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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.
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

LOWA San Diego

Lifestyle pieces for travel days: LOWA San Diego GTX and Art 4 All trucker hat

Six Moon Designs

International travel solution: Six Moon Designs Traveler pack

Bindle Bottle

Bindle Bottle summer solution

Sea to summit sleep system

Sea to Summit comfort sleep system for the summer

Jade 53

Gear up for backpacking season with the Gregory Jade 53

Tansy dress

Aventura Clothing travel wear for spring

Two Aventura Clothing fall jackets for women

By Amy / October 22, 2019 /

Fall travel means layering, and layering means packing more stuff in carry-on and checked luggage. Bringing a jacket or two is unavoidable when visiting cold-weather destinations, so pick outerwear that will go with multiple outfits and can versatile for your travels. This week, I’m reviewing two new light jacket layering options from Aventura Clothing. Torrin…

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Title Nine travel-ready pieces for fall

By Amy / October 15, 2019 /

When I travel, I’m always on the move. Sometimes that means I’m hiking or biking, other times it just means I’m running to catch the next train. But my travel-ready clothes have to be flexible, breathable, wick away unwanted moisture, and go with just about everything. I’m excited to showcase three Title Nine options this…

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Glerups boots and slippers for cozy fall fashion

By Amy / October 8, 2019 /

If you haven’t heard of Glerups, you’re in for a treat. This company’s roots began in 1993, when a grandmother felted a pair of boots from wool from her own Gotland sheep. Demand instantly grew, and today, Glerups produces a line of shoes, slides and boots for men, women and babies. Where to wear Glerups: …

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Filson rugged tote bag for fall travel

By Amy / October 1, 2019 /

I’m kind of a nut for tote bags. I love the versatility of a quality tote, as one is always along for the ride when I travel either by car or plane. For a tote bag to pass muster, it must be able to take a beating, has to zip up to keep my gear…

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Toad & Co fall favorites for travel

By Amy / September 24, 2019 /

Toad & Co is ready for fall with some closet staples that will be perfect for any fall-weather trip you might have planned. Lightweight enough to be packable yet warm enough to keep you comfortable indoors and out, these two pieces will be coming along on all my autumn trips. Earthworks Wide Leg Pant: Oh.…

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The Chaco sandal that transitions to fall

By Amy / September 17, 2019 /

I live in my Chaco sandals all summer, and am always bummed to stash them away once autumn hits and my travel schedule demands a more refined wardrobe. But my troubles are over, because the Chaco Wayfarer has the elegant look of a dressier travel sandal while ensuring the comfort and versatility Chaco is known…

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Eco-conscious travel: Camelbak Pivot tote bag and Pivot sling

By Amy / September 10, 2019 /

Yes, you know Camelbak for its hydration systems and water bottles, but this is just why their line of Repurposed bags and totes perfectly fits in with the brand message. Both the Pivot sling bag and Pivot tote are made with 70 percent recycled materials, or the equivalent of 25 plastic water bottles. You can…

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Mammut Seon Transporter for weekend trips

By Amy / September 3, 2019 /

Known for their rugged climbing and adventuring gear, Mammut has delivered what I think may be the best commuter pack or carry-on travel backpack out there. The Seon Transporter could even work as your only pack for a short weekend away, but I’ve been using mine as a work station and entertainment station for air…

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Gravity-based water filter system round-up

By Amy / August 27, 2019 /

We recently reviewed my go-to gravity-based water filter system, the Katadyn Gravity BeFree system. However, more brands have joined the game. Read on for reviews of two additional gravity-based systems, both of which have their pros and cons. LifeStraw Flex with gravity bag: Pair the confidence you already have in LifeStraw with the convenience of…

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Pelican Dayventure backpack cooler: ready-made for outdoor adventure

By Amy / August 20, 2019 /

This seems to be the summer of the soft-sided cooler…I’ve seen them everywhere. My favorite by far are the backpack designs, so that I can be hands-free to carry more gear to the lake, river, or campsite. I’ve found soft-sided coolers to be winning in the road trip department as well, as they’re easy to…

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