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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  1. I enjoy reading your site often. However, that pic of the bathtub makes me cringe every time, and sadly, it is the first thing I see when visiting. What would be a good bribe to get you to possibly change it? 🙂

  2. Out of curiosity….what boat were you on when this was taken? I’m planning on taking the water taxi around and hoping I get a good shot like this.

  3. Hey, I kinda like the tub. I think it’s cute.
    I had a chance to walk up to the statue’s crown… 15 years ago?…

  4. Yep, love the blog, but the bathtub pic reminds me of that scene from American Beauty, and not in a good way either.

  5. It may be an animated gif image; but at the same time; a gif image always starts with its beginning image. and the tub; being the first image; always comes up first… I am another daily visitor and that Tub has to go!

  6. The most cited complaint the past two years about Loyalty Traveler is that tub photo. I will remove it.

    Fond memories for neon that hotel stay. Priority Club pointbreaks award night and hotel was having grand opening Open House with free Sierra Nevada beer at HIX Yreka, CA

    The slides were meant to be test for the site and stuck.

  7. @Ryan Circle Line cruise from West 42nd pier. $38 for 3 hour cruise all the way around Manhattan Island. Great boat ride yesterday in sunny skies. $5 online ticket discount.
    Disclosure: I asked for media free ticket so my ride was free. I feel it would be great value at $33/$38.

    Full review of cruise soon. I am flying to Monterey today and Barcelona over the weekend. Might be next week before Circle Line article.

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