Last Updated: April 2024, Version 1.5.1

Curious Travel Bug ( the “Website” is governed by the following Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is to inform you how information is collected and how it may be used. If you have any questions please get in touch with

What information is collected?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: When submitting comments or signing up for the newsletter we may collect personal information from you such as name, email, and website.

Information Collected from Others: Information may be received about you from other sources. For example, country of origin through Google Analytics.

Automatically-Collected Information: Information that is automatically collected from you and the device you access the Website with. When you use the Website, information on operating system type, screen resolution, browser type, referring website, pages viewed, and time of access. We may also collect information on links clicked on the website.

How Your Information May Be Used

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

To operate and maintain the Website
To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Newsletters will include information on how to opt-out of mailings.
To respond to your comments

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

The Website uses the following third-party services and plug-ins:

Google Analytics: This Website uses Google Analytics to collect data on website analytics. This service uses cookies to analyze how you use the Website. Your IP address will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Click this link to see How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps.

Microsoft Clarity: We partner with Microsoft Clarity and Microsoft Advertising to capture how you use and interact with our website through behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products/services. Website usage data is captured using first and third-party cookies and other tracking technologies to determine the popularity of products/services and online activity. Additionally, we use this information for site optimization, fraud/security purposes, and advertising. For more information about how Microsoft collects and uses your data, visit the Microsoft Privacy Statement

Yoast: The Yoast plugin is used for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). It is used for website data and does not collect personal data. Here’s Yoast’s privacy policy.

Mail Chimp: I use the Mail Chimp plug-in to create a mailing list and pop up for newsletter subscriptions. Please see here for Mail Chimps Privacy Policy.

Shareaholic: The Shareaholic plug-in is used on this Website for the social media share buttons and the read-more section at the bottom of blog posts. See here for Shareaholic’s Privacy Policy


By using the Website you are consenting to the use of Cookies. Cookies are small bits of code that can be stored on a user’s computer to enable the Website to have a more personalized experience. Cookies may be used to optimize your content and reading experience on the website. Cookies may be used in analyzing user activity and saving your website preferences.

Third-party partners may also use cookies.

Users may turn off cookies by changing the settings in their internet browser. It is also possible to delete already stored cookies from your browser.

Affiliate Program Participation

This website uses affiliate marketing. This means if you click a link for and book a service through one of these affiliates, a portion of the commission goes to this Website. The link provided has a link associated with this Website and a cookie will be placed on your browser to track the sales made using the link. This is only for purposes of commission and if you make a purchase through one of these links, it is greatly appreciated. I only recommend products or services I have used or would use. I am part of the following affiliate programs, which may use cookies to track sales. : I use affiliate links throughout this site when I make accommodation recommendations. You can read their privacy policy here.

GetYourGuide: I make GetYourGuide recommendations for tours and attractions. You can read their privacy policy here.

Viator: I make Viator recommendations for tours and attractions. You can read their privacy policy here.

Manawa: I make recommendations to Manawa for tours and attractions. You can read their privacy policy here.

Discover Cars: I make Discover Cars recommendations for car rentals. You can read their privacy policy here.


This Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

Contact Information

Please contact us at for any questions related to the Privacy Policy. Thanks for reading!