At Family Vacation Critic, we aim to provide balanced, unbiased reporting at all times and take our journalistic credibility very seriously. It is central to the aim of the site to provide you, the reader, with an accurate and reliable resource on all aspects of family travel. By pairing our editorial content with reviews from our members, the site provides a wide variety of viewpoints and extensive depth of content. Family Vacation Critic accepts advertising, but remains strictly impartial from an editorial standpoint — something which is made clear to all advertisers seeking to promote products or services on the site. Our strict policies refuses promised editorial, particularly positive reviews, in exchange for advertising.

Sponsored Travel

Due to limited resources, we do, like many media outlets, accept paid-for travel and hospitality from time to time; however, this does not and will not influence our reporting in any way. The sponsors of such hospitality are aware that by inviting us to review a hotel, attraction or destination, it is ‘at their own risk,’ regarding how we report on the experience. We will not provide positive reviews that are not warranted, even if our travel was sponsored. Wherever possible, we pay our own way where resources allow.


Family Vacation Critic is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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