Disclosures & Small Print
Occasionally I partner with tourism boards and companies to share stories about destinations, products, or services. Sometimes I receive compensation as part of these partnerships.
This can be in the form of cash, flights, accommodation, activities, gear, etc. I will advise you when this occurs.
Despite these partnerships, I always attempt to give you my personal account of my experiences. No one tells me what to write about.
Every company or destination I work with understands that what I publish on this blog will be my honest opinion.
If they have a problem with this policy, we don’t work together.
Amazon Associates Disclosure
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
I’m also a member of similar programs with other companies. Booking.com for example.
So, while the price of a product remains the same for you, I receive a small commission if you buy something after clicking my link. These affiliate partnerships help with my travel and blog costs.
I do not endorse products or services I do not actually believe in.
Reader trust is much more important to me than cash or free stuff!
That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
If I visit a place for free, I would need to specify this. Same holds true if I use Amazon affiliate links when telling you about my photography gear for Machu Picchu.
Adding disclaimers with every single link on this blog would be tedious and distracting.
Imagine if your favorite movie was required to disclose “Paid for by McDonalds” every time someone ate a burger!
So, assume for this entire website that some form of comrecommendation, link, and product I use some form of compenation may have been, or will be, received.