Privacy Policy

Please read the Privacy Policy – Your privacy is important to me.

This Privacy Policy explains that I dislike junk mail, spam mail and unwanted ads in my email inbox as much as the next person, and I certainly wouldn’t force anyone else to suffer from any of it, so my website does not use any contact information you disclose to me for any purpose other the one you intended.  I absolutely do not furnish anyone’s contact information to anyone else for any purpose whatsoever.

If you subscribe to my Newsletter, I will never use your email address for any purpose other than to send the Newsletter updates.

Privacy Policy - photo of Paris  Carnaval, in February each year
Above: Photo of Paris Carnaval each February

If you send me a private message, I do reserve the right to post edited excerpts from your email messages (without disclosing your full name, location or contact information) on this website to help other tourists, travellers and world journeyers. If I thought you might have any concern about this I’d check with you in advance (as I often do).

If you don’t mind me using your real name or city, please simply let me know in your message to me. If you don’t say so, I won’t reveal this information without first obtaining your permission.

If you really don’t want a single word of anything you say or write to be posted, just let me know and that’s what’ll happen.

If you post a comment on any of the Comments pages, you are given the option to provide your email address (if you’d like a response) – this will not be published.  Your name and country will be published, exactly as you enter it on the form.

Financial Data

If you give me financial information (such as credit card information to purchase something directly from me on my website, that information will be processed by and I will never see it, or be able to use it in any way.

If you purchase a tour or anything else from any of the affiliated companies which advertise on my site, I never see that information and will never be able to use it in any way.

Although I collect and use information only as stated above, other website functions may collect and use information from your visit in the following ways:

Visitor Statistics

Like many websites, we use automated programs like Google Analytics to collect and evaluate data including a website visitor’s IP (Internet protocol) address, ISP (internet service provider), browser type, referring and exit pages, time of your visit, and the number of clicks and pages you visited. This information tracks user movements within the site to show which pages are being visited and for how long. Please understand that IP addresses are not linked in any way to personally identifiable information, and the information collected is only for statistical purposes.  This is normal practice for all websites.

Cookies and this Privacy Policy

A cookie is a piece of code (data) stored on a user’s computer which is tied to information about that user. My website does not use cookies.

You have total control over the presence or absence of cookies on your own computer — simply visit the Tools menu of your own web browser software to make changes to the section on cookies.

Some of our business partners and affiliated partners like Google AdSense, do use cookies in connection with the advertising they place on my website. We have no access to or control over those cookies by other companies or the information contained in them.

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Web Beacons

A web beacon is a tiny transparent graphic image which is placed on a website to track the movements of visitors for statistical or navigation purposes. The Web beacons can also be used to manage the information which is collected by cookies, and if you have chosen to not accept cookies, your visit will be recorded as anonymous.  For example some websites provide passwords to login.

If you choose not to accept cookies for that website, you may have trouble logging in next time. I do not use web beacons on this site however some of my website’s business partners and affiliated partners may do so in connection with their advertising, to track where the sales of their products and services have come from. I do not have any access to information collected by third party (other company/website) web beacon data collection.


This website does contains links to other sites to assist travellers. I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of those websites.  This privacy policy applies to information collected by and contained in this website alone.

Contact Me

If you do have any questions, ideas or suggestions in relation to this privacy policy, please do let me know.