Jill Schildhouse Follow Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter Education Northern Illinois University Expertise Travel Jill Schildhouse is an award-winning freelance writer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the last two decades, her work has appeared in such publications as TripSavvy.com, Travel + Leisure, Reader's Digest, Brides, Fodor's, AAA, Insider, and Vegetarian Times. The self-proclaimed foodie has visited more than 35 countries in search of amazing meals and adventures, which include taking culinary classes in Italy, cruising the fjords of Norway and Alaska, touring windmills in The Netherlands and snorkeling in Fiji. Experience Jill has visited 35+ countries and is the former editor-in-chief of AAA Arizona's travel magazine. She has worked in print and digital publishing since 2000 and holds a Bachelor's in corporate communications with a minor in journalism. Education BA in Corporate Communications with a Minor in Journalism from Northern Illinois University 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.