Season 1, Episode 1 - Season 1: Episode 1 (Spreading My Wings): Original air date: 6/19/12. Bristol welcomes viewers into the Palin household as she prepares to say goodbye to her hometown, Wasilla, Alaska for a few months. But first, she has to convince her reluctant younger sister, Willow, to come with her and her son, Tripp, to Los Angeles. Once in L.A., Bristol adjusts to life in a big city and comes face to face with a very angry critic of the Palin family; her response makes headlines. Bristol and Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas reunite while Willow gets homesick and leaves Bristol and Tripp alone in LA. Check out "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" photos and extras.