Two stunning family travel deals



There are incredible deals on Whistler accommodation available right now! The WhistlerBlackcomb resort is offering 3rd-night-free specials and there are steep discounts to be found through online meta-search engines such as However, I just booked a 3-night stay at a 1-bedroom ski-in, ski-out condo for $100/night (for comparison, the price range on Expedia for equivalent properties is $250 – $400/night). I found this deal on AlluraDirect – a website specializing in owner-direct vacation rental properties at Canadian ski resorts. Whistler, here we come – again!


The second family-travel-worthy deal I noticed this weekend is the low, low price on kid’s swim shirts at Old Navy. These $12 shirts carry a sun protective rating of UPF 40 – i.e. significant protection against harmful UV rays (UPF 50 fabric blocks 97.5% of UVA and UVB rays). At this price, you can pick up two or three and be sure to always have a shirt handy to keep your child sun safe. Swim shirts are so much easier than fiddling with sunscreen, and as Jamie from TravelSavvyMom pointed out recently, it’s not easy to know whether the sunscreen you’re using is safe! Pick up a swim shirt and let go of any sartorial concerns – at least your child’s skin will be protected.


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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

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