Jill Schildhouse

Jill Schildhouse
Title: Writer
Education: Northern Illinois University
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Jill Schildhouse is an award-winning writer and editor with 22 years of experience in print and digital publishing. She covers destinations around the world and regularly reviews travel products, from beauty and bags to technology and wellness.


  • Traveled to 36 countries and 30+ U.S. states
  • 22 years of editorial experience, both as a writer and editor
  • Previously served as editor-in-chief of a AAA travel magazine


Jill has traveled to 36 countries (and counting!), and some of her favorite memories include cruising the fjords of Norway, snorkeling in Fiji, attending culinary classes in Italy, and seeing pods of orcas in Alaska. Over the past two decades, she's written for Travel + Leisure, AAA, Fodor's, TripSavvy, Brides, Reader's Digest, and more.


Jill received a Bachelor's Degree in Corporate Communications with an emphasis in Journalism, from Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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