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Policies and Disclaimers

We believe in being 100% honest and upfront with all of our readers. So with that in mind, we have outlined all of our policies, from photography to privacy to reviews, as well as all of the relationships we have with other businesses.

If you ever have any questions, please be sure to contact us! We are happy to supply our unvarnished opinion on our experiences.

Editorial Policy

Though it need not be said, everything we post is as factually accurate as we can make it. Grant’s background in journalism prevents him from glossing over much of anything.

We are doing this blog to share our experiences and, hopefully, make a little money on the side. That said, any review we post is based upon our experience and if we receive any compensation for going somewhere or staying somewhere, it will be noted.

Bonnie working on one of the early articles for Our Wander-Filled Life.

Bonnie working on one of the early articles for Our Wander-Filled Life.

Photography Policy

Grant, who does the majority of the photography and all of the photo editing has a very strict policy: if color, as close to what we saw as possible. If black and white, Grant does nothing which couldn’t be done with standard color filters and darkroom work.

What that means:

  • No funky filters for color work… a polarizer or neutral density filter and that’s it!
  • No replacement of elements… i.e. no taking a sky from one photo and putting it in a second photo
  • The only things changed or eliminated from a photo are dust on the lens, lens flares or other problems with the camera that prevent the reader from seeing what we saw.
  • High dynamic range photos (a composite of images of a single subject taken at different exposures) might be used if the shot requires it to match what we see.
  • If you have questions about a photo, we are more than happy to e-mail a low-resolution example of the digital negative.
Grant working on a shot looking up one of the massive trees in the Grove of the Patriarchs.

Grant working on a shot looking up one of the massive trees in the Grove of the Patriarchs.

Review Policy

Gear and clothing

All of our gear reviews are of gear we have used in our travels. You might find the occasional link to something one of us wants to use in the future, but for the most part, we have paid our hard-earned money to buy the gear and use it ourselves.

Anytime a company provides us gear in exchange for a review, we note that in our review.

Places we stay and eat

After much thought, we have decided to not host in-depth negative reviews of the places we stay or the restaurants we dine at on Our Wander-Filled Life.

We will keep on mentioning and linking places we like and restaurants we enjoyed. Occasionally, when it is an experience, we might do an entire blog post about it. But we want to keep it positive and we can’t do that all the time and be honest.

The cookout dinner did not disappoint!

Grant enjoying a well-done chuckwagon dinner, including the amazing Roosevelt beans.

We do, however, feel it is valuable to continue reviewing all of the places we visit, good and bad, and to share those with appropriate communities.

In the past, we have relied on Trip Advisor and contributed many reviews of the places we have stayed on that site.

Since we started RVing, we have used RV Park Reviews to find and review campgrounds.

We will continue to use those sites, where our reviews, both good and bad, are balanced by the opinions of many others (as opposed to doing an in-depth review here) and continue to benefit travelers as a whole.

Interested in reading our other reviews? Check out our profiles on these sites:

Trip Advisor

RV Park Reviews

Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy is pretty simple. We don’t collect your personal information except when you choose to sign up for our e-mails. The information you submit to our e-mail database is never shared with anyone other than our e-mail provider. The information is only used to send you our newsletter. You can opt out of our newsletter any time by hitting unsubscribe. If you are having problems unsubscribing, please use the contact us form below and we will personally remove you from the database. No questions asked.

If you comment on a post, we will not send you any e-mails or otherwise use your contact information in any way. It is only collected to identify you on your comment and to allow you to choose to get e-mail updates on replies.

We do collect anonymous analytical data, using Google Analytics, but we cannot associate that information with individual users. We also use cookies in conjunction with our popups, but only so the newsletter subscription box doesn’t bother you after you have signed up for our newsletter.

Bonnie bundled up while working on the newsletter. Note the string lights stung above for lighting at night.

Bonnie bundled up while working on the newsletter. Note the string lights stung above for lighting at night.

Affiliate Disclaimer

We are participants in the following affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites:

•Amazon Services LLC Associates

•Booking.com

•REI.com

•Landmassgoods.com

•SiriusXM

•eBags.com

•Cairn

•Skyscanner

•Cruise Direct

•iTunes

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