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.
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.
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.
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 the 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.
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:
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We do collect anonymous analytical data, using Google Analytics, but we cannot associate that information with individual users.
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