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

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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Toad & Co travel wear for spring

By Amy / March 26, 2019 /

I love Toad & Co for their eco-friend practices (hello, sustainable materials and eco-packaging!) as much as for their fashion sense. Plus, their clothing is always very comfortable, practical for travel days, and interesting and fresh. If I get a compliment in an airport or at a hotel, I can be almost certain I’m wearing…

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Rumpl printed down puffy blanket for spring

By Amy / March 19, 2019 /

It’s still chilly outside in much of the US, but get outside and explore anyway! You can start your outdoor travel and adventure season early with Rumpl blankets at the ready. Seriously, I keep a Rumpl in the back of the car at all times, have another in my camping gear stash, and another at…

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Nomad Apple Watch straps for travel and home

By Amy / March 12, 2019 /

I travel with my Apple Watch, because I find it useful for getting prompt alerts from airlines on travel days and for using the haptic touch feature to get directions while I’m at my destination. That way, I’m never digging my phone out of my bag for every little thing, and I can be more…

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