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.
GSI Outdoors stainless steel

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Steel Base Camper cookset

Granite Gear Toughsack

Granite Gear Toughsacks for multiple use

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Chill Angel Essential Tank for summer nights

Thousand helmet

Thousand bike helmet for at-home exploration

Daybreaker

Six Moon Designs Daybreaker pack for home and abroad

#vanlife camping with Thule

Cargo box solution for #vanlife camping

EcoVessel WAVE

EcoVessel water bottles for travel and day use

GSI Outdoors Dutch oven

GSI Outdoors Dutch oven for close-to-home camping

Printsfield socks

Brighten up your quarantine with Printsfield socks

Mountain Khaki Adventurist

Mountain Khakis men’s wear for spring

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

By Amy / April 21, 2020 /

Spring is the prefect time of year to get your camping game dialed, and if your camping kitchen could use a few luxury items to make getting up and getting food prepped a breeze, the following camping kitchen accessories are in order: GSI Outdoors pour over java set: If you’re like me, nothing quite manages…

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Danner Rivercomber shoe for summer adventure

By Amy / April 14, 2020 /

Danner has been making shoes and boots ready for adventure since 1932. And just as soon as we can all start exploring the outdoors again, I’ll be wearing my new Danner Rivercomber shoes for my water-centric summer adventures. I have a river rafting trip planned, and I know these hydro-ready sneakers will be perfect for…

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Gregory Juno backpack for day hikes in the outdoors

By Amy / April 7, 2020 /

Now is the time for exercise near home, and when you set out on your local trails (practicing social distancing measures, of course), you need a day pack that can go all day long, carrying everything you need. The Gregory Juno pack fits the bill with all the bells and whistles you could need in…

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GSI Outdoors Escape Pot and Frypan for off the grid escape

By Amy / March 31, 2020 /

In these current, unprecedented times, running for the hills and enjoying some nature and fresh air is an appealing form of social distancing. It gave me the perfect opportunity to try out the new Escape 3L pot and frypan from GSI Outdoors. This collapsible silicone pot takes up over 50 percent less space in your…

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Gregory Paragon men’s backpack

By Amy / March 24, 2020 /

It’s time to make sure you’re ready for backpacking season, and so I had my adult son try out the new Gregory Paragon men’s pack. This pack comes in three sizes: 48L, 58L, and 68L. We personally feel that the 58L option is the sweet spot for anyone who is not an ultralight backpacker and…

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Ultralight backpacking options from Therm-a-Rest

By Amy / March 17, 2020 /

Are you all geared up for the upcoming backpacking season? Sleeping bags and pads have become lighter than ever, while not compromising on warmth, so if you’re ready to snuggle in without breaking your back in the trail, read on! Therm-a-Rest Vesper quilt: Cozy up at night while only carrying 19 ounces on your back.…

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Sleeping pads geared toward car camping comfort

By Amy / March 10, 2020 /

Camping season is just around the corner, and whether you’ll be cozying up in a tent, yurt, rustic cabin, or camper, you deserve a good night’s rest. There are amazingly lightweight backpacking pads out there, but when I am driving to my campsite, I am down for some extra padding and comfort. Enter two choices…

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Road trip and camping essential: LifeSaver Jerrycan

By Amy / March 3, 2020 /

If you crave outdoor adventure or like to be off-the-grid while you’re traveling, you’ve had to think through a plan for bringing potable water along for the ride. Yes, you can opt for a few rinsed out milk jugs of tap water, and you should probably go ahead and stash those somewhere in your rig,…

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Ski-ready travel: Julbo Cyrius goggles

By Amy / February 25, 2020 /

When you travel for a ski vacation, you need one-quiver gear that can all be stashed into one boot bag for packing ease. Julbo’s Cyrius Reactiv goggles are all-weather, all-purpose without compromising on the high quality you need. Forget bringing multiple pairs of goggles to serve different conditions: the CYRIUS has a¬†cylindrical photochromic lens with…

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Title Nine Dream Dress

By Amy / February 18, 2020 /

Who else is eager to enjoy warm weather travel destinations? I have my new all-activity, all-situations dress at the ready: the Title Nine Dream Dress. What makes this dress so dreamy? Let’s start with the signature ‘Buttah’ fabric (90% poly, 10% spandex) that does indeed feel soft as butter on your skin. Then there’s the…

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