Jill

Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on www.dangerjillrobinson.com and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.
Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L

Pack Your Essentials in Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L Backpack

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo

Pack Lowa Locarno GTX Lo Hiking Shoes for Support and Versatility

Big Agnes Yarmony Hooded Jacket

Stay Warm in Big Agnes Women’s Yarmony Hooded Jacket

Osprey Hikelite 18

Pack the Essentials in Osprey Hikelite 18 Pack

GSI Outdoors MicroLite 500 Flip

Bring Your Beverage Along in GSI Outdoors MicroLite 500 Flip Bottle

Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hybrid Insulator Jacket

Stay Warm with Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hybrid Insulator Jacket

The North Face Beyond the Wall pants

Adventure Travel Comfort with The North Face Women’s Beyond the Wall High-Rise Pants

Brew Dr Kombucha

Stay Healthy for Travel with Brew Dr. Kombucha

Grayl Geopress

Get Your Hands on a Grayl Geopress Purifier

Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrille

Walk by the Sea in Style in Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrilles

Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L

Pack Your Essentials in Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L Backpack

By Jill / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

We often yearn for simple, stripped-down gear design, and then realize we can’t find anything. Sometimes, organization wins. The Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L has plenty of spaces to organize your gear, plus is carry-on size (13.75 inches x 21.5 inches x 8 inches) and fairly lightweight (3 pounds, 8 ounces). It’s not a top-open…

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Lowa Locarno GTX Lo

Pack Lowa Locarno GTX Lo Hiking Shoes for Support and Versatility

By Jill / February 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Recently, I needed to pack for a trip to French Polynesia where I’d be island hopping between very different islands. Some were low atolls with long, sandy beaches. Others were mountainous and scattered with trails that lead from the beach up into the forest. But one, with characteristics of both, is largely uplifted coral. When…

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Big Agnes Yarmony Hooded Jacket

Stay Warm in Big Agnes Women’s Yarmony Hooded Jacket

By Jill / February 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

When you’re going to the Arctic or Antarctica (or a few other notoriously frigid parts of the world), you need a hardcore puffy jacket. But when you need to stay warm without all the bulk of those seriously insulated jackets, you can afford to seek out a lighter-weight barrier against the cold. The Big Agnes…

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Osprey Hikelite 18

Pack the Essentials in Osprey Hikelite 18 Pack

By Jill / January 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bringing along a daypack on your travels is usually a good call. You can leave the bulk of your gear in your hotel room each day when you venture out, and only bring the essentials. When camping, no need to pack everything up to take a day hike when you can just bring what you…

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GSI Outdoors MicroLite 500 Flip

Bring Your Beverage Along in GSI Outdoors MicroLite 500 Flip Bottle

By Jill / January 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

The days are long gone when we used to call vacuum-insulated bottles “commuter bottles.” They make life easy for folks getting to work, whether by foot, bike, car, train, boat, and plane. But they also serve some other essential purposes that make it worthwhile to consider: They keep your beverages cold or hot (depending on…

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Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hybrid Insulator Jacket

Stay Warm with Helly Hansen Lifaloft Hybrid Insulator Jacket

By Jill / January 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Puffy insulation jackets can be a blessing (for warmth) and a curse (for bulk). When you’re traveling in cooler climates, the added warmth is welcome, but what do you do when you need to pack the jacket into a daypack? Are you willing to carry a bulky jacket along just in case? Hybrid insulation jackets,…

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The North Face Beyond the Wall pants

Adventure Travel Comfort with The North Face Women’s Beyond the Wall High-Rise Pants

By Jill / January 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

The majority of us don’t have our own plane or people to tend to our wardrobe around the world, so we have to be all about versatility on vacation. Clothes that can do double- and triple-duty are the most valued, and most likely to make the cut when we’re packing our bags. That’s why I’m…

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Brew Dr Kombucha

Stay Healthy for Travel with Brew Dr. Kombucha

By Jill / December 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Constant travel, or just one trip that changes your routine significantly, can tax your body. Every traveler has their own healthy routine—from vitamins to working out—to help keep them on their toes. And for some, probiotics is an essential part of their routine. Brew Dr. Kombucha is a Portland, Oregon-based kombucha producer operated jointly with…

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Grayl Geopress

Get Your Hands on a Grayl Geopress Purifier

By Jill / December 21, 2018 / 1 Comment

When you travel, worrying about whether your drinking water is safe can take a lot away from your enjoyment of the place. A while back, I reviewed the Grayl Ultralight Purifier Bottle, which provided “one press” purification and filtration, making it easy to bring along a multi-purpose bottle that safely filters your drinking water. Now,…

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Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrille

Walk by the Sea in Style in Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrilles

By Jill / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

When it comes to water-friendly shoes, the most important element to consider is functionality. It’s either water-friendly or it’s not, and pretty shoes generally fall into the latter category. When you’re packing for a beach trip, you often have to bring more than one pair of shoes. Recently, I found a pair of shoes that…

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