About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Jul242017

Pilsen Czechia photoessay

Pilsen, Czechia is the birthplace of lager beer mass production. Besides Pilsner Urquell Brewery, the 4th largest city in the Czech Republic also holds the tallest cathedral in the country, the second largest synagogue in Europe, a brewing museum, and Patton Memorial Museum, covering the liberation of Pilsen by American troops during the last week…

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Jul212017

Amsterdam beer, bud and burger joints

Amsterdam forced coffeeshops to choose between selling cannabis or alcohol back in April 2007. At that time most coffeeshops in Amsterdam did not sell alcohol, but there were many coffeeshops around Amsterdam where both cannabis and alcohol were available for purchase. What I had not noticed over the past decade, until last week in Amsterdam,…

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Jul202017

Amsterdam design for social living

Most tourists want to stay at hotels in the canal ring district of Amsterdam and spend their time visiting the major museums. I enjoy spending much of my time in Amsterdam walking around along the canals of Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. Brouwersgracht was named for the 16th and 17th c breweries. I also like…

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