Posts Published by Amy

Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

MIU Color Waterproof Outdoor Blanket For All Seasons

A compact, travel-friendly, storable outdoor picnic blanket is a great item to have stashed in your car, tote bag, or backpack, during every season. And if it folds down into its own envelope-style storage system even after the first time you’ve used it, so much the better. The MIU Color Waterproof Outdoor Picnic Blanket delivers, offering travelers a go-to product that can be used as a blanket to sit on at festivals, in parks or camping sites, and in the car (to protect upholstery), and as a tablecloth outdoors.

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Kelty Upslope Trekking Poles

If you haven’t shopped for trekking poles in a while, you may not have noticed, but they’re getting expensive! What was once basically a glorified pair of walking sticks has turned into engineering marvels of carbon. For several years, I’ve stuck solidly with Kelty, one of my favorite outdoor gear brands that tends to keep things affordable while still cranking out quality equipment.

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