I created this website and wrote my book to help people achieve their travel goals and create a community of like-minded people who want to enjoy lives to the fullest. However, I also have to eat.
Please note that Rock Your Travel has financial relationships with some of the merchants mentioned here. Rock Your Travel may be compensated if consumers choose to utilize the links located throughout the content on this site and generate sales for the said merchant.
That being said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
And with all the props and recognition to one of my mentors, Tim Ferriss – here are the required FTC disclosures that cover my ass:
First, the obvious: I am a world traveler. I employ these tips and tricks myself with great success. That does not mean they are right for everyone or that they will work the same way for everyone as they do for me. I have been doing this for some time, so I consider myself an expert at traveling in luxury for practically nothing. With any luck, you’ll consider yourself one too, soon.
Please know that I am not a financial advisor or credit coach. If you need those people in your life, you should get them.
Also, frequent flyer deals and credit card deals change all the time, sometimes overnight. I do my best to keep up with everything, and I do a damn good job, but sometimes I don’t get to change things on this site as fast as they change out there in the world.
Now, for the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me, and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules, is rules.
To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.