This blog is not primarily financially driven. I blog because I love to share my adventure travels and tips with all of you.

That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

First, the obvious: I am an adventurer and travel blogger because it’s fun, not because it makes me rich.  In fact, I have a day job that pays the bills and supports my wicked travel habit.

Second, 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 butt and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:


I copied this from Tim Ferriss’ blog. 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.  Thank you Tim Ferriss!

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)

One more thing….

The content of The Active Explorer, and any resources published by The Active Explorer, are meant for entertainment and inspiration only. Every person and every situation is different. Some activities covered in this blog require training and experience to be safe. Reading a blog post will not give you the skills you need. Your safety, satisfaction and fun are your responsibility alone and not that of The Active Explorer, its publisher, editor and/or writers.

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