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.
Patagonia P-6 Label Uprisal Sweatpants

Stay Campground Cozy with Patagonia P-6 Label Uprisal Sweatpants

Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer Zip Off Trousers

Hit the Trail in Fjallraven Abisko Midsummer Zip Off Trousers

TriggerPoint GRID Travel

Roll Out Tight Muscles with TriggerPoint GRID Travel Foam Roller

Goal Zero Yeti 200X Portable Power Station

Power Up with Goal Zero Yeti 200X Portable Power Station

Cotopaxi Hielo 12L Cooler Bag

Keep Your Cool with Cotopaxi Hielo 12L Cooler Bag

FEND

Breathe Deeply with Fend

Thermarest Vela Double Quilt

Improve Your Camping Game with Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D Sleeping Pad and Vela Double Quilt

Ruffwear Float Coat

Keep Fido Safe on the Water with Ruffwear Float Coat Dog Life Jacket

Machines for Freedom Versatile Off-Road Collection

The Versatile Off-Road Collection From Machines for Freedom

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKCanisters

Meals on the Road with Klean Kanteen Insulated TKCanisters

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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ExOfficio Kukura Skort | Practical Travel Gear

ExOfficio Kukura Skort

By Jill / July 31, 2015 / Comments Off on ExOfficio Kukura Skort

Here’s the thing about skorts: They’re the perfect blend of skirt and short that allow you to go about your big, crazy adventures. Skirts may be good for some things, but unless you’re into exhibitionism, they’re not optimal gear for many sports. So, add shorts, and you’re good. And over the years, the construction of…

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LifeProof FRE Power Case | Practical Travel Gear

LifeProof FRE Power Case

By Jill / July 24, 2015 / Comments Off on LifeProof FRE Power Case

Everyone gets a bit attached to his or her favorite phone case. After all, if you use your phone as much as the average person, you want a case that works for you—whether your needs are stylish or functional. Once of my favorite cases for my iPhone is LifeProof. The brand is part of the…

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