a group of different currency bills and coins

Oh, someone else will do it? Wrong. So far 10 people out of over 2,000,000 annual readers have donated. Help make a difference. We’ll do our best to give you the unfiltered content you deserve.

Welcome to our new hourly post series, where we will ask you for money at least once an hour, every day – for eternity. Totally kidding. This is exactly what you may have expected it to be. It’s a once annual appeal for donations and for some of you, an offer of a valuable service. We’re not a charity – but we have a few reasons we think it could be worth a few of your hard earned bucks to support this site.

No Hard Sell

Much of the praise we receive often involves the hard sell, or rather – the lack there of. We do not make money from selling credit cards. We also don’t have any strange agreements with weird travel brands which force us to hard sell products or services which are sketchy at best. If you prefer this to any other style of content, consider throwing a few bucks our way. This soften the blow we feel from not wearing shiny gold jewelry to distract you while we sell you clunky used cars. You can donate here.

Independence Isn’t Free

If you do enjoy this site – it’s probably because the creator and editor is even more stubborn than you are. We regularly turn down lucrative offers to pump out watered down information. Staying truly independent involves financial loss. Yes – we’d make a lot more money if we sold you used travel cars. You may see Instagram pictures of us living “the high life” but it’s all done by using points, deals and loyalty programs to our advantage. It doesn’t mean this site is a multi million dollar enterprise – yet. We think staying on point and truthful is totally worth it, we wouldn’t like it any other way – but you’re generosity makes independent and unbiased content so much easier to deliver. You can donate here.

Thank You

We realize you have choices every day. We believe we’re one of the best, but know you have options. There are no hard feelings if you don’t feel compelled to chip in. But if you don’t ask, you’ll rarely receive. This money helps us to maintain the site, upgrade it – but most importantly travel without having to solicit freebies or compromise any integrity. We can do deep dives into loyalty programs, move around airline and hotel alliances and programs and find the information which helps you travel better. We greatly appreciate anything you think is worthwhile to contribute in this pursuit. Before you go though, hear one last pitch. You can donate here.

What’s In It For You?

For most of you, honestly not much – other than gratitude and increased volume of content. But if you are at a point in life where you’re looking for fully personalized travel advice from a (cough, cough) top travel expert a $1000 donation will get you a year of personal travel help -including a direct number and email address from me, Gilbert. I’ll help you book and search awards using points, upgrades and flight deals – ALL YEAR. Thank you, for donating here.

* We’re aware of a problem where donors do not receive a confirmation after check out. Rest assured everything worked. Were working on getting your confirmations sorted but contributions are working*.

What are you waiting for?

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

Join the Conversation

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *