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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Apr132017

Hotel Review Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

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Reykjavik, Iceland is an expensive destination for hotels, in addition to the high costs for a tourist with most other aspects of a trip to Iceland. Landing a Hilton Honors Points & Money reservation for 16,000 points + $66 at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica seemed like the best deal I could find for my early April…

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Apr112017

Stockholm Attack 2017 Memorial Sites images

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Stockholm, Sweden suffered a terrorist attack April 7, 2017 on a Friday afternoon. Rakhmat Akilova, a 39-year-old man and rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, hijacked a beer truck and drove 500 meters through Drottninggaten, the city’s longest pedestrian shopping lane. The truck crashed to a halt in the corner of Åhléns department store at Mäster…

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Apr102017

Images of Lithuania

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On my second trip to Lithuania I am even more impressed by how widely English is spoken. During six days wandering through Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda, only once did I ask a local a question in English that was not understood. I was asking which beer types were light pilsner/lager and the waitress did not…

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