Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Here’s the scoop with and your privacy –

What we have and why we have it:

  1. Subscriber mailing list – We never have and never will share your information with anyone. A subscriber list just ensures you get the most recent articles and that you get to know about contests and other fun information before everyone else.
  1. Ads on our site – We have two kinds of ads – the ones we sell (“display ads”) and those that are “affiliate” ads. For the display ads, we are able to see how many people clicked on the ads and how many people saw them. We periodically share that information with our advertisers just so they know that their ad is working. But neither they nor we can see who clicked on the ad. The affiliate ads we run appear based on the ad system having determined what kinds of things you’re interested in. We, at don’t see what ads you’re seeing.
    1. Affiliate links – We are part of an Affiliate program with Amazon which means that if we talk about a product like a book or cooking item, for instance, we will link to that product through Amazon so that you can find it easily if you’re interested in buying it. Our understanding is that if you click on that link, Amazon places a “cookie” on your computer for 24 hours. So if you go to Amazon advertiser via that link and buy that item or any other item within that 24 hour period, we get a very small percentage of a “commission” on your total. It doesn’t change your shopping experience at all including the price you pay. We just receive a little money for having brought you to Amazon advertiser.. You can prevent this from happening by clearing your cookies every day before you go online. We offer the links for convenience and because the little bit we might make helps offset the considerable costs of running this site (hosting fees, IT, an accountant, etc. – it all adds up).
    2. Information links – Wherever we can, we provide links to the hotels, destinations, restaurants, etc. that we write about. To our knowledge, those places may see that traffic came to them via our site but they have no idea who you are and cannot contact you. We offer the information for your convenience because we hope you will really want to go there after reading about it on