This March Break we’ve been preparing for our next big adventure – Walt Disney World! We are so excited to go on this family trip which we booked using our RBC Avion points!
Here’s what I love about being an Avioner – my travel points add up quickly (1 point for every $1 I spend PLUS 1.25 points per dollar spent on travel related purchases like cabs, flights and hotels), and there are no blackout dates! I have so much flexibility when it comes to booking my travel with them, and redeeming my points. I’ve also had lots of access to exclusive perks and benefits this year like my time at TIFF and the Avion Holiday Boutique!
While I was looking for flights to Orlando, I knew I wanted a direct flight out of YYZ, and that I wanted it to leave and arrive around a specific time. Once I found the flight I booked it with my Avion points – it was that easy! With my RBC Infinite Avion Card I also get premium travel insurance because I booked and paid for our trip with my card – it includes car rental, emergency medical, trip cancelation, flight delay and more. Talk about convenience and peace of mind!
Being an Avioner means to me that I can travel more often because I have points to spend – we use our card to make purchases as often as possible to rack of those points, and we save them for our trips. We love just being able to pack up and go, and with the perks of our Avion card we do this with less worry and on our schedule without restrictions.
This March Break I’ve taken advantage of our downtime to start packing for our trip, and I wanted to show you what I think are some of my essentials for our next big adventure!
First up – Mickey Mouse gear! A must when you are heading to Walt Disney World right?
So many people purchase souvenirs once they arrive to a destination, but we learned on our Disney Cruise that it’s sometimes best to bring some of that gear with you! This is a much more cost-efficient way to travel! We know that some of the Mickey Mouse gear at Walt Disney World is much more expensive at the park, so we have bought a few things early like these MOA shoes (OBSESSED!), my Minnie Mouse sweatshirt, and my son’s Mickey shirt!
He already has a few stuffed Mickey’s that we will bring along as well – our son is excited to bring his Mickey’s to their next adventure!
For me, I picked up my Rose Gold Mini Mouse ears early since I heard they sell out at the park quickly! Aren’t they the cutest?
Also so important to pack – on-the-go travel toys for our toddler!
Flight’s with toddlers are HARD, but we think we’ve mastered the art of keeping our son busy during airport waits and flights where they are stuck in their seats. Our favorite travel game is this one – it was a gift for our son from Indigo, and it really keeps him busy!
We also load up our iPad with games from Sago Mini, and we load up a movie from Netflix. We also travel with kids-sized earphones – the regular-sized ones never fit, so we have a few pairs that are just for him.
What to never leave home without when heading to Florida? Sunscreen! We go through sunscreen like water – we are very cognisent of keeping not only our son covered with a hat, an SPF 50+ bathing suit, and sunscreen. Once of my favourites from last summer was Sun Bum – we always make sure to pack it because it can be MUCH more expensive at your destination!
For me I’m packing a cross body bag to keep all of my personal items safe and stored. I’ve heard about personal items being lost or stolen on strollers, so keeping my essentials on me is important. Luckily our RBC Avion card will be linked to our Magic Bands where all of our purchases will be made, but I’ll be keeping my Avion card on me anyway just in case!
What do you think – is there anything in particular I’ve forgotten to pack? Let me know in the comments! Also let me know about your own travel points – do you have “pointless points”? Or are you an Avioner like me who is able to book these adventures without hassle?