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.
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!

BioSkin face mask

Masks made for outdoor adventure

Brighten up your quarantine with Printsfield socks

By Amy / May 5, 2020 /

I don’t know about you, but I could use a pick-me-up! Printsfield prints any image on their high-quality socks, which makes for fun gifts and travel momentos. You can personalize any of their products, and ordering took me only about five minutes. Here’s how it works: Step one: pick out your socks. You can narrow…

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Mountain Khakis men’s wear for spring

By Amy / April 28, 2020 /

Whether you’re at home this spring or able to socially distance on the trails, lakes, or rivers, Mountain Khakis has you covered with shirts that are rugged enough for adventure yet light enough for comfort as the days turn warm. My teen boys are loving the Adventurist Signature Print shirt, which is currently on sale…

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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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