The articles written for BucketTripper are based on both independently financed trips and on trips subsidized wholly or in part by tourism bureaus and other travel product providers.

We adhere to the Society of American Travel Writers code of ethics: There is no implied quid-pro-quo for positive coverage: We tell it like we see it.

We accept subsidized travel when the destination coincides with our editorial goals. We do this so that we can guarantee that we have “been there and done that,” and that our reportage is based on first hand observation, not on someone else’s experience or a press release.

Regardless of how a trip is financed, our writers bring back the most objective and useful information possible so you can make the right decision about your upcoming adventures.

All of the articles posted at BucketTripper are based on our writers’ first-hand experience. Our writers have visited every destination on this website. 

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