Terms of use

Life Begins With Travel is a Travel Blog by Alex & Tamsin. On this website, we document the planning aspects of travel as well as advice & travel stories.


Everything on Life Begins With Travel is intellectual or creative property of Sarah Tamsin & Alex Haber, unless otherwise stated.

The WordPress theme used here is called Dynamic News by Themeeze.

You are not permitted to re-use our content without express written permission. Sharing on social media is fine.

You are certainly not permitted to pass any content off as your own, always give credit.


Life Begins with Travel uses a secure (https://) connection, if you are not accessing this site using a secure connection then I highly recommend you do so. You can load the page using a secure connection here: https://www.lifebeginswithtravel.com

Always using a secure connection where available protects your sensitive information, which you may be submitting online. In the case of small blogs like this one, that means contact forms, comments or newsletter sign-ups.


Life Begins With Travel is mobile-friendly and screen-reader friendly. All of the images have appropriate ALT tags and I take colour contrast issues very seriously.

However, if you have difficulties reading the content for any reason then I need to know so I can make it more accessible for you and for others. Please, please, please send me an e-mail.

Personal data

If you have signed up to the Life Begins With Travel mailing list, or subscribed to this blog then be assured that I will never, EVER send you any irrelevant or spammy. Nor will I ever pass your details onto any other company, person or entity. I will only contact you with travel related content from this blog and that is that.

If you’ve received anything suspicious and you believe it originated from this website, this is highly unlikely but please let me know so I can look into it at the very least.

See the full Privacy Policy here.

Affiliate links & advertising

Some, but not all of the links on this site are ‘affiliate links’, which means: if you make an online purchase using of these links, I make a very small commission at no extra cost to you. In doing so you are supporting LifeBeginsWithTravel.com and I am eternally grateful for your support.

I only ever link to products or services which I love and have used myself. However, I do not control the specific content of the ads themselves, only the general categories. You don’t need me to tell you that Adblockers also exist if you hate ads and don’t want to see them!

The small number of ads on Life Begins With Travel do not bring me with much income. The small amount (literally pennies) earned goes entirely towards the running costs of the site, domain name renewal and hosting costs. If Life Begins With Travel was to ever become profitable – this page will be updated to clearly say so.

Honesty and transparency online is important.


This site uses Google Analytics, Adsense and therefore cookies (sadly not the delicious kind). These type of cookies do not gather personal information about you, but they do track your browsing habits anonymously to provide website owners with analytics information and for Google and other ad networks to display relevant ads around the web in the hope that you might eventually click on one.

Most browsers have an option to disable third-party cookies or disable all cookies entirely. Do this and you will still see ads but they won’t be personalised to you. Your general browsing experience may not be what you’re used to – but it’s your choice!

Have I missed anything here?

I’m just a human who likes writing about travel! If I’ve missed something important from this page then you’d better tell me soon or it may not get fixed…