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Awards and Recognition

Travel Classics Writers Contest Winner: Best Travel Story on Alberta
SATW Western Chapter 2014 Award for Magazine Travel Article
SATW Western Chapter 2013 Award for Newspaper Travel Article
Athleta Sponsored Athlete, 2012

NATJA 2010 Award for Cultural, Educational, Self-improvement Travel Article

Books

Wasted in Margaritaville, published in Leave the Lipstick take the Iguana, by Travelers’ Tales (2012)
Island Groupies for President Jimmy, published in Travel Stories From Around the Globe (2012)

Interviews

Danger Jill Robinson: Globe-Trotter Calls the Coastside Home featured in the Half Moon Bay Review magazine
The stuff of travel writers’ nightmares
featured on Lonely Planet
Five Warm-Weather Getaways From New York City
featured on DNAinfo New York
Tips and Deals for Winter Travel Out of New York City
featured on DNAinfo New York
Travel Style: Jill Robinson
featured on JohnnyJet.com
Next big food trend featured in USA Today

Radio Interviews

Diving with saltwater crocodiles in Australia on KPAM – February 2013
Sian Ka’an Biosphere on KPAM – November 2012
Wales Coast Path
, on KPAM – June 2012
Colombian Amazon on KPAM – May 2012
Volcanic New Zealand on KPAM – May 2012
Underground Puerto Rico on KPAM – May 2012
St. Kitts
on KPAM – April 2012
Puebla, Mexico, on KPAM – April 2012

San Francisco Chronicle

Camper vans, simpler and sleeker than RVs, gain popularity – July 2014
Canmore, Alberta, a cheaper relaxed alternative to Banff
– June 2014
Lake Tahoe–far from the crowded shore
– June 2014
Missed Sochi? Go for the Winter Games gold, D-I-Y style
– February 2014
Portland, Ore., pairs bikes and brewpubs
– December 2013
Diamonds gone, but Namibia still glitters
– December 2013
‘Bye to the beach – Santa Cruz has more to offer
– October 2013
Afloat on New Zealand’s Sound of Silence
– May 2013
Scottsdale’s desert outshines even the links
– January 2013
Land of the Maya the way it was then
– November 2012
New Zealand’s geothermal wonderland
– October 2012
5 hot spots for bicyclists
– June 2012
5 places on West Coast for train buffs
– May 2012
Finding the quiet side of St. Kitts
– April 2012
A sip of culture from the source (Puebla, Mexico)
– January 2012
Huntington Beach: Surf City not just for surfers
– December 2011
Five Places: Get a jolt from the history of coffee
– December 2011
Five lighthouse-themed places to visit
– September 2011
Five places to satisfy your salt cravings – July 2011
A solitary coastal trek along Monterey Bay
– June 2011
Check out life inside prison
– April 2011
Five places for those who love the Earth
– April 2011
Riviera Maya spa treatments offer cultural twists
– April 2011
Jack London had it right: Head to Glen Ellen
– March 2011
Five places to step right up for sideshow oddities
– March 2011
Prohibition-era party spots
– February 2011
Five underground (or underground-feeling) places – February 2011
Five places for fans of horses – January 2011
Jimmy Carter’s alternate legacy in Honduras – December 2010
Monterey’s holiday traditions sparkle and resonate – December 2010
Five places to enjoy honey – October 2010
Five best places for sparkle – October 2010
Five best underwater views (no tanks) – September 2010
Gold town Sonora still strikes it rich – September 2010
Best places to enjoy trees – September 2010
Spots for cinephiles – August 2010
Big Sur: Camping puts coastal jewel in your budget – August 2010
Surfing-related travel destinations – August 2010
Farms for the whole family to visit – August 2010
Ones for the books – July 2010
Unwind with the surf scene – July 2010
Big on beer – July 2010
Bear Valley offers plenty to do in summer, too – June 2010
Over-the-top tiki – June 2010
Go for the gold – June 2010
Tasty tea parties – June 2010
Glass acts worth seeing – May 2010
Pioneer pastimes on Marin mountain – April 2010
Carlsbad has feel of small-town beach city – April 2010
Pinnacles: Park’s west side wonders mix with rural charms – March 2010
It’s no curse to be stuck in Lodi – February 2010
Murphys has plenty for wine tasters – November 2009

Washington Times online

Sportfolio – My column on adventure sports and travel

AFAR

Spurs and Slopes – Nov/Dec 2013

National Geographic Traveler

Stand Up and Paddle: the Home-Grown Sport of Kauai, Hawaii – June/July 2014
Down Underwater: Snorkeling Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – April 2014

Every Day With Rachael Ray

You’re Outta Line! – June 2014
New Kid at the Cantina – May 2014
Fashion fleet – September 2013
Thrill Rides Powered by You – July/August 2013
Back-to-basics beauty – April 2013

Robb Report

The World’s Top 100 Resorts (Southern Ocean Lodge, Amangani, Montage Deer Valley) – May 2014
FrontRunners: City Slick (Budnitz Bicycles)
– July 2013
From the Robb Cellar (Expresiones del Corazón)
– May 2013

Coastal Living

Dream Town: Capitola – June 2014

ISLANDS

Exotic & Easy (Cape Verde) – May 2014

Saturday Evening Post

Itsy-Bitsy Libraries – May/June 2014

Organic Gardening

A Safe Haven for Bees – August/September 2014

American Way

Get Your Feet Wet – July 2014
More Than a Stopover
– January 2014
Say Cheese
– November 2013
Reinventing the Library
– April 2013
The Wild Coast
– March 2013

Alaska Airlines Magazine

Spectacular Scottsdale – September 2013

Let’s Go with Ryanair

Hands-On History – August 2013

Westways

First-Time Guide: Sailing – July 2014
Mountain Meditation – July 2014
First-Time Guide: Mountain Biking – May 2014
Long, Strange Trip – May 2013
Spa Treatments With a Twist
– September 2012

Journey

Crave for Caves – January/February 2012
Tidal Trek – May/June 2011
Backstreet, Bugs & Battles
– January/February 2011
Chocolate Check-Ins – September/October 2010

San Francisco

Best of the Bay 2014: Rec – July 2014
Renegade Travel (Mount Rainier)
– May 2014
Autumn Is for Quitters: The Indian Summer Travel Guide (Fitzgerald Marine Reserve) – October 2014

[snowbound]

8 Great Après-Ski Hangouts – April 2014

Travel Guide to California

2014 Travel Guide to California – Monterey Bay & Big Sur, Central Coast, Central Valley, Central Valley Cities and Gilroy articles
2013 Travel Guide to California
– Monterey Bay & Big Sur, Central Coast, Central Valley and Central Valley Cities articles
2012 Travel Guide to California
– Monterey, Santa Cruz, Central Coast, Central Valley and Central Valley Cities articles
2011 Travel Guide to California
– Monterey, Central Coast and Central Valley articles

Lonely Planet

Exploring Washington’s Yakima Valley, one beverage at a time – August 2013
Waterfall adventures on the Big Island of Hawai’i
– June 2013
Hana: not just the end of Maui’s most famous road
– November 2012
Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise
– October 2012
California’s best coastal walks
– September 2012
Dominica: adventures on the Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’
– July 2012
San Francisco day hikes
– May 2012
Mardi Gras for families
– February 2012
Maui for foodies
– October 2011

World Hum

Square Grouper on the Cocaine Coast – July 2010
The Accidental Tsunami Rider – March 2010

Thrillist

Snow Guide: Park City, UT – November 2013
Snow Guide, Heavenly, CA - November 2013
Snow Guide: Breckenridge, CO – November 2013
Snow Guide: Aspen, CO – November 2013
Snow Guide: Vail, CO – November 2013
Snow Guide: Snowbird/Alta, UT – November 2013
Snow Guide: Whistler, British Columbia – November 2013
Snow Guide: Banff, Alberta – November 2013

AOL Travel/Gadling

Summer Travel Quest: de Young Museum/Golden Gate Bridge – June 2014
Summer Travel Quest: Santa Cruz Wharf
– June 2014
San Francisco Spring Break Crawl
– March 2014
Barbecue Boot Camps: Taste Instead of Torture
– April 2012

Shermans Travel

Top 10 Winter Destinations for Non-Skiers – October 2012

Trufflepig

Hot New Zealand – May 2012

Tonic

Turning a Brownfield Site Evergreen – June 2010
Exploring the Backstreets Behind HBO’s “Treme” – April 2010
Mavericks Surf Contest 2010: Keeping the Big Wave Green
– February 2010
Mardi Gras 2010: How to Give Back in New Orleans
– February 2010
DIY Paradise Preservation
– November 2009

TravelMuse

Three Days in Puerto Vallarta – June 2009
Flavors of New Orleans
– June 2009
Getting Around Lake Tahoe
– June 2009
See the World From a Kayak
– May 2009
New Orleans: City of Dreams
– February 2009
Exceptional New Orleans Stays
– February 2009
Cuisine Culture: New Orleans’ Best Restaurants
– February 2009
Best Places for Live Music in New Orleans
– February 2009
New Orleans Feast of Festivals – February 2009
Geocaching: Global Treasure Hunting
– December 2008
9 Holiday Gifts That Give Back
– December 2008
Peru’s Magical Manu
– November 2008
Flowers for the Dead
– September 2008
San Francisco Vacation: An Insider’s Guide
– September 2008
San Francisco Green Spaces
– September 2008
Make Your San Francisco Vacation Quirky
-  September 2008
Copán: Easy Indiana Jones Adventure
– August 2008
Cobá: Into the Mayan Jungle
– May 2008