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.
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Fjallraven Totepack No. 1 | Practical Travel Gear

Fjallraven Totepack No. 1

By Jill / February 6, 2015 / Comments Off on Fjallraven Totepack No. 1

Sometimes all the bells and whistles get in the way when you’re traveling, and you feel the urge to ditch it all and go classic old-school. Fjallraven helps you out with the Totepack No. 1. Somewhat akin to the simple design of its famed Kanken backpack, the Totepack No. 1 is made from waxed G-1000…

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Pacsafe Camsafe Z16 | Practical Travel Gear

Pacsafe Camsafe Z16

By Jill / January 16, 2015 / Comments Off on Pacsafe Camsafe Z16

Somewhat like Goldilocks, I’m forever searching for something that’s just right. In my case, it’s a carry-on bag that totes my camera and laptop, has a little extra room for a wallet and phone, and is comfortable to use. Extra bonus if it’s not an obvious camera bag, so I can escape the watchful eyes…

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Filson Dry Day Backpack | Practical Travel Gear

Filson Dry Day Backpack

By Jill / September 25, 2014 /

Dry bags are rarely known for looking good. The most important feature, of course, is keeping your things dry. The rest is extra. It often seems that manufacturers just leave it at that, without throwing in useful additions, but the Filson Dry Day Backpack is more than just waterproof. The backpack style of the dry…

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Gregory Compass 30 Pack | Practical Travel Gear

Gregory Compass 30 Pack

By Jill / May 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Gregory Compass 30 Pack

Do you pack your backpack perfectly, placing the things you’ll need first on top, so you don’t have to dig for something? Don’t lie. Many have attempted, but few have accomplished the perfect packing technique. Wouldn’t it be great to have a backpack that opens like a duffel, so you can see all the contents…

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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow | Practical Travel Gear

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

By Jill / April 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

Plenty of elements of travel are uncomfortable, especially bus, train, airplane and airport seats. Considering the amount of time you send in each of them, perhaps a little more luxe treatment is in order, like the Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow. This inflatable pillow comes in two sizes: regular and large. The regular pillow…

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Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes | Practical Travel Gear 1

Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori Shoes

By Jill / February 14, 2014 /

When it comes to athletic water shoes, it’s hard to get things right. Depending on what you need them for, water socks don’t have enough traction, but serious soles can be too heavy. With the Vibram FiveFingers Signa and Maiori shoes, you can have both warm-water and cold-water versions of truly versatile water shoes. They…

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

Icebreaker Challenge: Five Merino Wool Pieces for 10 Days

By Jill / March 16, 2012 /

One of the most important requirements for travel clothing is the ability to mix and match a limited wardrobe. But when you’re traveling for more than a few days, you have to start thinking about washing your clothes. Or not. Would you believe it’s possible to wear five pieces of clothing for 10 days without…

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Athleta Whatever Skort | Practical Travel Gear

Athleta Whatever Skort

By Jill / December 30, 2011 /

I ducked into an Athleta store this summer with a girlfriend who, like me, travels a lot and likes to have versatile clothing for outdoor adventures at home and abroad. She walked straight to a rack against the wall, pulled out a skirt, and proclaimed: “I love this! I even got one for my sister.”…

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