Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog/website?

We try and collect as little information about you as possible so as to make your visit to our website more private. If you subscribe to our newsletter you would have to enter your email address so as to receive the emails, and if you complete a contact form you’d have to provide your name and email so that we can reply. We also collect aggregate statistical information so as to understand how people are using our site but this is done with IP anonymization.

When do we collect information?

  • We collect your name and email if you complete a form to contact us.
  • If you subscribe to our newsletter we will collect your email.
  • As you browse our site we will collect your IP but with IP anonymization so that we can’t identify your exact location.

Our Newsletter

We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform for our newsletter. When signing up to our newsletter, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (email inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
  • We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers.
  • We do not use Malware Scanning.
  • Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
  • We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
  • All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies for these purposes:

  • Cookie Law Consent – These cookies will be set to track your preferences on necessary and non-essential cookies. They are set on on the popup that you will see when you first visit our site. They include cookies with the name “CookieLawInfoConsent”, “cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary”, “cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary”, “viewed_cookie_policy”.
  • Google Analytics – This website uses Google Analytics cookies to gather this information to track the performance of the site. This is used for statistical purposes and is based on aggregate data. Where used, these Analytics cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. We use IP anonymization on Google Analytics so as to remove the last part of your IP address. This information will not identify you personally. Read more about Google Analytics cookies.
  • Google Adsense – For advertisements on our site cookies are set for personalisation (if agreed upon in our cookie consent), as well as for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse. Read more about Google Adsense cookies. You can read more about Google Adsense further below.
  • Woocommerce – This involves our store where you can purchase various items, such as images. Read more about Woocommerce cookies.
  • Cloudflare – To serve static content on our site in the quickest way possible, as well as to provide additional security for our website we use Cloudflare. For this purpose cookies are set. Read more about Cloudflare cookies.
  • Jetpack – Our site used Jetpack which provides further analytics and insights into our site, as well as additional features for performance and user experience.
  • Emerald – We use a service called Emerald to help us to optimize our site. This collects some analytical data but in no scenario does Emerald enable us or our respective partner to identify you as a particular person or collect any other data about you. Please read the terms of Emerald here.

You can read about specific cookies on our site here.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

How to disable cookies and tracking

You are welcome to use this website and disable cookies. The best way to disable tracking and cookies is by using your browser. Here are instructions on what to do for some of the main browsers:

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not knowingly sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


We have advertising on this website, such as Google Adsense, banners and affiliate links. This income is important and allows us to operate this website. The income generated is used to:

  • Pay for new content/writers
  • Pay for hosting and other related costs
  • To invest in new updates, such as software updates and upgrades has no access to or control over cookies that are used by third-party advertisers. In some cases, displays advertisements from Google’s AdSense or AdExchange network. You can review Google’s Ads Privacy Policy here. Furthermore, you can use Google’s Ads Manager to configure the right ad settings for you.

You can consult the respective privacy policies of any third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Read more about Adsense on our website

Read more about third-party vendors that are used through Adsense.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

We also participate in press, travel and other trips to allow the creation of content. This means we may be provided with free or complimentary goods or services which will be mentioned as a disclaimer in the relevant article.

Travel and Destinations is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Read more about ads, affiliate links and our partners here.

How to disable Google Personalised Ads

If you would prefer to not see personalised ads on this website and are logged into Google/using Chrome then go to for more information and for instructions on how you can adjust your settings. Alternatively, you may want to use a browser extension such as from DuckDuckGo, or use their app on your smartphones and tablets.

Google Adsense

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Read more:

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website.

  • Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalised advertising by visiting

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of cookies enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users can find out how to opt out of the use of these cookies by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

What third-party vendors can access my data through Google Adsense?

The following third-party vendors can use your data to provide services:

  • Exponential Interactive, Inc d/b/a
  • Inc.
  • Index Exchange, Inc.
  • Quantcast
  • BeeswaxIO Corporation
  • Sovrn Holdings Inc
  • Adikteev
  • RTB House S.A.
  • The Trade Desk
  • admetrics GmbH
  • Amobee Inc.
  • Epsilon
  • Yahoo EMEA Limited
  • ADventori SAS
  • TripleLift, Inc.
  • Xandr, Inc.
  • NEORY GmbH
  • Unruly Group LLC
  • ADITION (Virtual Minds GmbH)
  • Active Agent (Virtual Minds GmbH)
  • Taboola Europe Limited
  • Smart Adserver
  • Adform A/S
  • Magnite, Inc.
  • Sift Media, Inc
  • Rakuten Marketing LLC
  • Avocet Systems Limited
  • LifeStreet Corporation
  • Sizmek by Amazon
  • OpenX
  • Yieldlab (Virtual Minds GmbH)
  • Roku Advertising Services
  • Nano Interactive Group Ltd.
  • Simplifi Holdings Inc
  • PubMatic, Inc
  • Comscore B.V.
  • Flashtalking, Inc.
  • MediaMath, Inc.
  • PulsePoint, Inc.
  • Smaato, Inc.
  • Semasio GmbH
  • Crimtan Holdings Limited
  • Betgenius Ltd
  • Criteo SA
  • Adloox SA
  • Blis Global Limited
  • Lotame Solutions, inc
  • LiveRamp
  • GroupM UK Limited
  • LoopMe Limited
  • Dynata LLC
  • Ask Locala
  • Near Intelligence
  • DoubleVerify Inc.​
  • NextRoll, Inc.
  • Teads France SAS
  • Ströer SSP GmbH (SSP)
  • Ströer SSP GmbH (DSP)
  • Platform161 B.V.
  • Adacado Technologies Inc. (DBA Adacado)
  • Basis Global Technologies, Inc.
  • SMADEX, S.L.U.
  • Bombora Inc.
  • SpotX, Inc
  • EASYmedia GmbH
  • plista GmbH
  • remerge GmbH
  • advanced store GmbH
  • Magnite CTV, Inc.
  • Delta Projects AB
  • usemax advertisement (Emego GmbH)
  • emetriq GmbH
  • Publicis Media GmbH
  • M.D. Primis Technologies Ltd.
  • OneTag Limited
  • Cloud Technologies S.A.
  • Smartology Limited
  • Improve Digital
  • Adobe Advertising Cloud
  • Bannerflow AB
  • TabMo SAS
  • Integral Ad Science, Inc.
  • Wizaly
  • Weborama
  • Jivox Corporation
  • Sojern, Inc.
  • Mobile Professionals BV / Sage&Archer BV
  • On Device Research Limited
  • Rockabox Media Ltd t/a Scoota
  • Exactag GmbH
  • Celtra, Inc.
  • mainADV Srl
  • Gemius SA
  • The Kantar Group Limited
  • Impact Tech Inc.
  • Nielsen Media Research Ltd.
  • Oracle Advertising
  • 1000mercis (Numberly)
  • AudienceProject Aps
  • Demandbase, Inc.
  • Effiliation / Effinity
  • Arrivalist Co.
  • Seenthis AB
  • Commanders Act
  • travel audience GmbH
  • Adludio Ltd.
  • Neodata Group srl
  • Innovid LLC
  • Papirfly AS
  • Neustar, Inc., a TransUnion company
  •, Inc.
  • Verve Group Europe GmbH
  • Kochava Inc.
  • Otto (GmbH & Co KG)
  • Adobe Audience Manager, Adobe Experience Platform
  • Localsensor B.V.
  • Online Solution
  • Relay42 Netherlands B.V.
  • GP One GmbH
  • Liftoff Mobile, Inc.
  • The MediaGrid Inc.
  • MindTake Research GmbH
  • Cint AB
  • Google Advertising Products
  • GfK SE
  • RevJet
  • Protected Media LTD
  • Clinch Labs LTD
  • Oracle Data Cloud – Moat
  • Hearts and Science München GmbH
  • Amazon Advertising
  • Moloco, Inc.
  • Adtriba GmbH
  • Objective Partners BV
  • Ensighten
  • eBay Inc
  • MetrixLab Nederland B.V.
  • Hurra Communications GmbH
  • gskinner
  • Akamai
  • Facebook
  • Aunica
  • C3 Metrics
  • IBM
  • Evidon
  • Optomaton
  • intelliAd
  • Analights
  • Dstillery
  • DMA Institute
  • ZMS
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Ignition One
  • Omnicom Media Group
  • Digiseg
  • Resonate
  • Haensel AMS
  • BDSK Handels GmbH & Co. KG
  • Videology
  • Tradedoubler AB
  • TrustArc
  • TruEffect
  • Marketing Science Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Essens
  • Travel Data Collective
  • advolution.control
  • Widespace
  • AdLedge
  • Vimeo
  • AdMaxim
  • Batch Media
  • Vodafone GmbH
  • Scenestealer
  • Netquest
  • Cloudflare
  • Pixalate
  • Havas Media France – DBi
  • Netflix
  • ebuilders
  • AppLovin Corp.
  • Fractional Media
  • Rackspace
  • Navegg
  • Admedo
  • Mobitrans
  • ADEX
  • Spotad
  • Aarki
  • SFR
  • Cablato
  • Waystack
  • TreSensa
  • Solocal

Contextual ads

When programmatic dynamic ads that are served through Google Adsense are turned off then you may still see other ads which are contextually related to travel (and or photography).

There are manually picked affiliate ads that are non-personalised and don’t use any user data to generate. They are also served as images or text links and without any cookies or browser local storage being used.

You may still be able to block these types of ads through ad-blockers and other tools if you wish.

Note that our consent banner, including “Select Basic Ads” only applies to ads that use user information as well as use browser storage and cookies. You can read more here about what select basic ads means.

Read more about ads on our website here.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at:

You can see further above at the start of this page what information we collect and as mentioned we try and collect as minimal information as possible. This includes using IP anonymization and only collecting your name and email should you willingly complete a form that requires it.

As well as this in the Google Adsense settings we have turned on a setting that restricts data processing.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

If you have subscribed to our email list then at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can easily do this by using the unsubscribe and manage preferences options at the bottom of the emails.

We will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

[email protected]


The content of is managed by Mike Clegg. Much of the content will be provided by Mike Clegg, although other writers may be assigned posts in which they will be mentioned as the author. We do not give permission for other website to copy and republish our content and will issue DMCA notices as applicable.


We will aim to provide accurate, complete and personal opinions for all destinations, hotels, products, experiences and anything else we post about. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. Please always check official websites where applicable. If you notice a mistake please let us know.


Images used on are from a mix of sources. These include:

  • Created and owned by photographer Mike Clegg.
  • Licensed through stock image agencies including Dreamstime, Adobe Stock and Canva photos.
  • Used under a creative commons license from sites such as Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels and Flickr.

We believe that we have used all images under an appropriate license but should you know of any issue, then please get in touch and we will remove the required image if necessary.