In an effort to comply with the FTC guidelines regulating bloggers, influencers, and other people who make money online in as-yet-undefined ways, here is our Very Official Sounding disclosure policy.
Practical Wanderlust does occasionally, when luck smiles upon us, accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. We will also happily accept payment in the form of food, travel, llama petting experiences, or booze.
Many of our posts may contain affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase after clicking on one of our links, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you decide to make a purchase after reading a post on our blog and then, rather than clicking our link, instead open a new tab and TYPE THE WEBSITE URL IN, then I hope you think of us every time you use your new purchase. 🙂
Practical Wanderlust abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Lord knows we don’t make much of an effort to hide our personalities, so rest assured that we tell it like it is. The compensation we receive (food, travel, llama experiences, etc) may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. However, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Rest assured that if someone ever compensates us in the form of llama frolicking that our disclosure will appear in uppercase, bold, size 48 Comic Sans in blinking gold sparkles, which is roughly the internet equivalent of shouting from the rooftops.
We may occasionally be compensated to provide our honest opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. We love being compensated to give our opinions. We literally write an entire blog just as an excuse to share our many, many opinions. If you google the word “Opinionated,” you will find Lia’s picture, along with “Synonym: Know-It-All.” Being paid to give our opinion is like winning the life lottery.
Even though we may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. This includes IRL. Lia, specifically, is very blunt. Don’t ask her for her opinion unless you’re prepared to handle the truth. Especially, don’t offer her compensation (food, travel, llamas, etc) if you aren’t prepared to hear her very longwinded opinion.
The views and opinions expressed on Practical Wanderlust & its social media channels are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation related to a product, brand or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Any inaccuracies, jokes in poor taste, terrible puns, misspellings, or attempts at humor that didn’t land are probably our own faults and we’re really sorry, we’re trying our best.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. Unless you count our obsession with hostel pets. We are really unfairly biased towards hotels that have cute pets. Like, the cuter your pet, the more we will like your hostel. That’s just who we are. There’s no way we can change it, sorry.
Practical Wanderlust is a personal blog written and edited by Lia and Jeremy. For questions and compliments about the blog, please contact Lia at Practical Wanderlust dot com. For criticisms and other mean comments, please contact Matt at Nomadic Matt dot com. No, we’re kidding! Just don’t contact us at all. No, sorry, we’re still kidding, but please be nice, we’re very sensitive.
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