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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May112022

JetStar HNL-SYD $448rt and other Australia flight deals

Low cost carrier JetStar has round trip tickets from Honolulu to Sydney, Australia $448 round trip for nonstop flights on dates in November 2022. You can even drop the ticket price to $413 round trip with a one-stop via Melbourne. There are several other destinations around Australia priced in the low $500s. November 2022 Honolulu…

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May102022

Choice Privileges deals in Melbourne, Australia

Learning there are currently potential sub-$400 round trip tickets to Melbourne, Australia from Honolulu with JetStar had me looking into Melbourne hotel options. Choice Hotels has one of the best deals around for Melbourne for stays through September 15, 2022. Comfort Apartments Royal Gardens – 10,000/16,000 points per night (weeknight/weekend) through Sep 15, 2022 10,000…

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May092022

Venice Unmasked

Is Venice the original European tourist trap? There is no denying that Venice relies on tourism as the economic driver of this historic city. The most amazing aspect of my trip is the lack of evidence in my photos to visually document how pervasive souvenir shops are on the streets of Venice. Seriously, how many…

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