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.
titan roto cooler

Arctic Zone coolers for summer travel

Native Four Corners

Native sunglasses ready for summer in the outdoors

Title Nine long sleeve swimsuit

Sun-protection from Title Nine

RHP_8513

Warm weather travel staples from Krimson Klover

The Last Bag

Summer bag pick: eqpd Last Bag

Gear Warrior travel pack

International travel’s a breeze with Eagle Creek Gear Warrior travel pack

floating sunglasses

Rheos floating sunglasses for on-the-water days

LOWA boots

LOWA Mauria GTX hiking boot for women

Zenbivy sleep system

Zenbivy Light Bed for summer camping comfort

women's flo

Stohlquist Women’s Flo life jacket for summer fun

titan roto cooler

Arctic Zone coolers for summer travel

By Amy / July 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

We’re in the heart of the outdoor travel season here in North America, and in my household, our array of coolers are in full swing. This month, I tried out two offerings from Arctic Zone, theĀ  Titan Roto cooler and the Titan backpack cooler. Here’s what I discovered, and how they compare to comparable coolers…

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Native sunglasses ready for summer in the outdoors

By Amy / July 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

We’ve all had expensive, fashionable sunglasses that just won’t stay on our face when we’re hiking, biking, paddleboarding or beachgoing, and I think we’ve all had it. I’ve had family try two styles from Native this season that stay put! These two designs combine style with function, eliminating any need for two pairs in your…

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Sun-protection from Title Nine

By Amy / July 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

Planning a warm-weather trip to a sandy beach or poolside oasis? Or are you perhaps packing for a river rafting expedition, paddleboarding or kayaking adventure, or women’s surf camp? Title Nine has you covered…literally. And you’ll still look great with a bit less skin exposed to those harmful UV rays, I promise. I checked out…

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Warm weather travel staples from Krimson Klover

By Amy / June 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Krimson Klover is a staple for travel-ready, fashionable wear, and this summer, I tried two new dresses and a fantastic tee that have already joined me on two trips. The Everyday Tee is a spandex-cotton blend that comes in six colors designed to match KK’s prints and solids in their skirts and shorts. You get…

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Summer bag pick: eqpd Last Bag

By Amy / June 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

Most of us are working hard–both at home and while traveling–to avoid disposal items and reduce consumption. Personally, I’m on a mission to avoid disposable plastic at all costs, which, as many can surely attest, is harder on the road than at home. Eqpd is helping my cause with their Last Bag collection. This is…

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International travel’s a breeze with Eagle Creek Gear Warrior travel pack

By Amy / June 11, 2019 / 0 Comments

Eagle Creek’s Gear Warrior travel pack is ready to go when you are, and won’t slow you down if you plan to navigate a lot of different transportation options, do a lot of walking, or take the stairs instead of the elevator. With a capacity of 45 liters (dimensions are 12.5 x 21.5 x 10.5…

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Rheos floating sunglasses for on-the-water days

By Amy / June 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

How many pairs of sunglasses do you go through during a summer? I tend to lose at least one pair a month, either to the depths of a backpack or tote, as a left-behind item on a plane or in a car, or to the depths of a lake, river, or ocean. I plan to…

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LOWA Mauria GTX hiking boot for women

By Amy / May 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you’re a woman who likes a rugged, ready-for-anything hiking boot with great ankle support, the LOWA Mauria GTX will get the job done. It’s made specifically for a woman’s foot, which means you get the flexing action you need, where you need it, and the traction you want all along the outside of the…

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Zenbivy Light Bed for summer camping comfort

By Amy / May 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ready for a brand new take on an outdoor sleep system? The Zenbivy light bed is essentially a zipperless sleeping bag that can transform between quilt, mummy bag, and rectangular bag, depending on your mood, the weather and terrain, or your standard preference of sleeping position. The Zenbivy Light Bed is a two-piece sleeping system…

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Stohlquist Women’s Flo life jacket for summer fun

By Amy / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Stohlquist is a name we can all trust when it comes to picking a personal floatation device (PFD) or life jacket, and I appreciate that this lightweight nylon one is sleek, with a thinner profile than most. In other words, maybe there’s a chance I won’t end up feeling like a marshmallow waddling around the…

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