin was actually relocated from Maine and sits out front. It’s an unexpected find in the middle of downtown! I appreciated that throughout the city there were pollinator gardens meant to feed our bee friends 💛 Swipe to see a mural in their honor ➡️ Are you a @burtsbees fan? . . . . @durhamnc #durhamnc #durm #durhamnorthcarolina #burtsbees #downtowndurham #discoverdurham #travelnorthcarolina #northcarolinatrip #visitnorthcarolina #beesarecool #beesarefriends #burtbees #roadtripstop #eastcoastroadtrip
I found a liberal pocket in North Carolina, shhhh don’t tell anyone! 🤫😆 Durham has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion 📖 Here are some facts that may surprise you: 🔹 This photo was taken at Bennett Place, the site of the largest surrender of Confederate troops in the Civil War 🏳 🔸 Durham was home to Black Wall Street, a historic area with the first Black-owned insurance company in the nation and banks offering mortgages & small business loans to Black residents 🏦 🔹 My hotel, the @21cdurham, had rainbow penguins decals on every door in celebration of Pride Month and an exhibit called “The Future is Feminine.” 🌈 Go ahead and add Durham to your list of safe and welcoming cities for all! 🙏 Is this a factor you consider when booking a trip? . . . #durhamnc #durm #durhamnorthcarolina #discoverdurham #visitdurham #northcarolinatravel #roadtripusa #usatravels #northcarolinalife #americanhistory #historybuffs #travelusa #northcarolinahistory #ilovenorthcarolina #bestcitiestovisit #usatravel #durhamcity #travelamerica #historicplaces
Thinking about a road trip to North Carolina? 🚗 Here are 5 reasons to add Durham to your itinerary: 1️⃣ The Sarah P. Duke Gardens are a safe, outdoor destination named one of the best gardens in America 🌺 2️⃣ History buffs can geek out at sites like Bennett Place and Duke Homestead 🤓 3️⃣ The Duke Lemur Center has the largest number of lemurs outside of Madagascar 🇲🇬 4️⃣ The culinary scene is to dine for! From biscuits to locally made gin, everything is *chef’s kiss* 🤌 5️⃣ Durham is the home of Burt’s Bees — they even relocated Burt’s original cabin! 🐝 I have so much to share from this city! Check my story highlights for more 🎥 Have you ever been to Durham? . . . #ad #durhamnc #durm #picturedurm #bullcity
My first press trip in over a year is happening next month! 📸 I’ve been nervous but optimistic about summer travel this year... Some precautions I’m taking include: - I’ll be fully vaxxed 😷 - I booked direct flights to limit my travel time 🛫 - I’m doing carry-on only so no need to wait and collect bags (excited for a new partnership with Samsonite, deets coming soon!) 🧳 - I preselected and prepaid for my seat with an eye for placement that would limit my exposure to others 💺 - I’m stocked with sanitizing wipes and spray (I use the the Naomi Campbell disinfecting method) 👌 Most importantly, I am bursting with excitement to explore someplace new and experience the magic of travel again! Do you have a trip planned for this summer? ⛱ . . . . #summertravel #summertravels #travelbloggerslife #travelwriters #travelplans #travelsafely #travelinsider #travelingwomen #travelingwoman #travelwomen #womenwhotravel #latinaslovetravel #femaletravelbloggers #sheswanderful #welovetravelgirls #girlslovetravelling #femaletravelcollective #damestravel #femmetravel
Have you heard of The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod? I’ve been getting up around 5:30am for the last few weeks to work on self-development before doing anything else with my day ⏰ Here’s a breakdown of how you can spend 1 hour every morning to kick off your day. 6 activities, 10 minutes each: 1) Sit in silence 🧘♀️ This can be meditation, prayer, deep breathing, you name it. 2) Positive affirmations 🙌 I’ve been doing money affirmations daily and getting a stream of random bonuses and unexpected paydays. 3) Visualize 💭 I put together my first vision board! Jen Sincero’s book said it was like doing an arts and crafts project with the universe and I was sold lol. Spend 10 minutes looking at each image and visualizing how you’d feel if you got them. 4) Journal ✍️ You can write down things you’re grateful for or a particularly powerful affirmation that resonated with you. 5) Read 📖 I’ve been doing audiobooks since my eyes get tired from looking at a screen all day. I find business and health audiobooks are my jam right now and get my brain going with good thoughts and motivation. 6) Exercise 🏋🏻♀️ When you wake up, change into your exercise clothes. This will encourage you to start moving first thing in the morning! Whenever I work out before 9am I feel like an accomplished badass 💪 Even if not perfect, knocking out just a few of these things every morning makes me more motivated, energized and excited to have a productive day. What’s the first thing you do every morning? . . . . . #miraclemorning #miraclemornings #morningroutines #selfdevelopmenttools #selfdevelopmentjourney #selfdevelopmentgoals #productivemorning #morningrituals #developyourself #dailyselfcare #risewiththesun #limitlessmindset #riseandthrive #habitsofhealth #habitsofsuccess #everydaymatters #thinkandgrow #riseandslay #morningsarethebest #morningmindset