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 Priceline.com. 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.