I never sell your information.
However, Word Press collects anonymous data to help me understand my readers so that I can write better blog posts for you. These data include the countries where my blog is being read, what posts people are reading, and how long readers stay on my website. I never see your personal information, therefore I never sell it.
If you signed up for my monthly newsletter, you chose to provide your e-mail address to me via MailChimp. Again, I never sell your e-mail address, so you can keep up with me worry-free!
I’m making a commitment to you.
You will never find ads on my site. I made that commitment to myself and my readers over a decade ago, so rest assured that if you see a picture on my blog, it will be relevant. If you see words on my blog, they apply to what the post is actually about. If you see a pop-up window… You’re on someone else’s blog!
Instead, I use affiliate links to keep the blog FREE from ads and FREE for you! These could be from Amazon, a small business I’m working with, or a brand that I love. I do make a commission on affiliate links, because that is how this part of the blogging business model works. I never recommend things I have not used or would not use, and I never link to things just to make a buck.
By clicking on a link to something I recommend and shopping with me this way, you are supporting my small business, and often at least one other small business at no additional cost to you! In fact, sometimes the brands I work with actually give you a discount for shopping through my links!
If you have any questions about how this blogging business model works or about any product I recommend, feel free to contact me here. I am always happy to answer!
I choose my partnerships carefully.
I am able to keep this blog free for you thanks, in part, to my partnerships. I may occasionally write about an experience in partnership with a tourism board, accommodation, or local business. I will always disclose this information in the blog post that highlights these partnerships, or on social media.
By reading these posts and interacting with my social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest, you are helping me show these companies and tourism boards that working with me is worth their while, which helps me continue to create helpful, free content for you!