Have Baby Will Travel‘s mission is to inspire, motivate, and help families travel with babies, toddlers, and young children. Part of fulfilling that mission is by sharing our travel stories, and other families’ experiences as well. I loved reading about Stacey’s first trip to Puerto Vallarta with her infant daughter, and Keryn’s road trip in Eastern Europe. And while I might not be able to manage a month in Cuba with my family, reading about another family’s adventure inspires me to plan our next trip regardless – and I hope it does the same for you too.
I’ve always found there are three barriers to travelling more – time, money, and logistics. There is never enough of the first two, and always too many of the third! I find ways of stretching our vacation time by planning more mini-breaks and using statutory holidays to pad out our time off. And to save money, I always look to using reward points wherever possible. I’ve been an AIR MILES Reward Program card holder since the program’s launch here in Canada in 1992. I used my AIR MILES reward miles for a long weekend in New York City not too long ago and couldn’t believe how fast I collected the 1,150 miles to get me there. It takes so few points to redeem for these great short haul fights, and I just checked my balance and discovered I’m *this close* to another one!
Pairing an AIR MILES Collector card with an AIR MILES-affiliated BMO or American Express credit card allows you to earn even more reward miles on every purchase.
My husband and I take note of retail partner promotions to earn extra reward miles, but there are some people out there who are real experts at earning additional miles and have used them for amazing things. You can check out their stories at www.airmilesyourstory.ca and vote for your favourite to help one lucky winner win get a trip for two to New York City plus spending money – I think I’m sensing a theme here 🙂
As for too many logistics getting in the way of travelling more with your family? Well, that’s why I’m here – to help you figure it all out!
So now that I know New York City (or Chicago! or Boston!) is a very close reality for me, I’m off to do a bit of planning.
Many thanks to AIR MILES for supporting this post. Visit www.airmilesyourstory.ca to read other inspiring tales of travel, and to vote for your favourite.
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