Our writers are dedicated travelers. We don’t just research places on the internet—we get out there and explore, personally visiting the places we recommend, from popular sights to out of the way gems. While we do receive promotions and discounts from time to time, we never accept payment in exchange for an article and we don’t take freebies in exchange for positive coverage. We will not publish an article about something that does not live up to our rigorous set of standards. In other words, if we get it for free and it sucks, we’ll tell you.