is a reader-supported independent travel guide. We are able to bring you free travel guides through a revenue model that has two parts: display advertising and affiliate revenue.

Opinions presented on this site are those of Travel Lemming or our team of writers. To learn more about our approach to creating honest, user-oriented, content, read our guide to our editorial process.

Our display advertisements are managed through our relationships CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. For more information, including how to opt out of personal data collection, see our Advertising Privacy Statement.

Our second source of revenue is through affiliate relationships with our partner brands, where we earn a commission when a readers buys a product or service after being referred through us.

We greatly appreciate when you use our affiliate links to support our site.

We are highly selective about who we will partner with. Travel Lemming receives outreach from potential partners daily, and declines more than 96% of partnership pitches. If a potential product or service is not a good fit for our audience in our judgment, we won’t recommend it. Fortunately, most brands in the travel have an affiliate program these days, so it’s easy for us to make honest recommendations while still maintaining this revenue source.

In the interest of transparency, brands with which we have significant affiliate relationships include:

  • Aardy
  • AirHelp
  • Amazon
  • Booking
  • BusBud
  • Cancun Airport Transportation
  • CityPASS
  • Contiki
  • Discover Cars
  • Eathwith
  • EscapeGame
  • Expedia
  • Express VPN
  • FareHarbor
  • FlexJobs
  • Get Your Guide
  • Going
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • Hostelworld
  • InsureMyTrip
  • Kayak
  • Level8 Luggage
  • Marriott
  • Monos
  • Motorhome Republic
  • Orbitz
  • Osprey
  • Pacsafe
  • Peak Design
  • Plum Guide
  • Ranger Ready
  • REI
  • Salkan
  • Tinggly
  • Tiqets
  • Topo Designs
  • Tortuga
  • Travelocity
  • TravelPro
  • TripAdvisor
  • TrustedHousesitters
  • Viator
  • VisitorsCoverage
  • VRBO
  • WorldNomads
  • Worldpackers
  • Zappos

If you represent a brand that is interested in partnering with us, please email with a proposal about how your product or service will benefit our audience.