Jill Robbins

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San Antonio, Texas


  • 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. 


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.


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. 

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