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Amy Whitley
Amy Whitley is a freelance eco and family travel writer and staff writer at Go Green Travel Green. Amy also works as the Editorial and Sponsorship Manager at family travel site, is the founder of Pit Stops for Kids, and writes an outdoor family column at When not writing or traveling, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon with her husband and three sons.

Entries by Amy Whitley

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

(5) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 6:49 PM

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy of your family vacation....

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10 Educational Pit Stops You've Never Heard of

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 1:26 PM

It's Back-to-School season, but if you can't quite say goodbye to summer road trips, fear not: we have a list of educational pit stops any teacher would approve (and I bet you haven't been there yet!). Whether you find yourself on a major interstate or country highway before school's back...

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6 Outdoor Adventure Excursions to Supercharge Your Kauai Vacation

(4) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 6:16 PM

If you're the type of traveler who prefers blisters to pedicures on a beach vacation, or gets more scrapes and bruises than suntan lines, you are our people. We have five outdoor excursions sure to put your Kauai vacation on overdrive!

Hike the Na Pali Coast:

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Guide to Las Vegas... With the Kids

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 4:49 PM

Las Vegas may be the go-to weekend getaway hotspot for couples and singles, but what if you have kids in tow? Is there any way to navigate Sin City with children? Yes...and no. Some of the er, more adult attractions and visitors of this city are unavoidable if you want...

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Beyond Vegas: Five West Coast Getaways for Adventurous Couples

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:28 PM

Want to get away with your partner, but the usual go-to options feel uninspired? If you're ready to venture beyond a weekend letting loose in Las Vegas or wine tasting in Napa, pick from any of the following adventurous getaways for couples on the West Coast. Better yet, close your...

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10 Unique Historic Lodging Options Kids Love

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 5:28 PM

When's the last time your kids raved about a hotel stay? Most likely, your chosen accommodation's TripAdvisor rating didn't make headlines, nor the sheet thread count or complimentary breakfast buffet. But stay the night in a historic fort, haunted inn, or lighthouse, and your kids will be talking about it...

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Kid-Friendly Itineraries in Five Western U.S. Destinations That Cater to Adults

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2014 | 7:34 PM

Some vacation destinations say 'spa' or 'food scene' but not 'family-friendly'. The best say both. The following Western U.S. destinations are world-renown as wedding destinations, wine regions, or spa retreats, but have a secret: they're all surprisingly kid-friendly.

1. Santa Fe, New Mexico:
Parents may come to this...

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Skip Checked Baggage Fees: How to Fly Carry-On With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 12:14 PM

As if the sheer horror of lost luggage isn't enough incentive for families to pack carry-on luggage only, now nearly all airlines are charging checked baggage fees. How to avoid them? Fly carry-on only... yes, even with kids. Here's how to pack light no matter your destination on your next...

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Five Hometown Ski Resorts Delivering On Value in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 4:01 PM

If your New Year's resolution is to ski or snowboard with the family more, but your wallet just isn't up to the challenge, here's a ski season life hack: head to hometown ski resorts. Smaller ski resorts offer some of the best terrain to be had, a genuine community atmosphere,...

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Volunteering Abroad With Kids: Is a Volunteer Vacation Right for Your Family?

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 7:45 PM

You already travel regularly with your kids. You know that family travel can be eye-opening and foster better global understanding. Taking your children out of their home environment -- near or far -- broadens their minds and discourages prejudice. Are you ready for a volunteer vacation? Here's what you need...

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5 Family Travel Destinations That Teach Kids U.S. History

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 5:59 PM

The kids are back to school and summer vacation is over. Keep the kids at their studies during fall getaways and weekend trips by visiting a historical landmark, museum or battlefield. Pick from one of these five top U.S. family travel destinations that teach U.S. history:

Colonial Williamsburg VA:

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Five Deliciously Dangerous State and National Park Activities in the Western U.S. for Tweens and Teens

(1) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 7:01 PM

It's called the Wild West for a reason: the Western US has an abundance of wilderness in state and national parks with hikes, rivers, and vistas to explore. Some of the best are surprisingly unmonitored. Any outgoing tween or teen knows that the most fun (and challenging) activities don't require...

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Travel Green This Memorial Day Weekend and All Summer Long

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 6:55 PM

Traveling green isn't limited to vacationers booking eco-lodge stays, safaris, and outdoor adventure tours. Anyone going anywhere can travel with less impact on the environment, whether by plane, train, or automobile. If you're planning to hit the road (or head to the airport) this Memorial Day weekend, take the following...

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