The Haphazard Traveler is a personal blog written and edited by me, Adrienne.  The posts and stories are written and created from my first-hand experiences and/or extensive research on a destination, product, service or company.  The destination photographs are all taken by me; other than a few stock and product images, all of the images are mine and copyrighted by me.

What is “Affiliate Marketing”?

Affiliate marketing means that if you make a purchase through a link on my site, I might earn a small commission from the sale.  It doesn’t change your pricing at all, but it does help pay for my awesome cat sitter while I travel.  (No joke.  She sends photos of Juniper daily.)

However, I NEEEEVVVER recommend products, destinations or services that I wouldn’t spend my own money on or buy for my mom.  Seriously, I bought her most of the contents of my “Best Travel Gear” post to take on her first solo trip to Italy last summer.  Thanks in advance for your support from me and Junie!

FTC Guidelines

The Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose to readers when I endorse a product or service and have a “material connection” to the seller.

These FTC guidelines are available online. (Specifically, §255.5: Disclosure of Material Connections.)

Complimentary items or services

If I receive any complimentary services, or if I am provided with complimentary items to review, this will be indicated in the post.  Regardless, I will always share my honest personal opinions… because that’s what this all is about.


If you have any questions regarding this Disclosure Policy, want to chat about cats, etc., please contact me!