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

Chill Angel Merino wool for your Valentine

By Amy / February 11, 2020 /

Chill Angel is a woman-owned company I just can’t stop raving about. Every item I’ve reviewed has been deliciously luxurious, warm, comfortable, practical and pretty. This Merino wool sleep and loungewear is designed by women for women to help us all keep cool and dry while we sleep. The 100 percent wool is super soft…

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KEEN and Astral shoes ready for trail and travel

By Amy / February 4, 2020 /

This winter and spring, I have several city destinations on my travel list, plus outdoor adventures that won’t involve snow. I need shoes that can go from the plane to the city streets and the hotel to the trails. Two picks for two different environments below! Astral Hemp Loyak: This casual yet active shoe has…

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Keen Elena Boot for winter style

By Amy / January 28, 2020 /

The challenge of winter destination travel is in the packing! How to travel light while still bringing all the winter-weather gear you need? Choose your winter footwear carefully. Nothing takes up more room in your duffel or suitcase than your shoes. This winter, I’ve been trying out Keen’s Elena boot, which comes in a mid-boot…

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Running and exercise clothing that travels well

By Amy / January 21, 2020 /

When I travel, I can’t give up my exercise routine, but I also won’t compromise on luggage space. The solution: running and exercise clothing that can double for days on the town or walking through museums. Here are some favorite pieces from this winter that do the job: Icebreaker deluxe leggings: I love, love, love…

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GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker cookware set

By Amy / January 14, 2020 /

Ready to head into the woods with your favorite person and cook up a meal or two? GSI Outdoors has my favorite cookware set for the occasion. Why I love the Bugaboo Backpacker set: this cookware system is all-purpose, affordable, and convenient. The entire set nests into the included pot, and the total weight is…

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Danner Trail 2650 GTX for your 2020 hiking adventures

By Amy / January 7, 2020 /

Danner has been making hiking shoes since 1932, so they’re retro without even trying. Their women’s Trail 2650 GTX  is a nod to the length of the Pacific Crest Trail, and this shoe is up to the task, whether you’re hiking from Mexico to Canada or just out for the weekend. I love that this…

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Helly Hansen winter layers

By Amy / December 31, 2019 /

‘Tis the season to make sure you have your winter alpine ski season wear! We’ve been checking out some staples from Helly Hansen this month, including a dual-purpose mid-layer and an apres-ski pullover you won’t want to miss out on. Lifaloft Hybrid Insulator jacket: The perfect weight and thickness to pair with a Merino wool…

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Icebreaker Waypoint Sweater for cold weather travel

By Amy / December 24, 2019 /

Icebreaker’s Waypoint Roll Neck Sweater is Merino wool goodness in a tunic length. I love this length for travel days because it works so well with leggings and tights, which take up far less room in my carry-on than jeans or slacks. (Of course, the Waypoint will look great with those, too, especially your favorite…

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Winter layering pieces for women who travel

By Amy / December 17, 2019 /

Title Nine Super Power sweater: What’s your super power? This sweater’s super power is velvety-softness that’s somehow still tough as nails. The Super Power sweater is a Title Nine original that is stylish and fun while still practical and ready to put in some work. It’s made of 60% extra fine Merino wool and 40%…

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Outdoor Research Illuminate Down Hoody

By Amy / December 10, 2019 /

Every traveler needs one great down jacket in their wardrobe. Down jackets or ‘puffer jackets’ pack down small, are lightweight to wear, move with the body, and keep you extremely warm in chilly temperatures. Recently, I tested the Outdoor Research Illuminate down hoody, which comes in a men’s and women’s version in a lot of…

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