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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.
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Two Aventura Clothing fall jackets for women

Adept sweater

Title Nine travel-ready pieces for fall

Glerups

Glerups boots and slippers for cozy fall fashion

Filson tote

Filson rugged tote bag for fall travel

Toad & Co fall wardrobe picks

Toad & Co fall favorites for travel

Chaco wayfarer

The Chaco sandal that transitions to fall

Pivot Tote

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

Mammut Seon

Mammut Seon Transporter for weekend trips

GravityWorks

Gravity-based water filter system round-up

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Pelican Dayventure backpack cooler: ready-made for outdoor adventure

Rheos floating sunglasses for on-the-water days

By Amy / June 4, 2019 /

How many pairs of sunglasses do you go through during a summer? I tend to lose at least one pair a month, either to the depths of a backpack or tote, as a left-behind item on a plane or in a car, or to the depths of a lake, river, or ocean. I plan to…

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LOWA Mauria GTX hiking boot for women

By Amy / May 28, 2019 /

If you’re a woman who likes a rugged, ready-for-anything hiking boot with great ankle support, the LOWA Mauria GTX will get the job done. It’s made specifically for a woman’s foot, which means you get the flexing action you need, where you need it, and the traction you want all along the outside of the…

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Zenbivy Light Bed for summer camping comfort

By Amy / May 21, 2019 /

Ready for a brand new take on an outdoor sleep system? The Zenbivy light bed is essentially a zipperless sleeping bag that can transform between quilt, mummy bag, and rectangular bag, depending on your mood, the weather and terrain, or your standard preference of sleeping position. The Zenbivy Light Bed is a two-piece sleeping system…

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Stohlquist Women’s Flo life jacket for summer fun

By Amy / May 14, 2019 /

Stohlquist is a name we can all trust when it comes to picking a personal floatation device (PFD) or life jacket, and I appreciate that this lightweight nylon one is sleek, with a thinner profile than most. In other words, maybe there’s a chance I won’t end up feeling like a marshmallow waddling around the…

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Lifestyle pieces for travel days: LOWA San Diego GTX and Art 4 All trucker hat

By Amy / May 7, 2019 /

Sometimes, you just need to travel in style. Especially on a California road trip. Especially while visiting iconic locations like Yosemite and Santa Barbara and San Diego. Why not look good while packing practical gear? Lowa San Diego GTX: Available in both men’s and women’s versions, the San Diego was inspired by skate shoe designs,…

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International travel solution: Six Moon Designs Traveler pack

By Amy / April 30, 2019 /

Not long ago, I reviewed Six Moon Designs’ travel pouch, which worked so well as a travel accessory through Greece, I opted to try the full Traveler Pack, a duffel/backpack hybrid made specifically for long-term travel. In fact, it was conceptualized by founder Ron Moak during an extended trip through Spain. It’s intended to be…

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Bindle Bottle summer solution

By Amy / April 23, 2019 /

You’re at the lake, and you want to leave all your stuff on the shore while you hit the water, but you have your car keys and phone with you. Or your wallet. Or your expensive wireless ear buds. You’re not stranded on the sand. Bindle Bottle to the rescue. This innovative water bottle doubles…

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Sea to Summit comfort sleep system for the summer

By Amy / April 16, 2019 /

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m over being miserable while I sleep outdoors. Whether backpacking or car camping, this is the summer go light while not sacrificing comfort. Sea to Summit has you covered, with new and improved pillows, sleeping pads and sleeping bags that will make you long for just one more night in…

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Gear up for backpacking season with the Gregory Jade 53

By Amy / April 9, 2019 /

Gregory makes a nice line of women’s backpacking/overnight packs, but the Jade 53 is the only one that offers the exact sizing I prefer when I’m headed into the wilderness. I’m not a minimalist hiker, so a 40 liter or smaller pack is not right for me during overnights, but I’m also not a must-have-my-luxuries…

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Aventura Clothing travel wear for spring

By Amy / April 2, 2019 /

Spring is officially here in the Northern Hemisphere, and maybe I’m feeling optimistic about the weather here in the Pacific Northwest, but I’ve been testing out some summer travel dresses from Aventura Clothing. Here’s what I love best: Celia dress: Dress it up or dress it down…the Celia dress is ready for anything. Made of…

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