We’re professional, award-winning travel writers and photographers. Some posts are adaptations of our travel articles published in the magazines and newspapers to which we contribute; most posts though are written just for this site.
We write or edit all posts
Occasionally we work with businesses in the travel industry (hotels, cruise lines, travel booking websites, etc.) and others who contribute posts for which we receive financial payment. These posts may include information or content provided to us (which we fact-check to the best of our ability). But we write or edit all posts, and we only feature posts that we think add value to your reader experience. We disclose when we’ve worked in partnership with others.
All links to external sites are included to enhance your reader experience – so you can easily click on the website of the particular hotel, cruise ship or tour operator without having to Google it! We check all links personally (but please note we have no control over the content or availability of the sites). A few links may be affiliate links (e.g., HotelsCombined.com, a hotel price comparison site). You’ll get the same experience clicking on these affiliate links as you would if you went directly to them (not through our site); the only difference is that we may earn enough for a cappuccino each month :-). Some other links may be paid links, but we clearly disclose when a company has asked us to let you – our readers – know about their hospitality service or business.
Any advertising on our site will be obvious as advertising (not editorial).
As professional travel writers, we accept press trips and media support from airlines, hotels, cruise lines, tourist boards and tour operators.
Code of ethics
Consistent with the codes of ethics of the Travel Media Association of Canada (to which we belong) and the Society of American Travel Writers and North American Travel Journalists Association (to which Janice belongs), we do not provide positive stories in exchange for media support.
We always retain complete editorial control over our words and stories.