We want to maintain this blog to be an authentic and reliable resource. It is our promise to be 100% transparent and disclose how we make our living off of Local Adventurer.
This is a for-profit blog with affiliate links where we receive a small commission on sales of the linked products at no additional cost to you. If you return the product, the commission is rescinded. These affiliate links help us to continue improving our content and keep this site running.
Our affiliate relationships do not affect our opinions, and we only feature products that we already own or would recommend! Authenticity is important to us, so we’ve turned down many brand deals and sent back products that were not a good fit for us and our readers. Here is a comprehensive list of the brands that we are proud and fortunate to have as partners and sponsors.
Thank you for supporting Local Adventurer and the brands that make this possible.
Local Adventurer also partners with the following non-profits and folks doing amazing things in the community and the world. By reading our blog or making a purchase using any of our affiliate links, you are helping support:
- Thirst Project – Did you know $25 can provide one person with clean drinking water for life? So far, with your help, Local Adventurer has built four wells with Thirst Project. You can also start your own fundraising project, donate, or learn more about how you can help here. Seth and the folks at Thirst Project inspire us to live more generously every day.
- Presencia – a neighborhood-based tutoring, mentoring, and leadership development program in Atlanta’s immigrant community. We have watched our friends, Ian and Ruthie, work tirelessly for over a decade to be a second mom and dad to these kids. We’ve also watched these kids grow up and become leaders in their community. You can read more about our recent trip with the student leaders.
- Furkids – the largest cage-free no-kill shelter in the Southeast. Mika and Sebastian (who passed in 2022) were from here, and we’ve always admired Sam and all the volunteers and their love for all animals.
- Best Friend Animal Sanctuary – one of the largest no-kill shelters in the US, and their goal is to make the entire national no-kill by 2023. We adopted Ollie and Leo from here.
Our goal is that 50% of our profits will go to giving back. We’re not quite there yet, but maybe in 1-2 years!
As Local Adventurers, we not only explore our greater backyard, but also research and test products that we take on our adventures. We provide honest reviews based on our experience.
First, we research and reference multiple online resources, expert opinions of people we trust, and third-party accreditations. Next, we narrow down the top items and reach out to brands for PR samples or purchase items to test ourselves.
There are many factors to consider for gear, including price point, durability, how it fits your body type, sustainability, and more. Although we aim to find sustainably made gear, ultimately, we find that the most sustainable products are the ones that we actually love and use that last us a long time.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website, or app?
When ordering or registering on this site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, leave a comment, or enter information on this site. This is for internal use only.
How do we use your information?
We use this information to better serve you in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and allow us to deliver the content and product offerings you are most interested in.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature.
- To send periodic emails regarding updates on the site or other products and services that might interest you.
How do we protect visitor information?
We will never sell or trade your information, and if at any time you want to unsubscribe from any email communication, you can do so by using the link at the bottom of each email.
Our website is scanned regularly for security holes and known vulnerabilities to make your visit as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning.
No personal information is stored on the site or its backend at any time.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Remember and process the items in your shopping cart.
- Understand and save your preferences for future visits based on previous or current site activity.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and interaction to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf, like Google Analytics.
You can have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can turn off all cookies. You can modify your cookies through your browser settings.
If you disable cookies in your browser, some features that make this site experience more efficient may not function properly.
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.
Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal identifiable information to outside parties unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Local Adventurer, therefore, has no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcome any feedback about these sites.