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.
Screen Shot 2020-03-23 at 4.20.19 PM

GSI Outdoors Escape Pot and Frypan for off the grid escape

GMP_S20_Paragon58_GraphiteBlue_Front34

Gregory Paragon men’s backpack

Screen Shot 2020-03-10 at 12.40.15 PM

Ultralight backpacking options from Therm-a-Rest

Thermarest

Sleeping pads geared toward car camping comfort

JerryCan

Road trip and camping essential: LifeSaver Jerrycan

Julbo

Ski-ready travel: Julbo Cyrius goggles

Title Nine Dream Dress

Title Nine Dream Dress

Chill Angel

Chill Angel Merino wool for your Valentine

KEEN Explore

KEEN and Astral shoes ready for trail and travel

Keen Elena

Keen Elena Boot for winter style

Women’s boots and shoes for winter weather travel

By Amy / November 12, 2019 /

Muck Liberty: I’m headed to Germany in winter. Christmas markets and city streets are not guaranteed to be snow-free, but I don’t want to bring a bulky winter boot in my luggage. What to do? Muck, one of my favorite brands for work and chore boots back at home, offers up the Liberty waterproof ankle…

Read More
Gregory

Gregory Tribute backpack for international travel

By Amy / November 5, 2019 /

Sometimes, you simply need to be hands-free when you travel, and you can’t have a roller bag slowing you down. This is especially true when traveling through less developed countries with fewer escalators and elevators, and destinations with cobbled streets, train travel, or bus travel. When I want to leave my roller bag behind, I…

Read More
icebreaker jacket

Icebreaker women’s wear for fall and winter travel

By Amy / October 29, 2019 /

Icebreaker is a trusted brand that delivers time and again on travel wear for my outdoorsy self. Every time I review an Icebreaker product, I can feel sure it will be high quality, live up the hype, and be both stylish and performance-savvy. Icebreakers base, mid and outwear layers are made with merino, which is…

Read More

Two Aventura Clothing fall jackets for women

By Amy / October 22, 2019 /

Fall travel means layering, and layering means packing more stuff in carry-on and checked luggage. Bringing a jacket or two is unavoidable when visiting cold-weather destinations, so pick outerwear that will go with multiple outfits and can versatile for your travels. This week, I’m reviewing two new light jacket layering options from Aventura Clothing. Torrin…

Read More

Title Nine travel-ready pieces for fall

By Amy / October 15, 2019 /

When I travel, I’m always on the move. Sometimes that means I’m hiking or biking, other times it just means I’m running to catch the next train. But my travel-ready clothes have to be flexible, breathable, wick away unwanted moisture, and go with just about everything. I’m excited to showcase three Title Nine options this…

Read More

Glerups boots and slippers for cozy fall fashion

By Amy / October 8, 2019 /

If you haven’t heard of Glerups, you’re in for a treat. This company’s roots began in 1993, when a grandmother felted a pair of boots from wool from her own Gotland sheep. Demand instantly grew, and today, Glerups produces a line of shoes, slides and boots for men, women and babies. Where to wear Glerups: …

Read More

Filson rugged tote bag for fall travel

By Amy / October 1, 2019 /

I’m kind of a nut for tote bags. I love the versatility of a quality tote, as one is always along for the ride when I travel either by car or plane. For a tote bag to pass muster, it must be able to take a beating, has to zip up to keep my gear…

Read More

Toad & Co fall favorites for travel

By Amy / September 24, 2019 /

Toad & Co is ready for fall with some closet staples that will be perfect for any fall-weather trip you might have planned. Lightweight enough to be packable yet warm enough to keep you comfortable indoors and out, these two pieces will be coming along on all my autumn trips. Earthworks Wide Leg Pant: Oh.…

Read More

The Chaco sandal that transitions to fall

By Amy / September 17, 2019 /

I live in my Chaco sandals all summer, and am always bummed to stash them away once autumn hits and my travel schedule demands a more refined wardrobe. But my troubles are over, because the Chaco Wayfarer has the elegant look of a dressier travel sandal while ensuring the comfort and versatility Chaco is known…

Read More

Eco-conscious travel: Camelbak Pivot tote bag and Pivot sling

By Amy / September 10, 2019 /

Yes, you know Camelbak for its hydration systems and water bottles, but this is just why their line of Repurposed bags and totes perfectly fits in with the brand message. Both the Pivot sling bag and Pivot tote are made with 70 percent recycled materials, or the equivalent of 25 plastic water bottles. You can…

Read More