Real People (?)

What do we mean by “Real People”?

The content impresario for The Travel Chronicle travel sites, Jeffrey Evans, has never been paid a dime to write a word, or a penny to click a shutter.  The comedians amongst you may take that as a straight line.

The website itself is a do-it-yourself project made possible by WordPress, who provided the mechanics that make this thing work as a blog site, and Bytes For All, who designed the bells and whistles that allow for some coherent organization and presentation of the material.  Programming experience is not employed.

In the interest of full disclosure, my partner was involved in the travel industry for decades, primarily as a travel agent, but currently has no financial interest in the business of travel. So, based on her knowledge, we do sometimes have a slight edge in working out certain problems on those occasions when a travel industry employee (airline, for example) has been around long enough to understand what she is saying.  This is to say that we are typically no better off than someone claiming no professional experience whatsoever.

If anyone does choose to contribute their own travel stories, (after reading Tips to Authors), we will make every effort to remain true to the concept:  “First Hand Travel Experience”.  Whoever is doing the writing has to have been to the location they are writing about, and preferably either they or one other contributor will have taken all of the photos.

For outside contributors we aren’t too concerned about the amateur standing of the “Real People”, to the extent that we don’t mind if someone is promoting their favorite vacation spot because they happen to own a lodge or restaurant there.  To us, content is more important than financial purity because we all want such businesses to thrive and prosper for our continuing travel benefit.

We will also entertain submissions from professional writers and photographers if the material is unique, but don’t expect any such offers.

So, that’s as real as we intend to be, and hope that you will be as well.