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Some manufacturers or manufacturer’s reps will provide free copies of their products for our testing, but the receipt of such a sample does not guarantee an article or a favorable rating if we do write an article. More times than not, if the product does not measure up, we will simply not write about it.

Some travel destinations provide “press trips” so that journalists have a better understanding of the area they are writing about. While we do accept complimentary or discounted “press trips,” the articles are our own assessment of the destination and will not be swayed by the offer of free or discounted arrangements. 

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Doug Bardwell
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