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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May062022

Hotel deals in Europe IHG points can buy

IHG has a sale with 80% bonus points for a $5.56 per 1,000 points offer. The purchase limit is 450,000 points for $2,500. This offer ends June 10, 2022. IHG Rewards normally sells points at three different rates, depending on how many points are purchased: All points sales are increments of 1,000 points. 1,000 –…

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May062022

Paris to Montreal $244rt Star Alliance

Star Alliance airlines have tickets from Paris CDG to Montreal YUL as low as $244 round trip and under $300 round trip for most dates from late August through March 2023. Paris to Montreal one way is $122, but the Star Alliance one way fares are not low for Montreal to Paris one way.  Air…

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Apr272022

Venice Verve

Venice fascinated me. The city is a wonderful walking city with its pedestrian only streets and alleys. Centuries old architecture all around in stunning restored glory and various states of decay provides a visual mosiac through time from every vantage point. Getting lost among the maze of alleys, bridges and canal separated island blocks is…

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Apr252022

Hotel Aquarius Venice art and space

Hotel Aquarius Venice is a Choice Hotels Ascend Collection property in the Santa Croce district of the city on water. San Giacomo da l’Orio is a vibrant campo/city square where locals gather and children play. We loved our stay at the hotel and found the location ideal for our needs. There are art pieces scattered…

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