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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Apr102019

Exploring Prague Old Town streets

Prague Old Town – Praha Staré Město, Prague New Town – Praha Nové Město and Prague Lesser Town – Praha Mala Strana are the areas of the city where most chain hotels are located and the area where most tourists will likely concentrate their activities. I had not stayed in an Old Town hotel before due to their generally…

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Apr102019

Choice Hotels returns to Venice – Hotel Aquarius

Choice Hotels returns to the islands of Venice, Italy when Hotel Aquarius Venice opens later in 2019 as an Ascend Collection member located in the Santa Croce sestieri. The boutique hotel will have 28 rooms and 5 apartments. Hotel Aquarius Venice (Venice, Italy) – Located in the heart of historic Venice between the Santa Lucia railway station and…

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Apr092019

Oslo vs. Prague price comparison

Prague is relatively cheap and Oslo is pretty damn expensive for a middle class American tourist. Six days in Prague eating out in restaurants two times every day, drinking copious amounts of beer, buying souvenirs and traveling all around the city on public transportation cost less than $300 for two of us. Less than 24…

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