133: How to Find Cheap Flights To See The World On A Budget – Jen Ruiz

Jen Ruiz Interviewed By Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Today’s guest on The Expat Money Show is Jen Ruiz, a lawyer turned travel blogger who took 20 trips in 12 months while employed full-time. Jen has been featured by The Washington Post, ABC News, and Huffington Post as a budget and solo travel expert. She is also a #1 Amazon bestselling author. Her debut book, “The Affordable Flight Guide: How to Find Cheap Flights and See the World on a Budget” is the 2018 Readers’ Favorite award winner.



  • How to take 20 trips in 12 months while still working full time.
  • The absolute best trick about feeling safe and keeping safe when travelling the world
  • Exactly how to take what you love most and make it your career
  • The absolute best way to travel for beginners. 
  • The greatest secret to getting cheap flights anywhere in the world and at any time. (especially during these crazy times with Covid lockdowns)
  • How life lessons from 20 years ago can still make a huge impact on your life today!
  • The great secret of balancing travel, life and working full time
  • The one tool you need to keep handy so that the airlines don’t take advantage of you.
  • And more!



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Really interesting talking with someone that has left what most would call a lucrative job, one that takes a ton of education and knowledge to do, and trade it all in for travel, writing and blogging. The key is that Jen loves what she does, she has a passion for travel and I totally understand that.


About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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  1. Sandi Bird Aldridge on 05/20/2021 at 11:18 PM

    Thank you for this episode! I’m a budget traveler and have done many solo trips (Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Peru, Canada, Israel, the Irelands, and Scotland) as a female, as well as several other countries traveling with others. I hope you’re right about WOW Air possibly making a comeback. I caught a $399 RT flight to Israel on WOW a few years ago. All of the information Jen shared was valuable, and I appreciate both of you for taking the time to share.

    • Mikkel Thorup on 05/24/2021 at 8:52 PM

      Thanks very much for your message Sandi, glad you enjoyed the episode!

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