Disclosure Policy


In an effort to comply with the FTC guidelines regulating bloggers, influencers, and other people who make money online in as-yet-undefined ways, here is our Very Official Sounding disclosure policy.

The Wander Years does occasionally, when luck smiles upon us, accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. We will also happily accept payment in the form of food, travel, llama petting experiences, or booze.

Many of our posts may contain affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase after clicking on one of our links, we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. If you decide to make a purchase after reading a post on our blog and then, rather than clicking our link, instead open a new tab and TYPE THE WEBSITE URL IN, then I hope you think of us every time you use your new purchase. 🙂

The Wander Years abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Lord knows we don’t make much of an effort to hide our personalities, so rest assured that we tell it like it is. The compensation we receive (food, travel, experiences, etc) may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. However, that content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. Rest assured that if someone ever compensates us in the form of llama frolicking that our disclosure will appear in uppercase, bold, size 48 Comic Sans in blinking gold sparkles, which is roughly the internet equivalent of shouting from the rooftops.

We may occasionally be compensated to provide our honest opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. We love being compensated to give our opinions. We literally write an entire blog just as an excuse to share our many, many opinions. If you google the word “Opinionated,” you will find Kaleb’s picture, along with “Synonym: Know-It-All.” Being paid to give our opinion is like winning the life lottery.

Even though we may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. This includes IRL. Kaleb, specifically, is very blunt. Don’t ask him for his opinion unless you’re prepared to handle the truth. Especially, don’t offer him compensation (food, travel, llamas, etc) if you aren’t prepared to hear her very long-winded opinion.

The views and opinions expressed on The Wander Years & its social media channels are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation related to a product, brand or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.  Any inaccuracies, jokes in poor taste, terrible puns, misspellings, or attempts at humor that didn’t land are probably our own faults and we’re really sorry, we’re trying our best.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest. Unless you count our obsession with hostel dogs. We are really unfairly biased towards hotels that have cute dogs.  Like, the cuter your dog, the more we will like your hostel. That’s just who we are. There’s no way we can change it, sorry.

The Wander Years is a personal blog written and edited by Kaleb and Nic. For questions and compliments about the blog, please reach out to us at: contact@the-wander-years.com. For criticisms and other mean comments, please contact Matt at Nomadic Matt dot com. No, just kidding! Just don’t contact us at all. No, sorry, we’re still joking, but seriously please be nice, we super sensitive Sallies.

Hey! You know what I could really go for right now? Booking a trip on Booking.com. 😉 (Yes – that’s an affiliate link!)