Policies and Disclosures


Information present on Footsteps of a Dreamer is intended for informational and inspirational purposes only. Although I work hard to keep information up to date, some of the information may become outdated over time. Information contained on this site should not be construed as advice for your personal situation. Please consult financial advisors and trip planners for personalized advice before making any major, impactful decisions.



Footsteps of a Dreamer (“we” or “us”) takes your privacy seriously. We strive to utilize the many advantages of internet technology in order to provide you with a better experience while using footstepsofadreamer.com (the “Site”). The below statements describe the the types of information that is gathered about you while you are using the Site, and how we use this information.  We will only contact individuals who specifically request that we do so (e.g. signed up for our newsletter, purchased one of our products).


Children’s Privacy

This Site’s content is intended for adults, and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child who is under the age of 13 who you believe has submitted personal information to the Site, please contact us at kiyoko@footstepsofadreamer.com.


General Web Information

The web server that hosts this website collects general information about visitors such as IP address, browser details, timestamps, and URLs. This is collected for routine administration and security purposes.



Submitting content or posting comments on the Site is public and may be publicly visible, as well as the information provided with it, such as your name. If you would like content submitted by you to be removed from the Site, please contact us at kiyoko@footstepsofadreamer.com.


Email Subscriptions

First names and email addresses are collected from users who opt-in to the Footsteps of a Dreamer newsletter mailing list. Through this newsletter you will receive by email travel tips as well as recent blog posts that we believe may be of interest to you.  We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party.

By opting in to our mailing list, you also give us consent to share your email with the partners and third parties listed below for ad targeting and conversion tracking. Your email will not be shared with any partners or third parties that are not explicitly listed below in the “Ad Targeting and Conversion Tracking” section.

If you wish to stop receiving communications and newsletters from us and remove your email address from our database, you can unsubscribe here.



When necessary, Footsteps of a Dreamer uses cookies, a small file created on your computer by your webs browser for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are used in order to present you with personalized content, identify how many unique users visit the Site, and to track user trends and patterns. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Our partners and third parties may also use cookies to track visitors to this site for the same reasons. More information about our partners and third parties can be found below.


Advertisements on Footsteps of a Dreamer

Footsteps of a Dreamer uses Google Analytics and Google AdSense to deliver personalized advertisements on this site. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on recent visits to this website as well as other websites. You may opt out of personalized advertising on Google’s Ads Settings page. You may opt of out cookie usage for personalized advertising from third party vendors at www.aboutads.info.

More information about how Google uses information from this site can be found on Google’s policy page.


Ad Targeting and Conversion Tracking

Footsteps of a Dreamer uses Facebook Pixel and Facebook Custom Audiences to deliver advertisements on Facebook to those who have previously visited this site. You can learn more about Facebook Custom Audiences on Facebook’s help page.

I would like to opt out of Facebook Custom Audiences
(NOTE: this will also unsubscribe you from the Footsteps of a Dreamer mailing list)

Footsteps of a Dreamer uses the Pinterest Tag for conversion and audience tracking. This means that basic information collected from you when visiting this site will be shared with third parties to measure ad effectiveness and targeted advertising. You can opt out of this through your browser’s DO NOT TRACK feature or through your personalization settings in Pinterest.


Storing Your Information

The general web information collected such as IP address, browser details, timestamps, and URLs is stored on the Footsteps of a Dreamer web servers. The first names and email address collected as part of the Footsteps of a Dreamer newsletter are stored on the list server that delivers the newsletter.

Your information can only be accessed by those who help manage the Footsteps of a Dreamer server and email list. If you would like to request the information being stored about you or would like it removed, please contact kiyoko@footstepsofadreamer.com.


Commissions, Compensation, Sponsorships, and Affiliate Programs

Footsteps of a Dreamer is a participant in the following affiliate programs:

    • CJ Affiliate
    • iTunes Affiliate Program
    • Japan Rail Pass S.L.
    • Amazon Associate
    • Ticket Ordering Services: Get Your Guide, Klook, Viator
    • VPN Services including: NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Private Internet Access

By purchases products on linked affiliate pages, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Know that I would still recommend these products/services even if I did not receive a commission. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Footsteps of a Dreamer may also receive compensation for advertisements displayed on this site. Further information about the advertisements displayed on this site can be found above in the “Advertisements on Footsteps of a Dreamer” section.


Acceptance of Terms

By continuing to use this site, you hereby agree to the terms and conditions in the above stated policies. If you are not in agreement, please refrain come continued use of this site. Changes to the above state policies may occur at any time. Continued use of this site shall mean that you are also in acceptance of such changes.

If you have any questions, please email us at kiyoko@footstepsofadreamer.com.

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