Ric Garrido is owner-writer of Loyalty Traveler.
Loyalty Traveler has been my travel writing business since April 2006. Loyalty Traveler blog is primarily about hotel loyalty programs, hotel brand and industry news and hotel loyalty promotions with a consumer frequent guest focus.
I got into the points and miles travel writing world in 2006 after seven years of extensive travel around the globe earning and redeeming several million frequent flyer miles through travel promotions like OneWorld 1999 (300,000 miles), LatinPass million mile promotion in 2000 (1,014,000 miles), Star Alliance 2002 5th anniversary promotion (500,000 miles) and many other travel deals.
My perspective as a traveler is one who primarily pays for my own hotel rooms. I seek value in travel and not luxurious experiences. I use hotels more for lodging than a vacation destination. Loyalty Traveler is about finding hotel rate deals and good value award stays with hotel points and promotions. Saving $25 to $100 per night on most hotel stays is a straightforward, achievable travel style for a frequent traveler using hotel loyalty programs.
Loyalty Traveler has been hosted on BoardingArea – Voices of the Frequent Flyer since July 2008. I write a monthly column for InsideFlyer magazine.
When not traveling, I enjoy life around California’s Central Coast with my wife and three cats on the Monterey Peninsula, 100 miles south of San Francisco.
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The hotels and brand products discussed and views expressed on Loyalty Traveler blog are the sole editorial decisions of Ric Garrido and his company Loyalty Traveler.
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