Yvonne Jasinski, Credit Card TravelingMom

Yvonne Jasinski, Credit Card TravelingMom

Yvonne Jasinski has been living her dream of traveling ever since she arrived from Poland to the USA in 1987. She is fascinated with the natural beauty of North America and working her way to see all American national parks. Over the years she shared her passion for travel with family and friends by organizing numerous trips from group camping to luxurious vacations on the beach. She works full time for a non-profit organization. She makes her trips possible by using credit card opening bonuses, cash back, miles and loyalty programs to generate free travel. She is a mother of an adult son.


Where to Stay Near Zion National Park

The beautiful Zion National Park area delivers unparalleled views. But where to stay on a visit to the Zion area? Try the Holiday Inn Express. It’s conveniently located in town and serves as a gateway to everything Zion has to offer. Built in 1996, the hotel was recently renovated and now offers excellent modern amenities, remodeled rooms, and great outside areas – all  combined with the charm and elegance of the Old West. Where to Stay Near Zion National Park As a long time member of International Hotel Group loyalty program (formerly Priority Club) and a holder of its excellent IHG Rewards Club Master Card, I...

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Discover Fantasy Land: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Planet Earth is full of spectacular wonders that look like a product of an artistic imagination, yet they were created solely by the power of nature. One of these places is Bryce Canyon National Park. With its fantasy-like rock formations colored with shades of pink, orange, red, and white, it is a sculpture and a vibrant painting in one. Bright green juniper trees add to the image with contrasting accents. You will be lured to step into the scene to experience the magic. Fall in Love with Bryce Canyon National Park I visited Bryce Canyon National Park three times and most likely I will visit it again....

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Tuweep Area-the Best Kept Secret of the Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide, and a mile deep, can sweep you off your feet with its size and beauty. Most visitors access it from popular South Rim and less crowded North Rim, but if you looking for even more intense experience, head to the park’s best hidden secret – Tuweep Area. You will be welcomed there by spectacular views and the whisper of the wind. There will be no cars, no infrastructure, no other people around – just overpowering beauty of nature. Tuweep Area-the Best Kept Secret of the Grand Canyon National Park Over...

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Angels Landing – an Epic Hike in Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is known for its outstanding scenery. You can see a lot of its splendor from the road, but to really get a feel of it you should hit its trails. If you are not the faint of heart, go straight for the best – Angels Landing, one of the most famous hikes in the world. You will be climbing steadily. You will be pulling yourself up with chains, and you will feel weak at your knees, but with the ever changing scenery, each step will be worth the effort. When you finally arrive the summit, with the whole world at your feet, you will truly feel that...

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Zion Mountain Ranch – Where the Old West Charm Meets Modern Conveniences

Zion Mountain Ranch, located just three miles from the east entrance of  Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, stands on its own as an accommodation choice for over three million yearly visitors to the park. It offers everything that modern travelers are looking for plus an abundance of the Old West Charm. Where else can you wake up to the sound of galloping buffalo while taking in a distant beauty of Zion’s red rock mountains? Zion Mountain Ranch – Where the Old West Charm Meets Modern Conveniences When friends invited me for a trip to Zion National Park, I did the quick...

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What you need to know about visiting Bermuda

Thinking of vacationing in Bermuda? This string of islands, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, is easy to visit for American tourists. It could be reached by a two hour flight from most east coast gateways. It is also a very popular cruise destination. Bermuda is famous for its pink beaches and pastel-colored houses but there is much more there to explore. Usually I spend months getting ready for my vacations. I try to put my credit cards earnings into work to create a free trip. At the same time, I educate myself about the place I am planning to visit. My trip to Bermuda was different. It was...

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Family Friendly & Affordable at Disney: Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort

For many parents taking their kids to Walt Disney World seems like a distance dream. Park tickets are costly and lodging at Disney resorts could easily break the budget. But there is an affordable way to enjoy Orlando vacations – Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista, also known as Wyndham Garden Disney Springs.   Wyndham Resorts I discovered Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista while attending a travel writers retreat in Orlando. I found meeting facilities to be inviting, well equipped, and well planned. During my stay, I realized that events were only a small part of what this Wyndham Resorts property was about. Its main...

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Hotel Review: Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal – your Base for Visiting city’s Old Town

Looking for a taste of Europe in North America?  Then look no further then historic Montreal. You will be impress with its rich history, outstanding architecture, French cuisine, and an old European charm. The Old Town, with oldest buildings dating back to the 1600’s, is located in downtown Montreal. Cobblestone streets, outdoor cafes, and small art shops create the quaint atmosphere unique in North America. There are a lot of hotels available for visitors within walking distance of the Old Town. One of the best choices for families visiting the area is Embassy Suites by Hilton Montreal. In general, I plan my vacations well in advance to make...

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Hotel Review: Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda

Finding right accommodation in Bermuda could be challenging, primarily because it is an expensive country. Before making a decision, I wanted to make sure that I got the best combination of factors like price, location, facilities, and special features meeting my individual needs. For my visit to Bermuda, I selected Grotto Bay Beach Resort. Normally when planning my trips, I would spend hours trying to put a free vacation together using credit cards points,miles, or cash back. My trip to Bermuda was different. For the first time in a long time, I was not restricted by my credit card earning. This trip was a present and my...

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11 Reasons to Use Credit Cards for Travel and Elsewhere

Traveling can be very expensive, but with the right approach costs can be reduced almost to the point of traveling for free. There is no better way to do that than using credit cards. Grab generous opening bonuses, collects points or miles, or simply pay yourself back for what you already spent. But there are more reasons why credit cards should be your preferred method of payment. Many might think the right financial choices is to NOT use credit cards. In fact, it is quite opposite. Credit cards got their bad reputation because people do not use them the right way. Even...

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