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.
Pacsafe Camsafe Z16 | Practical Travel Gear

Pacsafe Camsafe Z16

Filson Dry Day Backpack | Practical Travel Gear

Filson Dry Day Backpack

Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

Gregory Compass 30 Pack

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow | Practical Travel Gear

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days | Practical Travel Gear 1

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days

Athleta Whatever Skort | Practical Travel Gear

Athleta Whatever Skort

Mustang Survival Khimera PFD

Stay Afloat with Mustang Survival Khimera Dual Flotation PFD

By Jill / August 14, 2020 /

When you’re on vacation, spending time on the water usually comes with the equipment necessary to be safe. Rentals for boats, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) tend to include personal flotation devices, also known as PFDs or lifejackets. But not all outfitters keep their gear up to snuff, and you might be getting a…

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Native Eyewear Catamount Sunglasses

Don’t Leave Home Without Native Eyewear Catamount Polarized Sunglasses

By Jill / August 7, 2020 /

It doesn’t matter whether your outdoor adventures are around home or away when it comes to having sunglasses that protect your eyes and perform well during your varied activities. Sure, you can snag an inexpensive pair at the local drugstore or gas station, but when it comes to great sport shades that you can wear…

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Light My Fire Firelighting Kit

Get Your Campfire Started with Light My Fire Firelighting Kit Bio

By Jill / July 31, 2020 /

Maybe you were in a scouting program as a kid, or perhaps you’ve watched every single wilderness survival reality TV show—and yet, you still rely on matches when you go camping. While matches speed the process of getting your campfire going, they’re not always reliable. They might get soggy. You might lose them. And then,…

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Peak Design Travel Tripod

Save Space and Lighten Your Bag with the Peak Design Travel Tripod

By Jill / July 24, 2020 /

Traditional tripods weren’t built for travel. They’re heavy, they’re bulky, and they can be a little fragile. Those aren’t qualities to make a traveler happy. Someone needed to rethink the tripod for a more varied lifestyle. While not all travel photographers may want to pack a tripod on their adventures, those who do should check…

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Cotopaxi Parque Rain Shell

Stay Dry with Cotopaxi Parque Rain Shell

By Jill / July 17, 2020 /

Whether you’re perpetually on the road or rediscovering your home territory, it’s essential to have a tried-and-true rain jacket. And while one of the most essential qualities of a rain jacket is to keep the moisture out, it’s also helpful when that waterproof barrier doesn’t result in making you feel stuffy or overheated. And it…

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Tonik Beth Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey

Fit for Two Wheels: Tonik Beth Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey

By Jill / July 10, 2020 /

Sure, you can cycle in any comfortable shirt. But when I stepped up my bike hours, I realized that cycling jerseys are truly awesome. Over the years, women’s cycling jerseys are getting better and better and it’s much easier to find versions that fit and perform well. One of my newest favorites is the Tonik…

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Danner Rivercomber

Paddle Out Wearing Danner Rivercomber Water Shoes

By Jill / July 3, 2020 /

Whether you’re a year-round water rat, or you’re lured by the summer vibes of lakes, rivers, and ocean—you’ve probably encountered the need for appropriate footwear when you, oops, didn’t have it. Stepping on sharp rocks, getting stabbed by waterborne sticks, or even having your soles poop out from lack of support are all things that…

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Icebreaker Cool-Lite Yanni Sleeveless Dress

Classically Comfortable in Icebreaker Cool-Lite Yanni Sleeveless Dress

By Jill / June 26, 2020 /

My favorite travel dresses have a relaxed fit, are comfortable and breathable, and can pack easily. The last thing I need is to be uncomfortable in my clothing, whether I’m sitting down to a meal at a restaurant, sightseeing all day, or going for a hike. Clothes with classic lines and simple details are best…

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KEEN SOLR Sandal

Water Shoes for Water Fans: Keen SOLR Sandals

By Jill / June 19, 2020 /

Water shoes often suffer from the “do it all” syndrome. Acknowledging that all-terrain needs require on-water performance while also handling land-based features sometimes means that shoes fall short in one area or another. The Keen SOLR Sandals (SOLR stands for Sea, Ocean, Lake, River) focus extensively on high-performance in the water. The low-profile sandal is…

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Helly Hansen Solen Printed Watershorts

Make a Splash with Helly Hansen Solen Printed Watershorts

By Jill / June 12, 2020 /

Water is a big factor in summer enjoyment, whether you’re headed to the beach, lake, river, or local swimming pool. The story’s the same if you’re traveling or staying home. When you want to minimize what you’re packing in your suitcase or backpack and need clothing that will not only be awesome in the water,…

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