Jill Robbins, Go With The Flow TravelingMom

Jill Robbins, Go With The Flow TravelingMom

Jill is the oldest mom with the youngest kids pretty much everywhere she goes. She has a 24-year-old daughter and two seven-year-old sons. She realizes that yes, that’s a really big gap between kids. Jill wears many hats: wife, mom, humorist, writer, wanderer, caffeine addict and wannabe wine snob. She is a news writer for Disney’s parenting website, Babble. Her work has appeared in various other online and print publications, including The Washington Post. Jill is always planning her next adventure, whether that be a week in Ireland or herding her kids into the people-mover (AKA her super-cool minivan) to check out what’s new in her neck of the woods. She lives with her husband and two sons in the San Antonio area. You can find out what Jill is up to by reading her blog, Ripped Jeans and Bifocals, where she writes about adoption and her spin on everyday parenting.


New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street

Go with the Flow Traveling Mom Jill went to New Orleans on business years ago. She made the obligatory trek to Bourbon Street and saw young women flashing passersby in exchange for shiny plastic beads, watched an elaborate drag show, and rocked out to the acoustic version of “Baby Got Back.” Bourbon Street is good fun, but New Orleans is so much more, as Jill discovered on a return trip. She shares seven things to do in New Orleans beyond Bourbon Street. My first trip to Bourbon Street fell into the “cross it off the bucket list” category. I’ve...

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Texas Hill Country Wineries for a Romantic Trip or Girlfriend Getaway

If you’re looking for a getaway spot for your next romantic weekend or a girl’s trip, check out the Texas Hill Country. The weather is mild most of the year, the scenery is gorgeous and the wine is abundant. The Texas Hill Country is home to many boutique wineries that feature local grapes and plenty of Texas hospitality. Go with the Flow Traveling Mom Jill is sharing some of her favorite Texas Hill Country wineries, so if you’re a wine lover and planning an adults-only weekend, add these charming spots to your must-see list! I like wine and I...

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Volcano Bay Tips for First-Time Visitors|Traveling Mom

Volcano Bay is Universal Orlando Resort’s newest theme park. It opened in May 2017, joining Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Go with the Flow Traveling Mom Jill gives us the the 4-11 on Volcano Bay tips every first time visitor needs to know. My family of four visited Volcano Bay this past August. It was thrilling, relaxing, and everything in between all rolled up into one fantastic and very long day. We arrived before 7 a.m. and didn’t leave until almost 9 p.m., so you know it was really that good. If a visit to Volcano Bay is...

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7 Reasons to Do Disney World Without Kids

When we think of a trip to Disney World, we think family vacation, right? And that’s with good reason! The happiest place on earth and children go together like Chip and Dale. Go with the Flow Traveling Mom Jill tells us why we should do Disney World without kids…and it’s not just because we don’t have to carry anyone else’s backpack! She assures us it’s just as magical! Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom. Disney World Without the Kids Ah, Disney, the...

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What to Pack in Your Preschooler’s Carry-on

  We love the idea of sharing our spirit of adventure with our very young children but traveling with preschoolers can be more than a little challenging! After all, little ones come with So. Much. Stuff. Are you wondering how to pack your preschooler’s carry-on or stressing about how you’re going to carry all the things? Relax, mom. You don’t have to tote it all. Buy a cute carry-on for your preschooler and follow these tips on how to pack your preschooler’s carry-on from Go with the Flow Traveling Mom Jill. We adopted our boys from China when they...

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Six Ways to Use the Tapu Tapu Wristband at Volcano Bay

  There are lots of cool things to see and do at Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando Resort’s brand new water theme park. Go With the Flow TravelingMom Jill and her family recently visited Volcano Bay and reports the Tapu Tapu wearable wristbands are at the top of her list of things that make this destination awesome. Volcano Bay opened At Universal Studios Orlando in May 2017 and it’s a hot ticket. There are so many things to see and do at Volcano Bay but you know what you won’t see? Lines. The park can fill to capacity shortly after...

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7 Reasons to Choose a Waterpark Cabana Rental at Aquatica San Antonio

This San Antonio mom puts cooling off with her family at a waterpark at the top of her “stuff to do when it’s hot outside” bucket list because it’s Texas and the temps are blazing! Here’s the scoop on why you should choose a waterpark cabana rental at Aquatica San Antonio – it may surprise you because they’re so very practical. We live in San Antonio and that means HOT summers. It also means hot year ‘round but that is another story. We’re a family of four: my husband Lee and my two 7-year-old boys, Zack and Kyle.  We...

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5 Things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas with Kids

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg makes an easy day trip using San Antonio or Austin base camp, but this San Antonio mom recommends spending two days exploring what she calls “the most charming region of Texas.” This gem of a town  might be best known for its many boutique wineries but there are also plenty of family-friendly things to do in Fredericksburg, Texas with kids. I never turn down the opportunity for a day trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, but for the full enchilada experience, I recommend you spend at least two days exploring and soaking in the...

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6 Things to Know about Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld, one San Antonio family discovers more family adventure and education than travelers could possibly squeeze into one day, so they go often. Marine life plus thrills and excitement suits them. Newest? Wave Breaker: The Rescue Center. Here are six things to know about the family-friendly coaster.   My family loves the latest technology. So when SeaWorld San Antonio announced their latest coaster, the Wave Breaker, we just had to know all about it! And the more we learned about it, the more we knew we would enjoy it. And bonus – so would those who don’t appreciate...

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