The Serious Stuff
I believe in being open and honest in all aspects of my life – including here on the blog. I love writing, and wish I could travel and write about it forever and not have to worry about earning a living! Unfortunately that isn’t possible, but I am still following my dream of being a travel writer.
In order to earn some money from the blog, sometimes in my posts I will place affiliate links to other websites which I use and recommend. This affiliate link means that if you make a purchase from that website after clicking through from Tales of a Backpacker, I will get a small commission from the company, at no extra cost to you.
Sometimes I receive complimentary products, services or hotel stays that I will write a review for. On such review posts I will clearly state that I did not pay for the product, or I was invited as a guest and received something complimentary. This will not affect how I write about the product or service I have received, I will always give my honest opinion and would NEVER recommend a product I have not enjoyed or do not like. I choose to write about experiences that I enjoy and would recommend to others, so you can be sure that anything that appears on the site is something that I have used myself or that I have been recommended by my friends or family, and trust that this will be useful information to pass on.
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Thank you for joining me on my journey to discover the world! I wish you all safe and happy travels!