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.
Xero Alpine

Xero Alpine boot for winter minimalism

Costa Waterwoman 2

Costa Waterwoman 2 for your next outdoor adventure

Cotopaxi Taal

Cotopaxi Taal convertible tote for your next adventure

Sierra Designs

Welcome Fall with the Sierra Designs Tuolumne Sweater

Xero Melbourne

Xero Melbourne for home or travel

Luci solar lights

Luci lights for summer ambiance and practicality

GCI camp kitchen

GCI Outdoor cook station for your next camping adventure

Royal Robbins hemp collection

Royal Robbins Hemp line for comfort and style

Tarpestry tarp for oudoor use.

Tarpestry tarps for your next camping or road trip

Ignik gas growler

Ignik gas growler to live your best #vanlife!

Masks made for outdoor adventure

By Amy / July 21, 2020 /

This month, I’ve been testing masks made by two companies based in my corner of Oregon. Both are designed with exercise and outdoor adventure in mind. Neither are N95, and both are designed for the general public, for the purpose of protecting the wearer and those they encounter on the trail, at the campsite, and…

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Therm-a-rest Vela quilt for cozier travels

By Amy / July 14, 2020 /

‘Tis the season for road trips, car camping, and local escapes! If your travels will have you cuddling up with a partner or family member, Therm-a-rest’s Vela double quilt needs to be packed in your car, camper, or tent! This extremely packable and lightweight double-sized quilt is the perfect addition to the campfire, backseat of…

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Kelty Late Start 2 tent for local getaways

By Amy / July 7, 2020 /

Most of us are exploring locally this summer, which can mean late starts on the trail or to the campground if you’re breaking away after work. Whether you’re escaping the daily grind by working remotely at your local campground or enjoying a quick weekend backpacking trip, the Kelty Late Start 2 tent helps you get…

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Base Camper cookset

By Amy / June 30, 2020 /

We review a lot of GSI Outdoor gear here, and for good reason. This outdoor camping gear brand finds that sweet spot of high value and high quality, and as a result, nearly my entire camp kitchen now consists of GSI. Recently, I realized that the GSI Outdoors Selkirk camp stove, which I reviewed last…

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Granite Gear Toughsacks for multiple use

By Amy / June 23, 2020 /

Can you have too many stuff sacks? Nope! Whether I’m camping, backpacking, skiing, or traveling, having extra gear bags is as essential as a multi-tool or zip-locks. I love that Granite Gear has multiple options in their Toughsack line, allowing me to have a variety of sizes at the ready for every purpose. The Toughsack…

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Chill Angel Essential Tank for summer nights

By Amy / June 16, 2020 /

I’ve been a huge fan of Chill Angel for several years now. This company that specializes in Merino wool pajamas and loungewear has been making women feel more comfortable in their own skin since launching their first sleep shirt, and I’ve found each piece to be versatile and practical. For instance, their sleepwear is often…

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Thousand bike helmet for at-home exploration

By Amy / June 9, 2020 /

Like most people, I’ve been taking up hobbies close to home during the past few months, including a newfound enjoyment of bike riding. I’ve had trouble finding a bike helmet that matches my sense of style (casual) while still providing all the comfort and features I need. Thousand has so many helmets in vibrant colors,…

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Six Moon Designs Daybreaker pack for home and abroad

By Amy / June 3, 2020 /

I’ve been a fan of Six Moon Designs since trying out their international travel pack, which went around Europe and India with my teenage son. Their Daybreaker daypack utilizes the same intentional design elements that I appreciated in the larger pack, making it perfect for both day hikes or day trips during longer vacations or…

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Cargo box solution for #vanlife camping

By Amy / May 26, 2020 /

Most reputable sources predict that this summer, most Americans will opt to travel by car instead of air, with a big uptick in road trip travel once it’s safe to do so. To kick off the start of the summer travel season, with hopes that travel will soon be part of our plans again, I…

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EcoVessel water bottles for travel and day use

By Amy / May 19, 2020 /

It’s more important than ever to bring your own water bottle or drinking vessel with you wherever you go, both for environmental reasons as well as health and safety concerns. EcoVessel has several options for family travel and at-home use that we’ve been testing out on daily walks close to home. The New Wave bottle…

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