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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Aug122018

Garden walks are free at Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna’s top tourist destination

Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburg Monarchy and royal family for over 300 years. The present day palace has been a state-owned museum since the 1950s and is Vienna’s top tourist attraction with 3.8 million visitors in 2017. The gardens are open to the public from 6:30am to 9:00pm May 7 to Aug 12. Gardens open at 6:30am year round, while evening hours are reduced outside of the main spring and summer months. 

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Aug092018

3 restaurants I like in Krakow, Poland

Eight days in Krakow, Poland and a couple days in Oswiecim, Poland on our trip to Auschwitz meant we ate about 15 meals in restaurants. Lots of travel blogs about Poland will suggest you eat pierogi, potato pancakes and dine at a bar mleczny – a Polish ‘milk bar’. None of those fit our personal dietary menu…

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