Mountain Celebrations: Whistler Was Made for Family Christmas Memories

When it comes to winter getaways in British Columbia, the resort town of Whistler is the perfect place to enjoy a Christmas celebration. Whistler accommodations, world-class skiing, and picturesque surroundings make the Coast Mountains among the most enchanting winter destinations on the planet. If you want to enjoy the holidays in a spectacular wintry location, Whistler is easily your best option in British Columbia for Christmas charm and outdoor fun.

 

Whistler: Overview

 Whistler is located about two hours north of Vancouver. It is known for its celebrated nearby mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. While it is home to a permanent population just under 10,000, it attracts thousands more from all across the world during peak seasons, making it one of the most exciting places to visit during December. During the winter, Whistler is known for its spectacular snow and outstanding skiing conditions. With plenty of places to eat, shop, and rest your head, Whistler is one of the most revered resort towns in the nation. The range of Whistler accommodations also leaves nothing to be desires for all tastes and budgets.

 

Whistler’s Outdoor Fun

 As the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler boasts an incredible sporting infrastructure as well as pristine natural features that are ideal for outdoor sports like Nordic skiing, heli-skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, bobsledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, ice climbing, and dog sledding. During your Whistler Christmas getaway, you’ll definitely want to do some sightseeing and a sleigh is the ideal conveyance for enjoying Whistler’s snow-strewn fir trees and holiday-lit streets. Whether you’re traveling with your significant other or your entire kid-filled family, Whistler boasts exciting outdoor activities for everyone.

 

Village Charm

 Whistler is home to a myriad of wonderful shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. With its wide range of art galleries, spas, and nightlife venues, Whistler doesn’t know the meaning of the word “bored.” During the winter, the town is truly vibrant with its holiday lights and decorations. Visitors will feel as if they’ve entered a veritable winter wonderland complete with festive activities and charming stores known for their excellent holiday shopping.

 

Whistler Accommodations

 As a premier resort town, it’s not surprising that Whistler is home to a wide array of accommodations to suit multiple budgets. From luxurious hotels to cozy lodges, Whistler offers a myriad of choices when it comes to accommodations. After a day of skiing or shopping, it’s wonderful to return to your lodge and enjoy a mug-full of cocoa in front of a roaring fire. You’ll easily be able to make some amazing Christmas memories when you stay at one of the town’s renowned resorts or hotels.

Now is the perfect time to design your Whistler Christmas vacation and book your accommodations before the holiday rush. If you enjoy skiing and other winter sports, you’ll be giving yourself an experiential gift of a lifetime when you celebrate the holidays in this special setting. The fact is, even Santa Claus himself spends extra time in Whistler as her makes his route! The Christmas season is quickly approaching, so be sure to start making your holiday reservations in Whistler right away.

Layla Green has worked as an executive travel planner for a number of years. She enjoys the chance to share her insights with an online audience and has written a number of previous posts for travel-related websites.

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Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding is Working – 40 Days Old

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I didn’t know I could breastfeed and formula feed successfully!

Rory was born 5 weeks early and for a number of important reasons we had to supplement. She didn’t have a suckle and took her meals both formula and pumped milk by syringe. Finally she took a bottle and after what felt like forever she finally learned to nurse! While I pumped around the clock my supply never fully came in. With a baby who did not gain her birth weight back in 2 weeks as needed we just kept increasing her bottled meals as the doctors instructed. I honestly had some moments where I wasn’t sure breastfeeding was going to work out and there was a sorrow hanging over me. None of my other babies ever did well after bottles and formula were introduced as far as breastfeeding went. My husband was supportive though and we keep pushing through.

Thriving at 40 days old!

Baby is now 40 days old and 10.5 lbs. As she was born at 7.5 lbs, 99% because of my diabetes, the fact that she is in the 96% for growth is fantastic. She is taking the bottle and breast with no nipple confusion. My supply isn’t great but it is there and I have hope I can grow it or at least keep it. As with my other babies, I will try everything possible to keep a supply and help baby continue to thrive. We now have our own baby scale and I hope this will help us supplement less and feel more confident nursing more not knowing how much she is actually getting. She went from our sleepy little baby who we had to struggle to wake to eat to a little one that is more than happy to let us know she is hungry. She doesn’t sleep through the night but my husband is awesome enough to understand that it isn’t a goal of ours. We want her to wake to eat. The bonus of her waking is that she isn’t sleeping too deep. Deep sleeping can be a SIDS risk so by all means we are good with her waking up at night. We are dealing as best we can together and so far so good though we do need to work on getting to bed earlier at night.

Breastfeeding Hope

As none of my babies did so well both breastfeeding and bottle feeding I didn’t really think this was possible. All the breastfeeding support sites basically make formula out to be a death sentience for the nursing relationship. It hasn’t been though. In addition the new studies coming out have shown that great gut health isn’t impacted as much by other foods in a babies diet as once thought but by the time breastfeeding ends, so the longer baby gets any breast milk the better. I have hope! I hope we will not need formula at all soon but for now I am content that she is gaining and things are going in the right direction.

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Canine Companions: Traveling With Your Dog

People often take their dogs with them wherever they go. If you’re one of those people, here are some tips to keep you and your best friend safe.   Protect Your Vehicle Most dog owners know what living, and traveling, with a dog can be like. These car seat covers will help keep your furry […]

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Birth Story: Why She Wishes She Could Forget Every Moment

Birth Story By: Sarah Ganong I’m finally ready to share my birth story. I am very emotionally and physically traumatized by this and that’s why it took me so long to share. I don’t want to frighten those who haven’t given birth. Please know this is not common or typical of birth. My entire life I’ve […]

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Parenting Tip – What to do when your Newborn will not stop crying!

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Baby will not stop crying! 1. Know that this can be 100% normal, that baby could be perfectly normal, that you are not to blame. Many new parents rush to the doctor thinking the worst, that their baby has something wrong with him or her. Why else they wonder would baby cry so much? The […]

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Cool Gadgets for Indoor Entertainment

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        Over recent years, staying in has become the new going out in many households. With many people having to adhere to strict budgets when it comes to spending more and more people have started to enjoy entertainment indoors rather than going to the expense of heading out. This includes everything from […]

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Panasonic Summer FlashXpress Toaster Oven Summer Challenge!

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    Keeping the Kitchen Cool while Cooking in the Summer! I was so glad to hear about the Panasonic Summer FlashXpress Toaster Oven Summer Challenge! The idea is to cook great food and not heat up the kitchen. This is specially important to me because I live in Georgia and the heat index is often […]

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Kids and Devices: Things to Consider

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Should kids bring electronic devices such as smartphones, cell phones, tablets and other gadgets to school? This is a debated topic these days, as the ubiquity of such devices is only increasing. A decade or more ago there was a push to make sure kids had access to their cell phones in case of emergencies, […]

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A Birth Story – Why a Full Term Induction was Still too Soon.

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  This is the first of many birth stories to comes from some of the amazing mothers in the August 2015 due date group. Each birth is different and each is important. I hope they bring comfort or understanding to other Mothers curious about birth in this day and age. Birth Story By Carissa Ann […]

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#Giveaway – Wristy Buddy – Ends 9/1

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Her 3 Little Thinkers & Wristy Buddy Read Full Review: HERE You can find them on Amazon too! Giveaway: 2 random wristy buddies 8/24 – 9/1 Midnight EST US Residents Only 18+ a Rafflecopter giveaway   Disclosure; Participating blogs have not been compensated for this giveaway and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prize will […]

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Giveaway – #EarthMamaAngelBaby Perfect for New Moms – Ends 9/1

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Big Push Birth & Baby Kit Earth Mama Angel Baby is a brand I have loved for years. Knowing I was expecting again I knew I wanted to gather many of their products to help support my pregnancy and specially for after birth. This company understands the importance of using safe products and I know […]

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Hints for Helping Your Shelter Dog Feel Like a Dear Family Pet

  Have you always wanted a pet?  Welcoming an animal in your happy home is a noble gesture, and deciding to rescue an animal from a shelter is even more kind.  Hundreds to thousands of dogs are in need of a home, and once you choose one of them, it’s time to ensure it feels […]

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#RecycleYourPeriodPad – What does painting with kids and a leaky bladder have in common?

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What does painting with kids and a leaky bladder have in common? The fact that a mess will be made and sure you could use a period pad for both but doesn’t it seem a bit silly? Paper towels are normally used for our water color painting when we are homeschooling and for a light […]

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How to Save During Back to School Shopping

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“The following is a sponsored post. While I was compensated for it, the thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own and in no way were influenced by the company.” Contributed Post Tips By Shawn Anderson, zulily’s kids fashion expert!   To help prepare your kids to head back into the classroom, zulily kids […]

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Giveaway – Buttons Cloth Diapers – Ends Aug 28th

Cloth Diaper Giveaway! Littlecrunchy.com is so pleased to be blogging about our newest addition and soon to come we will have great review posts and adorable photos of our little Rory in cloth diapers. It is so easy to get overwhelmed with cloth and not know where to start but blogs really are really helpful […]

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Confession of a breastfeeding and worried Mother.

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Mommy Confession I really wish my baby had not been born 5 weeks early. I know it could have been worse. I know I am lucky. I can’t help it though, the worry is so hard on the heart. I wish I knew why she came at 35 weeks. The placenta was the largest and […]

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Guest Post: HVAC A Lingo Lesson to Make You a Smarter Consumer

  Probably one of the biggest challenges facing homeowners who are looking into upgrading their home heating system, is deciphering the tech talk and lingo that seems to be so popular when it comes to talking about HVAC, which is an acronym of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, just to get you started. When you […]

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The item your child needs for school but you are forgetting. Get it at Best Buy – Thank SanDisk

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Back to School Shopping – Did you forget the Memory? Let Best Buy Help!  It is that beloved time of year when parents are rushing around trying to get everything our children need for going back to school. Even with the great lists schools demand we purchase carefully for there are always things forgotten! This […]

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#Giveaway – Winner’s Choice $100 Gift Card – Back To School

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We have teamed up with a handful of bloggers to offer our readers a giveaway for a $100 Gift Card! The winner can choose from Target, Amazon, or Walmart! Back To School Giveaway! As a very busy Mommy I know that back to school time can be exciting and stressful. Wouldn’t a $100 make things […]

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How to order a free breast pump from Tricare!

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We can finally get a breast pump free with Tricare military insurance! As of July 1st 2015 Tricare covers breast pumps! There are a few ways to get your breast pump and the way I am going to go over here is how I actually did it this past week. Remember you have options and […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2015 – Why Breastfeed?

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       I Breastfeed Because I am a Geek and Love Science and Science says Breast IS BEST. I want to say that I breastfeed because I love my babies but this would offend other women would take take it to mean something I don’t intend it to mean. If you could understand the […]

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Don’t Miss Georgia’s Tax Free Back To School Weekend!

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School supplies can add up quickly, so why not take advantage of Georgia’s Tax Free Back to school weekend to get a head start on their shopping during Georgia’s Tax FreeWeekend coming up on July 31 – August 1? Parents looking to save can score the best deals at on the highest quality school, art, […]

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Breastfeeding Struggles With Our Near Term Baby

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Rory was born at 35 weeks and 1 Day. She was a wonderful 7lbs and 15oz, 20 inches long. This is large for the gestational age but the dates are correct and her weight it the result of my diabetes even though it was well controlled for 90% of the pregnancy. This was the start […]

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Will your water break and what do you do if it does? – Pregnancy – Birth -

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This is common concern for many pregnant women who are getting close to term. We worry about our water breaking while at work or while shopping or at the worst times like in the middle of a wedding. The fact is that we can’t know for sure when it will happen but only about 15% […]

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11 Carpet Care Rules For Easy Maintenance

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  By Jason Roberts   When it comes to floors, there is nothing as good as having a clean new carpet. The bad news is, everything wears out and carpets aren’t an exception. The good news is that with proper care, you can maintain the new look for an extended period. What you need to […]

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GIVEAWAY – DormCo Twin XL Mattress Topper – Ends 8/7

DormCo Twin XL Mattress Topper When looking for a mattress it is important to consider the quality! DormCo offers a fantastic nights sleep! Twin XL Gel Memory Foam Topper This foam topper from DormCo is a great way to add padding to any bed. It fits on great for a Twin or Twin XL (typical […]

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GIVEAWAY – Tweedz Braided Earbuds end 8/7

Tweedz Braided Earbuds Earbuds can make life easier and a quality pair can be near priceless when it comes to escaping to your place of bliss! These come with different size ear pieces so you can get the right fit. The braided cords make the earbuds not twist, tangle or get unraveled as quickly as […]

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For comfort you can trust try Depend! Specially when expecting! Freebie – #Underwareness

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Leaks Happen but Life Doesn’t Have To Stop! Did you know there are more people in their 20’s than in their 80’s that have bladder leakage? As a mom soon to give birth for the 7th time this doesn’t shock me. There are so many reasons for bladder leakage and one of them that isn’t […]

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Giveaway – Gerber Cloth Diapers – Ends 8/1

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Gerber Has New Cloth Diapers! Just a few weeks ago Gerber announced the launch of a very exciting product; Their new all in one (AIO) cloth diaper. As a cloth diapering advocate and parent, this is really exciting news. Already carried by major retailers including Target and Amazon, this product is likely to reach consumers […]

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Back To School Tax Free List

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Back To School Tax Free Weekends are beloved by many and knowing just when the dates are for your State is important. I keep coming across lists that say they are up to date for 2015 but they aren’t. I wanted to make sure I got this information out to friends and readers in time […]

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