Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, We've Traveled All Those Countries!
We love to travel, and 2020 was supposed to be a big travel year for us. Like the rest of you, that didn't happen.
We're still dreaming about travel, reading about new destinations, and making (tentative) plans for the future. We hope all of you are well and staying safe... and that you find some inspiration here for YOUR future travels.
With vaccines arriving and the world opening back up, let's hope we can all be traveling again in 2021! It's beginning to look promising.
People who write websites get questions... so what are some of our frequently asked questions? Here goes...
The number one of our frequently asked questions...
Have you really been to all of the places you write about?
This is the one we get asked the most... and the answer is YES!
You should know by now, we love traveling, and we've been lucky.
Some of these destinations we
traveled to years ago, and they may have changed, but we've been to them
For some updates, we relied on stories from travel buddies.
every case we have been in the country.
We think if we're going to give
you travel advice, we should have "been there, done that, and got the
Frequently asked questions number two....
Are You Travel Agents?
In spite of the fact that I say this on our contact us page, we still
get asked that. It's the Mouse Tours name that confuses people. It was
a nickname that my sister gave us years ago... read about that on the Contact Us page.
Why do you use ads on your website?
Well, to make money of course!
We try to choose our advertisers carefully. We don't want to
alienate you, but while our website is a creation of love, it's nice to
earn some income from it... don't you think?
Read our financial disclosures page for more details about about ads and affiliates on our site.
Why do I see double underlined links on some pages?
You will see fewer of these over time... They annoy me too, but we only have so much time to edit pages. These
links are part of an advertising service called Infolinks. Infolinks
uses the "In Text" method of advertising: they take my text and create
links within it.
If you hover your mouse over these double
underline links, you will see a small dialog box containing
advertisement related to the text marked. You can choose to either move
the mouse away and go on with your browsing, or to press on the box and
go to the ad which is relevant to our text.
To learn more about Double Underline Link Ads – Click Here.
Next, my FAVORITE of the Frequently Asked Questions... because I love to answer it!
How Do You Create Your Website?
use a great company called SBI. They are more than a web hosting
company... they taught us everything we needed to know to write the
website and market it.... They have more information than I have had
time to read and learn! We were never trained in computer writing. We
work and travel... and we can just do this in our spare time. Check it out here! ...or Click the TV icon to the right in the orange box...
Don't I have to learn HTML code to have a website?
No, That's the beauty of it. I write in plain English. SBI lets me do that!
you want to try it for yourself... see how simple it really is, why
don't you write a little travel story or a story about funny traffic
sign. If it fits with my guidelines, I'll approve it, and it will be a
page on the internet. Just use the handy form on Amusing or Confusing Roadsigns or Your Travel Stories or if you happen to have some Scottish blood, a story about Scotland on Clan Stories.... we won't discriminate if you're from another clan!
How else do you make money from your website?
earn money if someone goes to the SBI pages and decides that they too
want to earn some extra money from their website. That's another great
part of SBI... They teach you how you can best monetize your website.
Why do you see some pictures on more than one page?
it makes it easier for us! We have photos to illustrate all of the
stories we've written, but many of them are on slides, some are on
photos, and only the most recent are digital. Until I get those slides
and photos scanned in, the digital photos we have get used over and
over. I just need to find more time!!
There are also some
pages that I haven't put pictures on at all. I don't like that, but
again, it's a matter of time. We have the pictures... I just haven't
found them yet and scanned them in! (When I do, it's fun to revisit
those places and all the memories.)
How can I ask you questions? (And this only adds to the frequently asked questions, but we enjoy it!)
That's simple... go to the Contact Us
page! I do try to answer all questions we get. Please just keep in
mind that we travel every chance we get, and sometimes we're where we
don't get internet or where it's hard to answer.
Oh yea.... You have to if you have a website.... even a home grown affair like ours. You can read all the legalese on our Privacy and Legal Policy page.....Read about our Financial and other disclosures and disclaimers here. Click away on our ads... we love that. And if you have any questions... contact us!
Happy travels... even if you don't travel the world... just remember that life is a journey... embrace and enjoy it! Judy and Mark
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Thanks, Judy and Mark
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