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.
Rumpl puffy

Rumpl printed down puffy blanket for spring

Nomad leather watch strap

Nomad Apple Watch straps for travel and home

Get ready for spring break travel with IceMule

Get ready for spring break travel with IceMule

Katadyn Gravity BeFree 3.0 L filter

Katadyn Gravity BeFree 3.0 L filter

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Six Moon Designs travel pouch

Conner hats for winter and spring travel

Conner hats for winter and spring travel

Gregory Proxy travel backpack

Gregory Proxy travel backpack

Big Agnes Big Joe Duffel for multi-purpose packing

Big Agnes Big Joe Duffel for multi-purpose packing

Garmont Tikal shoes for travel

Garmont Tikal shoes for travel

Rumpl Helinox chair

Perfect for winter in the outdoors: Rumpl Ground Cover and Helinox Chair

Helly Hansen 50L Duffel | Practical Travel Gear

Helly Hansen 50L Duffel

By Amy / September 17, 2013 / Comments Off on Helly Hansen 50L Duffel

You can’t go wrong with a classic. If you need a waterproof, rugged, all-purpose duffel bag and want to pay a bit less than you would for most adventure-gear brands of a similar size, Helly Hansen’s 50L duffel is for you. Helly Hansen offers their duffel bags in 30L, 50L, and 90L for  $75, $90,…

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Best Lightweight Tent: Sea to Summit Duo Specialist Shelter

By Amy / June 18, 2013 / 1 Comment

Let’s say you’re interested in ultra lightweight backpacking, but aren’t quite ready to sleep in a cocoon of a bivy shelter. Or let’s say you’re not an extremist, but want to allocate your pack pounds to other comforts besides your shelter. For the sake of argument, let’s also say you’re willing to budget big for…

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ScotteVest

Scottevest Women’s Travel Vest

By Amy / July 10, 2012 / 3 Comments

As a traveling woman who hates carrying a purse, I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of Scottevest clothing until now. With vests, jackets, shirts, pants, and even a dress in their line-up of travel wear, the Scottevest line is designed to keep your hands free and your pack light with numerous useful pockets in each…

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