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.
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

Running and exercise clothing that travels well

Running and exercise clothing that travels well

GSI Outdoors

GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker cookware set

Danner Trail 2650

Danner Trail 2650 GTX for your 2020 hiking adventures

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Helly Hansen winter layers

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Icebreaker Waypoint Sweater for cold weather travel

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Winter layering pieces for women who travel

Carve Designs summer wear for women

By Amy / July 23, 2019 /

A few weeks ago, I reviewed sunwear offerings from Title Nine, and I’m back today with Carve Designs summer wear. If you’re getting serious about sun protection like I am, and want travel-ready pieces that serve several purposes and mix and match with several swimsuits, read on! Capistrano crushable hat: Soft and crushable, this wide-brim…

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titan roto cooler

Arctic Zone coolers for summer travel

By Amy / July 16, 2019 /

We’re in the heart of the outdoor travel season here in North America, and in my household, our array of coolers are in full swing. This month, I tried out two offerings from Arctic Zone, theĀ  Titan Roto cooler and the Titan backpack cooler. Here’s what I discovered, and how they compare to comparable coolers…

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Native sunglasses ready for summer in the outdoors

By Amy / July 9, 2019 /

We’ve all had expensive, fashionable sunglasses that just won’t stay on our face when we’re hiking, biking, paddleboarding or beachgoing, and I think we’ve all had it. I’ve had family try two styles from Native this season that stay put! These two designs combine style with function, eliminating any need for two pairs in your…

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Sun-protection from Title Nine

By Amy / July 2, 2019 /

Planning a warm-weather trip to a sandy beach or poolside oasis? Or are you perhaps packing for a river rafting expedition, paddleboarding or kayaking adventure, or women’s surf camp? Title Nine has you covered…literally. And you’ll still look great with a bit less skin exposed to those harmful UV rays, I promise. I checked out…

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Warm weather travel staples from Krimson Klover

By Amy / June 25, 2019 /

Krimson Klover is a staple for travel-ready, fashionable wear, and this summer, I tried two new dresses and a fantastic tee that have already joined me on two trips. The Everyday Tee is a spandex-cotton blend that comes in six colors designed to match KK’s prints and solids in their skirts and shorts. You get…

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Summer bag pick: eqpd Last Bag

By Amy / June 18, 2019 /

Most of us are working hard–both at home and while traveling–to avoid disposal items and reduce consumption. Personally, I’m on a mission to avoid disposable plastic at all costs, which, as many can surely attest, is harder on the road than at home. Eqpd is helping my cause with their Last Bag collection. This is…

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International travel’s a breeze with Eagle Creek Gear Warrior travel pack

By Amy / June 11, 2019 /

Eagle Creek’s Gear Warrior travel pack is ready to go when you are, and won’t slow you down if you plan to navigate a lot of different transportation options, do a lot of walking, or take the stairs instead of the elevator. With a capacity of 45 liters (dimensions are 12.5 x 21.5 x 10.5…

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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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