I assume you’re a human being — congratulations! That means you’ve got free will, which means you’re choosing to read this website. Remember if that at any time you’re not enjoying your time on the site there’s a little “X” button which will take it all away – feel free to use it. Shall we keep going?
Awesome, I’m humbled you’re still here.
Just want to let you know all the technical deets of www.itsoneworldtravel.com which is your home of International Travel Information & Inspiration. My name is Brandy Bell and this is my site and these are my terms and conditions. Please take note that these T&Cs, much like airfare, are subject to change.
Now, if you’ll apologize, we have some formalities to take care of.
I got your back. Under no circumstances will your personal details be available to another party. Having an open line of communication with you is important to me, and a privilege I won’t be abusing. I promise not to send you CandyCrush invites on Facebook, either. Speaking of Facebook, let’s hang out there.
Likewise, I ask that you respect my content. Unless I have expressly noted all content on site (articles, graphics, photos) is created by me (Brandy Bell) or my talented partner (Madalin T.) and therefore my (yup, even his stuff 😉 ) property. I’m happy to share, but you must contact me by email and obtain written consent. Otherwise, no means no and I’m usually not friendly when people take my things without asking. Fair warning.
Responsibility aka Hold Harmless
If you read my blog and decide it’s a wonderful idea to follow in my footsteps and stay deep in a cloud forest in Panama, but later wind up getting your face ripped off by a kinkajou and dying in the middle of nowhere that is no one’s fault but your own.
All information on the website is for general entertainment and informational purposes and you should not attempt to do anything you read or see here. If you do, you assume all risk and responsibility. Don’t try this at home, guys.
Seriously : Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
I love creating conversations around the topic of travel here, and welcome all comments that are kind. There is nothing wrong with being controversial; in fact I like it, but hateful talk is not welcome. Other than that, have a great time, meet fellow travelers and get involved. In the instance that a crude reader slips in a comment before I catch it, I apologize, but hope you realize I cannot be responsible for anything a third party says.
My Way or the Highway
generally act a fool. Now, more for more legal droning!
Sponsors and Partners
There are some products, brands, hotels, and restaurants that I have reviewed and recommend. At the time of writing everything stated was accurate. I cannot be held responsible for these details having changed, please take the initiative to do your research regarding current pricing, timing, locations, etc – things and times are a changin. In the instance you purchase a product that I have endorsed and you wind up hating it, please take that up with them. There is nothing I can do and am unaffiliated in these matters. Guys, I’m a teflon pan here!
Letters to the Editor
I love to share the love! If you send me a letter, I would like to share this on my website, Facebook and other social channels. If you prefer the conversation to be between us, just state so in your message. I can keep a secret.
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Y U No Pay For Stuff?
So, you’re probably wondering : why is she getting all this free stuff, and how do I know I can trust what she says when she’s not paying for it? Well this my friends is the moral dilemma of all professional bloggers. How do we maintain our integrity when writing about freebies? Let me tell me you how I handle it on my site and according to my morals.
If I Hate It
My personal policy is that if I am given a product or a service to sample and I don’t like it or don’t find it useful, I will provide that feedback directly to the company with my thoughts and ask if they would still like the article published. Most decline.
This seems fair to me in that they receive honest constructive criticism from a client and can better their product in the future. Then I am not spamming you with posts like “try this totally useless travel cell phone charger charger for all your chargers’ charging needs”. Seriously, who needs that?
I realize many find this practice to be deeply disturbing, and many times I have faced the accusation (from other bloggers) that I am then writing fluff. You can check out that conversation here and decide what feels right to you. Just remember that I am always transparent in my positive reviews.
If I Love It
In the event I love the product or service, of course I am going to share it with you. I would have done this anyways, so, it’s an obvious for me. I will always try to ask the company to provide me a discount code that I can pass on to you, but some are more excited about that than others.
Shouldn’t You Just Pay For It Out of Pocket So You’re Totally Unbiased?
Sure, but then you’re only going to get to experience the things my pitiful budget allows for. With this kind of site policy I can’t always splash out for things like Blue Elephant Bangkok or the Muay Thai Live or the Rock Bus Madrid.
You’d be reading articles like “How to walk in the hot sun all day and get heat stroke before eating top ramen…again”. I already did that when I dug up all the how to travel cheap and free info on the internet and walked the talk. It was an amazing journey because I got to see the world, but now I am ready to give you a little more.
The Bottom Line
So yes, sometimes I will write about expensive experiences that I did not pay for but thoroughly enjoyed, but this is content that I otherwise would not have been able to provide. For that I am thankful to partner companies and to my audience for understanding.
All posts where I did not pay my way will be noted with a disclaimer at the bottom; I’m not trying to pull a fast one. Additionally, once I start charging for these reviews that will also be noted, and likely add in an additional angle of moral ambiguity which I will address when the time comes.
Thank you for caring and participating in my travel writing journey with me, and as always, feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or concerns you have.
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