Who we are

Our website address is: http://hippocraticholiday.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


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.


Who we share your data with

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.

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.

Where we send your data

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

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Conflicts of Interest

This is a for-profit website. One of many purpose of the website is to generate income through advertising and several affiliate programs. The affiliate and advertising relationships between the website and third-parties introduce potential financial conflicts of interests. In the spirit of full disclosure, these conflicts of interests are highlighted and outlined below so that you can make a fully-informed decision.

Conflicts of Interest

First, I make plenty of money at my regular job (remember I’m a full-time practicing locums doctor), so you don’t need to spend a lot of time worrying that I’m going to sell you out for $100. A lot of time has been spent on the website, including countless hours writing content, organizing the site and learning about site maintenance. My hourly rate from blog income is incredibly low.

“For-Profit” as opposed to “Non-Profit”

My primary goal with the website is to help doctors and other high-income professionals achieve the vacation of their dreams. There are some expenses involved in hosting a website and podcast including hosting fees, domain registration fees, and hiring others to do things I haven’t yet figured out how to do on my own. Placing ads allows me to not have to pay these costs out of pocket.

Free to the Reader

There is no subscription or charges for premium content. All the information contained in the website and podcast is completely free. I’d like to think that the value of this blog and podcast is far greater than the inconvenience of a few ads and affiliate referral codes.

How This Site Makes Money

This site has the potential to make money in several different ways: 1) Affiliate marketing programs; 2) Direct Advertisements 3) Pay-Per-Click Advertisements (like Google Adsense) 4) The podcast has paid advertisements. The site is compensated if you click on a link from this website and subsequently perform some type of action on the affiliate site, such as making a purchase or opening an account. The site then receives a percentage of the purchase price or a commission. All affiliate relationships have been thoroughly considered and involve only companies whose products I believe would be useful to my readers. So far these companies include various student loan refinancing companies, Amazon, certain investment platforms and other financial services companies but I expect to grow these relationships over time.

Hopefully this will assist you in evaluating my financial conflicts of interest. For now, profits from this website are quite low and likely will always be much less than what I make at my day job, so you can rest assured that I don’t need to sell you out to feed my family. From time to time, this website may publish guest posts by writers who may have their own financial conflicts of interest. Guest posts will be clearly identified. If you’re having trouble telling content apart from advertising, please contact me. Your privacy is also important. I will never sell or disclose your email address.

FTC Disclosure

Regardless of the above, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

Tim Ferris allows other bloggers to reproduce his disclosure (and its perfect!):

Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:


(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)

General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site

Per FTC guidelines, this website may be compensated by companies mentioned through advertising, affiliate programs or otherwise. Any references to third party products, rates, or websites are subject to change without notice. Please do the appropriate research before participating in any third party offers.

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

2. Use License
a. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials
(information or software) on HippocraticHoliday.com’s web site for personal,
non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license,
not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
i. modify or copy the materials;
ii. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
iii. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on HippocraticHoliday.com’s web site;
iv. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
v. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
b. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by HippocraticHoliday.com at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer
The materials on HippocraticHoliday.com’s web site are provided “as is”. HippocraticHoliday.com makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, HippocraticHoliday.com does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations
In no event shall HippocraticHoliday.com or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on HippocraticHoliday.com Internet site, even if HippocraticHoliday.com or a HippocraticHoliday.com authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on HippocraticHoliday.com’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. HippocraticHoliday.com does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. HippocraticHoliday.com may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. HippocraticHoliday.com does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links
HippocraticHoliday.com has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HippocraticHoliday.com of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications
HippocraticHoliday.com may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law
Any claim relating to HippocraticHoliday.com’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

9. Use Of Pictures
You may use the pictures taken by Hippocratic Holiday if you provide a credit link back to HippocraticHoliday.com and an e-mail notification or comment on a post that you have done so.

Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the domain HippocraticHoliday.com & Hippocratic Hustle LLC and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Hippocratic Holiday include HippocraticHoliday.com and Hippocratic Holiday and Hippocratic Hustle. The website is a blog on anything and everything vacation travel. By using the website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

We do not collect personally identifiable information from our users. We may gather personal or non-personal information in the future.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Hippocratic Holiday. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Hippocratic Holiday.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Hippocratic Holiday public message boards (post & comments), this information may be collected and used by others.

Hippocratic Holiday encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Hippocratic Holiday so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Hippocratic Holiday is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Hippocratic Holiday website.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from Hippocratic Holiday by contacting us in the reply section below this page.

Changes to this Statement

Hippocratic Holiday will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. HippocraticHoliday.com encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how HippocraticHoliday.com is protecting your information.

Effective as of August 4, 2019