The first time I ever visited Whistler, I was a non-skier. Surrounded by locals dressed in performance athletic wear and gap-year Aussies in oversized neon parkas, I felt like a sheep in wolf’s clothing. It wasn’t a matter of if I’d be found out, but when. So rather than admit my status as a Canadian-born non-skier, I fashioned the perfect excuse: “It sucks man, but I’m still recovering from a torn ACL. I gotta sit this visit out.”I was showered with equal parts sympathy and pity.
Seasoned travellers know that a few key essentials can make travel more convenient, organized and efficient. Phones, cameras, and passports aside, we asked our talented Canadian Traveller freelancers to name the item they'd be reluctant to leave home without. Some items surprised us, some were things you probably already own in your home, and others were downright nifty (we're looking at you ScotteVest!)
I don't need to tell you that you should ski or snowboard in Whistler - the world already knows as much. But in those moments between sleep and snow, you might be wondering how best to spend your time in this snow-capped winterscape. For that, we've compiled 35 ski-free ways to entertain yourself, from indoors to outdoors, chilled out or adrenaline-packed. The dining in Whistler is world-class. Find the best hidden gems in the Village's non-franchise restaurants.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".