Amy Whitley is a travel, Op-Ed and fiction writer; magazine editor; and gear reviewer. She owns a worn copy of Elements of Style, and isn't afraid to use it.


Amy is a professional writer, website publisher and travel editor, which means that yes, she travels for a living. It's good work if you can get it. Except for the (non-existent) health insurance benefits. And all those airline delays. And altitude sickness, and...anyway.  What else? She's a feminist, identifies as queer, loves her home state of Oregon fiercely, and is passionate about conservation. She loves wine, whiskey, and winters in the Pacific Northwest. She's one of those annoying people who is early for everything and writes everything down. She and her partner Charlie have raised three young people almost to adulthood with pretty decent success. Amy is currently shopping a women's fiction/literary fiction novel, and is represented by Abby Saul of The Lark Group. She is a member of the Women's Fiction Writer's Association, AWP, SATW, and ATTA.


Amy is a contributor at Step Outside, Southern Oregon Magazine, RootsRated, Consumers Digest, Travel Age West, Outdoor Families Online, and additional freelance outlets in both the travel writing and creative writing markets. Feel free to peruse the 'portfolio' tab at the top of the screen to learn more. She was on the founding team of Twist Travel Magazine, is a columnist at Outdoors NW Magazine, and the publisher of family travel site Pit Stops for Kids. Amy is available to test travel gear and review tour companies, resorts, and destinations, and accepts freelance writing and editing projects. She attends Outdoor Retailer and additional professional conferences annually. Follow Amy's travel on IG at amywhitleytravels and on Twitter at @AmyRoseWhitley. See a full media kit.