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.
Stasher bags

Store It in a Stasher Reusable Silicone Bag

Coast HX4 Cliplight

Light the Way with Coast HX4 Cliplight

Cotopaxi Cubre Full-Zip Fleece Jacket

Stay Warm and Cozy in Cotopaxi Cubre Full-Zip Fleece Jacket

Mollusk Beach Pants

Casual Comfort With Mollusk Beach Pants

REI Trailsmith Pants

Rugged Style With REI Co-op Women’s Trailsmith Pants

Costa Waterwoman Sunglasses

Head Out on the Water With Costa Waterwoman Sunglasses

Ultimate Ears Megablast Speaker

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Klymit Moon Dog Bed

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Patagonia Ahnya Fleece Pants

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Hydro Flask Shave Ice Collection

Brighten Your Beverage with Hydro Flask Shave Ice Collection

La Sportiva Saturn Hoody | Practical Travel Gear

La Sportiva Saturn Hoody

By Jill / November 6, 2015 / Comments Off on La Sportiva Saturn Hoody

Winter comes sooner than we think, and before we know it, everything’s all icy and snowy and you have to shovel the drive every day. Or, perhaps you live somewhere that doesn’t get that kind of weather, but you still plan ski trips during the winter season. Regardless, it can’t hurt to have a cozy…

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Aventura Avila Top | Practical Travel Gear

Aventura Avila Top

By Jill / October 30, 2015 / Comments Off on Aventura Avila Top

I’m somewhat of a Plain Jane when it comes to my travel wardrobe. Unless I’m on a luxury adventure or attending an industry conference (aside from Outdoor Retailer), my clothing choices are usually T-shirts, jeans or comfortable pants, simple skirts, and shoes with very little heel (if at all). Every once in a while, a…

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Rareform Classic Tote | Practical Travel Gear

Rareform Classic Tote

By Jill / October 23, 2015 / Comments Off on Rareform Classic Tote

We already know it’s the case for carry-on-sized wheelies, but it also seems that many laptop bags look the same. Whether you shove yours into the overhead bin or have it sitting against the wall in the airport while you scarf down your lunch between flights, you want to make sure that someone doesn’t mistake…

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Icebreaker Crush Pants | Practical Travel Gear

Icebreaker Crush Pants

By Jill / October 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Icebreaker Crush Pants

Do you wear sweats when you travel, or do they make you feel like a slob? Some claim that dressing up when you’re flying can often score you choice upgrades. Others prefer being comfortable on long-haul trips, and as long as they’re appropriately covered, who cares what they’re wearing? I fall between the two camps.…

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PackTowl Nano Towel | Practical Travel Gear

PackTowl Nano Towel

By Jill / October 9, 2015 / Comments Off on PackTowl Nano Towel

Currently, I’m trying to teach a 6-year-old that using a napkin is much better than wiping her dirty and greasy hands on her clothing. And even though I remind her after seeing one wipe on the napkin per four wipes on her jeans, I know I often do the same, especially when I’m traveling. Shh,…

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CamelBak Arete 18 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

CamelBak Arete 18 Pack

By Jill / September 18, 2015 / Comments Off on CamelBak Arete 18 Pack

The right daypack to bring along on vacation is sometimes an elusive beast. Go in the ultra-light direction, and you often lose comfort and space for everything you need to bring along. Head in the other direction, and sometimes you’ve just got a heavy pack and wish you didn’t bring so much weight. Take a…

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Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass | Practical Travel Gear

Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass

By Jill / September 4, 2015 / Comments Off on Snow Peak Silicone Wine Glass

When it comes to packing your favorite drink (once you’re past the TSA), everyone’s got a favorite way: plastic baggies, boda bags, flask, growler, and glass (or aluminum) beverage container. But when it’s time to enjoy your beverage of choice, it’s pretty hard to drink out of a plastic baggie, and sometimes you just crave…

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Arc’teryx Index Dopp Kit | Practical Travel Gear

Arc’teryx Index Dopp Kit

By Jill / August 28, 2015 / Comments Off on Arc’teryx Index Dopp Kit

Unless you’re planning on taking a ton of selfies on your vacation, you really don’t need all that stuff in your toiletry bag. No, really, you look fine. Traveling light requires travelers to focus on only the essential elements to enjoy a new place, and the pleasure of having a light bag means that the…

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The Qlipter Carabiner and Hook | Practical Travel Gear 1

The Qlipter Carabiner and Hook

By Jill / August 21, 2015 / Comments Off on The Qlipter Carabiner and Hook

I remember an aunt once showing me a new gadget she bought that would allow her to always be able to hang her handbag from a table when she went out to lunch. It was a pretty little metal hook combination that (in theory) hung from the table’s edge, letting her hang her purse from…

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Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit | Practical Travel Gear

Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit

By Jill / August 14, 2015 / Comments Off on Nite Ize Steelie Vent Mount Kit

You know you’re not supposed to hold your phone while you’re driving. Distracted driving kills more than 9 people and injures more than 1,153 people per day in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what do you do about it, whether you’re at home or on vacation?…

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