Whether you’re brand new to sightDOING or a long-time reader, I think it’s important that you know where I stand. In the interest of transparency, here’s what you need to know about my blog.
First Things First
SightDOING is first and foremost a set of personal opinions meant for entertainment only. I love to share my stories and perhaps you’ll even find them inspiring. However, your circumstances, experiences, and opinions may differ from my own. Any time you travel — even if you’re trying to re-create my plans and travel style — you’re doing so at your own risk.
I started SightDOING because I love traveling and simply wanted to share my experiences and encourage travel in an online community. The majority of my travel is still self-funded (including all of my 2017 travel). Sponsored or discounted trips will be disclosed as such.
Although this blog is still primarily a labor of love, I receive financial compensation in the form of affiliate links, sponsored posts, and free or discounted products and services. This helps cover the costs associated with maintaining a website as well as compensate for the hours of effort required.
Any time one or more of these applies, I make the following commitments to my readers:
- In accordance with FTC guidelines, I will include a disclosure in any post that may provide financial compensation to me. It is possible I have missed one in the archives, so if you find one, I please ask that you let me know so that I may update my post accordingly.
- Your trust is important to me, so even when posts are sponsored, all text is my own and is based on my personal experiences and opinions.
- I only include affiliate links for products or services that I believe will add value to your next travel experience.
Your financial support is always appreciated!
SightDOING is 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.
Errors and Omissions
I strive to ensure the content I share is accurate, but the travel industry is quickly changing and I make no claims that the material presented on this site is current or complete. Please directly review all terms, conditions, and details before acting on any material.
If you notice inaccuracies, typos, or other errors, please send me an email to let me know so that I may correct the article appropriately.
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