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.
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EcoVessel water bottles for travel and day use

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GSI Outdoors Dutch oven for close-to-home camping

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Mountain Khakis men’s wear for spring

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GSI Outdoors kitchen accessories: Time to get your camping game dialed

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Danner Rivercomber shoe for summer adventure

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Gregory Juno backpack for day hikes in the outdoors

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GSI Outdoors Escape Pot and Frypan for off the grid escape

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Gregory Paragon men’s backpack

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Ultralight backpacking options from Therm-a-Rest

Sierra Designs

Outdoor travel with Sierra Designs Meteor Lite tent

By Amy / February 23, 2021 /

While we can all hope travel is slowly getting back to normal, in the meantime, this spring and summer promises to be another outdoor-centric travel season. I love air travel and international adventure, but I plan to take advantage of camping, road tripping, and #vanlife this year, just as I did last year. We needed…

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Outdoor adventure-ready accessories from EcoVessel

By Amy / February 16, 2021 /

For many of us, 2021 is going to be all about the outdoors: camping, hiking, and outdoor dining. EcoVessel comes alongside very nicely, with a wide variety of beverage and food storage containers that perform well without extra weight, bulk, or waste. The Transit: This mug comes with a beautiful thing: a lid! It has…

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Sierra Designs Down Moc slippers = work at home bliss

By Amy / February 9, 2021 /

I’ve been working from home for the last decade, but as a travel and gear writer, I’ve always broken up the at-home monotony with plenty of work trips. Now, I see the same four walls all. the. time. Small comforts make all the difference, and when I find a product that excels during the work-from-home…

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Lowa Casara GTX boots for casual travel

By Amy / February 2, 2021 /

I love Lowa boots and shoes so much, I now have half a dozen pairs in my closet. They are, to date, the ONLY shoes that do not give me blisters when I hike long distances, in part, I think, because of their generally wide toe box and their snug heel support. This week, I’m…

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Columbia Sportwear men’s Powder Stash pant

By Amy / January 26, 2021 /

It’s ski and snowboard season! Outfit yourself in Columbia Sportswear’s Powder Stash pant. I always appreciate Columbia’s dedication to quality outdoor wear that won’t break the bank, and the Powder Stash pant features most of the bells and whistles you’ll find on more expensive brands, without the sticker shock. Case in point: you get plenty…

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GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair for camping comfort

By Amy / January 19, 2021 /

Without a doubt, this is the year of outdoor-focused travel. Whether you’re car camping, #vanlife-ing it, road tripping, or just enjoying day trips to outdoor areas near your home, the GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair is the perfect accessory. Packable yet substantial, this folding camp chair will have you relaxing in luxury, especially if you’re…

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Big Agnes Deep Creek tarp for winter camping comfort

By Amy / January 12, 2021 /

Tis the season of winter car camping and van camping. If you’re living the #vanlife or RV life, you know how important it can be to extend your outdoor space. A large, high-quality tarp is an item that can be invaluable in the colder winter months, allowing for year-round camping, and can extend your summer…

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Snowfeet mini skis for at-home snow fun

By Amy / January 5, 2021 /

Staying home this winter instead of visiting a major ski resort? Finding yourself on the local sledding hill more often than on the gondola? Me too. We’re having tons of fun with an innovative new product, though, called Snowfeet. Part skate, part ski, Snowfeet attach to your standard snow boots and can be used on…

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Tom’s Paxton slip-on shoe for comfy winter travel

By Amy / December 29, 2020 /

Need to get on a plane this winter? Socially distancing outdoors or cozying up with your pod in a vacation rental or AirBnb? Tom’s Paxton slip-on is the shoe you need for your travel day…and your days by the fireplace. More substantial than Tom’s signature slip-ons, the Paxton is structured like an ankle boot but…

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Bose Sleepbuds II for every day and away

By Amy / December 22, 2020 /

I’m a very light sleeper. Anything will wake me, from music at the adjacent campsite to a TV in the hotel room next to me, to my partner’s snoring. I also have a hard time relaxing into sleep at night, even in quiet conditions. I’ve been using Bose Sleepbuds for over a year now, and…

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