Jill Robbins Courtesy of Jill Robbins Lives In San Antonio, Texas Education Park University Jill Robbins is a San Antonio-based travel and lifestyle freelance writer. She has expertise in family travel, outdoor adventure, and theme parks.Jill has written for Business Insider, AARP, The Washington Post, San Antonio Magazine and many other publications.Jill is the editor and founder of Ripped Jeans and Bifocals, a parenting and lifestyle blog that tells stories about travel and adoption through the lens of the oldest mom with the youngest kids. Experience Freelance writing is Jill's "second act." She spent 26 years in the United States Air Force and has lived in four countries outside the United States, which fueled her love of travel and exploring different cultures. She began writing news stories and personal essays for the Walt Disney Company's former parenting website, Babble, after retiring from the military. She transitioned to travel writing after realizing how much joy journaling about a weekend trip brought her. Jill writes about all types of travel but loves covering stories that encourage families to experience and explore together. She has visited four continents and 34 of the 50 U.S. states. Education Jill graduated summa cum laude from Park University with a Bachelor of Science degree in social psychology. She also holds two Associate of Applied Science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, in criminal justice and paralegal studies. About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.