As much as I love to travel and travel blogging, Rear View Mirror is a commercial blog which means you’ll find advertising and affiliate links throughout the site as well as on my social media channels.
As a full-time travel blogger, much of my time is spent on an in-depth exploration of destinations and the content on Rear View Mirror reflects that. Travel content is not paid for but based on my views and opinions. I almost always travel at my own expense but I do take the occasional (unpaid) press trip.
Advertising on Rear View Mirror may include banner advertising on the blog, posts promoting a product, service or destination, branded posts, affiliate links, paid inclusion in our travel directories and advertising in my newsletter.
There are affiliate links throughout this site. These are for products and services I recommend for things like hotel accommodation, car rental, travel insurance and books. I receive a commission from purchases via my affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Instagram and other social media posts may also include affiliate links. This will be disclosed in the post via text or a hashtag.
Rearviewmirror.tv is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon (any of the Amazon country specific sites including but not limited to the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom).
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Amazon affiliate links are declared within posts with the text (ad), (paid link), #ad or #CommissionsEarned after the link.
This site also used Skimlinks. Skimlinks uses software to automatically convert normal links into affiliate links and I am paid a commission if a purchase is made through these links. So even though a link may not look like a typical affiliate link, it sometimes is.
Rear View Mirror’s travel guides may include a paid directory of local businesses such as restaurants, bars, shops, museums, art galleries and tour companies. Any paid inclusions are clearly labelled either as ‘premium’, ‘sponsored’, ‘paid link’ or ‘ad’. Paid links are always disclosed. Recommended hotels, apartments, car rental companies, travel insurance and books usually include affiliate links which means I get a commission when bookings are made at no extra cost to you. Whether the listings are paid for or not, only businesses and services I have used and recommend are included in the guide unless otherwise stated.
Press Trips, Hosted Stays and Review Products
I sometimes receive free products and services including transport, accommodation, meals and tours. Any content and reviews produced as a result of these contain my honest opinion, good or bad. Whether a trip, product or service is paid for by a tourism board, hotel, airline or by myself, the review would be the same. All paid press trips, hosted stays and product reviews are disclosed in the relevant post.