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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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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Imagine Venice without mobile directions

Getting to Venice is the easy part, except in our case. Getting around Venice is difficult. There are no cars once you walk into the main city of islands. Boats are the only motorized transport. Venezia has six districts or sestiere in the main body of bridge connected islands. These districts are divided by the…

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