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 images and photos of hotels or products that I recommend, all of the images are mine and copyrighted by me.

What is “Affiliate Marketing”?

The Haphazard Traveler 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 As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

On my blog, I also place affiliate links from other companies such as, Get Your Guide, World Nomads, Intrepid Travel, G Adventures, and Viator. Any qualifying purchases made through these links may earn advertising fees.

Buying through an affiliate link doesn’t change your pricing, but it does help pay for things like web hosting and my awesome cat sitter while I travel.  (No joke.  She sends photos of Juniper daily.) This also helps me know what content my readers find helpful.

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.

Complimentary items or services

I pay for my own travel including hotels and flights, except in cases where I travel for my regular job and extend that trip with personal travel days.

If in the future I receive any complimentary services like flights, tours or hotel stays, 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, please contact me!

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.)

Thank you!

Thanks in advance for your support from me and Junie. I love to share tips to help others travel farther, smarter and on a budget – and having affiliate links on my blog helps me do that.