Who we are

MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com is dedicated to providing positive travel vibes and advice to help fellow travelers with their journeys.


Comments, suggestions, and feedback (good or bad) are encouraged – however any comments which are deemed unnecessarily negative or unhelpful to readers will be removed. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Terms of Use

While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, things may change which would cause our content to become non-current or inaccurate (ie. date changes, expired deals, etc.)  As such, MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com accepts no liability, financial or otherwise, for error or omissions as it relates to this site.  If you find information has changed, please notify us and updates will be made to the site accordingly.

Similarly, MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com cannot guarantee the products or services referenced herein.  Recommendations are based on what is believed to benefit readers, any failure from referenced companies, products, or services should be addressed with those third parties, as MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com accepts no liability for failure on their part.

By use of this site, you agree to not hold liable MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com, MIOO LLC or its ownership for any damages, financial or otherwise, for any referenced materials, products, services, or any offensive user language or conduct.  If you are dissatisfied with any of the content or these terms and conditions, your remedy is to cease use of the site and its products and services.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

All content on MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com (written or graphic) are solely owned by MIOO LLC and are protected by copyright, trademark, and intellectual property laws.  The above mentioned content is to be solely used for your personal purposes and not to be commercially reproduced.  You may not use any content on this site without expressed written permission or it will be seen as an infringement on these rights.

You may establish a link to this site, as long as the link does not imply the content is your own or that MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com is a sponsor of the linking site.  Such a link must also be approved by MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com prior to posting.

Affiliates & Advertising

MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com has affiliate relationships with certain brands, products, and services and may receive compensation at no cost to you for products or services booked through these links.  These relationships will be referenced up front in any relevant content.

Despite any possible compensation, it is the policy of this site to provide truthful, unbiased information based on our own experiences.   Product or services will not be recommended unless truly believed it will benefit you.  That said, purchases through these links support this site and are much appreciated.

We only work with partners who are able to ensure an adequate level of protection to your personal data.  Affiliate partners may use code or cookies on their websites to track the performance of advertisers’ marketing efforts, as described above.

MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program.  The program allows participating websites to earn advertising fees through links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com will post customized links provided by Amazon to track the referrals. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission for these purchases.

MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com also partners with Rakuten Marketing, who may collect personal information when you interact with our site. The collection and use of this information is subject to the privacy policy located here.

This site may engage in sponsored campaigns with brands and agencies. All sponsored content is disclosed in accordance with the FTC’s requirements. Occasionally, these sponsored campaigns utilize tracking pixels (or web beacons), which may contain cookies to collect data regarding usage and audience demographics.  This information is collected by the sponsoring company to track the results of the campaign.  No personally identifiable information is collected by MichelleIsOutOfOffice.com in conjunction with these tracking pixels.

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