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

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

Pack Along Lightweight REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack

By Jill / December 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Figuring out what elements to pack on your travels is always a little daunting. Do I need this tote or this day pack? Do I need these shoes or these boots? It’s easy to overpack unless you analyze every possible element of your itinerary. I recently packed my REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack for a…

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Bogs Sweetpea Boots

Splash Through Puddles with Bogs Sweetpea Boots

By Jill / November 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

Rain finally came to Northern California after the devastating Camp Fire, and I had a chance to test out some rain boots that I’ve considered bringing on my travels. After a few days splashing around, I’m convinced that the Bogs Sweetpea Boots are my travel rain shoes. As with other specialized clothing items, rain boots…

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Icebreaker Tabi Deice LS V

Dress it Up, Dress it Down with Icebreaker Tabi Deice Long-Sleeve V Sweater

By Jill / November 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The never-ending search for great dress-up travel clothing (that can also be dressed down) is a difficult task, because you have to take a lot into consideration: comfort, fabric, situation appropriateness, and washability. Because why pack a dry-clean-only sweater on a trip when you’ll need to wear it a bunch of times? Icebreaker’s Tabi line…

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Peak Design Travel Backpack

Pack and Play with the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

By Jill / November 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Everyone’s got their way of packing: toss everything in and sort it out later, roll everything up, fold instead of roll, or use packing cubes. I’m not here to convince you that any way is the right one, but I will say that packing cubes make it far easier for me on the road, and…

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Hang it on a Heroclip

By Jill / November 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Travel gadgets abound. Some are useful, some aren’t, and you often figure out which are which when you’re on the road. Like everything else, learning what you need during your travels and what you can leave behind, is a process. One thing my travel packing process has taught me: I don’t travel without my Heroclip.…

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Sherpa Sonam Jacket

Jackets for the Changing Seasons from Sherpa Adventure Gear

By Jill / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Those who think that there are only two kinds of jackets—functional or pretty—are wrong. A few brands have shown that it’s possible to have both in one package, and the latest examples from Sherpa Adventure Gear have given me two of my current favorite jackets. The Preeti Jacket is a lightweight hoodie—considered a spring or…

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Tortuga Homebase Backpack

Pack it All on Your Back with Tortuga Homebase Backpack

By Jill / October 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

There’s a lot of talk about being a digital nomad, which is just a romantic way to say that you can work from anywhere with Wi-Fi access. It’s often more exotic a notion in theory than in practice, but one way to start is making sure you have a seamless way of carrying all your…

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Toad and Co. Indogo Skye LS

Back to the Classics with Toad & Co Indigo Skye Long Sleeve Shirt

By Jill / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Classic style for women isn’t all about little black dresses. Some fabric dyes have been around a long, long time—especially indigo, which has been used for nearly 6,000 years. The beautiful, rich blues produced from this flowering plant in the pea family cause many to wax nostalgic for the sea, sky, and other vast expanses…

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OluKai Hikianalia Sandals

Voyage in Style with OluKai Hikianalia Men’s Sandals

By Jill / October 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

The colonization of the Pacific Islands is among the greatest human adventure stories of all time, and the feat of Polynesian wayfinding that took place between 3,500 and 500 years ago was discounted by scholars until 1976, on the grounds that ancient Polynesians didn’t have the intelligence to be master navigators. It was that year…

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ExOfficio BugsAway Collette

Keep the Bugs at Bay with ExOfficio BugsAway Collette Long-Sleeve Tunic

By Jill / September 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

What’s your tried-and-true way to avoid biting bugs on your travels? A whole lot of DEET? Staying indoors? Wearing clothes that cover every inch of skin? Staying home? All of that sounds like a lot of overkill. I’m a fan of ExOfficio BugsAway clothes, and lately, the Collette Long-Sleeve tunic. In warmer locales, long sleeves…

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